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Should I trade in my Jframe for a Shield?

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    In addition to all my semi-autos, I have a S&W Airweight. I feel it's a nice complement to the others, and I pocket carry it fairly often. But...if you don't like the gun, get rid of it, and get something you like.


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    A pre-lock, J frame (sized) revolver is, IMHO, part of any well thought-out assembly of SD handguns. The utility of a J frame is proven & impossible to deny. Since you already have an LCP, G19 & Commander it appears you have most of the autoloader options well-covered. If you just subjectively DON'T LIKE the J frame, don't trade it @ $250. Sell it for $325 (or sell it to me for $275). J frames are too popular to take a beating on getting rid of one. Sounds to me like you've simply got a case of Shield-envy.
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    Handguns are extremely subjective. I love revolvers and hate shooting semi-automatics. I gave my brother-in-law my Ruger 45 acp after owning it 20 years. I also gave him the box of ammo I bought with the gun - and it was over half full. He loves it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    A pre-lock, J frame (sized) revolver is, IMHO, part of any well thought-out assembly of SD handguns. The utility of a J frame is proven & impossible to deny. Since you already have an LCP, G19 & Commander it appears you have most of the autoloader options well-covered. If you just subjectively DON'T LIKE the J frame, don't trade it @ $250. Sell it for $325 (or sell it to me for $275). J frames are too popular to take a beating on getting rid of one. Sounds to me like you've simply got a case of Shield-envy.
    Yeah I guess I do have a case of shield envy lol.

    I have been wanting a single stack 9mm for maybe about 1-2 years. At first I was going to get a Kahr PM9 or a CM9. The PM9 was too expensive and the Kahrs are nice but they didn't wow me. The Ruger LC9 are priced right but it looks just like my LCP. When the Shield came out I was wowed before I even handled one. I love the way M&Ps shoot, feel, and look. So when theShield came out it seemed like exactly what I have been waiting for. On top of that the price is right.

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    I would have a hard time letting go of ANY gun... Heck, I still have a rubberband gun from my youth.
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    The Shield is an excellent carry gun and you will be picking up an extra two rounds over the snubby. I would do that trade, but be prepared to wait longer than 30 days, because they are very difficult to find and apparently supply cannot meet demand.

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    Never trade a "J" frame.................Bad Karma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RevolvingMag View Post
    Never

    never

    EVER let go of a wheelgun.
    Advice for the ages.
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    If it was me, yes I'd sell or trade in the J-frame and buy the Shield. The Shield is slimmer to carry, more comfortable to shoot, more accurate with a longer sight radius and better sights, holds 7+1 or 8+1 rounds vs. only 5 for a J-frame, and the ammo is a lot less expensive so it's more affordable to shoot a lot. If you can afford it, I don't see how you could go wrong keeping the J-frame and adding the Shield to your collection. Whatever you decide, have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    If it was me, yes I'd sell or trade in the J-frame and buy the Shield. The Shield is slimmer to carry, more comfortable to shoot, more accurate with a longer sight radius and better sights, holds 7+1 or 8+1 rounds vs. only 5 for a J-frame, and the ammo is a lot less expensive so it's more affordable to shoot a lot. If you can afford it, I don't see how you could go wrong keeping the J-frame and adding the Shield to your collection. Whatever you decide, have fun.
    That pretty much somes up how I feel. I was thinking if I traded it in, I could spend the extra money on ammo to practice with and a good holster.

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    Wheel guns can't get no respect! I've got NOTHING against the M&P Shield. Great design, it's on my short list. But there are just too many situations (Bass fishing in Cotton Mouth territory comes to mind) where a revolver is simply better-suited than an autoloader. As for ammo costs, if you're gonna' practice enough for that to really make the difference, then you'll be a good enough shot that it won't matter WHAT you carry. I'm reminded of what my dear ol' Pappy used to say, "a good golfer practices while a bad golfer...buys new clubs". But it's yours to do as you choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghost tracker View Post
    Wheel guns can't get no respect! I've got NOTHING against the M&P Shield. Great design, it's on my short list. But there are just too many situations (Bass fishing in Cotton Mouth territory comes to mind) where a revolver is simply better-suited than an autoloader.
    I've read a lot of people say how much more versatile a revolver is and I'd love to be educated on this point. So apparently they are somehow better for Bass fishing in Cotton Mouth territory, although I cannot fathom why. I had a borrowed J-frame for about 4 months earlier this year and other than the ability to shoot through a pocket or with the muzzle in contact with an attacker (I did not test either of these), I can't list a lot of ways a revolver is more better-suited. Can someone 'splains it to me?

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    Loved my j frame but really really really love my FN5.7X28. Big difference--revolver vs semi, but the high capacity (20 w/1 in chamber), high lethality, high accuracy. light weight, and LO RECOIL--and fun to shoot---never looked back.

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    Keep it!! . JMTCW!! Have a great day from central Oregon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransom View Post
    I can't list a lot of ways a revolver is more better-suited. Can someone 'splains it to me?
    You can't limp-wrist a revolver into malfunction. I've never had a magazine malfunction in a revolver, nor have I ever had to perform a FTF/FTE clearance drill. I can run a MUCH wider variety of ammo from full-house .357 mag thunder-boomers to light .38 spl target loads to snake-shot without any undo concern. Revolvers are, in general, less sensitive to neglect. The springs seldom require replacement. The manual of arms is more simple. The brass is easier to save. And they perform their tasks with an elemental elegance seldom found in an autoloader. There's still a place in the world for the DA revolver. And my holster happens to be one of them.
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