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Old 06-12-2016, 03:25 AM   #1
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I have a S&W M&P full size and a compact. If I wanted something smaller than the compact, what would you suggest?
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:09 PM   #2
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I added the Shield. Already had the full size and 9c. I picked up the Shield for warm weather carry, found the 9c was a little bulky in shorts & T-shirt season. Much as I like the 9c, (it'll always be my favorite M&P), turns out I carry the Shield pretty much year round. Small enough to easily conceal, big enough to do the job should the worse happen.
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Thanks, I will check it out. Do they make it in a 22?
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I added the Shield. Already had the full size and 9c. I picked up the Shield for warm weather carry, found the 9c was a little bulky in shorts & T-shirt season. Much as I like the 9c, (it'll always be my favorite M&P), turns out I carry the Shield pretty much year round. Small enough to easily conceal, big enough to do the job should the worse happen.
What he said. I have been carrying a Shield for about a year now. 40+ year in LE and I consider the best off duty or CC gun I have ever owned. It is surprising how comfortable to shot it is and how accurate it is. I would stick with the 9 though. I have shot both the 40 and 9 and there is just enough difference in handling to stick with the 9.
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I RECOMMEND SMITH & WESSON SHIELD

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https://www.cheaperthandirt.com/category/s-and-w/handguns.do?pgc=426682.426696&sku_instock_b=true&g un_barrel_length=3.1%22&pp=30&sortby=ourPicksAscen d&cx=0
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I mostly carry a Shield 9mm. You should be able to find one for $370 or less including shipping on line. If you are a member Sportsmans Guide has one for $360 with free shipping coupons available. Shop around. Also check the Gun Genie on Gallery of Guns for your area. They are fast and not that much higher with a lifetime warranty. Just make sure you look at the total cost not the header cost.
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http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/smith-amp-wesson-mampp-shield-semi-automatic-9mm-31-barrel-81-rounds?a=1812554
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I have the S&W M&P 40 Sheild,it's the biggest Semi auto I carry, just my choice. I also CC a S&W M&P BG .38 SPL+P 5 shot stubbie,& I CC my S&W M&P BG 380 during the summer months.

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If it wasn't striker fired, I'd buy a .45 Shield. I like external hammer fired pistols and revolvers. The only striker fired pistol I have is a Ruger Custom LCP in .380.

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If it wasn't striker fired, I'd buy a .45 Shield. I like hammer fired pistols and revolvers. The only striker fired pistol I have is a Ruger Custom LCP in .380.
I thought the LCPs were hammer fired partially precocked. At least that is what it says on their web sight. Hammer is concealed.
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I should have said, and edited it, external hammer fired hand guns. I was not aware of the hammer in the Ruger Custom LCP. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. This is a pleasant pocket gun to carry around the farm. It shoots well, has a great trigger pull, and is relatively accurate for a pocket pistol.
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