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Old 08-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Anyone have any experience, or opinion about this gun. I have been looking at it thinking about adding it as an everyday carry. Currently I carry a Taurus Poly .357, i'd like to have an occasional change.

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I recently bought one after comparing it side by side to a number of other 9mm pistols. I have put 50 rounds of hardball and 50 rounds of XTP through it with no malfunctions using both mags. Very easy to control. It is about 3/8" thinner than my SR9c and a couple oz lighter empty.

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It's a great gun. I prefer my Gen 4 26 but I would recommend the Shield with an Apex trigger kit installed.

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I have a shield in 9mm and like it a lot. It has a thumb safety and is very compact...though not enough for pocket carry imo. I have compact 1911 and I prefer the shield by far as I put a premium on comfort. Some talk about the trigger, but I have no complaints with the stock trigger...personal preference I suppose.

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It's a great gun. I prefer my Gen 4 26 but I would recommend the Shield with an Apex trigger kit installed.
Messing with a stock trigger is not a good idea for a carry.
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I have carried mine most of the summer and have 300ish rounds through it and have never had an issue. I have quite a few carry guns and the shield is staying a few others are going.

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Messing with a stock trigger is not a good idea for a carry.
LOL!!!! And why is that? Give me reason or proof. I've been improving trigger pulls on duty pistols, carry pistols, competition pistols for years now. Making your stock trigger on a carry pistol is a great idea! Why would you want a crappy trigger on a carry gun?
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I have a shield in 9mm and like it a lot. It has a thumb safety and is very compact...though not enough for pocket carry imo. I have compact 1911 and I prefer the shield by far as I put a premium on comfort. Some talk about the trigger, but I have no complaints with the stock trigger...personal preference I suppose.
When they first came out, one of the pastors at my church pocket carried a shield, I would never have noticed if he didn't tell me. Granted he is a big man.
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The Shield is a great carry gun. Were I to list the 'top 5' carry options on this planet for me, the Shield would be on that list.

I had one, carried it often, and really liked it. I actually sold mine because I preferred the Springfield XDs45. Both are very shootable micros. But I prefer 45acp and consider the grip safety of the XDs a major upgrade over the (somewhat difficult to de-activate) tiny thumb safety on the Shield. The safety was the critical sticking point for me. I had the two of them for a good 6 months and was careful to choose whichever would best suit my needs. But both are great. If not for the XDs, I'd still be carrying a Shield.

Buy a super reliable carry pistol that works for you. Consider the input of others, but don't live by it. We all subscribe to varying demands and expectations.

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LOL!!!! And why is that? Give me reason or proof. I've been improving trigger pulls on duty pistols, carry pistols, competition pistols for years now. Making your stock trigger on a carry pistol is a great idea! Why would you want a crappy trigger on a carry gun?
Great! Sell that to the judge and jury when you get involved in a shooting with an other-than manufacturer's "improved" trigger mechanism.

Common sense is your proof and reason.
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