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.
SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM
People often ask me, "How many ARs do you have?". Well, that seems to be in a constant state of flux. An honest and concise answer might be something like "six and five-eighths". And to the AR enthusiasts among us, that will make perfect sense.