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New Shield .40

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by KSUGLocker, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. KSUGLocker


    Feb 7, 2008
    Lenexa, KS
    Bought a S&W Shield .40 from PSA. Picked it up yesterday and took it to the range today. I put about 50 rounds (reloads) down the pipe. Gun functioned fine and the felt recoil didn't seem any more pronounced than with my G27. Trigger was smooth but I need to practice more with it as I was pushing some rounds to the left.
    Then I decided to give my other often carried gun some practice. Keltec .380. Felt recoil with it was more in line with my S&W 640 in .357 magnum.

    First impression of the Shield is I am very pleased. Not bad at all for $390 all in. I might retire the Keltec. I REALLY don't like shooting that gun.
  2. itstime


    Apr 9, 2006
    I have a KT from years ago. Let my wife shoot it. She put 3 rounds down range and put it down.

    Got her a shield in 9. She loves it.

  3. Yep love a Shield in 40. Have put about 300 rounds through one without any issues. Various ammo and I felt like the recoil was fine.
  4. red2rider


    Sep 3, 2013
    S&W Shields. The single stack gun Glock should have made but didn't. The exact reason I bought a Shield 9mm.

    Carry on. lol
  5. formernuke


    Nov 3, 2013
    I'm starting to like the M&P line. I got the shield first then the full sized 40 and I have a 15-22 on hold.

    I've the recoil for the shield in 40 isn't bad and easy to control. Great little pistol.
  6. Southswede


    Sep 29, 2005
    You, me and a million others!!:supergrin:
  7. fivestar


    Oct 15, 2004
    I also have a .40cal Shield and its my primary off duty carry weapon. So far no issues, ammo is easy to get, and its accurate enough for my abilities and it's intended role.

    If Glock were to ever put out a single stack, Id buy one in a heartbeat, and this is coming from an avid "Glock hater."
  8. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011

    Why would a Glock "hater" even look at Glock Talk let alone post here? :dunno:

    I hate M&P's, but I never even visit their website let alone post there as I could not care less. I don't understand your logic.
  9. fivestar


    Oct 15, 2004
    Im forced to carry a Glock at work. As such, its nice to stay up to date on current Glock things. Last time I checked, Glock Talk offers many subforums on things other than Glocks. In fact, this thread isnt even about's dealing specifically which S&W Shield's in .40cal, which I happen to use myself.

    If you noticed, I used quotation marks around the word hater in my original post. I am implying that while I may dislike Glocks in general, im not outwardly bashing them by saying they suck, they're horrible, etc...

    In my own personal experience, I've had 2 separate Glocks break rendering them unfit for duty use. Luckily, both times were at range sessions. Despite that, the fact remains that for some odd reason I shoot them quite well. So much so that, given a choice, I might even continue to carry a Glock even if I didnt have to. These are my reasons for being a "hater'; not that you asked however.

    On a side note, I didnt ask for anyone to understand my logic. I could care less what anyone thinks of my reasoning or logic behind any of my decisions. I simply replied to a thread involving something that I have personal experience with. The last time I checked, I had that privilege to do so, and I certainly didnt need your permission, blessing, or understanding to do so.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  10. Awesome gun I plan on getting a 9mm.

    It's not usually like me to want to do this to a carry gun. BUT I am going to and highly recommend the apex tac trigger kit( the one that replaces the sear). I shot a lot of rounds through one with the kit and IMO it was that good.
  11. KSUGLocker


    Feb 7, 2008
    Lenexa, KS
    I ordered the SCK Apex kit. It'll be here Thursday.
  12. ca survivor

    ca survivor

    Dec 25, 2011
    I'm liking the M&P line of pistols, got the shield first then the full sized .45
  13. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    I like my Shield .40 but I wouldn't enjoy a 600 round range session with it. I think it would get unpleasant after 200 or so.

    Happyguy :)
  14. cbird77


    Dec 20, 2012
    The Woodlands
    I like mine as well, always wear it with the extended mag, no problems so far...