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Old 02-21-2014, 20:40   #1
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Smith & Wesson Shield “Is Being Thin Enough ???”

Just picked up a S&W M&P Shield I will be putting it thru its paces.

http://allthingstactical.wordpress.c...s-thin-enough/

Let me know your opinion if you have one or want to get one.

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Let me know what you think.

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Old 02-21-2014, 20:47   #2
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They are very popular, and I have heard good things about them.

I don't own one, but I wouldn't mind owning one.
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Old 02-21-2014, 20:55   #3
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Mine felt very familiar very quickly.
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Old 02-21-2014, 21:12   #4
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:06   #5
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I like mine enough and it has been 100% reliable enough that I no longer care if Glock comes out with a single stack 9mm.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:12   #6
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I like mine enough and it has been 100% reliable enough that I no longer care if Glock comes out with a single stack 9mm.

Ditto.
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Old 02-22-2014, 07:21   #7
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I will be getting one before it's summer time in MI.

Best gun that size I have ever shot or handled. ONLY downside to me is the safety which I would just carry in off position and practice a sweep anyway
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:20   #8
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I'd like to try one. I'm taking an unfired M&P .45 to the gun show today - I want to trade for a Ruger Vaquero, but one of these could be on my list too.
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Old 02-22-2014, 08:29   #9
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I've had my Shield .40 for over a year, and it gets the job, when I carry.
I used to carry a G26. It mostly sits in the safe, now.

A good friend of mine is a retired Deputy U.S. Marshal.
In the last couple of years, he's carried a Kimber in .40, then switched to his Sig P230.
From there, he decided to go to the Glock G23.

Three weeks ago, he asked about my Shield .40, and if I liked it.

He now has a Shield in 9mm, and two days ago, took it to qualifications, for CCW.
He scored higher with this Shield, than he did with his Kimber or Sig!!!


Smith & Wesson has hit a homerun with the Shield.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:07   #10
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I bought a shield .40 a little over a week ago. I haven't put enough rounds through it for it to earn it's place as a carry gun. mine shoots great, and it is fun as well.

I have a comp-tac holster and mag. carrier on the way. they will prolly be here early next week, hopefully today, even.

if it carries well, draws well, I will prolly carry it a lot.
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Old 02-22-2014, 09:07   #11
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Link didn't work for me.

Hinged trigger is a deal breaker for me. I understand Apex is now making their GLOCK like trigger for the Shield. I'm thinking THAT would be pretty sweet. However, it does up the cost a bit. If I didn't already have an XDs (same size) and a P938 (even smaller), I think I would get this setup.
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Old 02-22-2014, 11:20   #12
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I've had my Shield .40 for over a year, and it gets the job, when I carry.
I used to carry a G26. It mostly sits in the safe, now.

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He now has a Shield in 9mm, and two days ago, took it to qualifications, for CCW.
He scored higher with this Shield, than he did with his Kimber or Sig!!!


Smith & Wesson has hit a homerun with the Shield.
Interesting that I also find myself reaching for the Shield more often that the G26. I agee that for me at least S&W hit a homerun with the Shield. Sometimes I think they designed it around (in?) my own hand.
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Old 02-22-2014, 20:12   #13
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I liked my 9mm Shield so much I bought a 40.
Like the 40 to.
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Old 02-22-2014, 20:49   #14
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I like mine enough and it has been 100% reliable enough that I no longer care if Glock comes out with a single stack 9mm.
Ditto again. I've been carrying my G26 for 20 years or better. A friend bought a Shield a few months ago and let me fondle and shoot it for a few days. I tried it in all the positions I usually carry my G26 and it worked better and was more concealable and comfortable all the way around. I bought my 9mm Shield last week and can't wait to qualify with it so I can actually start carrying it. I'll miss the ammo capacity if I ever get called out when off duty from my PD job for, say, an active shooter or something similar, but I shoot it as well or better with the 8 rd mag than I shot my G26 with G19 mags. I'll also miss the mag and parts compatibility with my 9mm Glocks, but I'll live with that with no problems to get more comfort and concealability, versus the VERY remote possibility that I'll ever have to run into a school or store with the Shield. This is the gun the G42 should have been, hands down.

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Old 02-22-2014, 22:18   #15
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What's not to like about the Shield? It's a great gun. I alternate between the Shield 9 and my G19 depending on weather and how I am dressed. I love both guns and would have a hard time choosing one over the other.
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Old 02-22-2014, 23:57   #16
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I've been curious about the Shield. I liked what I saw when I handled one. Today I got to shoot one finally. I was a little disappointed. I shot both my G26 and the Shield and my friend who brought his Shield had never shot a G26, shot both as well. I shot the G26 better, which is not a big surprise. I've put 10,000 rounds through a G26 in the last few years and 50 rounds through the Shield. The big surprise was my friend shot the G26 better as well. I've always been more comfortable with a double stack grip. I don't have a problem carrying a G26 and I don't like the safety on a Shield, so I'm sticking with the G26.
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Old 02-23-2014, 00:55   #17
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Love my Shield 9mm. Just got it 2 weeks ago. The only thing I didn't like what the grip was a little slippery for me, so I got some rubberized Talon grips. Feels so good in my hand now.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:56   #18
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Love my Shield 9mm. Just got it 2 weeks ago. The only thing I didn't like what the grip was a little slippery for me, so I got some rubberized Talon grips. Feels so good in my hand now.
I put some bike intertube on mine and it works really well. You just need to make sure it's a skinny tube so there is no chance of slippage.
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I put some bike intertube on mine and it works really well. You just need to make sure it's a skinny tube so there is no chance of slippage.
one problem I ran into was black coming off the tube on to my skin and light colored clothes. I don't know if it was the brand tube I bought. other than that the bike tube works great and you can't beat the price.
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I'd like to try one. I'm taking an unfired M&P .45 to the gun show today - I want to trade for a Ruger Vaquero, but one of these could be on my list too.
take that MP .45 and fired it, I bet you'll keep it.
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