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Old April 18th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #16
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I made a mistake. My wife fired the Sheild 9 before me. It was her first time shooting anything ever and she shoot 7 rounds with the m&p9 m2.0 and 30 rounds with the Shield 9. I might need another Shield 9 now
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Old April 18th, 2017, 03:45 PM   #17
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I made a mistake. My wife fired the Sheild 9 before me. It was her first time shooting anything ever and she shoot 7 rounds with the m&p9 m2.0 and 30 rounds with the Shield 9. I might need another Shield 9 now
LOL.... yeah chit happens, then your wife is there to take the toys away...lol
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Old April 18th, 2017, 09:27 PM   #18
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I made a mistake. My wife fired the Sheild 9 before me. It was her first time shooting anything ever and she shoot 7 rounds with the m&p9 m2.0 and 30 rounds with the Shield 9. I might need another Shield 9 now
LOL same thing here. Was working on breaking in the Shield 9, getting the trigger where I want it, she had issues racking it til I put grip tape on it and then the next day she shot 100 rounds through it and liked it. Talon grip material coming in tomorrow to put on the serrations for her.

But this means she's gonna get me the PC Shield. Just gotta find it in stock locally or find a place w/ low transfer fees.
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Old April 18th, 2017, 09:49 PM   #19
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I got 2
They had them 8+ mags for $20 picked some of those up "two"
Thinking of stainless guide rod to lighten the racking.
Careful with changing out that guide rod assembly, i tried one, it beat the hell out of the frame. The recoil was rough as well.
Not telling you what to do, but i would just leave the OEM one in it.
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Careful with changing out that guide rod assembly, i tried one, it beat the hell out of the frame. The recoil was rough as well.
Not telling you what to do, but i would just leave the OEM one in it.
I'll second that.

I don't believe that changing just the guide rod would change the effort necessary to rack the slide anyway.
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Old April 19th, 2017, 01:03 PM   #21
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I dont get all these "its so hard to rack my shield" comments.
Im no Hercules Im in my mid 50s and using the "push" method racking my shields(40 and 45) is about as easy a thing as racking my 22 Beretta that is 1955 vintage and has shot a shiat ton of rounds.

Small large caliber semi auto is going to require some effort no matter. Physics has a way of doing that.


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I dont get all these "its so hard to rack my shield" comments.
Im no Hercules Im in my mid 50s and using the "push" method racking my shields(40 and 45) is about as easy a thing as racking my 22 Beretta that is 1955 vintage and has shot a shiat ton of rounds.

Small large caliber semi auto is going to require some effort no matter. Physics has a way of doing that.


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So, you dont get it... well let me enlighten you sir tex45...

The M&P 9mm & .40 cal shields are one of the most hardest to rack, of any gun in its size comparison. I have a couple Glock 43`s, they rack like butter compared to the M&P shields, which is a very fair comparison in size... only takes half the effort to rack a G43. My wife wanted the shield 9mm, but they were to hard for her to rack... so she bought the G43, which she can rack the slide with just using her thumb and one finger and pulling the slide back, sling shotting it super easy.

Not everyone has great strength in their hands tex45... especially small women like my wife hitting her 60`s, and even worse, much older people with bad arthritis in their hands/joints. You`re probably in pretty good shape right now, but add another 20yrs on your 50yr old life my friend, you`ll not rack a pistol as easy either. I know 20yr old people that cant even rack a pistol. Strength in peoples hands vary, so do take that into consideration, not everybody is superman or superwoman.

And your "push" method, i disagree with it, its not a very safe way to rack a handgun for everybody. (especially untrained people) Think about how many weaker people that could shoot themselves doing so trying to rack the gun... it HAS happened, more than you think. The safer method is to "PULL" the slide... the muzzle SHOULD always be facing down and away from you if your pulling the slide back instead of pushing it back. Less chance of the muzzle being in an unsafe direction using the "pull" method. If you cant pull a slide back, they do make handy racker`s that help alot. And if its still a problem, i would advize looking for a different gun that you can operate properly and safely.

I had a younger gentleman that came to my range to do some practicing... i asked him if he had been taught how to load the gun (he had a shield 9mm), he said yes... so i asked him to show me what he was taught, (unloaded gun of course). First mistake he makes... pulls the gun out of the box, finger inside of the trigger guard, pulls the gun up, ALMOST looks right down the barrel. Before he could get it directly pointed to his face, i pushed the gun from him in a safe direction and down, and i said let go of the gun as i had a firm grip of the slide. I explained to him, what if that gun had a round in the chamber... the look on his face, dumbfounded. So after that, i said lets go thru some VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY STEPS FIRST. After some safe firearms handling training, i said lets practice putting an empty mag in the cleared gun. He puts the mag in the gun... points the gun almost at his chest while trying to "push" the slide open... and this happened even after we went thru some safety training. I think you get my point, to the rest of the story. Some people just dont get it. Safety First...! Some people think they know the proper safe handing of a firearm... i find that most dont.

