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Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by gunfreak, May 15, 2013.

  1. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    Pick up a Shield 40 yesterday. Love it.
     
  2. Glock23gp

    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    Congrats. Got my 9mm in Sept and also love it. Want a .40 now too.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
     
  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Shield 9mm a few months back and wasn't impressed. Took me a bit of time to warm up to it. Now I like it enough that I bought the .40 at the sale Fishermans had last week.
     
  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    @Glock - Get a S&W replacement barrel & mag - about $100 and you have 2 guns in one.

    Some 3rd party barrels seem to have challenges with the conversion - much discussing on the S&W Forums.
     
  5. Glock23gp

    Glock23gp Newport / Salem Active Member

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    Fairly certain you cant go from 9-40 but I know you can go 40-9. Not sure on the shields what the difference is.

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  6. Zepoll

    Zepoll Keizer Active Member

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    Got my 9mm about a month after they came out. Love it.

    Put some Talon Grips on it and it made world of difference in my opinion.
     
  7. gunfreak

    gunfreak Boise Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a grip fan. Every glock I've own had hogus grips, I take them off.
    I find that the extended mag is perfect for me.
     
  8. ConcealedCarrie

    ConcealedCarrie People's Republic of Washington Member

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    I got off to a slow start with mine, too...but I just put new sights on it (the dot on my factory front sight had fallen off after about 100 rounds, which sucked) and gave it another chance...I'm shooting it much better than I was and I think I'm going to love it after all.

    Not as much as my Glock 19, but... :)
     
  9. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I still prefer my G19 to the Shield, and I shoot a more accurately with it. However I've improved with the Shield and will use it in the summer as it will conceal better under thin/lightweight summer clothing.
     
  10. Major Payne

    Major Payne PNW Active Member

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    Not the most a accurate but I love mine in 9mm
     
  11. Walkbyfaith

    Walkbyfaith Puyallup, wa Member

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    I would love to own one, but when you can find one they are stupid expensive. Buying a Sig P938 from my buddy instead.
     
  12. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Prices are coming down and availability going up. I paid $439 for mine and I've seen some people paying even less.
     
  13. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Considering my poor skill set for things of this nature, I fully admit I thought it was difficult, and to be honest I thought it tougher than installing the DCAEK on my full size VTAC M&P.
     
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    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    I heard the rear sights get damaged badly by the procedure - is that true? There were some opinions that if you are installing the kit, you might as well install new (tritium, etc.) sights.

    What stops me from liking the idea is the fact that even if you manage to keep the sights intact, you are essentially messing up the aim and may need to re-adjust the sights afterwards.

    However, I have also heard opinions that installing the USB is simply unnecesary (it only eliminates some of the "grit"), and the remainder of the APEX kit is worth installing anyway. I may do it once the price drops, not worth ~$90 IMHO.
     
  17. Netspirit

    Netspirit Bellevue, WA Active Member

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    LowPriceGuns will have both 9mm and .40 on sale this coming Saturday. No clue about pricing.
     
  18. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I needed two- his and hers. I get the .40, he gets the 9mm :)
     
  19. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Luckily I had access to a sight removal tool very similar to the $100 one that Brownells sells, without it and I can only imagine I would have had a disaster on my hands. Zeroing was not an issue as I actually had the trigger kit prior to purchasing the firearm. I had thought about night sights but I already had Crimson Trace LG-489 and I took a long time to adjust to using the VTAC sights on my full size M&P I didnt feel like learning something new lol. If VTAC were to make something that fit on the Shield I might look into it though. I did re-zero after the install, with no ill effects. In comparison to the APEX kit for the full size M&P and that of the Shield, I actually found the improvement most noticeable on the Shield. The "grit" is still slightly more pronounced on the full size, though considerably less than oem. Oddly enough it does seem to be improving with use.
     
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