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Old 06-18-2013, 09:45 AM   #11
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Beretta Px4 Storm subcompact? DA/SA, decocker.
Love my PX4 subcompact but it is a little thick to iwb carry.However a great shooter making even 40. quick to follow up.
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Yup, another one of these threads, anyway I'm in need of a new edc handgun and I've narrowed it down to these two, but im torn.

I hate the idea of a manual safety on the Shield, but the XDs is not quite as affordable, but I also like the fiber optic front sight.
There are plenty of biased opinions on the web but I'm looking for something a bit more objective.

Opinions? Thanks.
I don't think you can go wrong with either!!!
My son, who is a southpaw, got the shield and really likes the accuracy and the way it handles but found he could not change the safety to the 'other' side as he could his other M&P's so he is considering the XDs.
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Get the Springer XDs, its going to cost more but it is worth it. Very reliable and high quality.

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So to answer your question. I have owned both guns, and a Kahr that was mentioned earlier. I liked the Shield, but the trigger was my main issue. It was gritty, even after I polished it. I couldn't justify spending 100 bucks for a trigger kit either. I sold it and bought the xds 45. I love it. No issues. I work with my hands, so no soft grip needed. Trigger is nice, and recoil is really manageable. Yes the price is higher, but it was well worth it for me.

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I got the Shield in 9mm the day it was released last April. I love it and between it, my g19, and M&P9 full, the Shield has been carried 85%-90% of the time over the last year+. That being said, the XDs is extremely intriguing especially now that the 9mm version is out (im not a fan of .45 outside of full size guns) but I would never replace one with the other. I think part of the hype is the "newness" factor of the XDs9. I plan on owning an XDs9 in the near future or whenever the price comes down a little and would probably rotate between it and the Shield evenly. The Shield is about 800~ rounds strong with no issue so its clearly a winner for me. Outside of handling the XDs blue gun when making holsters I have no hands on but ergonomically Id say they are on the same page. Ive always been partial to S&W over Springfield anywho.

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I compared the 2 side by side. Almost identical in size. Shield was 4 oz lighter and $100 less. Triggers were about the same. Neither was great but pretty typical for a striker. I went for the Shield. Handles a whole bunch better than that crappy PF9 I had for a very short time. Recoil is mild and pockets pretty well. I ran 50 rounds of hardball and 50 xtp's slow and fast with no malfunctions.

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I've shot the shield and loved it.

Have an XDS on back order... just like SA products

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I compared the 2 side by side. Almost identical in size. Shield was 4 oz lighter and $100 less. Triggers were about the same. Neither was great but pretty typical for a striker. I went for the Shield. Handles a whole bunch better than that crappy PF9 I had for a very short time. Recoil is mild and pockets pretty well. I ran 50 rounds of hardball and 50 xtp's slow and fast with no malfunctions.
HA! sounds like we were in the same boat. I bought a PF9 and 3 weeks later the Shield came out. Sold the PF9 as soon as I learned about the Shield and bought the Shield on release day. Best. Decision. EVER!
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Honesty I hated the shield. Good gun, crappy trigger. That was my only complaint.

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Honesty I hated the shield. Good gun, crappy trigger. That was my only complaint.
Supposedly the new Shields that come out have better triggers with them.
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