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Old January 29th, 2017, 08:38 PM   #1
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Shield 45 First Range Trip

I gave up on the weather letting me get out to the pasture. The Shield 45, the little wife and I made a trip to Red's Indoor Range in Pflugerville today. What can I say? It was perfect. I ran it at 3, 7 and 15 yards just as in qualifying for the Texas license to carry. Two fifty round cycles with 230 fmj and two more with a conglomeration of various jhp ammo. Not one hiccup. Totally acceptable recoil with a healthy push backward and very little muzzle flip. Even my 68 year old and 5'6" wife was able to keep all rounds in a very acceptable group at seven yards. One more range trip like this one and this baby goes into the rotation. I carried and shot a Glock 36 for years. This Shield beats the Glock 36 hands down.
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Old January 30th, 2017, 01:13 AM   #2
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Thank you for your range report. I also have the 45 acp Shield and found the recoil very manageable. Presently I have 600 rounds through my 45 with no malfunctions of any kind. I also have a 9mm Shield and my recent purchase is the new M&P 9mm M2.0, all great shooters.
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Old January 30th, 2017, 03:36 AM   #3
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I also have a 40 and a 45 shield.
I feel the recoil is a little less snappy on the 45 than the 40.
Both are very good accurate shooters.
Weather must really change North of San Antonio in Pfluggerville as its been pretty nice here. Glad you got to shoot is anyway. Great gun.


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Thanks for the excellent range report. Enjoyed the read, great to hear everything went well.
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What took you so long to come over to the bright side??????????????
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I guess I'm just a gun nut, but when I buy a new weapon, I get the urge to buy one of each in the entire line.

I have a 40 and a Bodyguard and am waiting for my 9mm to arrive probably Weds next week. So, now the light bulb comes on with an image of the 45acp looming large. I haven't seen the 45 anywhere. Yesterday, I handled a Kahr PM45 which felt very similar to my Shield 40 and it was at $340 new...no question, I was tempted, but didn't buy.

I am presuming the S&W Shield 45 is the same physical size and weight as the 40. Would that be correct?
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I guess I'm just a gun nut, but when I buy a new weapon, I get the urge to buy one of each in the entire line.

I have a 40 and a Bodyguard and am waiting for my 9mm to arrive probably Weds next week. So, now the light bulb comes on with an image of the 45acp looming large. I haven't seen the 45 anywhere. Yesterday, I handled a Kahr PM45 which felt very similar to my Shield 40 and it was at $340 new...no question, I was tempted, but didn't buy.

I am presuming the S&W Shield 45 is the same physical size and weight as the 40. Would that be correct?
I believe a slight increase in length is the only significant difference. You might check the factory specs.
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Perfect timing on the info

Thanks for the feedback, I'm actually considering a 45 shield with the ported slide option. I love my new 9 (regular size) but I'm already wanting another mp for edc. This info couldn't have come at a better time.
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I guess I'm just a gun nut, but when I buy a new weapon, I get the urge to buy one of each in the entire line.

I have a 40 and a Bodyguard and am waiting for my 9mm to arrive probably Weds next week. So, now the light bulb comes on with an image of the 45acp looming large. I haven't seen the 45 anywhere. Yesterday, I handled a Kahr PM45 which felt very similar to my Shield 40 and it was at $340 new...no question, I was tempted, but didn't buy.

I am presuming the S&W Shield 45 is the same physical size and weight as the 40. Would that be correct?


No
Slightly wider,slightly longer, about 2oz heavier loaded. Look it up on SW for exact differences. I posted the comparison here before
However when carried you cant tell difference. I have and do carry both.

If you havent seen it (45) anywhere you aint looking very hard.
There everywhere.
And if you want all the models dont forget to get each in a PC ported version as well.
Now if you want to talk entire MP line then you better get busy sir as there are quite a few different models and calibers.


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Slightly wider,slightly longer, about 2oz heavier loaded. Look it up on SW for exact differences. I posted the comparison here before
However when carried you cant tell difference. I have and do carry both.

If you havent seen it (45) anywhere you aint looking very hard.
There everywhere.
And if you want all the models dont forget to get each in a PC ported version as well.
Now if you want to talk entire MP line then you better get busy sir as there are quite a few different models and calibers.


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I guess I should have clarified. I would like to have a model of each of the calibers offered in the Shield line. I love my 40 and I think you would be hard pressed to beat it for a carry weapon.
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Old February 17th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #11
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I guess I should have clarified. I would like to have a model of each of the calibers offered in the Shield line. I love my 40 and I think you would be hard pressed to beat it for a carry weapon.


The 45 version beats it.
I shelved my 40 shield as soon as I bought the 45 and verified it reliable (which I never doubted.)

I have no need or want for a 9 mm anything
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