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Old April 17th, 2017, 05:03 PM   #136
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The rebate caught my eye and I started my research. The clincher was when I put a shield .45 in my hand. It just feels right and it's so easily concealed. 250 rds through the pipe now, without a failure. It'll be my ccw during the warm months and I might switch to my G30s when I wear heavy clothing, only time will tell.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 06:00 PM   #137
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I already had a M&P9 M2.0. I wanted to stay in the same family. it fits my hand better with the 8 round mag than the full size. I wanted a smaller gun to carry, and the rebate made it a heck of a deal to pickup the Shield 9.
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Old April 26th, 2017, 12:28 PM   #138
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They just fit my hand really well, and I find them a lot of fun to shoot. I now have 5 shields.

3 9's
1 40
1 45
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Old April 30th, 2017, 05:24 PM   #139
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Why the Shield?

At first it was just dumb luck. My son and I went to the club for a little fun and when we entered, S&W had factory reps there. So if you're wondering if the reps increase sales... yeah, wouldn't be here if they didn't. First of all, I'd never looked at an M&P. Never looked at a composite gun, for that matter. In fact, guns without hammers didn't exist for me! My son pointed it out and said Dad, that gun looks like something you should have! I'm sure he looked at the $281 after rebate cost, because he's the thrifty one in the family. I got excited over the weight and size! Somehow I had the belief that guns without hammers were always DA and I hate DA! But lo and behold, I was handling a Single Action... p-p-plastic gun! Oh my stars! Yes, I'm retired. I've been shooting for about 2 years as a hobby. I liked the fact that I could get 3 fingers on the grip, 4 with the ext. mag! I liked that there was no creep on the trigger and the end was a good sound snap! The trigger requires a bit much pressure, well over 6 lbs. but that is the only thing I found to complain about! To be honest, I am a CZ lover... big time! My first choice would have been the CZ 75 compact but when your waist is larger than your hips, you don't want to clip 2 1/4 pounds on your belt! I've only taken her for a spin one time so far. Frankly, the front sight was way off but even so, my groupings at 5 yds. were horrible. Every one says this gun takes a bit of practice so I'm not too worried about it. I'm a twice weekly shooter so it shouldn't take that long to get the hang of it!
All in all, I'm very pleased with this little gem. Even without the rebate, it's a hell of a good deal. Oh yes, I did order the night sights so the cost did go up to $339, but with bifocals, replacing the sights would have been job one and it would have been over $100, even doing the job myself! The original sights weren't that bad... definitely better than CZ's factory sights. The Shield is well made, tolerances are tight and very attractive to boot! I'm a happy camper!
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Old May 11th, 2017, 10:35 AM   #140
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Saw Tuesday that PSA was running the .45 at $317 shipped before rebate.
After just getting a CZ P-07 in 9mm, was looking at a P-09 but just couldn't pass
up the .45 Shield at that price.
After giving up my Shield .40 over a year ago, I guess I'm back.
Hopefully the .45 is as nice and trouble free a the .40 was.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #141
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I couldnt pass up a gun that i know will work, and for $300, so this time, i bought the shield 45...!
Did i need it, oh hell nooooo, but did i want it, oh hell yessssssss...!
You just cant beat the price for what your getting...!!!!
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Old May 12th, 2017, 12:33 PM   #142
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The rebate caught my eye and I started my research. The clincher was when I put a shield .45 in my hand. It just feels right and it's so easily concealed. 250 rds through the pipe now, without a failure. It'll be my ccw during the warm months and I might switch to my G30s when I wear heavy clothing, only time will tell.
I'll be surprised if, after you carry and shoot that Shield 45 a bit, the G30 doesn't get moved on down the road to make more room for other M&P models.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 07:42 PM   #143
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I gotta agree Rick, my G30S is a safe queen now... but if somebody comes up with the cash, it will be somebody else boat anchor. The shield 45 is sooooo much easier to carry.
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