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Time for Shield Part 2!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ShipWreck, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY got my second 9mm Shield. Been looking for 2 months now..

    FINALLY!

    Selling my PX4 to cover the cost... Officially taking a hiatus from gun buying now. Been buying for years. Now, gonna start taking some vacations... Obviously, keeping my Beretta 92s, though, and my pair of PS90s :)

    I have some sort of complex with having multiples of the same gun!

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  2. hogship

    hogship Patriot Extraordinaire

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    How hard is the safety to operate?

    If I had a Shield, I'd think seriously about using the safety. The hinged trigger of the M&P series has serious flaws (IMHO), and I'd feel a bit more comfortable to carry the Shield with safety on........

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  3. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I don't use it at all - and its small and out the way enough to not be moved accidentally. But if you want to - very easy to brush it up or down with the joint of your thumb if you wish
     
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    The best spare parts collection is a 2nd gun!
     
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  6. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Sho nuff!
     
  7. Beanie-Bean

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    Congrats on #2! At least you've got another set of magazines to use with your first one :supergrin:

    BTW, did you ever get your extra magazines from S&W yet? I've lost faith in them after waiting for this long...if I don't see anything in my mailbox by the end of the month, I think that I'll just call them to cancel my order.

    Enjoy your new Shield!
     
  8. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    No, I am STILL waiting for the mags. I called once and was told they were just working as fast as they could. 1.5 weeks ago, I called and had them specifically check my order... I'm still there - waiting...

    I cvould have ordered them someplace else since then - but didn't cancel the S&W order, because I just figured it would be soon... But, still waitinh.

    Can you believe I have 1250 rounds thru my first Shield with just the TWO magazines!
     
  9. Bruce M

    Bruce M

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    It appears that some 9mm Shields are starting to get into the pipeline again. Out of curiosity (not that there is anything wrong with it) why did you decide on a second Shield?
     
  10. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I really, really like the gun. I tend to get multiples when I like something... Not a big polymer gun fan, so it is nice to find one I like.
     
  11. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    Congrats ship ! Mine wears the same "grip sleeve", but I reversed mine so the lines don't show.Great little guns.:cool:
     
  12. DaBurna

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    I ebayed and have 3 extra mags (2 8rounders/1 7rounder) shortly after getting mine in late April... They were about market priced at ~ $31/mag...

    She's still flawless after about ~450 rounds... Looking at night sight options right now... I've read regular m&p truglo's fit with very little/ slight width "hangover" at the rear sight... Not very noticeable... Congrats dude! Have u shot a Shield .40 yet?
     
  13. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    No, never shot a 40 Shield. I have only owned one 40 cal over all the years. A px4. It was my fav 40 cal I have ever shot (I have fired many). But, I personally do not really care for the 40 cal round. 9mm and 45 are my preference. And I sold all my 45 cal guns last year and have all 9mm
     
  14. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Damn, I never thought of that :faint:
     
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    DaBurna

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    I can feel ya on that... I have .40's in G22, G23, & G27... But I shoot and carry my G19 & 26 a lot more these days. I was one of the guys who went out on a limb to say the Shield .40 would probably be a bit much in this slim/lightweight config.... I'd love to get a chance to test my theory in person. I love my Shield 9, it just WORKS!
     
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    Thinking very hard about getting one of these (or another small 9mm).
    Can you pocket carry these in cargo shorts?
    It looks too big for jeans pocket carry...
     
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    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I have been pocket carrying my first one for 2 months now in cargo pants. So, it should work fine for you.
     
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    I have had my M&P 40 Shield for around a month and a half and I am impressed with the lack of felt/perceived recoil. I have large hands and maybe it is because I can envelope more of the grip. I have read some other reviews and some say it is no worse than the 9mm and some say it is too much for such a slim gun. My daughters boyfriend has a G23 gen4 and it snaps more than the shield in my experience. Only bad thing is I don't think I am going to get to keep it, my daughter has pretty much taken a liking to it.
     
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    Dang, I'd like to find just one!
     
  20. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I hear ya. I lucked into the first one, but I have spent the last two months trying to track down the second. I am on the list at three different places, and have been looking all over for this second one... I went 90 minutes away to get this one