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Got a shield, not sure I like it. What about an Xds?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by beranimus, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    So like it says I picked up a m&p shield 9mm. I was super excited to shoot it and use it for concealed carry. Well after I shot it I'm not sure how I feel about it. I can shoot it fine but I don't think I like the trigger very much. It seems so stiff. I shoot my Xdm 4.5 45 acp a lot and love the trigger it has. I guess I'm wondering how the trigger is in the Xds. Is it anything like my XDM? Or should I just get the Apex tactical trigger for my shield?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    I have both and I like the XDS better. Just fits my paw a little better than the Shield.
     
  3. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    I haven't been able to find an XDs to pick up yet but I do like the way the shield feels in my hand.
     
  4. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    I have the Apex kit in my Shield and it made a HUGE difference. I too was not fond of the stock trigger. Now I love my the pistol.
     
  5. Teufel_Hunden

    Teufel_Hunden Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    I was in Corvallis Guns today. They have (had) both the XDs and the .40 shield in stock late in the day.

    FYI
     
  6. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Maybe I'll just get the Apex kit then.
     
  7. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    IF the only gripe is the trigger- everyone pretty well agrees S&W triggers kinda suck outta box but very easy fix with Apex parts. Or send it to ATEi and get slide treatment and trigger job!
     
  8. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    ATEi? Who's that?
     
  9. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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  10. ATCclears

    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have both the XDm 4.5" in .45 ACP, and the XD-S in .45 ACP. Right now the XD-S is my choice for concealed carry due to it's small size.

    If the world gets uglier, I might think about carrying the XDm since it has more rounds (13 versus 5, or 7 if extended mag with the XD-S) and I'm generally more accurate with the XDm due to the longer barrel.

    Peter
     
  11. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Kent, WA Member

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    I had a M&P9C and put in the APEX kit. Even then, I wasn't too impressed with the trigger. I have not shot a Shield but I can't imagine it be any better. I do like the XDs' trigger so I might give the XDs9 a try
     
  12. muppetman

    muppetman Eastside Active Member

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    I get my XDs 9 on tuesday or wednesday, so i'll send a little report on how i like it asap. Ordered an IWB leather holster too.
     
  13. bigmacattack

    bigmacattack KING COUNTY Member

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    I have a prob liking my shield as well. I think all the waiting and hype put my expectations too high. also im way too used to my glock 19s trigger.
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Caveat emptor, the rear sight must be removed to complete the Apex tactical kit trigger upgrade. It is a b$tch to remove. Advise to read and prepare for the job.
     
  15. accessbob

    accessbob Molalla, OR 2A Supporter

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    I'd trade you my M&P40c with Apex DCAEK trigger kit in it, laser, 3 mags, and the ammo in the mags straight across for the Shield. I love my wife's shield for the size (can carry in my pocket).
     
  16. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    I would if it was a M&P 9c and I would think about it
     
  17. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    That is very tempting
     
  18. Glock23gp

    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    Xds 9 is nowhere near the weapon the Shield is. Bought mine last night with the intention of replacing my shield but after putting 30 rds through the Xds 9 last nigh I think its gonna be for sale very soon. Very surprised since I love my Xdms...

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
     
  19. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I fired both last night too. I also think the shield is a better gun.
     
  20. jdub75

    jdub75 PNW Well-Known Member

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    specifics on why you don't like the xds 9? I've been waiting for them to come out, to compare to the shield. I had 2 M&P's & got rid of both, mainly due to the triggers. I refused to put that much more in them for the apex kit at the time. A poor design should be addressed by the mfr, not consumer IMO. I've always really liked the xd triggers...