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With hi-cap being all the rage, how come I can't find a Shield?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by glock2740, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've been looking for one of these ever since they were announced. I'd also like to check out the XDs .45 too. But think I'd most likely buy the first Shield 9mm I come across, unless some A-hole has it jacked up price wise. I'm no fool and know what they are "worth" and won't pay any more than what they ARE worth. But damn they're hard to find. At least in my neck of the woods.
     
  2. CarryTexas

    CarryTexas

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    Currently supplies are very limited and sellers are having no problem getting $600 for a new or like new Shield. Sure, the MSRP is around $450, but that's if you can find it.

    If you want one in the near future, be prepared to pay $600+.

    It's all about supply and demand...
     


  3. High Altitude

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    More people want to buy them, than S&W can make.

    S&W is back ordered about 40,000 shields.
     
  4. Kloogee

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    I've been casually looking for one for months before the chaos. Unfortunately they are just a popular gun they can't make fast enough for the demand.
     
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  5. scarce around here as well. I bought my 9mm Shield back in October. A coworker just bought one, never shot it (i let him shoot mine) and decided to get a .40 Shield instead and the store wouldn't take back or give him an even trade on his 9mm. Now he's trying to sell his 9mm Shield locally and has no takers which is shocking!
     
  6. AtlantaR6

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    Where u at? Anywhere near Atlanta?
     
  7. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

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    What in the world are you guys talking about? Who is selling shields for $600? Every guns shop in town get about one a week and none above $435. I have not seen a single ad anywhere on the net that boasts more than $435-450.
     
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  8. Trey83

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    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=325482607

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=324794545

    http://www.gunsamerica.com/99577220..._Melonite_Finish_Polymer_Frame_SKU_180021.htm

    I haven't seen one local since they first came out. Can you show me one on-line under $500?
     
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  9. awpk03s

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    I have never seen one in person. My brother in law wants one bad, but they just aren't to be had.
     
  10. Beanie-Bean

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    Got mine last April from Davidson's for $377. Haven't really shot it a lot because magazines were not widely available, but like it enough to keep it in my carry rotation. I was actually waiting for the XD-S to be released, and between the two, I actually prefer the XD-S. I'll unload the Shield when SA releases the 9x19 XD-S model.
     
  11. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Its very popular and its new so production is probably slower. I doubt it has anything to do with the hysteria.

    If I didn't already have a P239 I'd be all over the shield, though not a fan of the manual safety.
     
  12. Badger54

    Badger54 CLM

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    It's the same here. My job takes me all over the western half of the state. I've been hitting gun stores everywhere I go and I've still yet to see one in person.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk 2
     
  13. CarryTexas

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    I called around to all the LGS looked online and the only place they can be readily had is GB.

    I just got one in the GT classified. I paid a premium, but got a better deal than I would have got from GB.

    This one is for my wife, but I think I will be getting one for me when supply catches up with demand.
     
  14. High Altitude

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    I think the Shield has been the only new gun that was easier to purchase when they first came out.

    I bought one within days of its release and just about every shop in down had a couple.
     
  15. Bruce M

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    I believe that Smith and Wesson produces different pistols in batches and that few (if any) are in constant production. When I was looking for one of their 1911's the salesman at the gunstore said he called his rep and they said production for the one I was looking for wasn't scheduled for production for six months or so. My guess is that the Shield has ended up being more popular than they thought and was not scheduled in the production runs for nearly as many as they apparently could sell.
     
  16. Kloogee

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    Lucky you! I've called all the major gun stores in our metro area and they all say they have a waiting list so long that it isn't even worthwhile to add any more to the list as they'll never get enough to fill the list they already have.
     
  17. Kalmah

    Kalmah Supreme Member

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  18. bac1023

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    I haven't seen Shields around here either.
     
  19. 03scgt

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    Tons of them around Florida.they have 4 or 5 sitting at the fort Myers shootstraight for 445$
     
  20. CarryTexas

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    Sounds like easy money to me.