This is a discussion on M&P Shield vs. M&P9c within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As I have not gotten to handle a Shield as of yet, I am wondering about the difference in size and grip thickness, if there ...
As I have not gotten to handle a Shield as of yet, I am wondering about the difference in size and grip thickness, if there is any, between the Shield and the M&P9c. Having only looked at pictures of the Shield I have to admit, it really doesn't look like it is all that much smaller or thinner that the M&P9c.
Are there any side by side size comparison photos that anyone knows of that I could look at?
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It looks freakishly anorexic.
So long as it functions well..........
Thanks for the pics sgb
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The difference in thickness and weight really becomes evident when you carry one in your waste-band all day long. The Shield makes a fantastic carry!
Too light for heavy work, too heavy for light work!
Shoot-ability...We're both about as accurate with either one.
The way they look, I'd rather just get the M&P 9c. I figure the extra rounds will be there and I can use the larger M&P 9 magazines if I need to.
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I can't speak to the 9c. I've got the Shield in 40. Unlike many, I don't find the grip a natural fit, the sights are so so and the trigger is no dream. BUT the dynamics change a great deal when I shoot it. That's when I start loving it. It's a great shooter, comfortable, accurate, quick acquisition. I'm still looking for the perfect holster but I'll be keeping the Shield so it's worthy of the spend now.
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Great comparison pic above....that's a significant difference in thickness. I'm sure it makes a big difference when carrying.
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Wow. The difference really is in the thickness of the gun.
Great pictures sbg, thanks for posting them!
Carry what makes you happy though.
I have the 9c and the Shield .40. The biggest difference, and it is significant to me, is the thickness. Not only is the Shield thinner, but it doesn't have the ambi safety and the safety on the left side is low profile. That makes it perfect for carry in the small of the back or IWB. I usually carry OWB and, like another poster said, you'll forget that it's there.
Another big difference is that the Shield fits in my front jeans pocket. The 9c doesn't.