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Old 04-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #11
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Was at a S&W factory tour last week - and saw some freshly produced Shield 9mm and .40 barrels...boy are those barrels short compared to the other M&P models.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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Cabela's had them listed for $449.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:26 PM   #13
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So does Buds. Sure wish the ATF would hurry up with my FFL so I could order myself a couple!

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Looks like an answer to SA - XDS but even smaller & will hold more. (primary objection to XDS 5 + 1).

IMHO: wait a year, watch for range reports, let the Engineers make adjustments/improvements and then pounce. I try hard to never buy anything the first year it comes out - just on principle. Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware.

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IMHO: wait a year, watch for range reports, let the Engineers make adjustments/improvements and then pounce. I try hard to never buy anything the first year it comes out - just on principle. Caveat Emptor - Buyer Beware.
Extremely sound advice.

I might buy both (XDs 45acp, SW Shield 9mm) in the next few weeks, LOL. No kidding. Both the M&P and XD/XDm lines have been about as outstanding as anyone could expect throughout their evolution, from one variation to the next. I guess I'll be your guinea pig...for better or worse.

Patience ain't for everyone.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
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Yeah sweeper, I know what you mean. I was really wanting a Kimber Solo. Since I've had some down time the past two days I've been researching things and I've seriously lost interest in the Solo after the problems people are having with them. Then I decided to look into the Shield and I'm sitting here seriously considering picking it up right now since Bud's has them in stock. I can always sell my PM9 for more than I'll pay for the Shield.

If anyone is seriously looking at them, Bud's has them in stock right now in 9mm.

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Just watched the lay out on Shooting USA-
Think i'll stick with my Ruger SR9C

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Old 04-18-2012, 09:23 PM   #18
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I held one today at a Lgs. Had one for $380.

Nice and thin. But more Like the p11 than the pf9.

Length about same as Walther pps.

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Me too, i held it at my lgs when was picking up my P2022. Tag price is $400. Looks nice n thin.. but probably i'd stick to my Glock 26.

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Well, I just put one on layaway at Bud's. That makes three gun in the last three weeks.

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