Shield vrs 9C

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by WhiskeyHotel313, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. WhiskeyHotel313

    WhiskeyHotel313 New Member

    199
    2
    0
    i know they are both viable options for concealed carry, but is the ammo capacity of the 9C worth the extra bulk? IWB concealment.
     
  2. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

    3,418
    57
    48
    I own both, and carry both. The Shield conceals easier, but only has 8+1. In the carry magazine the 9c is 10+1. The biggest difference is the 17 round magazine for the 9c that you can use for backup.

    You need to make the decision if you think you will need more rounds in the backup mag. With a good holster (I use an Alien Gear IWB) you can conceal the 9c, and the random magazine carrier I bought at a gun show will conceal the 17 round mag well.

    Like I say, I have not made the decision yet. I carry both. Probably the Shield more often. It does take up lass space than the 9c.
     

  3. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

    2,706
    0
    0
    Personal preference, nothing more.

    I carry single-stacks (XDs 9mm/45acp) exclusively in the warmer half of the year, and really I usually choose them in the winter as well. They're convenient and I shoot them well. I might have a higher capacity contingency in the car with plenty of spare mags...just in case.
     
  4. Donn

    Donn Active Member

    1,245
    11
    38
    I've got both, like them both. The Shield gets the carry call most of the time as it's easier to conceal. Don't give the capacity issue much thought, haven't had to draw/fire my weapon in anger,,, yet.
     
  5. WhiskeyHotel313

    WhiskeyHotel313 New Member

    199
    2
    0
    The shield does sound like a viable option
     
  6. flphotog

    flphotog New Member

    18
    0
    0
    Actually the 9c is the smallest gun I carry, never been a fan of the shield, not even sure why they call it an M&P, it doesn't have the ergonomics of the M&P series.
     
  7. WhiskeyHotel313

    WhiskeyHotel313 New Member

    199
    2
    0

    Do you have big hands?
     
  8. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

    4,586
    86
    48
    In my house we have a mouse gun, single stack, and dbl stack.

    I prefer the dbl stack, wife prefers the single stack. For concealing, not a whole lot of diff between the two, but I OC 95% of the time. If I really really really need to conceal, then i carry the mouse gun.
     
  9. ArmaDynamics

    ArmaDynamics New Member

    3
    0
    0
    I carry the 9c daily. I'm 6'1 220, so I can conceal it rather easily. Plus everyone carries cellphone holders nowadays so it's easier to get away with a bigger edc.
     
  10. WhiskeyHotel313

    WhiskeyHotel313 New Member

    199
    2
    0

    I'm 6"1 195 in good shape, I'm no Greek god but I'm in good shape, so if it works for you I believe it'll work for me, my brother is about the same build as me and he has a 9c that conceals pretty well for him when he wears t shirts and dickies
     
  11. jcurt172

    jcurt172 New Member

    18
    0
    0
    5'10" and 165 lbs. my 9c conceals easily. I carry with 12 round mag and a spare 17 rnd mag from my full size M&P. Also love the fact that both fit the same holster. Love this pistol!
     
  12. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

    2,924
    0
    0