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M2 Carbine
02-06-2013, 18:31
Stopped in the LGS today to shoot the breeze.
Just so happens right before I got there a Shield was traded in. Gun is like new. Three local fellows had owned the gun, so I know it was shot less than 25 rounds. It also has a extra hi cap mag with it.

I impulse bought the gun but don't know anything about the Shield.

Due to recent shoulder operations I'm not going to be able to shoot it for at least a month or two. Maybe this weekend I can get a couple of my lady friend shooters to break it in for me.:)

Any experience or opinions on the Shield?

bac1023
02-06-2013, 18:35
Congrats M2

I've heard a lot if great things about the Shield.

RRP
02-06-2013, 18:37
Easy to rack. Comfortable to shoot. My wife loves it.

Andy W
02-06-2013, 18:40
Everything I've heard says its a great gun.


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AtlantaR6
02-06-2013, 18:42
Great find, I've been looking for one for months!

joecoastie
02-06-2013, 18:47
I have one M2 and I love it, for me its the perfect carry gun. Small enough to conceal easily, large enough to be shootable. I've been very impressed with the accuracy.

M2 Carbine
02-06-2013, 18:47
Great find, I've been looking for one for months!
The store manager said he has been trying to get one for months. He said this one would not be in the store past tomorrow.

I liked it's looks (I have a thing about small guns) so I bought it.

Bruce M
02-06-2013, 19:09
Mine became very familiar and comfortable much quicker than any of several smaller guns I have also tried. For me it points very naturally and when shooting it, it seems much bigger than it is. I am guessing when you heal you will enjoy it. And if by chance not, I am guessing in a month or two they will still be scarce enough such that you would be able to sell it for what you paid, or perhaps a bit more.

TSAX
02-06-2013, 19:14
They are a good small 9mm. I would take the PPS over it but the Shield was well made. Some people on the S&W site prefer not to have the thumb safety. The stock trigger in the Shield is much better than the stock M&P trigger. Also S&W did a really good job of rolling out this gun with a bunch of holsters and sights ready go go for it when it debuted. I would say this gun is a winner. Enjoy :wavey:





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hoghunter82
02-06-2013, 19:52
It is an awesome CCW option. I have mine in a PJ Holster kydex and it disappears. Absolutely love the trigger. I don't understand why S&W can't put the Shield trigger in their other M&P line firearms? If for some reason you don't like it I guarantee you will be able to sell it in about 5 minutes. Enjoy it!


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Beanie-Bean
02-06-2013, 19:55
Great gun, M2C. I don't use the manual safety on it, though. The holster I carry in (Comp-Tac MTAC) covers the trigger, so I'm OK with leaving it with the safety off and carrying in that configuration.

It's the same size as the XD-S, which I also have in my carry rotation, too.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/SnW/29cdb9ce.jpg

Congrats on the new addition!

MotoGlock
02-06-2013, 20:02
So how many rounds do these so called "hi cap" Shield magazines hold?

Just curious because that false term "hi cap" gets used by so many.

Beanie-Bean
02-06-2013, 20:43
So how many rounds do these so called "hi cap" Shield magazines hold?

Just curious because that false term "hi cap" gets used by so many.

7 for the flush, 8 for the extended in 9x19. I believe it's one round less on both for the .40S&W model.

Rinspeed
02-06-2013, 20:49
I was thinking of picking up one of the full size M&Ps but there have been so many issues with subpar accuracy I'm not so sure.

T-Rod45
02-06-2013, 21:30
It compliments my 5" Pro nicely. :cool:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/575184C3-3672-4E67-8D11-649F3BDC351F-1274-000001D260307F0E_zps3a114e1b.jpg


I really don't get what all this fuss is about regarding the accuracy of the Pro. I mean, I'm not doubting there might be a few bad guns out there, but short of my full custom 1911, my M&P has been the most inherenly accurate pistol I've ever shot. Almost 4,000 rounds down range, mostly 115gr WWB and Federal, and the thing is an absolute tack-driver. I threw in the full Apex Competition kit and messed with the sights, and it's probably my favorite handgun to shoot. One ragged hole every time off hand slow fire almost effortlessly.

