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S&W Shield, I'm impressed

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by unionguy, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. unionguy

    unionguy Portland Active Member

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    I'm a big fan of the M&P series...recently picked up the Shield in 9mm...and put a few hundred rounds through it at the range yesterday.

    Quick Thoughts: Nice little gun! It manages recoil surprisingly well. I was returning to original hold very, very quickly for fast follow-up shots. Honestly, I was shooting my M&P9C (compact) at the same trip and could not notice any difference in recoil between them!

    Accuracy was as good as I was....I was only firing at 5 and 7 yards.

    Sights are skinny but more than adequate.
     
  2. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The wife likes her 9mm.
    I like to carry it in the summer it's easy to hide with shorts on.
     
  3. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Like mine, but prefer the SA XDs.
     
  4. Jay03

    Jay03 Salem, OR Member

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    I sold mine in .40 and regret it. It was a nice shooter and concealed well. I guess I wanted to go even smaller because I dont have alot of places on my body to conceal a pistol(im skinny and dont wear baggy clothes). But I should have kept it. Go much smaller and you lose accuracy and shoot ability in my opinion. Im thinking about an XDs in .45 though. Just because I like the round so much and smith doesnt make the shield in .45.... bummer.
     
  5. WhyteCheddar

    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    One of these is next on my list.
     
  6. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Apex makes a great kit for the shield. For $160 you can get an aluminum 1 piece trigger with a glock style trigger safety, a better machined sear, striker block, and trigger springs that make the trigger and reset a lot more consistent.
    https://apextactical.com/store/product-info.php?pid78.html
     
  7. Jleepga

    Jleepga Vancouver, WA Member

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    I love my .40. Someday I'll add the Apex kit, but for now I'm just going to keep it stock.
     
  8. JohnnyD

    JohnnyD Vancouver Bang Bang

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    I liked the 9mm shield alot and love my m&p 9c but I prefer my xds over the shield.
     
  9. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    Shot again today. Its great. Just got Talon grips (granule) Others shot it and loved it. One friend shot and loves it compared to his XDs 45. Wanted to buy my shield.
     
  10. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Fisherman's Marine has an ad on them.....
    $399.00! That's $40.00 less than I paid for mine when I got it last summer.
     
  11. pdx225

    pdx225 Hillsboro Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Add the TFO NS and you are good to go on the shield, love mine. I've gone through the Walther PPS, Kimber Ultra Carry II, Glock 19, H&K P30, Sig P938, Springfield XDs...this was was my journey to the shield. I've had it for a year now and will probably have it for a few more. For me, it's the perfect balance of comfort, shootability (is that a word?), and concealment. Plus the extended mag gives me 9+1.

    That's my 2 cents. ;)
     
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  12. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    NW Armory $389
     
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    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've had mine for over a year and it's been great. Easy to carry, comfortable to shoot. My only complaint initially was finding magazines for a reasonable price, but the supply seems to be better these days.

    For those of you who live in Western WA, Federal Way Discount Guns & Indoor Range is running a Smith & Wesson event this weekend (Fri/Sat). I believe they're offering cash/debit card discounts on several S&W guns, including the Shield... along with try-before-you-buy range rental sessions.
     
  14. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    $359 at Sportsmans in Hillboro
     
  15. hker71

    hker71 Portland Metro Area Active Member

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    I shot a buddy's 40 Shield and really liked it. My wife and I have XDs 45s, but I think I'm going to get a Shield too. The 40 Shield felt a lot more comfortable to shoot. I just wish the mags weren't so hard to find.
     
  16. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Fishermans in Tigard seems to have the spare mags every time I am in there.
     
  17. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine from a forum member having had a full size M&P, I love the concealment and accuracy. Full size 40 is my HK which can't be beat.
     
  18. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you are in the Portland area, bring your Shield to Tri County for the April 13th IDPA Bug stages.
    BUG stages = no holster!

    Everything you need to know here: http://tc-idpa.org/

    IDPA BUG = Back Up Gun, but if you read the rules, those work out to be fairly large :)


    The Shield can be used as a Stock Service Pistol too.
     
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    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a Shield 40 from my son in law. Kinda backed into the deal. First time I held it I didn't like the shape of the front strap of the frame, but by the time I shot it I didn't notice it. Really like it and shoot it well.
    I think I'll hang onto it for a while.
     
  20. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I picked one up used in .40 for $249. It was full of pocket lint but other than that looks unused.
    Great little gun, I am impressed!!