I couldn't find a Shield anywhere so I bought a Bersa 9mm ultra compact in satin nickel for $400. I've probably shot 200 rounds and I couldn't be happier. Shoots straight with minimal recoil.Works perfectly and is a joy to take to the range. My wife loves this as well as the ambidextrious safety. She is a lefty. I really like the manual safety feature as well. It is a snap to field strip and clean as well for a novice.
Whoops. Didn't see you had already picked the Bersa. Enjoy your new gun. Be safe.