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I have finally found happiness in the M&P Shield. The Shield was on my radar for the past year, but the safety turned me away every time since I am a lefty. I went into my LGS last week and they had a few in stock, so I handled one for a little bit. After realizing how firm that safety was to engage, I made the purchase.

I went to the range today for the first time and I was very impressed! My EDC prior was a Glock 27 Gen 4 and the Shield blows it out of the water. The Shield was just a comfortable to shoot as my dad's Glock 22. I put about 150 rounds downrange and all went according to plan. 100 rounds were from Freedomuntion and the other 50 were some Winchester PDX1 that I've had laying around for the longest time.

My holster from SHTF also arrived a few days ago. Two days from when I ordered it to when it shipped. Two thumbs up to Clay and the rest of the SHTF team! I also put a set of Talon rubber grips on. I didn't shoot the gun prior to putting these on, but from just handling the gun they make a big difference.

Enjoy the pictures! For anyone on edge about purchasing the Shield, do it. This gun has without a doubt replaced my G27 as my EDC.

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Nice! I'm happy with my 9mm shield. How do you like the shtf holster? I've been using a theis, it's Ok
It is a great holster. I used one for my Glock 27 and it worked great for that too. What don't you like about the Theis?
 

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It's still a bit stiff, and the clips, I feel crossbreeds are better designed.

Don't forget to take your mag release out periodically and clean/grease it a little to prevent rust. Mine got a little rust on it making it harder to release and set it. But I sweat a lot here in az
 

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Thanks for the pictures, does the addition of the Talon Rubber grips add much thickness to the grip. Have been thinking about adding them to my Beretta Cougar.
 

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Congrats! I was looking at one of those and also the 9mm shield, I went to the GS and love the feel of it, I think sometime down the road I might get one or maybe the 9mm time will tell.
 
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Thanks for the pictures, does the addition of the Talon Rubber grips add much thickness to the grip. Have been thinking about adding them to my Beretta Cougar.
The thickness feels the same and looks the same. The feel is much better though!
 

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Glad you found happiness, the Shield looks great and the SHTF holster is nice.
 

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How is it on your side? Or do you wear an undershirt?

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No undershirt for me. I never thought I would like leather on my skin, but it really is not bad. I wear it at the 8:30 position (left handed).
 

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... I never thought I would like leather on my skin, but it really is not bad. ...
Oh man.....must...resist....low hanging fruit smarty pants replies..... must resist....
 

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Seriously, I too am very impressed with the Shield. 7 rounds of 9mm in a very small and light carry package. And the gun is very shootable. This is my first dive into the M&P line and I have nothing bad to say.
 

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Seriously, I too am very impressed with the Shield. 7 rounds of 9mm in a very small and light carry package. And the gun is very shootable. This is my first dive into the M&P line and I have nothing bad to say.
I agree with you. While I am over the fact of it having a safety, if it wasn't there, it would be damn near perfect. Even though it is slightly more comfortable to carry than my Glock 27, it still is not going anywhere.
 

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Congrats on the M&P Shield 40
 

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Well, good for you. Diversity is definitely a good thing. I think the shield in .40 would literally be my very last choice as an EDC weapon... but they make it for a reason, and that reason is because not everyone is me! It just goes to show everyone needs to put their feelers out and find out what's right for them.
 
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