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Old May 30th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #16
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It hasn't been a issue with my PC shield 40 at all.
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Old May 31st, 2016, 03:45 PM   #17
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That's the type of thing I am wondering. This was the first time I used a ported pistol and didn't know if they are all like that or not.
Thanks, Stevelightning2.
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Old May 31st, 2016, 04:35 PM   #18
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Shot my PC Shield9 all morning at IDPA practice; not really enough fouling to wipe away.
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Old June 11th, 2016, 01:37 PM   #19
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I switched my ported 9L pro over to Dawson fiber optic front sight, it does get dirty but in between mags I just take my finger and with 1 swipe it's back to being clean, even if I don't clean in between it won't get dirty enough to bu unusable. I don't see a problem.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 06:17 AM   #20
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My PC shield gets dirty also. After about 100-200 rounds the fiber optic front starts getting harder to see. I just wipe it off every so often while shooting. I read somewhere, to put a little smear of chap stick on it, to make it clean even easier, I tried, and it works, although not all that hard to clean without the chap stick. I thought the chap stick might make it collect the dirt faster but I didn't notice it.

In a mildly humorous related story. I changed the batteries in my wife's Glock 43 TLR6 after about 500 rounds because the light was getting dim and the laser was hard to see. I was disappointed because the light doesn't get used much, about one mag each range trip to make sure it's still sited in, and once in a while to fool with it. New batteries didn't help at all, I was about to take it off and scrap it as junk...yeah, it was just dirty...got to clean that to SMH.
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Old December 14th, 2016, 07:32 AM   #21
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My PC shield gets dirty also. After about 100-200 rounds the fiber optic front starts getting harder to see. I just wipe it off every so often while shooting. I read somewhere, to put a little smear of chap stick on it, to make it clean even easier, I tried, and it works, although not all that hard to clean without the chap stick. I thought the chap stick might make it collect the dirt faster but I didn't notice it.

In a mildly humorous related story. I changed the batteries in my wife's Glock 43 TLR6 after about 500 rounds because the light was getting dim and the laser was hard to see. I was disappointed because the light doesn't get used much, about one mag each range trip to make sure it's still sited in, and once in a while to fool with it. New batteries didn't help at all, I was about to take it off and scrap it as junk...yeah, it was just dirty...got to clean that to SMH.
Dont blame the TLR-6, because anything with a LED light, and laser, eats batteries really fast. When i practice shoot with my guns that have the TLR-6 light lasers on them, i shut the light off and just use the laser. You do know that the TLR-6 are programmable, right..?
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Old December 14th, 2016, 08:27 AM   #22
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Dont blame the TLR-6, because anything with a LED light, and laser, eats batteries really fast. When i practice shoot with my guns that have the TLR-6 light lasers on them, i shut the light off and just use the laser. You do know that the TLR-6 are programmable, right..?
I was clearly not blaming the TLR6?

The TLR6 is not programmable. It is 3 modes, Laser, Light or both, then on or momentary on...but all are switch choices, I wouldn't call it progamming.
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I was clearly not blaming the TLR6?

The TLR6 is not programmable. It is 3 modes, Laser, Light or both, then on or momentary on...but all are switch choices, I wouldn't call it progamming.
Ok, you can call it whatever you want... but my main point was about battery life, which seemed to me that THAT was what your primary complaint was on your TLR6 subject. Dosent take a rocket scientist to figure out that running both light & laser will kill the batteries real quick. Running just the laser wont eat the batteries as quick. You didnt state in your comment (until now) if you knew there were 3 different modes. Seems you have it all figured out, so i will not add anymore to it.
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Ok, you can call it whatever you want... but my main point was about battery life, which seemed to me that THAT was what your primary complaint was on your TLR6 subject. Dosent take a rocket scientist to figure out that running both light & laser will kill the batteries real quick. Running just the laser wont eat the batteries as quick. You didnt state in your comment (until now) if you knew there were 3 different modes. Seems you have it all figured out, so i will not add anymore to it.
Please read my post, that started this, and read all the words this time. You will see that I was not complaining about battery life at all. I was in fact poking fun at myself for forgetting to clean the TLR6. You are correct I didn't state that I knew there were different modes, because it had nothing to do with the slightly humorous story. But that does not mean I don't know how to operate it.

As I started that paragraph with, "In a mildly humorous related story"...I'm not sure where you thought the humor was without reading through to the end.

All I hoped is someone else might get a little chuckle. SMH
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Please read my post, that started this, and read all the words this time. You will see that I was not complaining about battery life at all. I was in fact poking fun at myself for forgetting to clean the TLR6. You are correct I didn't state that I knew there were different modes, because it had nothing to do with the slightly humorous story. But that does not mean I don't know how to operate it.

