I don't have either one, but I bet both are great pistols and will get the job done. I do have a waltherpps gen.1 now that's a great carry gun if you like single stack.Which one is the best? While both are fine weapons, for me, the shield wins hands down. And that's with the first generation shield. If the comparison was with the 2.0, or better yet, the Performance center shield, the gap gets much bigger fast.