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Old July 25th, 2016, 06:42 PM   #76
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I bought my performance center Shield because the LGS saw me come in the door. I buy a lot of guns and when he saw me he pulled out the PC Shield and said look at this. I have the G43 and Love it but that PC Shield sure did call my name. So now I will rotate between the Shield and the G43. The G43 carries just a little easier in the pocket do to grip length though.
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Old August 31st, 2016, 04:10 PM   #77
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Hi Guys (and gals!) hey first post but I thought this would be a good thread. If there is a new members thread I haven't come across it yet. I just picked up my M&P Shield 9mm last week and appreciate the resources of a community of like-minded folks.

I have a G22, so I was thinking 40, but really wanted cheaper ammo and am also thinking of swapping that bad boy out for a 9 (or, maybe just adding another pistol to the quiver). What I should have done was go to the range and try all the 9MM compacts and was considering the Kahr, but after watching the nutnfancy review on youtube that is 20+ minutes I just decided to pull the trigger on the M&P 9mm.
So, that was a significant factor, I took the advice of someone whom shoots several guns and gave some good objective advice. Also, and I have very large hands, I liked the feel and grip, and was specifically looking for a single stack for concealment. Lastly, the price point was right in the wheelhouse. So that is why I picked up the Shield. I have been to the range once, I picked up roughly a dozen different brands of ammo and have shot about 8 of those through the shield. I don't have any scientific assessment but it sure seems like I am getting better groupings at 10 yards on some of them. More trials to come. Cheers - TDA
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Old August 31st, 2016, 07:24 PM   #78
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Old August 31st, 2016, 08:15 PM   #79
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I bought my Shield for two reasons. I carry every day while working so I needed something lighter than my full size M&P 40sw. I also bought mine in 9mm due to ammo costs for larger calibers.
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Old September 1st, 2016, 08:43 AM   #80
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Well, I bought a 9mm 1911 last year not intending to carry, but just have for home defense. Now with crazy stuff going on and the threat to first responders I decided it was time to have something to carry. I thought for sure I would get an XDs due to my good experience with Springfield, but several people also recommended the Shield. I went to my lgs and he didn't have an XDs in stock to try holding. I went somewhere else and handled the XDs and didn't like it, so I went back to my lgs and sprung for the shield. It felt better in my hand, had great reviews, looked better than the blocks and cost significantly less. Done.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 05:22 AM   #81
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Because I like guns and LED lights on my truck and I can't sleep.

I am always buying something when I can find a deal on it.

I purchased one when they came out because my daughter wanted one.
I ran some rounds through it and liked it.
Gave it to her for her EDC.

Then my wife wanted to upgrade from a .380 so I bought two 10 minutes after she said that so we could train together.

I have previously said, I am a 1911 guy and when I couldn't carry that, I carried an LC9 in my back pocket. After getting comfortable with the shield and since it's summer, I started EDC it. When I go back to wearing blue jeans instead of shorts on my not working hours, I will go back to a 1911.
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Old October 2nd, 2016, 12:42 AM   #82
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Tired of carrying either my 1911 Kimber Custom Tactical hd or my Glock21SF.Both to cumbersome.Now the Shield will be in the CCW rotation.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 08:29 PM   #83
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When I join this forum I didn't own a M&P,so when I decided to purchase one I chosed the 40 Shield over the 9mm because I had 9mm's already in my collection.Different name brands but 9mm's.
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Old October 18th, 2016, 02:58 PM   #84
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I had VERY bad luck with the first 9mm shield standard i bought...couldn`t hit the broad side of a barn with it, even if you were 5 feet from it. Hated the standard trigger, but after doing EXTENSIVE trigger work, the trigger work i did was super smooth, BUT the accuracy was still horrible.

My brother had the 9 PC, two of my friends both had the 9 PC`s. They all welcomed me to try their PC`s, so i tried them all...i was blown away at how much nicer of a gun the PC was over my standard shield. So, here i go, i bit the all might dollar, dumped the 9 shield standard, drove 240 miles round trip to buy the 9 PC i have now, and absolutely NO regrets whatsoever.

