What do you think of the S&W Shield

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  1. Mugsie1

    Mugsie1

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    Maybe blasphemy, but I'm thinking of trading in my 43x. I've tried, but just can't enjoy this pistol. I was thinking of the M&P Shield 2.0. They're are several variations of this gun, short barrel, long barrel ,single stack etc.

    Overall, those of you that own one, what do you think of this gun? Comfort, EDC, accuracy, reliability, trigger, quality etc. What are your thoughts and or recommendations.
     
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  2. ranger1968

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    The Shield is a great pistol, with a number of options at a very good price. They are carried and shot by a lot of people, and they serve their purpose quite well.
     

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    I’ve had no problems with mine. I bought it to try out a single stack 9, I quickly decided that I’m not a fan of single stacks so I never carry it, but it is one of my wife’s favorite handguns.
     
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    Kalmah Supreme Member

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    I have a 45 Shield. Absolutely love it. Easy to carry, a pleasure to shoot, and remarkably accurate for a small gun.
     
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    It's one of the smallest, lightest 40 caliber handguns you can buy.
     
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    rock_castle "Give me liberty or give me death!"

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    There is so much to like about the Shield. Get one and you will see what we are talking about.
     
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    Have one in 9mm and another in .45. Very happy with both. The 9 is slightly smaller and what is usually carried inside the waist band.
    Both function well and are more accurate than I am.
     
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    I have two... the Shield 45, which I bought shortly after it came out a few years ago, and a Shield 40 which I bought used when a fellow was dumping his .40 collection early last summer. Both have been good performers... reliable, and conceal well. I like the option of having a manual safety, since I sometimes put these in a jacket pocket for quick access when I need to carry discretely. Both also fit nicely in as IWB or appendix holster. Both are of a good service caliber. The single stack magazine is of limited capacity compared to my usual carry of a full-sized Glock, but even with the .45, I have the same magazine capacity of my old service .45, at about a third of the weight and size. I like 'em...
     
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    I shot a 9mm Shield, a G43, and a P365 XL yesterday with my daughter and son-in-law. The Shield had the most felt recoil. Everyone liked the Sig the best.
     
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    I’m looking at the Shield .40
     
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    Great gun and can be had for cheap. I really enjoy shooting it and for such a small gun it is quite accurate.

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    The Shield is the single stack version of the M&P line. I really like mine and it's amazingly accurate. 100% reliable but I'm only a few hundred rounds in.
    I have the 2.0 version and the grip texture is a bit rough if carried against the skin. Some rubber grip tape will fix that if needed.
     
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    I have the 43 and a Shield in .45. I like both a lot. They are different. The little lady has a shield in 9 and a 308EZ. She likes them. But she likes my 43 better.
     
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    The back of the grip is too sharp and narrow feeling for me.
     
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    The Shields in .45 and 9mm are my favorite carry guns. Thin, soft shooting, reliable and accurate.

    I use the 9mm for BUG matches, it's a top BUG gun.

    The .45 is my favorite carry gun full stop.

    Both have APEX Duty Carry Triggers and TFO Fiber optic sights.
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    I have the 9mm, 40 and 45 Shields.

    Good guns.

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    Missed the 1.0 Shield I’d sold to a good friend, so I bought a 2.0 Shield in 9MM. Accurate, reliable, and easy to conceal.
     
  19. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I had two 9mm Shields. The first was bought the first week the Shield was released. Great gun. Recoil is less than many other subcompacts.

    I later sold them, but missed the platform. I bought a new 1st Gen Shield 9mm last month. PSA has been selling them for $249!
     
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    I've got the .40 Shield.
    Love this little pistol!
    I've got BIG hands, and this little pistol FITS my hand.

    Since I bought it and shot a LOT of rounds through it (to prove reliability to ME), I've only carried a Glock for concealed carry, ONCE.

    The Shield is small, lightweight, comfortable to carry and DISAPPEARS when either OWB or IWB.

    Buy it. You will NOT regret it.
     
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