S&W M&P Shield 9mm

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by captjack75, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. captjack75

    captjack75 New Member

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    Anyone have any experience, or opinion about this gun. I have been looking at it thinking about adding it as an everyday carry. Currently I carry a Taurus Poly .357, i'd like to have an occasional change.
     
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I recently bought one after comparing it side by side to a number of other 9mm pistols. I have put 50 rounds of hardball and 50 rounds of XTP through it with no malfunctions using both mags. Very easy to control. It is about 3/8" thinner than my SR9c and a couple oz lighter empty.
     

  3. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    It's a great gun. I prefer my Gen 4 26 but I would recommend the Shield with an Apex trigger kit installed.
     
  4. Mouser

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    I have a shield in 9mm and like it a lot. It has a thumb safety and is very compact...though not enough for pocket carry imo. I have compact 1911 and I prefer the shield by far as I put a premium on comfort. Some talk about the trigger, but I have no complaints with the stock trigger...personal preference I suppose.
     
  5. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Messing with a stock trigger is not a good idea for a carry. :D
     
  6. sparky80

    sparky80 New Member

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    I have carried mine most of the summer and have 300ish rounds through it and have never had an issue. I have quite a few carry guns and the shield is staying a few others are going.
     
  7. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    LOL!!!! And why is that? Give me reason or proof. I've been improving trigger pulls on duty pistols, carry pistols, competition pistols for years now. Making your stock trigger on a carry pistol is a great idea! Why would you want a crappy trigger on a carry gun?
     
  8. 95sniper

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    When they first came out, one of the pastors at my church pocket carried a shield, I would never have noticed if he didn't tell me. Granted he is a big man.
     
  9. sweeper22

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    The Shield is a great carry gun. Were I to list the 'top 5' carry options on this planet for me, the Shield would be on that list.

    I had one, carried it often, and really liked it. I actually sold mine because I preferred the Springfield XDs45. Both are very shootable micros. But I prefer 45acp and consider the grip safety of the XDs a major upgrade over the (somewhat difficult to de-activate) tiny thumb safety on the Shield. The safety was the critical sticking point for me. I had the two of them for a good 6 months and was careful to choose whichever would best suit my needs. But both are great. If not for the XDs, I'd still be carrying a Shield.

    Buy a super reliable carry pistol that works for you. Consider the input of others, but don't live by it. We all subscribe to varying demands and expectations.
     
  10. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    Great! Sell that to the judge and jury when you get involved in a shooting with an other-than manufacturer's "improved" trigger mechanism.

    Common sense is your proof and reason. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Seriously? You still believe that garbage you're spewing? I'd rather explain to a judge that I improved my trigger pull for better accuracy than explain to St. Peter at the pearly gates why I'm a dumbass for using a horrible trigger.

    Read this thread: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f97/gun-modifications-court-94959/

    If you still believe a better trigger in your carry gun is a bad idea, then.....well...good luck to you.
     
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  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Well...

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  13. johnr1943

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    ..............................


    :)
     
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