So ive been carrying an lc9 for a while but it just doesn't fit my hand very well. I like the feel of the m&p shield but I am asking you guys for some other suggestions. I like 1911's but I cant conceal a full size. Thanks in advance for your input.
With ammo prices jumping I would stay with the 9mm for the time being. You can find 9mm ammo at reasonable prices. My brother prefers a 45 acp. He is a casual shooter who usually picks up his ammo at Academy or Walmart. He hears about the great deals I get on 9mm ammo so he called me in search of ammo. I almost had a cow! I can buy full house 357 ammo for the price of 45 acp ammo.
Recently sold a Shield to a friend and I was unimpressed with the quality. The frame looked like cheaply molded plastic. The slide fit to the frame was also pretty poor in my opinion. I could hold the gun up and see daylight in several places between the frame and slide looking from the side.
If you are considering a 1911, take a look at the Colt Defender in 9mm.
I have the shield and it is my carry gun unless I am going to pocket carry, when I use my S&W snubbie. The shield is comfortable to hold, manageable recoil, I like the trigger and thin enough to be an easily concealed carry. It is a little smaller then my SR9c, a little lighter, and a more comfortable carry.
I have liked the Shield since I first shot it. I was not looking for a gun when a LGS sponsored a come and shot one sale, I liked it immediately and bought it. I did not get it for the prices some are seeing, it was, and remains in Orlando $449, but I am very happy with it.
That said, a buddy has the Sig 938 and really likes that.