LCP vs Shield in Size

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  1. primeduck

    primeduck XDTalk 500 Member

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    I've been carrying my LCP alot lately since it has been hot and I wear cargo shorts mostly. Been thinking about the new Shield, but don't know how the size compares to the LCP.

    If anyone has both, and could post some pics comparing the two side by side, atop each other, etc., I would appreciate it. Thanks. :D

     
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    Hey richeyo2, get your camera! LOL.

    I want to say the Shield is more along the size of the LC9 and XD-S in size.
     
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    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

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    Nope the wife let a friend borrow to take some pics of her kids at the museum! But wait I think I got some pics saved, let me see....
     
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    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

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    Don't have a side by side of the LCP. But here are a couple side views of the LC9 & Shield. Also side views of a S&W Bodygaurd, Shield, LC9, & XDS.

    The LCP is a little smaller than the Shield. The Bodygaurd & the LCP are close in size so maybe these pics will help.:)
     

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    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

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    The Shield does have the extended mag in it, in the pics which make it a bit longer. The BG is to the far right in 3rd pic.
     
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    primeduck XDTalk 500 Member

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    Thanks! Looks like it just might work great in a IWB and conceal quite nicely. :)

    I carry my LCP in a pocket holster, & the Shield looks too large for that.
     
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    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

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    I can carry the Shield w/the reg. mag. in cargo short type pants but not jeans. I use a cheap Uncle Mike's IWB holster for now, it fits both my Shield & the XDS.

    Also the the Shield is sweet shooter OTB IMO, really nice trigger.
     
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    If you have a LGS that has either the PF-9, LC9, or PPS in stock, that's the size range of the Shield. Many Holster companies use the same holster model # for the Shield as their PPS holsters. At 19oz, the shield is closest in comparison to the LC9.

    I can pocket carry my Shield in a Fobus pocket holster in both my Cargo Shorts and 'Relaxed Fit' jeans. Regular/Standard Fit jeans would probably be too snug through the thighs.
    My Avatar shows the PF-9, Shield and XDMc for comparison.
     
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    if you want the smallest pocket 9 you can get get a kahr cm9... the r9 is way too expensive and only a tad bit smaller. Kahr cm9 will be sub 400 even though their msrp is in the 500's. Unlike the shield msrp 449 going for that or more.
     
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    richeyo2 XDTalk 5K Member

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    I like to sport my Skinny Jeans, you know what I mean!!! J/K of course!:)
    Honestly I've never tried to pocket carry the Shield in jeans, I usually through in the BG.380. But will fit in khakis for me as well as cargo's I mentioned earlier...
     
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    I gave $399 + tax for my Shield. Wife gave $369 or $379 for her LC9.
    I'm just saying!
     
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    Primeduck, is pocket carry your only option? I carried my Shield in a Desantis Intruder (IWB) all weekend in triple digit heat with no issues. I wore a t-shirt and cargo shorts.
     
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    My new 40 Shield is my favotite carry, either IWB or in Super Fly pocket holster. GREAT GUN!
     
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    My wife's LCP and my Shield.

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    Thanks Yardstik, those pics show the comparison great. Also, is that a Hogue Handall Jr grip without any trimming done?

    KTXdm9......pocket carry is not my only option, but is generally my choice at work. But I can see where the Shield is small enough for a IWB with cargo shorts & T's which is what I wear. My son wants to buy my LCP when I CAN LOCATE a Shield.

    Thanks to all for your help! :D

     

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