M&P shield Purchase

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by blurrnaway, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. blurrnaway

    blurrnaway New Member

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    Hey everyone, new here to the forum and just want to say hello and tell you a little about how I got my shield.

    I started off with a SD9VE and love it, the trigger pull is heavy but overall great gun with a good price point. My dream gun that I have been wanting for a while is a shield 9mm. Yesterday I finally decided I would buy one, being from New Hampshire I had a few different gun stores around my area so I called 10 different stores but everyone was sold out and I was told that the wait would be into February.

    This morning I woke up to an email from one of the stores and the manager had informed me they just received shipment and I better come asap if I wanted one. :D:D:D:D So I headed over and picked mine up for $399.95! Happy about my purchase!


    (Don't mind the finger print smudges/oil on it, cleaned her right after the picture!)
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  2. magnumman

    magnumman New Member

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    Nice find. I haven't heard anything but good things about the shield. Let us know how she shoots
     

  3. jamesfd52

    jamesfd52 New Member

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    Just picked mine up as well. Yesterday as a matter of fact. Only 50 rounds down range and love it. Have fun and be safe. ImageUploadedByFirearms Talk1387935523.450196.jpg
     
  4. SB777

    SB777 New Member

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    Enjoy your new find. I've had one for about ten months now and ran about 1,000 rounds through without any problems.
     
  5. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Nice gun. Congrats.
     
  6. G30USMC

    G30USMC Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Congrats on the addition !
     
  7. blurrnaway

    blurrnaway New Member

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    Nice!! I hit 400 rounds yesterday at the range and she is still firing perfectly. Ordered this holster but was told it would be at my house in 2 weeks 4 days :mad: http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/MiniTuck.aspx
     
  8. jamesfd52

    jamesfd52 New Member

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    Try alien holster. I have reviewed them and watched a few youtubes. They are half the money and half the ship time. Think that's what I'm gonna get
     
  9. blurrnaway

    blurrnaway New Member

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    Cancelled my crossbreed order and have an alien holster on the way! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Also, I now have 700 bullets through the shield and it is performing flawlessly! Extremely accurate and feels very comfortable.
     
  10. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    Got my Shield today. Hope the range is open Tuesday.
     
  11. blurrnaway

    blurrnaway New Member

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    Congrats! you will absolutely love it!
     
  12. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    It does shoot well. Not thrilled with the safety... Pondering options on that. But otherwise a great gun.
     
  13. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    What is your concern with the safety?
     
  14. Fred_G

    Fred_G Active Member

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    It is tiny, and hard to take off, compared to others. Would rather have the gun with no manual safety. One less thing to deal with. I keep in a holster that covers the trigger, so I don't need a safety.
     
  15. Squawk

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    I think I'm the only person who didn't like their Shield. Maybe I didn't give it enough time. Since I sold it, I have become a 1911 snob and will carry nothing else for the rest of my life. Plus, if I shoot someone, (hopefully I will never have to) I want .45 ACP going at him/her. Not 9 littlemeter or .40 Short & Weak.
     
  16. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    I used the shield for awhile and kept it in the same condition - the safety off. It's a pretty great gun for almost everyone who tries it though. I know anyone I let shoot it loved it.
     
  17. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Use the safety to holster it and then flick it off.
     
  18. Fred_G

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    Inspirational. But why not a .308 or .50?
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2013
  19. Fred_G

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    Would prefer it not to have a safety at all. That Murphy dude...

    If they had made it like a 1911 safety, no problem.
     
  20. blurrnaway

    blurrnaway New Member

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    What did you not like about yours specifically?