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Old January 3rd, 2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Been shooting off and on since my teen years but never purchased firearm. I would shot with family and/or friends. Analyzing the situation of the elections and the real and most likely having a president that was going to tighten the ability to purchase a firearm/s; I began looking into purchasing a firearm and getting my Concealed Weapons License (CWL). Thank God that Presidential Candidate was NOT elected.


After months of research, It was down to the 9mm M&P Shield and the Glock 43. I ended up purchasing the Shield for two main reasons. 1) I could buy the shield with a safety lock. Very important feature since I have young kids. I know that is not the only safety measure to secure the firearm, but it doesn't hurt to have that feature. 2) The price point. I could not justify paying $150-$200 more for a firearm that was not any better than the Shield. In most cases the comparison articles, reviews, videos...etc. had the Shield as the winner.

I hope to learn a lot from all of you all and hopefully share some insight on my ownership of the 9mm Shield.

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Old January 3rd, 2017, 06:30 PM   #8
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Thanks guys for thex warm reception.

Can't wait to learn, share my insights and shoot (pun intended) the bull.


PS.... how can I edit the thread title? In my rush to post I missed spelled Islamorada.

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