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    S&W Shield Video Review

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    Another fine review!

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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.

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    I would lose the safety and have the pistol ship with two flush fitting 7 shot mags and discontinue the 8 shot mag.
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    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.
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    "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
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    Love that you compared it to a 9c! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilitaryArms View Post
    I would lose the safety and have the pistol ship with two flush fitting 7 shot mags and discontinue the 8 shot mag.
    Not me, the safety doesn't bother me in the least and if I'm in a situation where I need to swap magazines that extra round may come in handy - I'll carry with the 7 and keep the 8 as a spare.

    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 Thunder71; May 9th, 2012 at 10:36 AM.

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    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 10:45 AM. Reason: took out a dumb sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp3ak View Post
    Good review. I like the points you brought up about the safety and the magazine. I'm new to conceal carry in general so I most likely won't be carrying an extra magazine for a while so 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.
    Just curious, but what does being new have to do with carrying extra mags?
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    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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Just curious, but what does being new have to do with carrying extra mags?
    For me it has to do with not being used to carrying the gun in the first place. To add the extra weight of a magazine(s) seems like extra that most people that are new to conceal carry wouldn't likely do? I guess that's one way to look at it. The other way is to just carry whatever full loadout you might think you will ever carry and get used to it right away. So I suppose it's a moot point. I removed that text from my post.

    Just my opinion, not backed up by any data so, what do I know :)

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realleycat View Post
    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!
    With a 7 shot pistol, carrying a spare mag is a comforting thing to do. It might not be necessary, but it does make me feel a little better knowing I have it just in case.
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