I decided to give the new Shield. 45 a try. I have learned from experience to do a little research on a firearm before taking the plunge. I enjoy reading reviews on TTAG, the only malfunction the reviewer experienced was the slide failed to lock back after 400+ rounds. None of my lgs had one in stock so I'm having to go out of town to buy mine. I will be paying $415 for my Shield .45, I have a lgs about 5 minutes away that has their 9mm Shields priced for $459. I am looking forward to giving it a try. What has been your experience?