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    Shield 9mm

    Picked up one of these the other day. Normally I'm not a fan of plastic semi-autos, but I had just sold my Charter Arms Undercover and needed a dedicated carry gun. This will do the job nicely I think.

    S&W 9mm "Shield."





    I took it to the range the next day and fired 100 rounds of my reloads through it. Both magazines functioned flawlessly. I was able to keep most of the shots in the "A" ring in a standard cardboard IPSC/IDPA target from 7-15 yards. Good shooting little gun. I looked in my drawer O' holsters and found an OWB made for a Glock 19 that works well enough for now.

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    Congrats....I have heard a lot of really good things about these, S&W seems to have hit a home run .....JJ

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    I jumped in as well

    Normally I don't like to buy new pistols, but since this was built on an existing platform I did so. Only had time for 25 rounds so far, and it was flawless. With the longer mag it fits my hand almost perfectly. Really like the thumb safety, a natural down sweeping motion and it clicks off. Nice LCI peep hole as well. Nice trigger compared to some of the longer double actions like Kahr and LC9. Thinner and lighter than a Glock 26. I'm liking this one alot so far.

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    Range Report



    Two mags through my new shield at 7-8 yards. Yes you can pocket carry this pistol and yes you can leave off the thumb safety if you don't want to use it, it is very inconspicuous.

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    I'm debating wether I need one of these or not. I have a 40c, and a ruger LCP. Think the shield may branch the gap between these two. The fact that its built on the same platform as my beloved 40c makes me want it. I think im going to bite the bullet, take a few OT shifts, and just buy one...

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    I went to buy a Kahr P9 this past Sat, but rented one first. I already have a PM9 Kahr. Not really much difference in recoil betwene the P9 and PM9. I decided to NOT buy the P9 afterall.

    I was told that they had a M&P Shield, so I rented that next. Fell in love. I managed to acquire one on Monday evening. I will go shoot it this weekend, and will probably sell the PM9 next week.


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    Got a chance to put some rounds down range this morning with the shield. Its an excellent gun, but not what i expected...thought it was going to be much smaller. It really isn't much smaller than my compact...Just slimmer. Anyway, I dont think its going to replace anything i have now, but it will end up in my collection at some point.

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    I put my Kahr pm9 up for sale after shooting my Shield yesterday afternoon. I like the gun a lot

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    I'm going to check one out this week...only seen positve feed back.

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    The 40 cal Shield will be my next handgun purchase.

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    Thanks for the info! I was thinking Wather PPS for sure but now I am going to have to look into Shield for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paine View Post
    Thanks for the info! I was thinking Wather PPS for sure but now I am going to have to look into Shield for sure!
    I got the chance to shoot a Shield on the rental range and was hooked. Would have tried a PPS if they would have had one (they didn't). But, the PPS just feels weird in my hand every time I pick one up. The grip on the Shield is better IMHO.

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    I am a Glock fan, and have not really thought seriously about getting a S&W, but the more research I do on the Shield, I think it is inevitable for me to have one.

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    I'll have to wait 'til S&W releases the CA compliant version. They should be coming out with it later this year.

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    I'm on the hunt for Shield #2. I really like this gun, and also how the backstrap isn't shorter than the front strap. Many subcompacts make the front strap longer than the backstrap - or they use a pinky extension on the magazine that makes the front strap longer.

    I HATE it when a gun has a short backstrap, and it ends too high up on my hand. (that's why I also never liked bobtailed 1911s).

    I have small hands, so the Shield (with the shorter magazine) actually ends right in the perfect place when I grip it.

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    Wow! You must really like this gun to be looking for another one so quickly. I think the 8 round mag would be ideal and is a good selling point. I agree with you on not liking a short backstrap on semi autos.

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    Yes, But finding the second is proving to be harder than the first

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    I'm sure you'll be able to locate one soon. What will you use the second one for?

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    S&W has a winner here and love mine (9mm). All others can take a back seat for a while. Just need more mags but cannot find them??

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    I like having a spare (I have nine Beretta 92s and two PS90s already). I may carry both instead of a spare mag in the other pocket. I also am waiting for an OWB leather holster for the Shield. So, maybe one OWB and one in the pocket.

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    That's quite a lot of Beretta 92s. I don't have one yet. Having two M&P Shield pistols is a good idea. I may get too as well, one at home and one for traveling.

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    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.

    Russ

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    Congratulations on getting the M&P Shield. I wonder how long I've got to wait for it to be approved in CA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbird1 View Post
    The 40 cal Shield will be my next handgun purchase.
    +1 ... all the online gun sites are out of stock

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    Count me in. I shot a 9mm and love it. I get mine tomorrow.

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