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Old 12-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Yep. No XDs allowed.

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Recently sold a Shield to a friend and I was unimpressed with the quality. The frame looked like cheaply molded plastic. The slide fit to the frame was also pretty poor in my opinion. I could hold the gun up and see daylight in several places between the frame and slide looking from the side.

If you are considering a 1911, take a look at the Colt Defender in 9mm.

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Old 12-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #13
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Is the defender full size? What is the price point?

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Defender is a compact size. Check Buds Gun Shop and Gunbroker for prices. Or call some local gun shops.

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Ok. Thank you

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My lgs has them for around 400 $. Not in stock but guaranteed price
Lawmen's in Raleigh, NC sells them for 324.99. When they'll actually have one in stock I don't know, but they're taking orders at that price.
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EDC is XDM9-c

I'd buy a shield if I didn't already have two of these.

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I have both and would suggest the Shield..
Why? Is it size only, the shield is taller which allows for more fingers on the grip?

Or are you just one of those that actually like DAO triggers for some reason?

I could never fathom trading a gorgeous piece of SAO perfection like a Sig 938 for a plastic hunk of DAO blugh of any maker, ever.

Granted of the DAO trigger types I do like S&W as much as Glock and Ruger SR series, but that's just insane to me. A longer trigger stands in complete opposition to the concept of self protection.

I'd love to know more about why some people, two in this thread alone, would do such a thing...
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I have the shield and it is my carry gun unless I am going to pocket carry, when I use my S&W snubbie. The shield is comfortable to hold, manageable recoil, I like the trigger and thin enough to be an easily concealed carry. It is a little smaller then my SR9c, a little lighter, and a more comfortable carry.

I have liked the Shield since I first shot it. I was not looking for a gun when a LGS sponsored a come and shot one sale, I liked it immediately and bought it. I did not get it for the prices some are seeing, it was, and remains in Orlando $449, but I am very happy with it.

That said, a buddy has the Sig 938 and really likes that.

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What kind of a holster do you use for the shield?

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