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.