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This is a discussion on What made you decide to buy a Shield ? within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Originally Posted by DadRoman Yessir. ...although I will admit that a 10 round single stack does start to get "lengthy" so the CCW argument starts ...


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Old May 9th, 2016, 09:50 AM   #61
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Yessir.

...although I will admit that a 10 round single stack does start to get "lengthy" so the CCW argument starts to come into play.

But it was directed towards Jager's comment on "sacrificing capacity". We (mamma) made the choice not to sacrifice capacity.
Using using one of the legendary Promag magazines?
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Old May 9th, 2016, 03:06 PM   #62
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Using using one of the legendary Promag magazines?
Yep, havent had a lick of trouble from them (knock on wood)

I did disassemble, buff, clean, grease before use. Also found them to be a little too tight to lock in and sanded the spacers to suit.

Been thru 100's of rounds with no problem. Me and momma like the additional grip you can get on the extension area. We dont even get the 7 & 8 out anymore at the range, although I found the 8 with the Pearce extension to be very nice in feel, comfort, & handling.

...but I admit, thats just us.....YMMV

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Old May 10th, 2016, 04:57 AM   #63
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Those other guys

The G43 was available when I got my Shield but I was a little disappointed in the overall packaging. Compared to a PPS, LC9s or Shield the Glock just felt like it was bigger than it should be for the capacity. Like their single stack .45, they didn't seem to trim as much off the width as they could have.

A lot of people I know that bought the G42/43s pocket carry theirs, seems like shaping/beveling the slide would have helped with printing.

I've had a few Glocks in the past and my last one was a gen4 G19. IMHO if you want a Glock, that's the best one in terms of size/capacity, but still too big for me.
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I looked at 1/2 dozen single stack 9s for my Wife and I to take to the CCL class we will take this Spring. Initially the Shield was my last choice. I started to evaluate pistols. I will not carry a striker fired gun with no safety, exit G43 and PPS-two great guns. The CM9 didn't feel good in my hand-the trigger was terrible. Ditto PF9, Nano. My choice was the LC9s, Wife Shield. I really wanted a common platform for the two of us, shared mags and holsters. We held both and the Shield felt best for us. IMHO it is the best SS 9 for concealed carry.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 06:52 PM   #65
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I passed my concealed carry class and started looking at all the different options. I looked at everything out there and when I held the shield it just felt right, liked how thin and light it was. The price was great. I purchased it and waited for my license to arrive, as soon as I received my CHL it's been on my hip since.

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Knew I wanted to get a CC and a few coworkers carry the shield. Ive fired a few rounds through the gun and like the way it feels. And with it being so slim its a great option to conceal.

Then I found it for sale and paid $297 out the door. Couldn't beat the deal for a brand new pistol.
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Old July 9th, 2016, 04:36 PM   #67
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Knew I wanted to get a CC and a few coworkers carry the shield. Ive fired a few rounds through the gun and like the way it feels. And with it being so slim its a great option to conceal.

Then I found it for sale and paid $297 out the door. Couldn't beat the deal for a brand new pistol.
Man, couldn't beat that price...good deal. Hey, welcome to the forum....from a Middle Tennessean.
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Yep, havent had a lick of trouble from them (knock on wood)

I did disassemble, buff, clean, grease before use. Also found them to be a little too tight to lock in and sanded the spacers to suit.

Been thru 100's of rounds with no problem. Me and momma like the additional grip you can get on the extension area. We dont even get the 7 & 8 out anymore at the range, although I found the 8 with the Pearce extension to be very nice in feel, comfort, & handling.

...but I admit, thats just us.....YMMV
Do you know the model number for the mag? Looked at their site and not sure which is the one. I'm new to the Shield.
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For me it was the best option at the time for reliability, concealability, and value. Still a great choice today.
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The fact that I could not advance on the castle wall without the archer's arrows penetrating my cheap armor.
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I went with the PC shield to get my hands on a carry gun with a stock trigger I liked. The ported barrel was just a bonus. Plus I switched from and XDS .45 to 9mm Shield purely as a cost saving measure on ammo. I like to shoot my carry gun a LOT, and the shield is very good shooter too. The PC Shield trigger blows the XDS trigger out of the water. I am VERY happy with my 9mm PC Shield.

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Price, size, but MAINLY ease of use/handling...I only have about 10% use of my strong hand due to a motorcycle accident. I have owned several different brands of carry guns over the last 25 years. After the accident I was left with several limitations. I have to carry in the appendix positions so I needed something small, thin, easy to draw and I am a big fan of larger caliber pistols. To be honest I wasn't sure if I could be a fan of the Shield. After a lot of research, I decided to give the Shield 40 a chance. Been carrying it for over a month in a CYA IWB holster. I couldn't be more pleased. It is the perfect EDC pistol for me. Honesty, I didn't think I would be happy with it and that I would end up selling it and stepping down yet another caliber. Unlike the others, the shield works very well with my disabilities. I have added fixxxer mag extenders and I have ordered Talon grips. Next are some Night sights then IMHO I will have the perfect concealed carry pistol for everyday carry. Love, love, love my Shield.
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Old July 20th, 2016, 01:25 PM   #73
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Looked at a bunch and then 1 day a girl at the range had one and she let me pop a clip out of it and I was sold. Now to the range this weekend while the wife & daughter take there CCW class. Can't wait!
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Old July 21st, 2016, 12:29 PM   #74
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Do you know the model number for the mag? Looked at their site and not sure which is the one. I'm new to the Shield.
Its a PROMAG not an OEM product. Promag is a bit notorious for having products that just dont quite work like you want but these 10 rounders are not in that class (just our experience...YMMV)

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Liked my 40 so much I just picked up the 45 shield today.
Will go "break it in" tomorrow.
Shield is to me the best all around CC pistol
Small compact light reliable and accurate.


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