M&P shield

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  1. wolverine_173

    wolverine_173

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    Got one, This gun is very impressive. It is slim yet very ergonomic. It feels much better than the LC9 and the kahrs. The triggers is also very very nice. It is improved upon the previous m&p triggers and just as accurate with the shield as i am with my sig P6. I also love the sights. Cost me 425 out the door. great value and i expect they will be popular and hold there value or even go up to the 430 dollar price tag like the xd subcompact. I recommend it over any other conceal carry gun on the market right now

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  2. larson1122

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    Congrats! They had some at a gun show today for $429 OTD. They sold every single one they had in less than an hour.
     

  3. eaglefrq

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    I can't agree more. I took mine to the range the other day and put 150 rounds through it with no problems. The recoil felt the same as my Gen 4 G19.

    What holster did you get? I ordered one from PJholsters and I'm waiting for it to come in.
     
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  4. Beanie-Bean

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    Congrats!

    What holster is that you've got it riding in? Mine fits just fine in one of my Remora holsters, as well as in one of my Uncle Mike's holsters.
     
  5. 3rdgen40

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    Congrats on the hottest CCW pistol on the market.I love mine.
     
  6. Wurger

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    I think I'll just carry the spare 8rd mag with mine.....the grenade tends to make a mess of things!
     
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  7. DaBurna

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    I'm with you....just got mine today 399.89 + tax....they're selling em like HOTCAKES!!
     
  8. TSAX

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    And hottest gun on the forums, the other sites I checkout are blazing with posts on this gun.








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  9. Kanin

    Kanin Savage Warrior

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    Congrats on the Shield. Looking forward to getting mine. Been watching videos non-stop since the release.
     
  10. cowboy1964

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    PM9 is still smaller, which is the whole point for me for guns of this type. It is a nice choice though. Another wakeup call for Glock.

    I wasn't that impressed with the trigger. It may be *slightly* improved but there is still no doubt you are using an M&P trigger.
     
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  11. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    Here's an article I just googled:
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/18/smith-wesson®-unveils-new-mp-shield™-pistol/
    Shield is chambered in 9mm & 40 cal & is slightly smaller than the G26/27/33/39-
    Barrel 3.1 "
    OAL. 6.1"
    wt. 19oz

    Vs Glock -3.46", 6.29" and 19.75 oz.

    Oh, and a lower barrel axis for reduced muzzle flip?

    Looks like SW-MP (SWaMP??) strove to outdo Gaston on his subcompact, AND throw on a manual safety - the absence of which is the general public's biggest objection to Glock.
     
  12. tim12232

    tim12232 Pistolero

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    waiting to pick mine up on layaway hopefully tues or wed this week. Im hounding Milt Sparks to pick one up and get a SS2 out for it asap!
     
  13. Ryan-17

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    Anyone tried to pocket carry the Shield yet? I asked around at the LGS and they looked at me like I was crazy when I said "Shield" apparently they haven't even heard of it so it might be a while before I can get my hands on one.
     
  14. Birddog9

    Birddog9 ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Took the wife to purchase her first gun since she got her permit. She's been carrying my kel-tec pf9 and didn't like it at all. She initially wanted a glock but when we got to the shop I asked her to hold the shield and well that's what she walked out with. She was extremely happy with it at the range as was I. I believe I'll be selling the kel-tec ASAP.
     
  15. John Biltz

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    I checked one out at Cabella's the other day. I must say it was a nice gun. It fit my hand very well. I put one in my front pocket of my 24/7 cargo pants and it disappeared until I took a step. When my front leg went forward it printed the shape through the pocket. The trigger was nice out of the box. Better than my G26 with over 6,000 rounds through it. Reset was longer than the G26 but not bad at all. I'll no doubt rent one and shoot it one day. I'm not looking for a replacement for my G26 and if I was I'd wait for all beta testing to get done. But it was a nice gun.
     
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    Are any of you carrying the shield with the safety off? If I purchase the shield safety off is the only way I would carry it.
     
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    Im sure there will be some who do this, Ive read on places the the safety can be annoying to disengage for some. When I get a chance to shoot this Ill judge for myself.








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  18. 3rdgen40

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    I carry mine with the safety engaged.It's a non-issue for me since I'm used to carrying a 1911.
     
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  19. Aahzz

    Aahzz Who?

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    I've been pocket carrying mine, but it is on the large side for pocket carry. I do have a belt holster on order, but in cargo shorts it rides really well in my pocket, and it's tolerable in jeans.
     
  20. Aahzz

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    I'm carrying it in a solid pocket holster, so the safety is off, and I have no fear of it going on by accident.