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Old 07-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #1
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M&P Shield

Is it as good as I keep hearing. I am trying to decide what gun I should get for my EDC. Considering the PF9 and the shield (I am a smaller framed guy. 5'10" and 160lbs). There has been a lot of negative press about the Kel Tec. I haven't heard one negative thing about the shield. Also if anyone has the 40 cal version I would like to know if the recoil is manageable or should I go for the 9mm. I already have a SP2022 in 40. It would be nice to only have to buy one caliber. Thanks ahead of time for any responses.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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any chance you could rent one & make your own assessment & one caliber can be nice.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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I love my 9mm shield
It alternates on a day to day basis as my edc with my sig p238,depending on weather and clothing
Yes it's that good
Recoil is extremely manageable with the shield 9 making follow up shots a breeze
The same cannot be said for the pf9
I haven't had the pleasure of shooting the 40 yet but I like the extra round
That I get with the 9mm
Downsides are magazine availability and lack of factory night sights
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:15 AM   #4
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any chance you could rent one & make your own assessment & one caliber can be nice.
That is a good idea. I will have to see if my local range has one available to rent. I know that they don't have any in stock to buy, but hopefully they kept one for themselves as a range gun.
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I have never shot one,BUT, Our city police carry them,issued, and they hate them.A lot of officers have Annied up and gotten P229's. One of the bigcomplaints is the mag gets released on a draw and slide rusts no matter what they put on it. Usually very humid in Tampa.
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I'm interested in an M&P shield for EDC as well. The size seems perfect, can get almost a full grip and probably can deffinetly with the extended mag and slim enough to hide well. I currently carry a 3" 1911 and that hides well. But i think the shield would be slimer and much lighter.
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I'm interested in an M&P shield for EDC as well. The size seems perfect, can get almost a full grip and probably can deffinetly with the extended mag and slim enough to hide well. I currently carry a 3" 1911 and that hides well. But i think the shield would be slimer and much lighter.
3" hides well but how well do you shoot it?
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9mm Shield is fantastic. Narrow, lightweight, supremely accurate and it eats everything. It's my EDC alternating with my Kimber Solo. But, the Shield is always in the console.
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My 9mm Shield shoots very well and conceals very well also. Don't think it would be a great carry pistol for a police force unless as a backup. I like mine and carry it all the time.
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I shot one a few weeks ago and loved it, I say get one if u can, if not look at the Kahr PM9
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:21 AM   #11
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They're fairly tough to find in brick & mortar LGSs. I've had one on order for months. E-mailed S&W asked what was up. They just said "back-ordered due to extremely high demand."
I'll just wait on. I've got plenty of choices in the safe for the moment.
This does strike me as one hellacious nice little pistol, though.
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The PF9 kicks hard because the whole package weighs on the order of 11 ounces. Not a whole lot of weight there to soak up recoil. I've been considering going the same route, because we're not supposed to have guns on campus, and once the warmer months come around, it's going to be hard to conceal my SP2022 underneath just a T-shirt and still have the peace of mind that NO ONE is going to see it.

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Don't rule out the Diamondback DB9, the Kahr CM9, and the tried-and-true Walther PP/K series (unless that's too heavy for your application). The Ruger LC9 and LCP are good choices, too.
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I love my 9mm shield
It alternates on a day to day basis as my edc with my sig p238,depending on weather and clothing
Yes it's that good
Recoil is extremely manageable with the shield 9 making follow up shots a breeze
The same cannot be said for the pf9
I haven't had the pleasure of shooting the 40 yet but I like the extra round
That I get with the 9mm
Downsides are magazine availability and lack of factory night sights
that is the first negative thing i have heard about them, other than it's not da/sa

the Shield is a definite grand slam for S&W. IF you find one you can rest assured it will be marked WAY up

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I have never shot one,BUT, Our city police carry them,issued, and they hate them.A lot of officers have Annied up and gotten P229's. One of the bigcomplaints is the mag gets released on a draw and slide rusts no matter what they put on it. Usually very humid in Tampa.
are you sure that they were issued a SUBCOMPACT? I think you are mistaking them with the M&P. comparing a 229 to a Shield is like comparing a Smart Car to a buick, size wise
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