I'm sure if a dozen or two guys who bought a $600+ gun that's supposed to be target ready has a bad experience, you'd definitely hear about it all over the web, but there are thousands of them out there that run perfectly which no one is posting about. It's definitely been the best bang for the buck pistol I've ever owned...

blastfact
02-06-2013, 22:50
I want a shield also. They are hard to find here. Most are presold still and at list price. I don't pay list/msrp for firearms of any sort.

I own a M&P 9mm and .45acp. Both are excellent pistols. They are more accurate than I am. And when I'm on my game they produce.

I took them to Little Rock on a business trip along with my G20 and 686P. Fellow employee's that wanted to shoot. New shooters cut there teeth with the M&P's. One of the fellows at 10 yards first time at the range first time shooting put a 5 shot group up with the 9mm that you could cover with a quarter. Impressed the hell out of me!

Deal was I bring the guns and ammo give them a hour of personnel training in my hotel room. And you shoot all the ammo you want. We had a blast and the M&P 9mm was the star of the group.

TxGlock9
02-07-2013, 01:13
I'd buy the Shield before I bought the XDs. That's for sure.

mixflip
02-07-2013, 01:32
I like it alot. I shot my buddy's shield and told him if he ever decides he doesnt want it...I will buy it ASAP! They are hard to find in my area.

Its got better factory sights than my G26. The trigger is better than its big brother M&P's and the ergos are some of the best in the biz. Not a fan of safety levers but as many have said. Just leave it off if you dont like it or have a gunsmith remove it.

I also want to but the not yet released XDs9mm. I shot it too and its also a must have.

I love single stack 9mm's so I am kinda biased lol.

M2 Carbine
02-07-2013, 07:29
Thanks all for the reports.

Impulse buying I've bought some fine guns but I've also bought some stinkers. I'm glad the Shield is well liked.

Yes I was surprised at the trigger.

Now I can't wait to shoot and carry it.:)

I see that it fits fine in my G26 holster.

plouffedaddy
02-07-2013, 07:42
Any experience or opinions on the Shield?


Sure. Great gun. Here's my review:

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Review (HD) - YouTube

M2 Carbine
02-07-2013, 08:36
Thanks.
Good review.

Now I can't wait to shoot it.:)

PhotoFeller
02-07-2013, 09:35
My local dealers here in the south are getting pissed at S&W for introducing a gun they weren't prepared to produce in sufficient quantities. The demand is high here, but supply for months has been near zero for most dealers. Even BassPro hasn't been able to get them and they won't start a wait list because the demand is so high.

Congrats on finding a good used one. I've given up.

og23
02-07-2013, 09:57
I really wanted one when I was buying a CCW and couldn't find one anywhere. I ended up settling for a Taurus PT709 slim with the intentions of trading and taking the hit when the shield became more available. I have learned to love my Taurus in both how it conceals/carries and how it shoots.

I will still give the shield a try when the range picks one up to rent, but I'd have to be stunned by it to get rid of my slim now.


From my iPhone, forgive the spelling

gocubs6
02-07-2013, 13:56
I have one w/ the Apex kit in it. The trigger is about as good as a polymer pistol can get...no joke. Put some big dots on it and I think it is perfect for CCW. The XDS 9 does intrigue me though.

Rinspeed
02-07-2013, 16:46
Sure. Great gun. Here's my review:




Great job with the review. :thumbsup:

AtlantaR6
02-07-2013, 17:51
I'd buy the Shield before I bought the XDs. That's for sure.

Do you own either?

mist
02-07-2013, 18:46
Mine has the Apex Tactical hard sear and ultimate striker block as well as Meprolight Tru Dot night sights. I'm very happy with its performance and relaibility.

TxGlock9
02-07-2013, 23:22
Do you own either?

rhetorical question?

steve1911
02-08-2013, 00:07
Congrats!




