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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 Thunder71; May 9th, 2012 at 11:36 AM.
My opinion shouldn't be taken seriously due to the fact that I've been shooting guns for over 30 years and have only recently been active on gun forums, where all the real world knowledge apparently is.
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!