G43 vs m&p shield 2.0

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by 40isforme, Jul 9, 2018.

g43 or shield 2.0

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  1. Cerberus Group

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    I've got a Shield in both 9 and 45, and had to stipple the grip to keep them in my hand. For some reason S&W thought the textured grip surface was enough. Whoever thought that ought to be slapped.
     
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  2. CHLChris

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    I'm a Glock guy, for sure, got a bunch of them, including a 42 and a 26. The 42 is my wife's and I prefer a Kahr P380 for pocket duty. It is obvious to anybody who has pocket carried that the 43 and the Shield are NOT pocket guns (neither is a 42, for that matter...).

    But for small belt carry, I definitely am able to tell a difference between the Shield and the 26. Don't let people convince you that you might as well go 26 of you're gonna go small gun. I carry my 26 when I want small, but can still go a little bigger. I prefer the Shield, especially during these warmer summer months. I much prefer the 8rd mag for the extra pinky space.

    I frankly hated my dad's 43. I don't exactly know why, but it was absolutely not as awesome as my Shield.
     
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  3. Tangent123123

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    I'm a bigger guy and prefer the Shield IWB. But I opted for the performance over the 2.0. The better trigger and sights sold me on it. It looks good too, which is not something I can say about Glocks. So yeah, I'm a little biased. :)
     
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  4. tracop

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    I have both, and I prefer the 43. The Shield is a great pistol. I use the granulate Talon Grips on it, and it's a solid in my hand. They're both so small, why not just carry both?
     
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  5. mkwerx

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    Shield. If a "single" stack is a must. Neither gun is a true single stack. I like double stack guns, and guns of slightly larger carriage, so I would say g19, or M&P2.0 Compact or similarly sized guns.
     
  6. 40isforme

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    So I went with the 2.0 the stippling is perfect for me! Is solid in my hand,light shooting and just got hooked up with some plus 2 extenders brings me up to 10+1 one shy of the p365. Also appendix carry holsters(I know appendix carry insert comments below) or options for the shield any ones for a guy with a belly!
     
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  7. titsonritz

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    Is the 2.0 the same size as the original shield? I found the Shield quite a bit larger the the G43, but I've never checked out the 2.0.
     
  8. tracop

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    The Blackhawk A.R.C. AIWB is a solid option(so cheap too). I used it for quite a while. Also, I'm a fan of MIC holsters (don't shoot your D###, get a mic). . . they allow for a deep concealment, by using just a trigger guard and strap.
    I've used both of these extensively. I'm comfortable recommending them.
    https://www.amazon.com/BLACKHAWK-Ap...ywords=blackhawk+holster+mp+shield&th=1&psc=1
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    https://www.amazon.com/MIC-Holster-Shield-LONG-AWAITED/dp/B00I5S6N2S
     
  9. Ura-Ki

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    Dad picked up a M&P .40 2.0 and absolutely loves it, really came down to how it carried and how he shot It! Lots of range time was the deciding factor! Wife and I both found it to be a very good fit and both shoot it well, so much to the wife picked her self up one! :)
    Until some one does a decent 10mm, I'm gonna stick with Ol'tried and true!
     
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    Yep the 2.0 has aggressive frame texture and trigger refinements. Otherwise dimensions are the same.
     
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  11. DirectDrive

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    G43 vs m&p shield 2.0 vs PPS-M2

    Winner = PPS-M2

    :D
     
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  12. DB Wesner

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    Sold my G43, didn't like the way it shoots for the (Man I hope it good) Sig P365. Now with all the P365 problems I've heard about I doubt I'd ever feel 100% solid carrying it. So I'm buying a G26 which is what I should have done in the first place.
     
  13. titsonritz

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    I wanted one but couldn't find one when I saw a gray G43 and picked it up, I still plan to get the Walther though.
     
  14. DirectDrive

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    GunBuyer has been blowing them out for $317 and now I see that they're out of stock.
    Get the LE version. You get 6rd, 7rd and 8rd mags and night sights with the LE.
    I like the 8rd mag.
    I was an early adopter and paid $437 :eek:
     
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    NW Armory in Tigard had a few on the wall, black, colored, even the one with the factory red dot optic mounted when we stopped in yesterday.
     
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    With a red dot, it must have been a PPQ-M2....the big brother ?
     
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    Nope, they have a micro red dot equipped PPS. Tim from Military Arms Channel on YouTube has a video about it, its his current carry gun.
     
  18. DirectDrive

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    I'll be dipped in schitt.
    Haven't seen those.
     
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