With my own handloads, i can keep the grouping at 1 inch @ 10yrds. (factory ammo was 2.0 at best - which is still great for a 3inch barrel...!!!!) Buying this 9 PC shield restored my almost lost faith in S&W. Also recently bagged a brand new fullsize CORE 9L Ported... omg does that thing drive tacks.

S&W M&P "performance center" still builds some of the nicest production race guns on the planet. Just can`t beat`m for the money. Try turning a standard shield into a replica PC, it`ll cost you twice what an actual shield PC would cost you to buy from the S&W dealers.

Owner of many glocks, they are now retired to my gun safe. Reason being, the M&P PC smokes every glock 9 i own for accuracy. You can have a 100 rounds in a glock, but its totally useless if you cant hit anything with it. The Shield 9mmPC, i trust it with my life...it hits bulleye`s ALL DAY LONG...!

9mm SHIELD- PERFORMANCE CENTER.........buy it, you wont regret it (and its cheaper than glock pistols)

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Old October 24th, 2016, 07:43 AM   #85
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Aside from the great reviews it had, the instant I picked it up it felt "right". It hasn't disappointed. Good sights, good hand feel, accurate, strong as an ox. What's not to like?
Recently hefted a Shield 45. It instantly felt the same way.. "just right". May have to get one.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 02:26 AM   #86
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I was looking for a smaller conceal weapon for my wife. Did extensive research on different guns and the Shield won out. The complaints about the trigger concerned me, but my full size 9mm trigger is great. Got her Shield home, ran 150 rds through it and found the trigger smooth as butter....she loves it and shoots well with it too. Benched it to test accuracy and was impressed. Great firearm, great price.
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Old October 26th, 2016, 03:57 AM   #87
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Aside from the great reviews it had, the instant I picked it up it felt "right". It hasn't disappointed. Good sights, good hand feel, accurate, strong as an ox. What's not to like?
Recently hefted a Shield 45. It instantly felt the same way.. "just right". May have to get one.
Well, now that you've handled the Shield 45...you know you're going to wind up buying one. I did
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Old October 26th, 2016, 03:33 PM   #88
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Made the mistake of buying a XDs first!

At my favorite gun store these guys always treat me well. 3 weeks ago I bought a 9mm Xds, I have a hand gun range in our woods, so I took it and shot it as much as I could it had jam after jam, This was a used gun, that looked as if it had not been shot much. Now I know the reason why! very unreliable.

I still wanted a gun in that size. I found the M&P Shield filled that bill. I bought it and have run 50 rounds through it not a single jam, what a delight! This shield is a 40S&W, I was surprised the recoil wasn't really as bad as expected.

Carolina Guns and Gear where I purchased the gun gave me my purchase price on the XDs towards the shield. So it was pretty much a even trade for a better and a new gun.
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Old November 27th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #89
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I had a Sig P239 40 cal. It was a nice gun just too heavy. Went back and forth between the XD-s 9mm and Shield 9mm. Read all the reviews I could and from what I read the reliability between the two was a wash. No clear winner. The fact it was reliable according to reviews, the factory night sights vs fiber optic front sight on the XD-s, the 3rd magazine (one 7 rd and two 8 round), the weight savings over the XD-s and the price difference of only $10 sold me on the Shield. The Shield was $10 more but with night sights and extra mag it was the winner. Just purchased it yesterday so haven't shot it yet.
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Old November 28th, 2016, 02:12 PM   #90
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Being 6'6" and with large hands I tried many guns before I tried the Shield. I found that the Shield felt best in hand but wish they built the weapon with multiple grip inserts to afford a better fit. I have learned to shoot it pretty good by watching Hitchock45 videos. Honor Defence "Houor Guard" has grip sizes that come with the gun and I may try it in the future.
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