Ah just a shield, nothing to see here... move on.

This is a discussion on Ah just a shield, nothing to see here... move on. within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; After almost EXACTLY a year of being gun-less. I finally made a purchase. 75074_10100312398274791_1981674553_n.jpg Decided to go with the .40 considering I can just about ...

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    Ah just a shield, nothing to see here... move on.

    After almost EXACTLY a year of being gun-less. I finally made a purchase.

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    Decided to go with the .40 considering I can just about always find ammunition for it locally, no matter what the political climate.

    Got that, some 155 Gr. Speer Gold Dot's, and a little Galco Tuck-N-Go holster.

    Plans are to carry this in winter, and go with a .357 J-Frame for summer carry (Cargo shorts is my primary warm-weather garb, and there is no better to pocket carry than an M&P 340)



    My consensus says that 7 rounds of .40 S&W is much better than a fist.
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    Indeed....


    Congrats and enjoy!
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    Congrats on it.
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    Nice I may just end up with a 40 something for the same reason a lot of ammo out there ...

    You try a remora yet for it ..? When I have a shield I though the remore hid it well.. But galco is nice have one for most of my pokcet gun
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    It's a comfortable summer carry too.
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    I got mine for $399 + Tax (local). Just saw that Palmetto is having a sale for $359 if anyone is interested. That figures!
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    Very nice. Enjoy.
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    Congrats, been looking at these. $399 is definitely a fair price.
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    Nice gun, had one in .40 but went back to the PPS in 9mm. I liked it, i'm just a Walther fan. You certainly won't be disappointed, the Shield is a fine handgun. very comfortable to hold and shoot, even in .40.
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    I just took my 9mm shield off for the evening....congrats
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    Joe was right.

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    20130607_121837c.jpgDSCN4719c.jpg Both firearms are great. I have a Ruger SR40C (It's my only firearm) I carry this in a 3Speed Holster at 1:30 (AIWB). At the moment i have on with my jeans. But hot weather here in Gulf Coast Texas comes early and stays late in the year. So these pictures are how i mostly dress during those times. I didn't want what i wa wearing dictate what I could or couldn't carry concealed.
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    if you shoot a 9, you'll notice the difference. The 40 has a lot more kick than the 9.

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    I haven't tried a remora...I just don't think I would 'feel' secure with a clipless holster unless it was for pocket carry only, the shield is too big and too hard to draw from pockets IMO. It fits, but that's it.

    I actually had a PPS in 9mm which I loved. Really regret getting rid of that pistol most of all, and I was very close to getting another PPS in .40. I just got to worrying too much about the back-strap disconnect problems. I actually like the PPS's lack of a manual safety but honestly I have a three year old in the house and the manual safety makes me worry even just a little bit less after actually getting it and playing around with the safety.

    I don't think I'll be able tell much difference between a 147 Gr. 9mm +P and a 155 Gr. .40 S&W. It's something like 12% larger in diameter, 6% heavier, and the velocity difference isn't TOO much out of a 3" barrel. Managable.

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    I had the pleasure of shooting a friend's .40 cal Shield. Very nice! I sometimes carry an LC9 in a Remora. Nice holster for the money.

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    Congrats!
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