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As always, exceptional review !
If you could, what would you change about the Shield..?
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
I would lose the safety and have the pistol ship with two flush fitting 7 shot mags and discontinue the 8 shot mag.
Great review. I've had my Shield a couple weeks and glad I chose it over the Kahr, which is what I was considering.
Owning the M&P9 full size, I ended up opting for the Shield and haven't looked back since. It's a really nice gun.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
"I would lose the safety and have the pistol ship with two flush fitting 7 shot mags and discontinue the 8 shot mag."
My thoughts exactly
Tomorrow's battle is won during today's practice.
Love that you compared it to a 9c! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
For me, in a gun this size, it's all about reliability. The more you material you chop off of a pistol the more likely it is you'll run into functional issues - or so that's been my experience over the years.
The engineers seem to have gotten the Shield right. I didn't want to shoot the review until I had 1000 rounds through the gun. I can't give a favorable review until I know for certain my copy is 100% reliable. Even one bobble in 1000 rounds fired would cause me pause when considering a gun for personal protection.
I'm very impressed with the Shield.
If I could change anything... maybe make it a 6+1 and 7+1 and lost a little grip length, but that's being picky because so far I really have no complaints.
Last edited by Civil_Response; May 9th, 2012 at 11:36 AM.
Good review. I like the points you brought up about the safety and the magazine. I will leave the 8 rounder in my night stand. I was also going to just leave the safety off but your point totally makes sense so I will train with it active for sure.
Last edited by sp3ak; May 9th, 2012 at 11:45 AM. Reason: took out a dumb sentence
Seeing all the good comments on the Shield is making me want to get one. If I could find one that is! It may be a redundant gun since I do have a LC9? But I do like new toys!!
Just my opinion, not backed up by any data so, what do I know :)
I would think that the weakest part of an auto is the magazine? So it can't hurt to carry an extra one if possible!