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Would you get a new M&P Shield in .40S&W?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Roger G23, May 13, 2012.

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  1. Roger G23

    Roger G23 Glock Guy

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    I learned the hard way about the .40S&W round and small subcompact pistols. I found the G27 basically uncontrollable for follow up shots with the flush baseplate. Switched to the G26 and happiness.
    Still wanted a .40S&W subcompact though. Gave the M&P40c a shot and glad I did. It really handles the .40 very nicely even with flush baseplates.
    What about the new Shield? Do you think it will handle the .40 pretty well? Or do you think a slim pistol like this is really designed for the 9mm?
     
  2. TxGlock9

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    Contrary to conventional thought I think the slimness of the M&P shield will actually help with the recoil of the 40sw. Reason being the purchase on the gun will be a lot more secure. The recoil however will be greater due to it's lighter weight. Just my .02.
     


  3. TalkToTheGlock

    TalkToTheGlock Zombie Hunter

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    My friend and LGS owner has a .40S&W daily and has put 500 rounds through it and states the recoil isn't bad at all. He said it is definitely better and more controllable than the G27. I'm thinking about picking one up.
     
  4. dnuggett

    dnuggett PRO 2A

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    No, had the chance yesterday and I passed on it.
     
  5. Wurger

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    I have the G27 (and G26)and 9mm Shield........Happy with the G27 except for the width in pocket carry. I may go for the .40 Shield and sell which one of the Shields I like the least.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  6. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

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  7. TxGlock9

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    :rofl:
     
  8. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    Not a chance. .40 has little advantage over 9mm with modern +p SD loads and it brings with it more recoil and muzzle flip and less capacity. No thanks.
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    Not a fan of .40 in these smaller guns. The .40 Walther PPS has a lot of negative feedback about recoil, I wouldn't expect miracles from the Shield.
     
  10. Dan Glock

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    x2!!!
     
  11. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    I would try and test fire it first or at least wait for more feedback about the recoil. For me the PPS in .40 was a good example of a
    a snappy and unpleasant shooting gun. I hope the Shield in .40 is a much better gun.






    :50cal:
     
  12. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    +3 :supergrin:
     
  13. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    In a gun that size I would appreciate the softer recoil and extra round of the 9mm offering.
     
  14. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I have one in 9mm and like it. Shot placement is king. Why not get the 9mm. No matter what, it WILL be more controllable. 1 handed, I was very impressed with doubletaps with the 9mm version
     
  15. No...but then I wouldn't buy anything else in 40 either.
     
  16. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Heck, I'm to the point I'd get one in .41 AE if I could find one. :sigh:

    All kidding aside, the 9mm is what people have and loads of good reports about them, so that's what I'll eventually be getting.
     
  17. Kanin

    Kanin Savage Warrior

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    I like 40 as a round, but I'm sticking with the 9mm in the Shield.
     
  18. Aahzz

    Aahzz Who?

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    What he said.
     
  19. Pred8tory

    Pred8tory Retired Copper Lifetime Member

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    No. My Glock 27 is totally dependable and holds 10 rounds.
     
  20. ChicagoZman

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    Even though I own several .40s, in a gun the size of the Shield probably not.