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Old 12-19-2012, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Thinking of getting a new concealed carry gun as an early Christmas gift for myself. I've really heard the Shield is a nice package for the price and hides pretty well under a suit. Anyone have an M&P Shield or have opinions on them?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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You might take a look here, there was a pretty lengthy thread on it.

S&W M&P Military Police...
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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I own a Smith M&P full size. Paid 400 FTF in Kansas new. It was the best purchase I have made. Besides that never shot Richards conversion from the late 1800s. Its accurate as all get out and I put front and rear Hiviz sights on it. Its fantastic. It will never be sold. If the shield is as good as the full sized one its a great gun. I have the Ruger SR9c and a Glock 26 so I really don't need a shield but I would love to shoot one.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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Contrary to what some of the gun writers are putting in print, the Shield, like the regular M&P is not a double action only pistol. It is a single action pistol. Factory literature for the Shield is mum on the issue, as is the latest S&W catalogs on the M&P. Likely a functional gun.

Why has S&W spent so much time and energy misleading the public and law enforcement?
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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I own an M&P Shield in .40 cal, it is the same size in every way as the one in 9mm. It is on the slim side which makes it great for CCW. The .40 comes with a 6 round mag and a 7 round mag. I believe the 9 mm has one more round, so it is 7-round mag and a 8-round mag. My hands are on the large side but my pinky wraps around the 7-round (8 for the 9mm) magazine fine and is more comfortable with the longer magazine. The trigger pull is smooth and crisp which was what sold me on the gun and, IMO, it's better than the Glock trigger with a shorter travel and a commanding pull.

For CCW, it is more suitable for an IWB rather than a pocket carry unless you wear big pocket pants. I pocket carry a S&W 638 j-frame instead.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I own one. It's a good one. I put 50 rounds through it so far. Doesn't jamb and surprisingly accurate.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:31 PM
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I've shot one. Can't hit anything for the life of me. I prefer my Glock 19.
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Old 10-10-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Hockey Rulez, Texas
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I bought my 1st one the first week or two after their initial release. The range had one for rental, and the guy talked me into trying it. I did, and bought 1 right afterwards.

I later owned a 2nd one. The gun is fantastic for the size. Never had an issue with either.

I prefer DA/SA guns, however. And, I wanted something with more rounds too. So, I bought a HK P2000 as my main carry gun for the last 3.5 years. And, a P2000sk as well (I occasionally carry it). When I got those, I no longer used the Shield and sold em.

But, I did enjoy the gun for the 3 years I used the gun for carry.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Happy with my Shield in .45. Tiny yet surprisingly comfortable to hold and shoot even though I have XXL hands. I consider it a good value.

Sure Glock etc. makes a better gun but I prefer American guns and sometimes a lower price. I'm not a super big handgun guy but they can be useful when one does a great deal of hiking.

Plus I often like to have a gun within arms reach without carrying one. A good gun, a good dog, the internet, and the remote. Life is livable.
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Old 10-31-2018, 12:38 PM
 
Location: WI
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Iíve had a PC Shield in 9 for a couple years now and love it. About 2k rounds thru it with zero issues; and frankly considering my skill set and grandpa eyes it is more accurate than i could be.
Example pic was in the 6-7 yd area; for fun i tried it once at 25 yds and still kept near all shots in the black.
I would have no issue getting another one.
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