As I started that paragraph with, "In a mildly humorous related story"...I'm not sure where you thought the humor was without reading through to the end.

All I hoped is someone else might get a little chuckle. SMH
Ok, i get it, i didnt mean all the confusion... sometimes i read to fast... i apologize
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Ok, i get it, i didnt mean all the confusion... sometimes i read to fast... i apologize
Don't we all at times.
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I have qtips in my ammo box for the front sight of my PC9L. Seems to be needed after 4-5 full mags. Not a big deal for me. It might be for others.
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Steve13, I am back on this forum after a long time. I seem to get into your posts more than anyone. They are very good. I just got a new ported Shield & really like it. I had one of the early ones and had a real problem racking the slide & got rid of it right away. I am 86 & have been shooting since back in the 1940's. Being old brings on very weak wrists & fingers so rack & recoil are very important to me.

I went to a local range & tried my Shield out & put 45 of 50 rounds into a 3"x4" bulls eye. It was only at 25' as that's about all I shoot anymore. Racking the slide to lock it back is still a problem, but I got a slide racker & that took care of it easily. It is a very comfortable gun to shoot with the ports and they do really make a difference as my first Shield was not near this good.

I ordered a TLR6 for it yesterday & I do like gun lights better than night sites or lasers either one. This has both & that is great. I have shot a large number of guns over the years & my 2 favorite right now are the Shield & an XDs9. I do like small guns.
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Steve13, I am back on this forum after a long time. I seem to get into your posts more than anyone. They are very good. I just got a new ported Shield & really like it. I had one of the early ones and had a real problem racking the slide & got rid of it right away. I am 86 & have been shooting since back in the 1940's. Being old brings on very weak wrists & fingers so rack & recoil are very important to me.

I went to a local range & tried my Shield out & put 45 of 50 rounds into a 3"x4" bulls eye. It was only at 25' as that's about all I shoot anymore. Racking the slide to lock it back is still a problem, but I got a slide racker & that took care of it easily. It is a very comfortable gun to shoot with the ports and they do really make a difference as my first Shield was not near this good.

I ordered a TLR6 for it yesterday & I do like gun lights better than night sites or lasers either one. This has both & that is great. I have shot a large number of guns over the years & my 2 favorite right now are the Shield & an XDs9. I do like small guns.
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You are really going to like that TLR6 on the shield. It stays put with no problem.
I put well over 500 rounds thru my PC ported 9mm shield over last weekend, laser is STILL spot on.

My wife has the TLR6 on her Glock 43, same deal, stays put, never moves.
Only draw back with the TLR6, it eat batteries bigtime, so buy a bunch of extra batteries to keep on hand.

The LED light is amazing for only being 100 lumens.
It shines more horizontal than vertical... having a wide light beam view is very important.
I like the mode selections... just the light, light laser same time, or just the laser.

One last thing, DO NOT overtighten the 3 mounting screws, they CAN strip VERY easily.

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Steve13, I am back on this forum after a long time. I seem to get into your posts more than anyone. They are very good. I just got a new ported Shield & really like it. I had one of the early ones and had a real problem racking the slide & got rid of it right away. I am 86 & have been shooting since back in the 1940's. Being old brings on very weak wrists & fingers so rack & recoil are very important to me.

I went to a local range & tried my Shield out & put 45 of 50 rounds into a 3"x4" bulls eye. It was only at 25' as that's about all I shoot anymore. Racking the slide to lock it back is still a problem, but I got a slide racker & that took care of it easily. It is a very comfortable gun to shoot with the ports and they do really make a difference as my first Shield was not near this good.

I ordered a TLR6 for it yesterday & I do like gun lights better than night sites or lasers either one. This has both & that is great. I have shot a large number of guns over the years & my 2 favorite right now are the Shield & an XDs9. I do like small guns.
Thanks for the kind words Gene. Great to hear you're liking the Ported Shield. As PaPow said the TLR6 is a nice addition, I originally got one for my wife's G43.

The buttons on mine on my TLR6 on the Shield have lost some of their travel...they don't click in and out as much...I think it's because the holster was fitting too tight around them. I've loosened up the holster, and hopefully it will be fine. I like it so much I wold buy another if it did let go altogether. I think it's a good product.

Funny you mentioned the slide racker, I saw one on a race gun the other day, and wished I had thought of adding one to a gun for my wife. She has trouble, and that was a big issue in selecting a gun for her. The G43 is fine and she likes it, but I would have rather gotten her something different, as I don't shoot it nearly as well as I shoot the Shield...and I think she might shoot something else better given a little time.
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