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Shield 9mm review

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by ORHunter79, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 ... Active Member

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    Got me a S&W M&P shield in 9mm. Here is my review of this great little gun. Let me know what you think about the vid and what I may have left out or done better. Thanks.

    S&W M&P Shield 9mm Review - YouTube
     
  2. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    How much was it and did they have more than one in stock?
     
  3. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 ... Active Member

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    Retail was $450, got it for less, he could have easily charged me much more. Tom is an upstanding guy. No, unfortunately only one in stock and the rest on back order with unknown expected arrival dates. To tell the truth, this one wasn't even for sale, it was a "show and tell" gun incase someone wanted to handle one. The guys at Lost Creek Armory, in Bend, had pity on me and sold it to me. If there is one gun shop where the owner does it for the love of guns and not just for money, it's Tom.
     
  4. Nick Burkhardt

    Nick Burkhardt NE Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Ok too far of a drive for me anyway. I have seen the 9mm Shield advertized from $379 to $500 and was just wondering what the going price was now days.
     
  5. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 ... Active Member

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    Bud's online has it for $450...which I was willing to pay, maybe even more. Tom gave it to me for $400.
     
  6. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Nice review. I love my 40 shield.
     
  7. ORHunter79

    ORHunter79 ... Active Member

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    Thanks. How's the recoil on that thing? Seem like a 40 would kick quite a bit in such a small package.
     
  8. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    It really isn't bad. I had a full size MP40 and the recoil is similar. I have had a hard time finding mags, I did pick one up at the gun show this weekend. I love the accuracy and the concealment, I carry it I a uncle mikes in the pocket holster.

     
  9. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    8-round magazines for the Shield are extremely hard to find, while 7-rounders are everywhere. Everybody is after the bigger one, since presumably it is a bit better at the range (and as a backup magazine).

    Quite frankly, it is not a range gun at all. You will not impress anyone with your groups as much as you can with a full-size M&P, and the magazines run out fast so you either have to reload them constantly, or haul a ton of loaded ones from home.
     
  10. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    Check Keith's, I was told they were taking deposits on them to hold one and the cost was $400
     
  11. fishorgolf

    fishorgolf Portland Oregon Member

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    I've run about 2000 rds through my sheild 9mm and tonight lost a rear sight insert , for the second time. Front one once, rear one once. I shot my new P238 pearl for the first time tonight and could say after a half box I was out shooting the sheild before the lost sight.
     
  12. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Yeah but a p238 while very nice is almost twice what a shield is costing.
     
  13. ConcealedCarrie

    ConcealedCarrie People's Republic of Washington Member

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    I lost my front one after 100 rounds. I just put tritium sights on it at that point. Glad I did!
     
  14. Navman

    Navman Canby Oregon Active Member

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    Glad to see I'm not the only one that shoots the Shield with the first joint of the finger on the trigger.

    Tried to use the recommended pad of the finger but doesn't feel right with this gun so small

    Great review and love my Shield, well worth the 4 month wait
     
  15. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    If you lose that white sight dot, just drop a tiny bit of white nail polish into the hole and let it dry for a few minutes.