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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #16
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My Shield 45 has been a pleasant surprise. The trigger is decent with a nice trigger break noticeably better than my Shield 9. It shoots well and we are able to keep 50 rounds within a 3 1/2 inch area at 10 yards which is decent for an old man that does not see as well as we did several years ago. We shoot 3 to 5 times a week and have a little over 1000 trouble free rounds through it. When carrying if I don't wear a light "T" shirt underneath I do feel the grips rubbing against me but have not noticed it leaving any marks.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 06:35 AM   #17
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I shoot at least 2,000 rounds a month out of my M&P`s, all have been flawless.
One particular M&P i have, (my first one i bought) well into 10,000 rounds, one recoil spring assembly replaced.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 05:58 PM   #18
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One last question , do you Shield owners see this pistol as a "shooter" pistol ? A gun that will last a lot of thousands of rounds ? Or just a limited round gun like a "keltec" that will run so far then needs rebuilt after "X" rounds ?
I believe that the Shields will run just as long as the full sized M&P's; which in my experience is quite a while.

The first M&P9 I bought back in '07 is still bone stock, and still running flawlessly.

I gave it to my wife a while back after she completed her first training class with it; a 1500 round count weekend Threat Focused Pistol course.

The only similarity between an M&P and a KelTec is that they're both guns.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 06:05 PM   #19
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OMG ! I guess I am getting old when the new generation asks simple stuff like this LOL !
Uh; I don't believe that PaPow (like me) qualifies as a "new" anything.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 10:12 PM   #20
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Uh; I don't believe that PaPow (like me) qualifies as a "new" anything.
THANKS ALOT YOU OLE`COOT....lol lol lol, hell i thought i was on to sumthin
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THANKS ALOT YOU OLE`COOT....lol lol lol, hell i thought i was on to sumthin

Hey buddy, we're like a fine wine; just getting better with age (or an acquired taste).
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Old January 6th, 2017, 09:43 PM   #22
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Hey buddy, we're like a fine wine; just getting better with age (or an acquired taste).
heheheheheheeee, aint dat the dang truth...LOL
Not to take away from the thread, but i cant wait to get my hands on both these PC 45`s i ordered, dang anticipation anyway,, its killin me...lol... i thought our patients was supposed to get better with age gawl dern it...!!!! Oh wait, we ARE the patients, in the old timers home....baaaaaaaaa hahahahaha
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No Negitive problems

My wife and I both carry the 40 Shield. I just recently purchased a 45 Shield and have fired 500+ rounds through it. Had one hang fire and I attribute that to operator error, I cleared the round patted the magazine butt and went back to shooting.
I have fired Winchester White box 180 grain, Remington, and several other name brands with no problem. The only ammo it doesn't like is Tull made in Russia.
The only complaint came from my wife who says the grip is to course so will be covering with Talon grip.
The only reason I upgraded as it would be is I grew up shooting colt 1911 so had to have the Shield in the 45.
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None with mine so far.
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My EDC 24,500 round M&P40 Shield has been 100% reliable, shoots as well as my wife's 1,000 round M&P9 Shield, and it's in comparable condition (except for some finish wear on the slide). Since the 45 Shield is probably subjected to less battering than the 40 Shield, I would imagine the 45 should fare at least as well.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 04:41 AM   #26
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My wife and I both carry the 40 Shield. I just recently purchased a 45 Shield and have fired 500+ rounds through it. Had one hang fire and I attribute that to operator error, I cleared the round patted the magazine butt and went back to shooting.

I have fired Winchester White box 180 grain, Remington, and several other name brands with no problem. The only ammo it doesn't like is Tull made in Russia.

The only complaint came from my wife who says the grip is to course so will be covering with Talon grip.

The only reason I upgraded as it would be is I grew up shooting colt 1911 so had to have the Shield in the 45.


Just the opposite for my Shields both 40 and 45.
ONLY malfunctions ever with either gun have been on WWB ammo
They both eat brass aluminum and steel case from any other mfg.

Same with my other semi autos any and all malfunctions have been with wwb ammo.


So I DO NOT OWN AND WILL NOT BUY WWB EVER!


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Old January 10th, 2017, 08:16 AM   #27
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Just the opposite for my Shields both 40 and 45.
ONLY malfunctions ever with either gun have been on WWB ammo
They both eat brass aluminum and steel case from any other mfg.

Same with my other semi autos any and all malfunctions have been with wwb ammo.


So I DO NOT OWN AND WILL NOT BUY WWB EVER!


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Seems hit and miss with WWB ammo. One thing i dont like about WWB, is every time you open the next box, you dont know if its going to be crimped primer pockets or not. Not to mention, i`ve opened WWB ammo, found corroded case`s many times. My wife an i stopped buying WWB ammo. The federal american eagle seems to do ok, as that is also a bulk loaded ammo similar to the WWB ammo. The FAE ammo seems more accurate too. I do know that the FAE is more consistant in felt recoil, sound, over the WWB ammo. Bah-bye winchester... another good company gone bad, all because of greed. They dont even make their own products anymore.
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