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What made you decide to buy a Shield ?

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Old December 30th, 2015, 08:28 AM   #31
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New here to the forum. I'm a lifelong rifle shooter (50+ years) but, have never owned (or shot for that matter) a handgun. Weird, I know. I've wanted to purchase one for the last couple of years mostly for concealed carry but, I also do a ton of volunteer trailwork for the Forest Service up the canyon near my home in Utah. Much of the trailwork I do I'm doing on my own so, I'm in remote areas by myself a lot. I've had two close bear encounters over the past three years as well as a couple of big cat encounters. Not that a 9mm may do a whole lot to an angry bear but, psychologically, it makes me feel safer and it'll work better than throwing rocks! Anyway, again, more for concealed carry than anything so I wanted something on the small, low profile side. I'm a slim 6'8" so I have ginormous hands (thin, not fat). None of the small handguns I looked at felt good in my big hands- until my local gun store guy showed me the M&P Shield. With the extended 8 round magazine, it actually felt pretty good and I can get a decent grip on it. I bought it two months ago and have now put about 400 rounds through it. There's nothing not to love about this firearm!
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Old December 30th, 2015, 03:52 PM   #32
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I ordered one in 9MM just prior Christmas and it was put on back order. Just changed the order to the Performance Center Model. Still on back order but I'm in no hurry. $403.00 out the door.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 06:04 AM   #33
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Shield on BO funny they are on the shelves of the local stores in my area.


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Old January 1st, 2016, 04:52 AM   #34
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I wanted a small, easily concealable 9mm right after I got my CHL. Narrowed it down to the XDs and the Shield. After seeing lots of complaints with the XDs, plus the recall, plus the $100 or so more difference in cost, I went with the Shield.

Now I know I made the right choice.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 06:00 AM   #35
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I traded a higher dollar gun that I felt was too large (Oh! It shot so sweet) for two new guns even up at a Gun Shop. I got a new Shield 9 and SA XDS 45 4 inch.

The small pistol I normally carry is a Sig P938.
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Old January 1st, 2016, 06:59 AM   #36
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Originally had a MP9c but felt it was too bulky to carry. Then tried the CM9 but couldn't get used to the trigger. Then the Shield came out and the rest was history!
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Old January 4th, 2016, 04:47 PM   #37
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I initially did a good bit of research after first holding a Shield 9 in my LGS. The press and reviews of this gun are really favorable, as all of you know. I returned to the shop and held it again. Bought a 9 last week but haven't had a chance to fire it yet. Hope it shoots as nice as it feels in the hand...
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Old January 5th, 2016, 05:06 AM   #38
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I have had my carry permit for a couple years,but I have never had a gun I was comfortable with.Too bulky,heavy,etc.. my son in law bought a Shield and raved about it.After shooting it for a day,I was sold.My LGS was running a sale ($329) ,and I popped for one.Never opened the box until I got home.Bonus!! The gun had a Crimson Trace green laser installed.Loving this gun.
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Old January 5th, 2016, 07:20 PM   #39
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I have had my carry permit for a couple years,but I have never had a gun I was comfortable with.Too bulky,heavy,etc.. my son in law bought a Shield and raved about it.After shooting it for a day,I was sold.My LGS was running a sale ($329) ,and I popped for one.Never opened the box until I got home.Bonus!! The gun had a Crimson Trace green laser installed.Loving this gun.
Crimson trace Shield for $329? Whoa, you stole that one...nice find
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Old January 8th, 2016, 04:23 PM   #40
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If I had to do it over I would have bought a Glock 43. I hate the shield trigger. I will keep the shield (for now). I just ordered a Glock 19. I realize they are different guns.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:21 PM   #41
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Reliability and compactness. If I want pretty, I'll pull my Kimber out of the safe and look at it. If I want reliability, I'll carry my Shield.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:21 PM   #42
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I am a glock owner and wanted something different. I am not sorry I got the shield, except, the week after I got it they released the performance version, I am really kind of ticked about it. If the gun shop had told me, I would have waited and spent the extra cheerfully. They really ought to make that decision the customers. It seems to me they were too worried about not making the deal on the table. Instead they now have an unhappy customer. I am also annoyed that none of this was in the literature only one week before release.
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Old January 8th, 2016, 07:40 PM   #43
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Thinness and then actually shooting one.
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Old January 12th, 2016, 04:48 AM   #44
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After owning several compact 9mm pistols I finally held a Shield. It felt the best in my hand so I bought it on the spot. I was pleasantly surprised how well I shot it and it carries well on my frame. tom.
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Old January 13th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #45
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Self-defense.

I knew that unless I had a Shield to defend myself with, my daughter was going to steal my 9C. I bought the Shield as an alternative so that when she started poking around in the gun closet, I had something else to offer. I knew I couldn't say no -- never have been.

But in its short stay with me, it got an Apex sear and some other goodies and I kinda got to like it. But not as well as I like my 9c.
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