I regularly extol the virtues of the Glock 26 and consider it among Glock's best offerings, especially considering the size and ease of use. I like it enough to have more than one. That said, while I have far less experience with the Shield, it is becoming a gun that just always feels right, always seems to point properly to me. Despite far less than a year and less than fifteen hundred rounds through it, it is getting like the Detonics, or P220 or the Model 66 I started with in the late '70s. Reliable, predictable, familiar; sort of as an old friend.