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S&W - M&P shield

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by GaGlock01, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. No. I had a chance to shoot the 9mm and 40 before buying it, and it felt great in 40. I like the 40 round a little better than the 9mm, and I have a few more 9 mm than 40s, so time to even it out.

    I enjoyed shooting it so much that I ended up putting 150 round through it (that is the most I ever shot a new gun at one time).

    I had no issues with it.

    How often did that happen?
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2012
  2. Halojumper


    Mar 18, 2005
    Aurora, CO
    You're right. Helment would be a dumb name. :)

  3. I don't think shield is a bad name, why do you?
  4. LTR


    Nov 8, 2003
    The 40's are more available where I live. They will last a few days before the sell out. Nines are all on waiting list. Took four weeks from the time I got on a list. Paid $374+tax. Hundred rounds of Federal 9mm down the barrel. Shot very well and ran 100%.
  5. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    I think I need one of these.

    Happyguy :)
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  6. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    I just had a chance to handle and shoot a Shield 9.

    Nice little pistol. Felt as small & light in my hand, overall, as my CS9, but with a much thinner grip.

    The controllability was at least as good as with my other smallish 9's (CS9, 3913, G26, SW999c), which was surprising considering the Shield has a thinner grip/backstrap. It felt like I was shooting standard pressure loads instead of the 124gr +P loads I was using.

    I used both the 7 & 8 round mags. I found I didn't even notice the difference when using the shorter mag. It felt as good in my hand as the larger mag, and the little pistol was just that easy to control during recoil.

    Practical accuracy was very good.

    I'll be ordering one of my own in the next month or so.

    Nicest of the smallest 9's I've handled and tried to date.
  7. kj4963


    Oct 29, 2011
    Thornton, Colorado
    Scored one on Gallery of guns, checked everyday for 2 months. They released around 50 I am told. Had 19 left when I found it. $399
  8. I just bought two for $319 each, brand new. Rookies. :whistling:
  9. HunterG23


    Mar 22, 2012
    I just sold my shield .40 cal, 3 -7 round.mags, 1-6 round mag, and nearly 100 rounds of jhp+ crossbreed supertuck holster for 540.00. Going to LGS to buy a new glock 30sf tomorrow. I already have a gen 1.5 G 30, and I love it so much gonna get another one. Conceals nicely.
  10. OhioGlock90


    Sep 1, 2011
    Columbus Ohio
    I have seen them at Vance's in Columbus Ohio a few times. Always $400 or under. It's the only place I have found them. I had searched for one for months and gave up and bought a G26, the next week is when I first saw one. Haven't had the cash to buy one yet. Good luck

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  11. OhioGlock90


    Sep 1, 2011
    Columbus Ohio
    I have also noticed this. Almost every time I see one it is a .40

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  12. Linux3


    Dec 31, 2008
    I have fired a couple of M&P Shields and rather like them but they were both 9MM.
    What's it like shooting a .40. I would think it's a little small for that caliber.
  13. glockess56

    glockess56 CLM

    Mar 30, 2004
    Dublin, Ohio
    I have a Shield but haven't shot it yet. Gun store out of ammo. I think my range has some, but some ranges don't. The trigger on it feels smoooooothe!
  14. tim43


    Dec 10, 2005
    Have both the 9 & 40 and rotate them for carry. Great pistols and my other carry pieces have been relegated to the safe.
  15. toaddad


    Jul 26, 2008
    Carolina Beach, NC
    I bought a new 9mm Shield at a gun show in Charlotte last Saturday. What few there are get swnapped up fast in this area. One guy wanted $600, which was way too high. I found another a $500, so I gritted my teeth and bought it. Glad I did. I put 100 rounds through it without a hitch. It is flat, compact, accurate, and fun to shoot. It rides well IWB in a Remora and absolutely disappears in my Smart Carry rig.
  16. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I just picked one up last month. Its a neat little pistol.