Soooooo, I took my beloved Shield .40 to the range Sat. and about 40 rounds in it started jamming (failure to feed). :frown: I have shot about 50 rounds through it previously at my dad's house (one mag. each time on different days) before Sat. and never had this problem. I was told that I am "limp-wristing". I have never had this problem before, but the Shield is also the first gun this size with this caliber that have shot. I know that the springs and everything on the gun is beginning to loosen up and break in, so could that be why it is happening now and not before? If the spring is loosening up, then it would be easier to cause it to jam if without proper grip/recoil management...... right? I have shot my dad's full size 9mm and my High Point .45 without any issues, but they are easier to hang on to because of the size. I'll get my ccw permit in about 3 weeks, but I'm thinking of picking up a .357 revolver (to use .38sp) to carry for now because I'm just not confident in my ability with the Shield yet..... Maybe even switch from a .40 to a 9mm and try that? I want to correct my shooting/grip problem so this does not happen in the future and I'm determined to be able to shoot my Shield .40. Carrying a full size gun is not an option for me as I am very small (5'5" 118lbs.) Any advice would be great.