1911club#410

AtlantaR6
02-08-2013, 02:02
rhetorical question?

No, just wondering if you are speaking from personal experience or not. I am seriously considering both, including upcoming 9mm xds. Trying to determine if you have hands on experience, or are a Ford guy who thinks every Chevy is a POS. (no offense)

21Brutus
02-08-2013, 04:37
Atlanta, I had both. Kept the Shield. The XDs is a fine weapon, but the Shield just seemed to be the right balance between range, concealed carry, and capacity. For me.

AtlantaR6
02-08-2013, 04:43
Thanks for the feedback!

6StringGeek
02-09-2013, 14:37
Any experience or opinions on the Shield?

It's a nice little shooter. I have enjoyed mine a lot. I have about 500 trouble free rounds thru it now.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh94/6StringGeek/shield.jpg

LuckyNemo
02-09-2013, 15:35
Man I want one

xidica
02-09-2013, 15:40
Love the shield 9. Out of all my carry guns (Glock 19 gen3, Kahr PM9, HK P2000SK .40 LEM, Shield 9), I shoot it the most accurately.

Very natural to shoot, the only slight negative in my mind is the manual safety, which slightly digs into the web of my hand during shooting.

M2 Carbine
02-09-2013, 16:18
Three ladies shot it today. They were all pretty good with it. All liked it.

I think it's going to be a keeper.:)

byf43
02-09-2013, 19:09
Sure. Great gun. Here's my review:

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Review (HD) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raD21Sg6CRA)

Great review!!

Go Hokies!!! VT!


My Shield .40 is now my primary CCW pistol, with Federal 165 gr HST.
My G26 is feeling kinda lonely, lately. :)

pat701
02-11-2013, 15:37
Not for me, you can buy them all.

M2 Carbine
02-11-2013, 16:27
Not for me, you can buy them all.
Why don't you like it?

I'm as interested in informed negative opinions as informed positive opinions.

byf43
02-11-2013, 18:52
Not for me, you can buy them all.

I'm with Buck.

Why don't you like the Shield!?!?!?!?!?!? :dunno:

vtducrider
02-12-2013, 08:03
Best carry option I have, for the size, weight and caliber. It conceals very well with the flush fit mag. I can get more pinky on it than with a G26. Accuracy isn't the greatest, 3-4" for me at 10 yards (Federal 124gr HST), but that is to be expected. Overall a clear winner.

gocubs6
02-12-2013, 16:32
My friend has a XDS and I have a Shield. We put them right next to each other and they are virtually identical. The XDS is just about as close to a Glock as you can get. But, I like my Shield w/ the Apex parts better. The Shield has a lot more sight and other options as well.

That being said, the XDS 9 will be coming home w/ me very likely. Based on their specs, it will have one more round in the extended mag than the Shield. I like the grip safety more than the small safety. However, I haven't got a chance to shoot the XDS yet, so I don't know if it will have any engagement problems. I had a full size XDM and the grip safety had zero issues.

RangerWolf
02-12-2013, 19:49
I like my 9mm Shield with one exception: the safety lever is difficult to operate. If it were full off, Ok, but many times I have to actually look at the lever to know in what position it is. I prefer my thumb to do that, not my eyes. OTherwise a fine carry pistol. Smooth and accurate.

PhotoFeller
02-13-2013, 02:23
I like my 9mm Shield with one exception: the safety lever is difficult to operate. If it were full off, Ok, but many times I have to actually look at the lever to know in what position it is. I prefer my thumb to do that, not my eyes. OTherwise a fine carry pistol. Smooth and accurate.

The Shield in .40 that I looked at recently gave me the impression that the safety is difficult to operate.

I was drawn to the Shield by positive performance reports and the manual safety feature. I'm less interested now because the safety lever seems undersized and awkward to engage/disengage.

M2 Carbine
02-13-2013, 03:01
I'm less interested now because the safety lever seems undersized and awkward to engage.
I'm not too concerned with engaging the safety but I don't want any trouble disengaging it.

