The shield is thin and lite and feel good. A little top heavy but once loaded feel good in the hand. Seems they shoot well. I shoot mine almost as well as the glock 26 I've had for the last 8 years. So a little practice should get me there and the 200 rounds I've put thru mine it has been pretty solid. Considering the cheap ammo I've been shooting in it and the limp wrist crap I've been trying to make it hiccup. It just keeps shooting. Another 300 solid rounds and I'll start thinking about carrying it. Another 500 after that and I might carry it.