I know there are a lot of Shield threads but I wanted to share this for anyone thinking it falls in the "hardly useable, pocket gun" category. It simply doesn't. Not only is it smallish, not only is it reliable, and not only is it light, it is dead nuts accurate, even from great distance. My 9mm Shield and I did this from 25 yards with the flush fit mag. I know, it isn't Les Baer accuracy or anything, but for a 3" gun and my pathetic skills (to dead pulls low left really hurt my group, I snapped the trigger), I was happy! Anything from 7 yards and in is point and shoot at whatever speed you like and it puts the shots in the sweet spot.
I have had the 40 and the 9 in this gun and the 9mm is a much easier version to shoot. The 9mm is so soft it isn't even funny. Yep, it is a great CC option and very concealable in a lot of ways. And all this for $400!