I did quite a bit of homework when it came to finding the right subcompact 9mm. The S&W Shield was the right gun for me, and at a very reasonable price. I preferred it to the offerings from Kahr, Kel-Tec, Ruger, Sig, etc...and I shot most of the models offered by those companies.
The Shield is a truly great gun and I can't say a bad word about it. But when the Springfield XDs becomes available in 9mm, my Shield will be replaced. Because the XDs truly is even greater.
"The Future is Unwritten"