Congrats and enjoy!
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. Decided to go with the .40 considering I can just about always ...
After almost EXACTLY a year of being gun-less. I finally made a purchase.
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.
Congrats and enjoy!
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
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.” H.L. Mencken
"Vous ne les laisserez pas passer, mes camarades"
"We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them."Chesty Puller
It's a comfortable summer carry too.
I got mine for $399 + Tax (local). Just saw that Palmetto is having a sale for $359 if anyone is interested. That figures!
Congrats, been looking at these. $399 is definitely a fair price.
"...there is no arguing with such snivelling puppies, who allow superiors to kick them about deck at pleasure."
– Captain Bellamy
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.
I just took my 9mm shield off for the evening....congrats
Joe was right.
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.
Concealed carry is a genie which will not get back in the bottle, no matter how hard the antis might try. ~ Mike1956
if you shoot a 9, you'll notice the difference. The 40 has a lot more kick than the 9.
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.
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.
“Out of every one hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.”