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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 MarineVet1989 Read a lot of bad reviews on those. MV, I bought a few of the promag 10 rounders, they seem to ...


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Old March 5th, 2017, 06:23 AM   #121
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Read a lot of bad reviews on those.
MV,
I bought a few of the promag 10 rounders, they seem to have fixed the problem with them from the earlier ones. They changed the follower, now they seem to work pretty decent. Haven`t had a single issue yet with mine. I mainly use mine on my gun range, until proven that they are trust worthy, so far so good. I also like the fact that they`re made in the USA too.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 07:59 AM   #122
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NOPE NOT STOCK.
Stock would be S&W providing the gun with a 10rd magazine from the S&W FACTORY.

Adding a maguts kit to your stock magazine ISNOT STOCK.

It may be MG stock but it aint SW stock.
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stock magGuts...you know what I meant ..c'mon now, not "custom" as was mentioned in a previous post.

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Old March 5th, 2017, 08:01 AM   #123
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I bought a few of the promag 10 rounders, they seem to have fixed the problem with them from the earlier ones. They changed the follower, now they seem to work pretty decent. Haven`t had a single issue yet with mine. I mainly use mine on my gun range, until proven that they are trust worthy, so far so good. I also like the fact that they`re made in the USA too.
I have a Promag 10 rounder as well. It's a lot longer than the magguts+2 option so I don't really use it any more. I've probably put about 300 rounds through it though and I have not had any problems with it. I had read a lot of negative reviews on the Promags too, but If figured I'd give it go anyway.
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Nope stock
Smith & Wesson Shield | MagGuts
on my 8 round mag I now get 10 +1 in the chamber.
carrying it right now as I type


That is awesome to know. I have my CHL but it's from Florida. Texas does recognize it, but I just prefer to have my Texas LTC. Will be taking the class on the March 25th. There is a portion of qualifying where you have to shoot 10 rds and it's timed. I been trying to figure out which route to take to handle that situation since I will be using my Shield to qualify. Like I said earlier, ordered 2 Hyve +2 extensions but wasn't to sure about them accepting those. Haven't called the range and asked. I know they don't allow night sites or aftermarket triggers. Only reason I have those sitting in a box waiting to be installed, lol. Ordering some MagGuts asap. Wasn't even aware of those. Thanks for the info.
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Old March 5th, 2017, 07:46 PM   #125
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That is awesome to know. I have my CHL but it's from Florida. Texas does recognize it, but I just prefer to have my Texas LTC. Will be taking the class on the March 25th. There is a portion of qualifying where you have to shoot 10 rds and it's timed. I been trying to figure out which route to take to handle that situation since I will be using my Shield to qualify. Like I said earlier, ordered 2 Hyve +2 extensions but wasn't to sure about them accepting those. Haven't called the range and asked. I know they don't allow night sites or aftermarket triggers. Only reason I have those sitting in a box waiting to be installed, lol. Ordering some MagGuts asap. Wasn't even aware of those. Thanks for the info.
shot another 100 rounds using them today . no issues. I looked at the Hyve but they look like they add a bit more length to the grip than the MagGuts option.
I may be wrong about that but it sure looks like that to me. I am actually going to order another +2 kit tonight as I have a couple more 8 round mags that are still stock. being able to carry 10+1 and a 10 round mag in such a small package is very appealing to me. I love my 9C but I like the option of being able to go 10 rounds in a single stack if I want to.
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That is awesome to know. I have my CHL but it's from Florida. Texas does recognize it, but I just prefer to have my Texas LTC. Will be taking the class on the March 25th. There is a portion of qualifying where you have to shoot 10 rds and it's timed. I been trying to figure out which route to take to handle that situation since I will be using my Shield to qualify. Like I said earlier, ordered 2 Hyve +2 extensions but wasn't to sure about them accepting those. Haven't called the range and asked. I know they don't allow night sites or aftermarket triggers. Only reason I have those sitting in a box waiting to be installed, lol. Ordering some MagGuts asap. Wasn't even aware of those. Thanks for the info.


Wont matter how many rounds the mag is capable of holding.

They instruct you to load 3 or 5 or 7 whatever the number is for the section being shot.
At least that is how it was at the one I attended almost 4 yrs ago.



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Bought my Shield 45 to replace a Ruger LCP. The LCP was a great pocket gun and nearly weightless, but a handful to shoot accurately with only two fingers. Needed more real estate for my grip and the Shield is a great compromise. What amazes me is how "soft" the little 45 shoots. Love this pistol!
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I picked up the shield for the size of the pistol as well as the new stippling on the grip. The steel 3 dot sites help as well.
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Old March 21st, 2017, 05:39 PM   #129
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It all started with my youngest daughter not feeling safe and asking for one of my pistols. She is a great shot so it was not a stretch to give her one. I decided to give her my glock g42. That prompted the search for a new carry piece. At the time G43's (my first choice) were unobtainium here in Washington at the time. I walked into a local pawn shop and tried out a few carry pistols. The Shield just felt natural in my hand. Then, my local big box store had their yearly "employee sale" good price extra mag. I popped for it and have been happy ever since. I have done two mods to it because of my arthritis. An apex polished sear and an apex trigger. Lastly, I put a talon grip tape on it. I have about 1500 rounds through it, I carry it everywhere I go and for me it is the perfect ccw tool.
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Someone wanted my KelTek P-11 more than I did but I still wanted a smaller concealable 9mm and the Shield fit the bill. Much nicer to shoot than the P-11 didn't hurt either. Having Tru-Glo sights installed this week and I should be happy. Like the size, feel and shoot ability of the weapon and very happy with my decision.
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