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I got on a waiting list for the M&P Shield 9 today WooHoo!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Navman, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Now begins the long wait like a little kid at Christmas.

    I'm just going to have to try to forget about it until "The Call" comes :thumbup:

    There's only 18 ahead of me :(
     
  2. jb11

    jb11 salem Active Member

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    so what is the deal with smith?why can't they get them out any quicker then they have been?doe's any body have an official reason why?
     
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  3. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    I don't understand everything I know about it jb but I think they are moving as fast as they can get them to stores

    I contacted a store in Portland, Gresham and Eugene and all had a waiting list.

    Now multiply that by every gun store accross the USA and they fell behind.

    S&W had 3,000 already made when they announced the Shield which spread them around the Country and into the hands of gun owners and the feedback from the field began the backlog.

    At least we can "watch" them being made in the meantime lol

    M&p shield assembly - YouTube
     
  4. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    I was lucky and found one the weekend they came out in April and have shot mine quite a bit and have never had any sort of failure with it. Super easy conceal carry weapon to carry and fire. Picked up a holster from another member here that makes high quality holsters (stmcelroy) for a good price, bought a 2nd one from him for my XDS.
    I have herd the assembly line at S&W is so slow becasue of the overseas law enforcement orders need to be filled.
     
  5. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Saw a used one in the gun shop about a month ago. Dont get the hype. Basically the same size as my M&Pc. Less ammo and with a thinner less comfortable grip.

    But hey that is why they make different guns in different models for different people.
     
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  6. 86k5krawler

    86k5krawler newberg,or New Member

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    i have been on a waiting list since september 18th with only one person in front of me. while waiting ive seen two come up for sale in the classifieds.
    Hang in there the phone will ring before the new year!.lol
     
  7. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    i saw/handled a couple in August or so... about the time i was kinda interested in the XDs.
    the Shield was in stock, but i couldn't find an XDs anywhere.
    now some local shops have the XDs in stock, but no Shields.
     
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  8. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I have never looked into these. IS there a big upside to these over a baby Glock ?
     
  9. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Well now that makes me feel a lot more better.... I think? lol
     
  10. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    No question at least in my little mind Glock makes a fine handgun but for me I can't get past the safety in the trigger = no safety.

    I just can't risk an negligent discharge like some have had including a better trained than me (but careless for having it loaded) DEA agent doing a class on safety and shooting himself in the foot with a Glock 40.

    If they made the M&P Shield in single action with a safety it would be the best of both worlds at least for me.
     
  11. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion no. This gun is basically the same overall size as the M&Pc which is basically the same size as the G26/27. The "big" selling point on the Shield is they are a single stack mag so the grip is thinner and "more concealable".

    As I said above though there are people that will think it is worth it and that is why there are so many styles.
     
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  12. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    I had the M&P compact when I bought my Shield and what I like about it that the Sheild is more compact (thinner) and it is lighter to carry. I carry mine with the extended mag so I have 9 rounds ready to rock.

    The XDS on the other had has become my new carry piece so the Shield my have to go by the way side or just hang on to it, just not sure yet. It would be nice if they came out with one in .45ACP though, I would be all over that.

    As far as Glock is concerned, I have had a few and just can't get used to them with that goofy grip angle and the terrible trigger setup. I like that they come apart easy for cleaning and that they go bang everytime you pull the trigger. They also have a mean look to them were the M&P looks soft.
     
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    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I may have to look into these. I have a Glock 27 atm but it tends to feel squirrly in my hand due to the stubby handle.
     
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    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    I started looking at getting one a couple weeks ago. Found 6 for sale Friday. Mine will be here Monday.
     
  15. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I like the looks of them and am sure they will sell briskly. I think that new Taurus that has the double strike capability deserves a look also.

    Good luck with your new Shield when you get it, I hope you will give us a report once you have time to take it to the range.
     
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    ironmike86 WA Member

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    If you consider the M&P compact and Sub Glock Par...I have the same reason for wanting a Shield or Xds. Smaller. All these guns are used for concealed carry. Can never find a Shield...But I'm still not sure on the Xds yet??
     
  17. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    The hype around the Shield blows my mind. It's the same size as a Kahr CW9, Ruger LC9, etc. It seems to be a solid product, among a number of solid products.
     
  18. ironmike86

    ironmike86 WA Member

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    The Shield is alot better than the Lc9. Dunno about the Kahr
     
  19. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    "Better" is subjective. Being a trigger guy, I share your opinion of Shield vs LC9. In my opinion, the CW9 and Walther PPS are on equal footing with the Shield. Then again, I think many people get so caught up in how small pistols are, that they wind up going a lot smaller than they have to.

    Of course, it is all up to the individual. Each of us gets to decide what to do with or own time and money.

    /shrug
     
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  20. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    Along with what RBid said I don't understand how people can buy guns like this without ever holding one. How do you know it fits you? How do you know the sites come up for you? How do you know if you can easily reach all the controls?

    Before I got my M&P compact I was totally against compacts because they don't fit me well at all. When the shop guy handed it to me it fit so well it has been my carry gun for 3-4 years now.