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Shield 9mm hype over?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Jaybo666, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jaybo666

    Jaybo666 Clackamas Member

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    All the Shield talk has seemed to come to a halt.Bouht a XDs, still on a list for a Shield, will probably keep both
     
  2. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Fired the xds yet?
     
  3. Jaybo666

    Jaybo666 Clackamas Member

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    Not yet:(
     
  4. good2eat

    good2eat Great NW Member

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    Nope - not yet. Still a ton of people over at the Smith & Wesson forum complaining they can't find one. I think you're not hearing much because everyone knows they just aren't widely available and if you happen to come across some they are gone in a hurry - both 9mm and .40.

    Gotta say I love my .40 - perfect carry size for me and a feeat shooter.
     
  5. fishorgolf

    fishorgolf Portland Oregon Member

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    I am still hyped about my Shield, I have run about 2000 rounds through it , and look forward to going to the range on Thursday and running another 100 through it as long as the range gets there shippment of ammo.
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am interested in the Shield. It's list is 449. I am not willing to pay 550 - a common asking price, nor 700 a typical bid sale on one one of those gun auction sites.
    So I wait and look ....
     
  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    I ended up with xd-subcompact, since I couldn't find shield or xds. ain't even mad.
     
  8. beavernation1

    beavernation1 Salem Member

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    If you shot a shield you would be unhappy with your xd ...triggers are night and day different..jmo
     
  9. Taurus 617 CCW

    Taurus 617 CCW Northern Idaho Member

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    Nope. Our shop hasn't gotten a shipment of shields in 3 months. Neither has the local Cabelas.
     
  10. lazerblazer

    lazerblazer Portland Active Member

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    If I really wanted a Shield I might loiter around my local fisherman's marine every day around 1...

    Sent from my Galaxy Express!
     
  11. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    Really...? I might have to be there this afternoon. LazerBlazer, is that when they restock?
     
  12. lazerblazer

    lazerblazer Portland Active Member

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    Thats what i hear Norm

    Sent from my Galaxy Express!
     
  13. ironmike86

    ironmike86 WA Member

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    I shot the Shield. I still like my XDS. But I still wanted a Shield. Could never find one so XDS is the one. Accurate as hell.
     
  14. SmitKoWitz

    SmitKoWitz Pacific NW New Member

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    Was on a waiting list for the Shield 40 since April 2012, I was #2 on the list. Just received the call Jan 28th 2013. Two days before my birthday! Nice present I'll say :thumbup: Paid $449 + tax (quoted $418 back in April). Picked it up the 29th, cleaned it up and went out on my birthday to test it out. Had 1 FTF and 1 FTE in the first magazine load. Operator error as I see it. I tightened my grip a little and no further incidents with either the 6 or 7 round magazine. The accuracy was surprising to me, being such a light handgun. It's 5oz lighter than my Kahr MK40, 3/4" longer and 5/8" taller with a minutely .1" longer barrel. Overall on my first outing, I would say it ranks up there with the best of the small 40's, those I've shot. I like it better than the 9mm Ruger LC9, Sig P290 and the Sig P232.
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  15. Jaybo666

    Jaybo666 Clackamas Member

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    I was on a list last month at the Gun Zone. They quoted me $425. 2 weeks later they called and said I could come pick it up.Next, they said,"oh,BTW, the price is now $550". Didn't feel like getting gouged, so I turned it down. Will wait for them to be more readily available, and at MSRP
     
  16. nwtech

    nwtech Oregon Member

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    Found .40 Shields in stock at Al's ArmyNavy in Florida for $449 plus $25 shipping. No 9mm. I confirmed they had them in stock via phone.
    http://store.alsarmynavy.com/40-sw-c240.aspx

    Also, Little Bear Gunshop in Hillsboro shows a XDS for $599 in stock. I think everyone just got a shipment but they are going fast. Cornelius Fred Meyer had two last night at 7pm and they were gone by this morning at 8am.
     
  17. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    I went by Fisherman's today around 12:45 hoping to meet their truck and maybe a 9mm Shield. No dice. Guy behind the counter told me their trucks were being used solely for the PNW Sportman's show for the last few days and they wouldn't be getting a shipment till tomorrow. I'll be there again because they expect it to be big. Probably won't have a shield but, I might get lucky.
     
  18. Screwy

    Screwy Suburban Clackamas County Active Member

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    I just got a Shield used LNIB and a new XDs. Took them to the range for the first time yesterday. Loved them both but I gotta say that XDS is a rocket! Now if it only carried 17 rounds... Will post pics after coffee. :laugh:

    Screwy
     
  19. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Shields are still allocated @ distributors. Still taking multiple calls on them every week.
     
  20. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    grossly overrated gun, M&P9c is superior.
     
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