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Old February 1st, 2017, 02:49 PM   #16
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New to the forum and to the Shield. From all the lurking and researching I've been doing, it seems that most owners are upgrading their triggers and/or sights on their Shields. I know that S&W has their Perf Center line with those upgrades already done. But it seems the consensus with quite a few folks is that with the price difference, they really aren't too keen on the porting for an EDC, and that the APEX upgrade may be better? So it would seem that S&W might listen to their customers and provide an intermediate upgrade (M2.0 or whatever they want to call it), that is priced between the standard Shield and the PC, that would offer an upgraded trigger and reset ala the M2.0 upgrade, and maybe some sight options at different price breaks. Of course, they will most likely come out with that right after I put down my money on the present offerings. Thoughts?
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Old February 1st, 2017, 06:02 PM   #17
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I doubt it but, maybe they'll make the grips more like the 45 acp shield... As far as a 4" sheild, I had a 4" XDS, it was cool but, wound up selling it and buying the shield because the role of that gun in my arsenal was/is deep concealment not comfortable shooting & high levels of accuracy .... I don't really feel like I shot the XDS any better than the shield...
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Old February 7th, 2017, 03:10 PM   #18
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I look at things differently. I'd say if you have a safety make it ambidextrous and the same goes for the slide lock. More importantly the slide lock. Safety? meh.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #19
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I would think (and prefer) they would eventually upgrade the other Shield lines to be similar to the new Shield 45 and M2.0 line. It will probably be a rolling change as they deplete the stock of existing materials from the "older" versions, then eventually they will all be like the Shield 45. Below are the main changes to the M2.0 line that may also be extended to other Shield lines (9mm and 40) similar to the Shield 45:

•Extended, redesigned chassis
•Front cocking serrations
•New aggressive grip texture/stippling
•Armornite® Durable Corrosion Resistant Finish
•Slide will not release when slamming in a new mag (this happened with the regular M&P line but not sure if the same happened to the Shields)

Thoughts??

Lastly,

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Hi all, new to S&W, and guns for that matter. Never owned a gun, used them in military though. Question: I live in Cali (I know, big collective groan), and I am receiving a "gift" from a parent in Tenn of a S&W M&P 40 M2.0. Problem is, they only sell them with 15rd mags. Cali has 10rd mag limit. I need to know if...
Shieldnewbie, not sure if you are new to online forums but your question has nothing to do with the subject of this thread. Create a new thread instead of hijacking this one. You'll get a much better response rate.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 06:48 AM   #20
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I have no idea, an if I did I'd be out buying the winning lottery ticket rather than talking to you But it can be fun to speculate and BS about it.

I see a couple of other problems...at what point is the grip getting wide enough that it's close to the 9C... I think it's only about 1/4" now. and once you approach 9c width, why not just make a double stack and add the capacity, which they already have in the 9c. I think if I were going to direct the design team, and I wanted interchangeable sizing, I'd do longer and shorter, to adjust distance to the trigger, and leave the width alone.

But I still don't see it happening...although I'd be happy to be wrong..
I`d like to see them at least give the option to change out the grip insert like the full size. It could still be undersized to the 9c. I feel to much void in the palm area of the shield line of pistols. Just a small palm swell would be really nice. These shields feel like a butter knife in my hand. Just a bit to narrow for my liking, where the 9c is to much. I`ve tried those lousy slip-on grips, those didnt work out either. I can grab onto my Sig P938 with the factory finger rubber grip, its a PERFECT FIT. It has a nice slight palm swell, but its not my choice of a CCW gun. I would hate to give up on the shield due to the way the gun fits me, but if another company builds a gun that is more stable in my hand, i`ll have to switch guns...which i hate the thought of doing though because i bought into the shields for CCW purposes. Oh well, cant make everybody happy, always somethin someone isnt going to like no matter who builds it. For now, i`m just trying to live with it until something else lights my fire.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 02:21 PM   #21
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I too have large hands and would like grip choices for the Shield.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 03:39 PM   #22
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I too have large hands and would like grip choices for the Shield.
I`m with ya dog, but i think we`re out numbered by the people with tiny girly hands...lol. Maybe S&W will listen to the customers, we might get that option. It`ll be the next big wow factor from S&W if they do it. I sure hope so.
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Old February 12th, 2017, 09:02 PM   #23
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Personally, i would love a different grip on the shields... they feel like i`m holding a friggin butter knife in my hand. It would be nice if they at least had a bit more palm swell built in.
I had the same problem, I put Talon grip tape (rubbery) on mine and it is now perfect. Just a suggestion.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 06:17 AM   #24
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I had the same problem, I put Talon grip tape (rubbery) on mine and it is now perfect. Just a suggestion.
I hear ya, been there done that, and thank you for the suggestion. All the grip tape did was make it bigger in the area`s that i didnt want bigger, just made it feel like i had a bigger butter knife in my hand...lol. I would just like to add material at the palm area`s only. Interchangeable grip panels would be perfect, just like all the subcompact on up to the fullsize M&P`s have, but scaled down for the shield. If they do come out with such a beast in a shield, i`ll surely buy a new one in a heartbeat.
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I am blissfully happy with the Shield just the way it is. I wear a large glove so i guess that means I have average size hands & I like smaller grips on guns. I have never liked double stack mag grips. One of the few good feeling double stacks is the Ruger SR9C. It is thin for a double stack.

