Out on post close to my house they are selling a few brand gun, and one of them are the Shield the price is going to be $315 so what do you guys think and which one? Thanks for your comments.
Shoot both. They have both 9mm and .40S&W at Federal Way.Thanks I'm leaning more to the 9mm side and as you can see I have the G27.
Mine is with the safety, but I don't use it. I haven't had it accidentally engage either. For me, if I had both versions available for the same price, I would get the one without.Okay thanks I have a few days to decide the sale start today to the 9th. Is yours with or without the safety?
I carry a Shield 9mm as my EDC. Conceals well IWB with shorts and a t-shirt. I managed to talk the retail shop down to $380 for mine, they wanted $420. I picked 9mm for the higher mag capacity (one round more). The grip extension on the extended mag tends to shift around, so I superglued it to the floorplate.
While shooting, I noticed that the sights seem zeroed for point and shoot, rather than deliberate, aimed shots. Every owner I've talked to has the same issue. Covering the target with the muzzle and firing gives good center-mass accuracy. Shooting groups, the rounds always hit low. I feel confident that I can put rounds on target when it really counts, but won't be making headshots on squirrels.
I carry the gun loaded with the flush fit mag, and the extended as a spare. I carry the spare horizontally on my belt. I always leave the safety off while the gun is holstered, but I've come to appreciate it when I need to handle the gun, in case the trigger gets bumped.
I've had a few EDC guns, including J-frame Smiths, subcompact double-stack autos, and a Commander-style 1911, but this one is my favorite. I want to get a second extended mag to carry with it, which will give me 24 rounds total. I've fired several hundred rounds of FMJ cartridges through it, plus 100 rounds of my carry load (Federal HST). Never had a malfunction.
I thought about getting the .40S&W version, but with modern HP bullets I believe that 9mm has the same stopping power with less recoil and higher magazine capacity. Being a lower pressure cartridge, it's easier on the gun itself too.
Shoot both. They have both 9mm and .40S&W at Federal Way.
I personally didn't care for the Shield in .40. I also think the XDS grip is better, and the sights on the shield are a bit of a let down after the XDS. Having said that, I keep thinking about trading my XDS for a shield....it is a bit lighter. I think I'm going to see what pops out of shot show first...Glock single stack 9 maybe?
The deal on post may not be all that amazing, so check around. S&W has a Mil/LEO program similar to glock, so be sure to ask. I've seen some pretty good prices on the "blue label" S&W. Federal Way and Marksman participate. Welcher's may as well. Quantico Tactical also has good pricing on S&W pistols. Not sure about Surplus Ammo & Arms, but worth a check too. Sportsman's Warehouse also has a 5% Mil/Vet discount.
I need to stop clicking on your threads. You always seem to be getting something new.