Shield 9mm after 3000 rounds.

Shield 9mm after 3000 rounds.

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    Shield 9mm after 3000 rounds.

    I've had my 9mm shield for 4 months now. I have put just over 3 thousand rounds through it. So far not one FTE or FTF. The majority of the rounds have been Winchester WB but I have put a fair amount of DPX, Gold Dots, Golden Sabers, Ranger T and Pow'rBall rounds through it with no problems what so ever. This gun is now my everyday carry. I carry it in a Blade Tech Nano IWB holster. It is incredibly comfortable and very easy to conceal. I also always carry a spare mag in my left front pocket in a Desantis mag-packer. The only change I have made to the gun is to put XS Big Dot sights on it.

    For many years a Glock 19 was my EDC and I never thought that would ever change. The Shield is an absolute pleasure to shoot and I trust it fully. Field stripping and cleaning is very easy and i do like that I don't have to dry fire the gun to take it apart. I am certainly a believer in this gun and can say it was well worth the wait.
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    Thanks for the report. Good to know that there were no failures and that you fully trust the gun. I am on a wait list to get one. Can't wait!


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    That averages 15 boxes of factory ammunition per month. That's a pretty large investment in shooting your new Shield.
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    Where on earth are you finding that much 9mm? lol
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    I.ve put about 2000 rounds of 40 cal thru my shield. I've had it for 6 months now, got it thru the store for 358.00 OTD. (399.00 retail) We've had a lot of 9mm and 40 cal shields come thru and not one has ever returned for issues with the guns.
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    I would also like to get one one day soon. Thank you for the report.
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    Love to hear that! My Shield has about 800+ rounds through it with one FTE/stove pipe due to a buddies self-proclaimed limp wrist on the shot. I'm fully confident in it as my EDC. Thanks for 3000 round check-up!
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    Put my first fifty thru today. Front sight white dot popped out at about twenty...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToxicDover View Post
    Where on earth are you finding that much 9mm? lol
    6 months ago I got a really nice deal on 50 boxes of the 100 round Winchester WB value packs. Unfortunately I'm down to my last 3 boxes. I don't see another deal like that happening again for a long time.

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    How are you finding the ammo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickyD View Post
    How are you finding the ammo?
    I can't find any 9mm now anywhere. I was fortunate to buy a large quantity when I did before everything dried up. It was fun shooting as much as I did when I had the ammo. Now it looks like it will be a while before I can hit the range twice a week like I was doing. It was fun while it lasted.

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    I bought my shield 9mm about 8 months ago. I've got only 400 rounds through it, broke college kid can't afford too much fun at the range. :D the only problem was a failure to lock back on the last round. And that happened only once. The shield is an amazing gun. Once I get my CHL I think it'll be my EDC. The only problem is I'd have to buy another for the car :D

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    Thanks for the report.
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    man you were shooting gold down range.
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    Good report on a gun that seems to be pretty squared away! Does Smith have a recommended replacement cycle for the recoil spring? That is the only thing that popped in my head regarding the gun. For the ammo I would say tighten up because there is not much to be found. I would say to reload but those supplies are hard to get as well.

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