With Talon grips on the Shield, it is perfect . Maybe that is why I always liked a 1911, because for a big gun it's grips are thin. I just don't much like a single action gun. I always liked a DA or now a striker fired gun. That's just me, but I have been shooting since the 1940's. I am not a great shot, but I sure do like guns. Been carrying a gun since a Texan cap gun in the 1930's.
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[QUOTE=jawman;495738]I would think (and prefer) they would eventually upgrade the other Shield lines to be similar to the new Shield 45 and M2.0 line. It will probably be a rolling change as they deplete the stock of existing materials from the "older" versions, then eventually they will all be like the Shield 45. Below are the main changes to the M2.0 line that may also be extended to other Shield lines (9mm and 40) similar to the Shield 45:

•Extended, redesigned chassis
•Front cocking serrations
•New aggressive grip texture/stippling
•Armornite® Durable Corrosion Resistant Finish
•Slide will not release when slamming in a new mag (this happened with the regular M&P line but not sure if the same happened to the Shields)

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I'm with you on most of these "improvements"

Not sure the chassis needs to be redesigned, I think it's pretty perfect as is.

100% on adding front cocking serrations.

100% on the more aggressive texture on the frame.

Been carrying mine every day for 4 years (living in humid Florida for the last 2) and no corrosion on my slide, so not sure if it's needed or not?

As far as the slide releasing when slamming in a new mag....I WISH! The Shield never had this "problem" My issued M&P 9 that I carried for the last 8 years of my career did this from day one, and I absolutely LOVED IT! I won't get into the silly slingshot VS slide stop/release debate, but that feature beats both hands down.

I would add one feature to the 9/40 percent hat the new 45 has, and that is the one piece baseplate for the extended mag, the two piece design just sucks, the spacer is always moving up on the mag.

Although I'm not a lefty, adding a reversible mag release button, and slide stop/release couldn't hurt either.
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Old February 17th, 2017, 06:39 PM   #27
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I'm a lefty and prefer the mag release where it is. Being left handed when I dump the mag I have to tilt it to the right so I use my middle finger on my left hand to release the mag. Using my thumb on my left hand would cause me to tilt it to the left meaning harder to insert the new mag.
JMO

The slide stop? If it doesn't have the notch cut in the frame on the left side it most likely will not release the slide. (Issue with the new 2.0)

Texture? I got to shoot the new M&P 2.0 and it is way too aggressive to conceal and by the time we finished I was wearing gloves.

I'd like to see them do the frame on the Shield 9/40 like they did on the Shield .45

Really the gun is fine just like it is. So, Don't fix what's not broke.

Which I feel they did with the new 2.0

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Old March 13th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #28
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Bump...come on S&W bring on the M2.0 for the rest of the Shield family already.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #29
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Shieldnewbie, mags are interchangeable from 1.0 to 2.0s no problem
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Old March 13th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #30
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There isn't enough width on the Shield for the 2.0 fire control mechanism so I don't expect big changes there. Also there is no need for the 9/40 Shields to have a new updated frame and chassis. The 45 Shield has changes in that area only because of the need to accomodate the larger 45 cartridge. Better site options and stippling would be nice and the PC sear and rounded edge PC striker block ought to be standard on all M&Ps including the Shield. The PC Shield has a beautiful trigger but there are only so many people who want to have a ported short barrel Shield.

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