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Old 01-27-2013, 08:51   #1
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Who has carried a baby Glock & a shield

I think I want something slimmer than my g27 to carry IWB especially when I am in dress pants and I think that something is a shield. I have held one on my hands and read the specs but in you real world experiences does the shield feel that much thinner IWB or is the reduction in thickness not that noticeable.

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02   #2
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I own and carry both which you've mentioned. I actually prefer the Springfield Armory XD-S over the Shield, because:

1. The XD-S is a .45ACP, and will soon be available in 9x19.

2. The trigger feels more "Glock-like" to me.

3. Really, it's just my personal preference. The XD-S doesn't bother me as much during the hot weather, when I'm carrying IWB with a t-shirt and shorts. I do notice the Shield...If I had to choose between all of the three I've mentioned, I'd still go with the Glock.



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Old 01-27-2013, 10:24   #3
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Never all three at the same time, I don't believe. But I have carried a baby, a Glock, and a shield.
The Baby is well-nigh useless for self-defense, and is quite a liability as the shrieks give away your position, and squirming requires both hands to control.
The Glock works pretty well. No real drawbacks except my personal preference is for a CZ75.
A shield requires you to be very close to deliver any attacks. And many shields are not very good at stopping bullets. A shield heavy enough to stop bullets is pretty unwieldy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:29   #4
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I think I want something slimmer than my g27 to carry IWB especially when I am in dress pants and I think that something is a shield. I have held one on my hands and read the specs but in you real world experiences does the shield feel that much thinner IWB or is the reduction in thickness not that noticeable.

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I have a Gen4 G26 and a Shield 9. The Shield is indeed slimmer and only very slightly lighter when both are fully loaded with 124 grain +P Speer GDHP. In carrying both AIWB, I don't notice much difference at all.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:40   #5
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Never all three at the same time, I don't believe. But I have carried a baby, a Glock, and a shield.
The Baby is well-nigh useless for self-defense, and is quite a liability as the shrieks give away your position, and squirming requires both hands to control.
The Glock works pretty well. No real drawbacks except my personal preference is for a CZ75.
A shield requires you to be very close to deliver any attacks. And many shields are not very good at stopping bullets. A shield heavy enough to stop bullets is pretty unwieldy.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:55   #6
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To me the Shield is noticeably thinner than the G26.
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Old 01-27-2013, 13:16   #7
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You may want to take a look at the Raven Concealment Vanguard 2. Whole not a good range-holster, it functions quite well for street carry. And doesn't add bulk typical holsters bring to the table.

Instead of a smaller gun. Get a smaller holster. Just a different way around to the barn door.

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Old 01-27-2013, 13:55   #8
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To me the Shield is noticeably thinner than the G26.
I agree, and I never bought a Baby Glock because I don't like having to curl my pinkie underneath the grip. The Shield grip extends exactly to the bottom of my ring finger, just as the great 10-round Steyr S9-A1 does. The Steyr, however, is heavier than either the Baby G or the Shield. Right now it's impossible to find a Shield in my area.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:13   #9
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Any time you Compare a GLock with similar weapons Glock is often the best choice.
And that being said if your holster is to bulky you can always install a clip on the slide eliminating the need for holster all together.

Just a thought.
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Old 01-27-2013, 14:18   #10
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Old 01-27-2013, 15:31   #11
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Old 01-27-2013, 18:52   #12
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g26 vs shield

i've carried both iwb appendix and the shield definitely feels more comfortable to me.
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Old 01-27-2013, 19:39   #13
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Any time you Compare a GLock with similar weapons Glock is often the best choice.
And that being said if your holster is to bulky you can always install a clip on the slide eliminating the need for holster all together.

Just a thought.


I own both the G26 Gen4 and the Shield in .40.

The Shield is thinner. Noticeably so, especially when carried IWB.

I do NOT recommend carrying a pistol (or revolver) IWB and not in a holster.
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Old 01-27-2013, 21:27   #14
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Thanks for all of the feedback. I am not going to disparage someone elses carry method but no way in hell would I carry using clipdraw. Especially not a glock. The shield is sounding better and better.

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Old 01-27-2013, 23:48   #15
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Owned and carried AIWB a Shield 9.

Own and carry either a Gen4 19 or a 36. Always AIWB in a Vanguard 2.

I really wanted to like the Shield. It shot well and carried well but more often than not, I left the Shield at home and opted for the 19 or 36.

Sold the Shield. Instead of the usual anxiety I have gotten from selling a gun, I felt relief.

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Old 01-28-2013, 12:30   #16
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Owned and carried AIWB a Shield 9.

Own and carry either a Gen4 19 or a 36. Always AIWB in a Vanguard 2.

I really wanted to like the Shield. It shot well and carried well but more often than not, I left the Shield at home and opted for the 19 or 36.

Sold the Shield. Instead of the usual anxiety I have gotten from selling a gun, I felt relief.

Confidence and trust in a firearm make it hard to switch.
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