Just my 2 cents...
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Well my .2 in return.

My 85 yr old father who has had quadruple bypass and is rather frail can and does rack my 45 shield easily. And 1911 and SW4006
Not much hand strength left for him.
My 5'2" 110 xwife had/has no issue with her 40 shield I know I bought it and shot it with her before.

The push method is safe when used properly. I think your confusing it somewhat above. Your strong hand PUSHES THE GUN AWAY from you as your weak hand grips the slide. Dont know how you point the muzzle at yourself when DOING IT PROPERLY.
Hell you can shot yourself doing it the traditional way should you try hard enough.

Your above example of not listening and comprehending well you know you cant fix stupid.

My buddies G30S is no harder or easier imo to manipulate.

Maybe get one of those little racking gadets for the edge of the table. That way youll just shoot yourself in the foot.

BTW I notice alot of your posts are condescending.

You know the "I know it all types". Never cared much for um myself.


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You must be the mouth if the south. Rocket Science!!
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Well my .2 in return.

My 85 yr old father who has had quadruple bypass and is rather frail can and does rack my 45 shield easily. And 1911 and SW4006
Not much hand strength left for him.
My 5'2" 110 xwife had/has no issue with her 40 shield I know I bought it and shot it with her before.

The push method is safe when used properly. I think your confusing it somewhat above. Your strong hand PUSHES THE GUN AWAY from you as your weak hand grips the slide. Dont know how you point the muzzle at yourself when DOING IT PROPERLY.
Hell you can shot yourself doing it the traditional way should you try hard enough.

Your above example of not listening and comprehending well you know you cant fix stupid.

My buddies G30S is no harder or easier imo to manipulate.

Maybe get one of those little racking gadets for the edge of the table. That way youll just shoot yourself in the foot.

BTW I notice alot of your posts are condescending.

You know the "I know it all types". Never cared much for um myself.


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BTW i notice alot of your posts are not helping anyone here.
Shoot myself in the foot...???? REALLY...???? Dude, your just being a jerk. If you cant say anything nice to people in here, why dont you just stay off the forum.
You dont contribute anything that helps anyone. You just come in here to insult others and try to start fights with people by just arguing to push their buttons.

Oh and by the way, we were talking about the 9mm/40cal shields, not the 45 shield, which is easier to rack.
And your buddies G30S, nice try, but its NOT even in the same league as a shield.

Never cared for your posts either, so that makes us even. I`ve tried to be decent to you, but you just like to pick fights and argue...i`m done with ya.

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BTW i notice alot of your posts are not helping anyone here.
Shoot myself in the foot...???? REALLY...???? Dude, your just being a jerk. If you cant say anything nice to people in here, why dont you just stay off the forum.
You dont contribute anything that helps anyone. You just come in here to insult others and try to start fights with people by just arguing to push their buttons.

Oh and by the way, we were talking about the 9mm/40cal shields, not the 45 shield, which is easier to rack.
And your buddies G30S, nice try, but its NOT even in the same league as a shield.

Never cared for your posts either, so that makes us even. I`ve tried to be decent to you, but you just like to pick fights and argue...i`m done with ya.


Maybe re read some of yours.
I did say I have 2 40 shields both are EASY.
You brought up others that are easy to rack that g30'was handy example.
You suggested the racking gadet I just ad libed it.

It is the internet and NOT everyone agrees.
Does things like you.
Likes the same things you do.
Deal with it.





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Old April 22nd, 2017, 12:38 PM   #27
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Any recent buyers of the MP9 buy from Palmetto Armory ...if so ...how much time from day of order to day of ship ....I just ordered one today then realized I am leaving town Sunday a week ...not a real big deal as it is going to my FFL transfer gal ...just would like it "in the fold" before I am gone for 10 days ...likely won't happen though!
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Any recent buyers of the MP9 buy from Palmetto Armory ...if so ...how much time from day of order to day of ship ....I just ordered one today then realized I am leaving town Sunday a week ...not a real big deal as it is going to my FFL transfer gal ...just would like it "in the fold" before I am gone for 10 days ...likely won't happen though!
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it took about 10 days before they shipped.
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it took about 10 days before they shipped.
Thanks for the response ....That will work out about right ....at least I be in the Qzarks with a flyrod in my hands to pass the time away

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Old April 23rd, 2017, 04:41 PM   #30
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Wow how did you get it for $244?? no tax, dealer transfer fees??

You'll love the Shield tho... shoots nicely.
Local $10 transfer fee Ammunition, AR15 Parts, Magazines, Bulk Ammo - Palmetto State Armory no shipping. FFL transfer fees very a lot from place to place. A local pawn shop does for only $10
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