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Should I trade my Glock 26 for a Shield?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by bullseye9mm, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. bullseye9mm

    bullseye9mm

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    I'm torn.....

    I was thinking of trading my gen 2.5 G26 with box, 2 mags and all papers for a S&W shield(if I can find one)

    Anyone compare these two side by side as far as accuracy and trigger feel?

    Any owner opinions of the shield?

    The G26 is in great shape with *gasp* adjustable rear sight...

    I know, I know,

    :needspics:

    so here we go lol..
     
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  2. ejes

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    I went through this myself. I compared the specs of the two:

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_809560_-1_780153_757781_757781_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

    http://www.glock.com/english/glock26_tech.htm

    So I asked myself, "why would I want to give up 3 rounds and add a manual safety for negligible differences?".

    I didn't.

    If your heart is dead set on getting a Shield, and you can swing it, keep the 26 and get the Shield and see what you end up carrying the most. I did that with the G26 when I had a Colt Defender I had carried for about 10 years. Started carrying the G26 more and more, but still have the Defender and glad I do.
     
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  3. ronin.45

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    I wouldn't, but I don't know what you like.
     
  4. lyodbraun

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    Keep the glock... All around better gun...

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  5. mdpbowtech

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    I handled a shield at the gun show yesterday and I was not impressed, but I didnt get to shoot it or anything.
     
  6. 19Glock19

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    The only Glock I would never get rid of is my 26.. Just sayin'

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  7. Tango 1Zero

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    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Why would you do that?
     
  9. KennyFSU

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    That would be called a downgrade.


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  10. gunsmoke92

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    First off, I'm somewhat of a Smith fan, but I like Glocks as well. I'm not a Glock koolaid drinking fanatic either. :upeyes:

    All that being said, my advise would be to keep the 26. The Shield is a good gun, but the Glock 26 is a true proven performer, not the newest greatest fad on the market. You already have a great CCW, why trade for something that's neat and cool hoping it will be just as great? I really like S&W, but here, I'd have to vote for the Glock.

    Good Luck.
     
  11. t4terrific

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    Well, if you can't shoot a Glock 26 straight, you sure aren't going to be able to shoot a Shield worth a heck.
     
  12. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    The comparison says it all,you have to do as you want but I wouldn't. SJ 40
     
  13. G23Gen4.40

    G23Gen4.40 .40 Rocks

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    I recently compared the specs on the Shield and the G27. I did not see enough advantage to justify getting the Shield over the G27/26.
     
  14. Bruce M

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    The more I shoot my Shield, the more I like it. To me the trigger is very good. It feels very familiar as if I have had it for a couple decades instead of a couple months. As much as I like it I would be reluctant to trade a Glock 26 for it. I think the Glock 26 is about Glock's best and it certainly has a long record of reliability. If I shot the Shield appreciably better, that would be about the only way I would trade a G26 for it.
     
  15. itstime

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    I wouldn't do it. As a second sure. The 26 is too good of a gun to trade.
     
  16. redrick

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    I wouldn't trade or sell your 26 until you at least hold a Shield. They feel very different in your hand.
     
  17. Meathead9

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    I currently own a Shield & G26. The G26 doesn't carry all that much differently than a G19 for me, so it really doesn't serve a purpose for me. Sure they are amazing little guns, but if I can conceal a G26, I can just as easily conceal a G19. In that case, I'd rather have 15+1. The outside dimensions of the G26 & Shield are pretty similar, but the Shield is almost 1/4" slimmer. If I need a slim gun for carry in a NPE, the Shield goes. The GEN 4 G17 & GEN 4 G19 are my go to guns for everything else. The Shield is the ONLY non-Glock handgun.

    The Shield has all the same internal safeties as the standard M&P line, plus the additional thumb safety. I modified my safety lever, so that it is inoperable. Here's a video I made showing the operation of the lever. Read the comments for my justifications as to why I did it.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XahDy4rMAv4&feature=youtube_gdata_player"]M&P Shield Modified Safety Lever - YouTube[/ame]


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  18. kd8x

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    Is this a trick question??? Go Glock 4ever......:rofl:
     
  19. bac1023

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    I never recommend trading one gun for another.
     
  20. Glockguy

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    I also own both the G26 and the Shield. Both are flawless in function* and great shooters. The carry case is: When possible, the G26 with 13 rounds is my favorite but it is of course better to carry the weapon with fewer than none at all - this is the case for the Shield. One problem I should mention which was unappreciated with the Shield - *After around 500 rounds one of my rear sight white dots just disappeared and was missing. I called S&W and the representative Mark explained some oil may have been present when the paint was applied - He said 1) I could send in the sight for repair; 2) I could paint a new dot using white fingernail polish; or 3) He would sent me a new rear sight - I chose the later; however, this is awkardly aggravating and S&W had a higher QC standard of responsiblity than allow this to even be a problem!