XDS .45 vs M&P Shield 9mm Comparision Photos

This is a discussion on XDS .45 vs M&P Shield 9mm Comparision Photos within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Just picked up my newest, the XDS and wanted to post some photos of it next to my M&P Shield. For the most part it's ...

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    XDS .45 vs M&P Shield 9mm Comparision Photos

    Just picked up my newest, the XDS and wanted to post some photos of it next to my M&P Shield.
    For the most part it's about the same size. A little longer in the overall length but shorter in height and a bit thicker than the shield but I was expecting this due to Caliber size difference.

    M&P shield Overall Length 6.1"
    Springfield XDS Overall Length 6.3"

    M&P Shield Overall Height: 4.6"
    Springfield XDS Overall Height 4.4"

    M&P Shield Frame Width: .95"
    Springfield XDS Frame Width: 1"

    M&P Shield Weight: 19.0 oz
    Springfield XDS Weight: 21.5 oz.

    M&P Shield Capacity: 7 Round & 8 Round
    Springfield XDS Capacity:5 + 1 RDS


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    Thanks for the comparison sid1!

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    Excellent comparison !!! Thank you for sharing. God Bless

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    which one do you trust more?
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    I want to own both of these!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblives2ride View Post
    which one do you trust more?
    Right now the Shield, just picked up the XDS tonight will get it to the range this weekend and see. The M&P is very accurate, but I am expecting (hoping) the XDS lives up to its bigger variants.
    Last edited by sid1; June 29th, 2012 at 07:34 AM.

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    bigger difference is when you pull their thingies....

    ...i know the shield has recoil like a 22.
    please let us know how the 45 feels.

    and can i say, nice pair?
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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    bigger difference is when you pull their thingies....

    ...i know the shield has recoil like a 22.
    please let us know how the 45 feels.

    and can i say, nice pair?
    Your absolutely right, all similarities end.
    I will let you guys know how she shoots.

    I will say, I did go against my own advise as to shoot the gun first before buying, but this little guy has been so hard to find around here, yet alone trying to find a place that will have one to shoot.
    I drove 60 miles north of me to get this one. $509.99

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    I have a Shield in 40 so I'm getting pretty familiar with size and feel. I stopped in the shop the other day and they had an xds on hold for someone but they let me fondle it a bit barring anything obscene. Wow, the xds has a nice feel and as you've shown, the size is incredibly close. Unlike others, I don't think the Shield is a natural fit in my hand. That changes immediately when I start shooting. I'm genuinely impressed with how it shoots. But the xds feels better at rest in my hand. Who knows, it may shoot horribly.....but I doubt it. I would expect felt recoil to be, well felt I suppose. It won't be a Sunday plinker. I'm gonna bet that the xds trigger beats the Shield but anything can be improved and I intend to do just that. I think it'll come down to mastering that 2nd shot, not the 1st.

    I'm waiting for the report. I'm really really waiting for the report.
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    I'm interested to hear about perceived recoil. I figured my Glock 36 would kick like a mule, but it's quite pleasant to shoot.

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    I've read a couple of reviews and they state that it has a definite bump (the xds). And I would imagine it does. My Para LDA is heavier and after a few mags I don't want a lot more. It's not a plinker. Sure, the ergonomics will help but it's a large caliber in a small package. It's gonna kick some. I was considering buyers remorse on the 40 Shield but changed my mind. It doesn't wear on a body, I think I'll just keep it and play. But I can see an xds before it's over. I love me some 45. And with modern ammo, they're almost as effective as a 9. Phfffft.

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    Got to the range yesterday
    Recoil isn't bad at all for such a small gun. Maybe I was expecting the worst?
    I can definitely see getting shooter fatigue after many rounds.

    Ok so now about the gun. It shot perfectly without any problems.
    Sights are right on, factory installs the red fiber optic in the front which is a little dark for me, so I will switch out for the green.

    Trigger is nice, not gritty, smooth, quick reset but if i was to compare it with the Smith M&P Shield trigger, there's room for improvement.

    Accuracy, well for the first time out in my opinion was for the most part accurate. First few mags I had a 6-7 inch group at 12 yards.

    This got better as I shot more, 3-4 inch groups at 12 yards. So that being said, I'm confident I will become more proficient with more practice

    Ammo that was used

    Remington UMC 230 Grain FMJ (100 rounds)
    Hornady Custom Handgun Ammunition 200 Grain JHP (50 rounds)
    Speer Gold Dot 230 Grain HP (20 rounds)

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    Well done....lots of good info.

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    170 through that little bad boy! Dude, I'm impressed. The ergonomics must help a lot. Keep us posted on this, I think there's a fair amount of interest.
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    Sorry I did forget to mention the ergonomics. It feels real comfortable in my hand, even with the extreme aggressive grip design and backstrap. I will say that the M&P Shield is a little longer in this area. I can get a pinky finger on the grip of the Shield, not on the XDS. They do sell larger cap mags with finger extension.

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