I'm sure hand shape/size has something to do with it but my thumb easily disengages the safety.

In fact I like the safety being small so there's less chance of inadvertently moving it ON.


I've been searching for mags (I like a lot of mags for practice) but I haven't found any "in stock".



I just had a thought.
Wouldn't it be nice if by the time I can hold the gun in my right hand, Texas passed "open carry". :)
Probably won't happen though.

glock2740
02-13-2013, 05:48
Congrats! I can't wait to actually see one in person.

Bob Hafler
02-13-2013, 06:26
Nice pistol. I never shot one but I did have one in my hands at the local GS. I thought the ergos were good and the overall balance of the gun was good. Having said all those nice things about how I felt about the pistol. I can't see me ever liking it better than the Kahr PM9 that I've been carry on my hip for the last two years. It is a nice pistol though for sure. Congrats

Lazy R
02-13-2013, 08:26
One of my buddies and I were both watching for a Shield to come to one of the local stores, and nothing was showing up. He ended up buying a Kahr PM9 which is nice but the trigger pull is about nine inches.

So I walk into the Trading Post one day couple weeks back, and here's this Shield (9). Never had held nor seen one until then. They had put it in the case like an hour before I walked in. Gave them 395 bucks and walked out with it.

Shot it a couple times now, it's the perfect balance of a small pistol for me, the real small ones I can't even hang on to. Good trigger and I can shoot it well off hand.

Keeper!

SamRudolph
02-13-2013, 09:05
I like mine a lot. It is markedly easier to shoot, IMHO, than the Kahr PM9 or P9. The safety is a bad feature, very positive on/off click, but hard to activate. I solved that problem by never using it.

I want an XDs, too, though.

byf43
02-13-2013, 09:19
I've been searching for mags (I like a lot of mags for practice) but I haven't found any "in stock".



Shield 9mm magazines = 100+ in stock:

http://www.44mag.com/product/m_p_shield_9mm_magazine_7/smith_and_wesson


Just wish I could find some Shield .40 magazines in stock!

WayneJessie
02-13-2013, 10:59
My local dealers here in the south are getting pissed at S&W for introducing a gun they weren't prepared to produce in sufficient quantities. The demand is high here, but supply for months has been near zero for most dealers. Even BassPro hasn't been able to get them and they won't start a wait list because the demand is so high.

Congrats on finding a good used one. I've given up.

Down here in NC they've been getting $150 over list before Sandy Hook. I e-mailed S&W about it and they said they were aware of dealers selling that high and were not pleased about it. No way would I pay that for one. I purchased a LC9,did the Galloway trigger mods, threw the mag safety in the trash and have not regretted it. I'm sure it's a good gun but for $700 I can buy quite a bit more for the money.

M2 Carbine
02-14-2013, 19:14
Shield 9mm magazines = 100+ in stock:

http://www.44mag.com/product/m_p_shi...ith_and_wesson


Thanks.
I ordered two today.:)

byf43
02-14-2013, 19:23
^^^ Anytime, Sir!!

ceril
02-14-2013, 20:32
I got a 9mm shield yesterday. A friend of mine was on vacation and went into Alexander's in Blairsville GA and they had them in stock. I paid MSRP plus overnight shipping and tax. Total was $506.49. Put 150 rounds through it about 4 hours ago. Had 1 failure to fire but I think the slide didn't go into battery fully. Other than that it was fine. I need to shoot it more and test the slide issue. I did like it a lot, shot much better with the 8 rd magazine. The guy I spoke to Lee said they have about 20 in stock as of yesterday. I paid via credit card and everything went smooth. The store's info is below if anyone is looking for one. Good luck!

Alexander's
4482 town creek school road
Blairsville GA
30512
706-745-6450

FLAHOTROD
02-14-2013, 22:41
Good info, Ceril. Thanks for sharing.

