So between the wife and me, we are planning on consolidating our single stack sub compacts to the same platform. Right now she has a 938, and i use a walther pps. She can't really operate the pps mag release, and she is no longer in favor of the manual safety on the 938. Anyway, watching a dozen or more comparison videos out there between the 9mm shield and the 43, the vast majority say the shield is just the superior firearm, and is cheaper. I had preliminarily made my mind to get the shields (pending me and the misses handling them first), but I went to the LGS this weekend to do a transfer with my buddy, and had them take out the shield and the 43 together. Well, first off... I don't think the shield is more comfortable at all. I found them almost the same, maybe with a slight edge to the 43. And I am typically sensitive to this as I have HUGE hands. Secondly, and this was a big surprise, the trigger on the shield was the SINGLE WORST trigger I have ever squeezed. It was a giant mix and match of mush, grit, and un-precise garbage. I called it an abomination of a trigger, and the sales guy (friends of ours), didn't disagree. On the contrary, the 43 trigger felt exactly like all my other stock glock triggers. A tad heavier, but WAY cleaner, with a tiny fraction of the grit and garbage. I was pleasantly surprised by the 43 up against the shield. Anybody else find the shield trigger as bad as I did? Are they all like that or did my LGS have a funny sample? I pair of 43s is in my future I think.