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Ran my Shield through a grueling class in a sand pit

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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:26 PM   #1
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Ran my Shield through a grueling class in a sand pit

I am not affiliated with this company, but took their class "When Things Go Bad". Great class!

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Originally I was going to run my M&P CORE 5", but the trainer said we would get more out of using our daily carry.

I normally carry a Shield.

Took the gun out of my vehicle, no additional oil and ran the class with the gun, an IWB, and pulled magazines from my pockets.

Not one unintentional failure (we purposely set the guns up to fail as part of the drill).

I laid the gun down on the ground (shooting range was in a sand/gravel pit).

I did not oil or service the weapon during the entire day. It was so sandy though, I had to knock the sand out of the magazines before reloading them as the followers would not move.

I am extremely confident in my Shield as a carry gun now.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a great testimonial. I will have to look for classes like that around here.
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Old September 14th, 2015, 08:15 PM   #3
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Wow, talk about a trial by fire, or trial by sand in this case!
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Old September 15th, 2015, 05:08 AM   #4
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Good to know. Thanks for the report.
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Nice! Thanks for sharing
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Old September 15th, 2015, 11:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for sharing! Love my Shield! Comfortable and confident.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #7
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Good for you for taking training, taking a "when things go bad" class, and doing it with a sub-compact.
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