Hi all a cpl days ago I took my new shield .45 to the range for the first time and absolutely loved it! I was surprised that the kick of this gun wasn't worse considering the frame it's on. I also was surprised at my accuracy at 7 yards,I grouped them all into a 4 inch group punching out a big hole in the center. I've never had what some would consider great accuracy but not a bad shot either. I was pleased with the trigger,I heard so many negative things about it before I shot it I was a bit worried,but it functioned well. I put around a hundred rounds through it including some self defense rounds without issue. After the rebate I bought this for about 300.00.,not bad for this quality of a gun,i plan on this being my edc,but would like to buy a third magazine to carry with this considering its a 6+1 capacity. I've always been a smith guy since my duty weapon as a deputy sheriff was the awesome 5906.