AtlantaR6
02-22-2013, 12:16
I got a 9mm shield yesterday. A friend of mine was on vacation and went into Alexander's in Blairsville GA and they had them in stock. I paid MSRP plus overnight shipping and tax. Total was $506.49. Put 150 rounds through it about 4 hours ago. Had 1 failure to fire but I think the slide didn't go into battery fully. Other than that it was fine. I need to shoot it more and test the slide issue. I did like it a lot, shot much better with the 8 rd magazine. The guy I spoke to Lee said they have about 20 in stock as of yesterday. I paid via credit card and everything went smooth. The store's info is below if anyone is looking for one. Good luck!

Alexander's
4482 town creek school road
Blairsville GA
30512
706-745-6450

You the man! Went up today and bought one $449. Lee said they had 31 on Jan 30th, down to 5. It helps they are in the mountains 2 hours from Atlanta

M2 Carbine
02-22-2013, 18:09
Shield 9mm magazines = 100+ in stock:

http://www.44mag.com/product/m_p_shi...ith_and_wesson

I got a e-mail today. The magazines are in the mail.:)

Now I just have to get my friends to shoot the gun again, maybe Sunday.


This morning, again my therapist (she's a shooter) told me don't shoot anything bigger than a 22.

eracer
02-22-2013, 18:10
I wish I could find one. I'd carry it in my pocket instead of the LCR that sits in there now.

I will own one.

LSglock89
02-22-2013, 19:21
Just picked one up today at my local shop for $439.99 + tax. $469.69 OTD


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Will Beararms
02-22-2013, 22:37
http://s393.beta.photobucket.com/user/ebtromba/media/left/IMG_0470.jpg.html

AtlantaR6
02-23-2013, 12:17
I got a 9mm shield yesterday. A friend of mine was on vacation and went into Alexander's in Blairsville GA and they had them in stock. I paid MSRP plus overnight shipping and tax. Total was $506.49. Put 150 rounds through it about 4 hours ago. Had 1 failure to fire but I think the slide didn't go into battery fully. Other than that it was fine. I need to shoot it more and test the slide issue. I did like it a lot, shot much better with the 8 rd magazine. The guy I spoke to Lee said they have about 20 in stock as of yesterday. I paid via credit card and everything went smooth. The store's info is below if anyone is looking for one. Good luck!

Alexander's
4482 town creek school road
Blairsville GA
30512
706-745-6450

My buddy just went and picked up one here this morning. 3 left!

KML
02-24-2013, 15:51
I have been looking at the shield a lot ,but I like it better with the 8 rd mag.Is there a pinky floor plate that you can add to the 7rd mag?

Rustin
02-24-2013, 16:34
Great gun, M2C. I don't use the manual safety on it, though. The holster I carry in (Comp-Tac MTAC) covers the trigger, so I'm OK with leaving it with the safety off and carrying in that configuration.

It's the same size as the XD-S, which I also have in my carry rotation, too.

http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g64/Beanie-Bean/SnW/29cdb9ce.jpg

Congrats on the new addition!

Awesome photo! You have great taste my friend. If you had a sunwayman V11r in there it would mirror my vision of a nigh perfect edc setup. Both the paramilitary 2 and shield is on on deck for my next purchase after the foliage green G10 dragonfly 2.

What model p-m is that and what kind of light do you carry? If you need some suggestions on a light I'd be happy to help.

OP, the sheild is probably one of the very bests carry guns on the market today. What a great find, congrats.

LSglock89
02-25-2013, 17:03
231540

Can't wait to get out and shoot


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M2 Carbine
02-25-2013, 18:25
The girls came over to shoot Saturday. One shot the Shield again and again she did very well with it. Now she definitely want's one.

For the heck of it I wore it all day in a FIST Glock 26 belt holster, that I had for a G26 and 33.
The holster fits the Shield almost perfect and before the day was over I forgot I had the gun on.


When I took the girls to lunch I told them, here's the deal,
if we need the Shield I'll raise my shirt and one of you will have to grab the gun and use it because my right arm is too weak to pull the gun out of the holster.
Now I know how the gun bearers felt in the old Tarzan movies.:supergrin:


I got the two extra magazines today.:)