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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-02-2012, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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S&W Shield

Hey there. Anyone had a chance to shoot the new S&&W Shield in .40 yet? I have a chance to get one for just over 300 and was wondering if I should go 9 or 40. All comments welcome. If you want to talk up the Kimber Ultra carry pro HD too, I'll listen to that as well (see my other post).
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 12:19 AM
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Re: S&W Shield

9mm is plenty of power with self defense ammo, and cheaper to practice with
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Typically I'd agree, but already have a kahr pm9 and might want a different option. I've just not shot the shield in either. Assume ammo cost isn't an issue.
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Re: S&W Shield

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Assume ammo cost isn't an issue.


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Re: S&W Shield

Very little noticeable recoil with the 40 from the 9 .I like the 40 the wife likes the nine. I would jump on it at $300.00

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Thanks JEC. I believe that I will. And the XD(S) will join the armory very, very soon. They are getting a little scarce around here...as soon as they are is, they seem to sell.
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The xd-s is an awesome tool. i own one and shoot.it offten. For a while i was one of just a few people.in lancaster county who had one
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Bandit,my friend bought a S&W Shield in 40 cal.and loves the gun.I have read 5 diff. articles in diff magazines and they have nothing but praise for this firearm.I understand most places sell out quickly when they get them in.I would say go for it,especially in the 40.I,m sure you will really enjoy it.It points like a dream.
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Re: S&W Shield

I have the Shield in 9mm, and LOVE it. Put a set of XS big dot sights on it, and a LaserMax ... best carry gun I've had to date.

I'm not a fan of the .40 - I mainly shoot 9, 357, and 45 - that's the reason I went with the 9 for the sake of not having to stock another caliber.

The one advantage of the .40 is that you can buy the 9mm barrel and have both calibers in one gun.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-05-2012, 06:23 PM
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Re: S&W Shield

keystone, what are the differences between the shield and m&p 9 compact, also can you get a shield with an optional thumb safety like with the m&p 9 compact. Don't mean to hijjack just wondering?

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