In the last year I purchased a Kahr CM9 shot 650 rounds and after trip number 3 back to mother ship I convinced Kahr to refund my money.
Next up was a Beretta Nano. A very well made firearm. It had one problem, it was not reliable with 115 grain ammo and I shot 1,334 round trying to get her to work. Darn it I really loved the gun.
I convinced Cabela's to trade for a Shield. Wow number 3 is the charm. The Shield is the ccw gun of the year. Read the S&W forum. There are 100's of posts from Shield owners and no one is complaining. The gun is 100% reliable.
I laugh when I read the Kahr and Beretta gun forum. I am so thankful I was able to unload the Kahr and Nano for a gun that goes bang every time.
Thank you S&W you have a winner in the Shield.