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Old 05-20-2016, 06:58 PM   #1
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M&P Shield in 45 AUTO

Anybody seen this yet. Just announced today apparently
M&P SHIELD in 45.

Product: M&P45 Shield?
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:53 PM   #2
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Might be time to pick up my first .45 And I see they're finally improving the grip. Before I put the Talon grips on, it was like holding onto a greased pig.
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Old 05-21-2016, 02:36 AM   #3
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This is my first time seeing this gun. I recently sold an XDS-45 3.3 and it was a good reliable gun, very manageable and real easy to carry. The downside for me was when I was at the range I really didn't enjoy shooting it all that much. It sounded like a great concept, a gun only about 1" wide and 20oz. 5-7 rounds of .45. For me the novelty wore out real fast. I purchased the 9mm Shield and I just enjoyed shooting that gun more. If I bought the XDS in 9mm, I probably wouldn't have brought my Shield. If you have big hands the XDS is a little more comfortable due to the trigger guard.
Not trying to discourage anyone from buying this gun, it's just not for me.
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Wonder why it took them so long.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:26 AM   #5
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Not excited about any Shield after my experience with one. Love my S&W wheel guns though...I'll stick with Kimber and Glock for my pistols.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:21 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JC45 View Post
This is my first time seeing this gun. I recently sold an XDS-45 3.3 and it was a good reliable gun, very manageable and real easy to carry. The downside for me was when I was at the range I really didn't enjoy shooting it all that much. It sounded like a great concept, a gun only about 1" wide and 20oz. 5-7 rounds of .45. For me the novelty wore out real fast. I purchased the 9mm Shield and I just enjoyed shooting that gun more. If I bought the XDS in 9mm, I probably wouldn't have brought my Shield. If you have big hands the XDS is a little more comfortable due to the trigger guard.
Not trying to discourage anyone from buying this gun, it's just not for me.
My hands aren't huge but that trigger guard on my Shield is still an irritant..getting it trimmed up is the one mod I've considered.
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I'll try to be nice and just say M&P is not for me, looks to much like a Glock to interest me.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:49 PM   #8
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For me - from my experience:
1. Inexpensive ($340 !!!)
2. Accurate.
3. Dependable (not a single FTE or FTF in nearly 1000 rounds).
4. Very concealable.

The Shield ain't pretty but when it hangs around with the Glocks, it thinks it's pretty
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I know people that shoot them and have been told that they are good guns and that's what they feel a gun is worth. Personally I don't care for plastic guns but that's just my liking and doesn't mean the gun isn't good. In the long run if it goes bang when you pull the trigger that's all that counts.
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:14 PM   #10
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The S&W Shield has been 100% reliable for me, as well as being very accurate, mine is in 9mm, which in my opinion is the perfect caliber for this size gun, I have no problem handling or controling it, for the price it's a great big bargain, and there isn't any break in like so many other high priced carry guns, including my Kimbers, I have several compact carry guns, and they all perform very well, from the glock 43, kahr PM9, KP45, Walther PPS M2, XDS 9mm XD Mod 2's in 9mm and 45 acp, Sig p938, S&W M&P C,9mm and the Shield 9mm, these are my small compact guns, and they are all top notch, my Kimber RCP and Ultra Rapture II are still being broke in and I only hope they will be as reliable , as for the grip, Talon works wonders for those that find it hard to hold a good grip on their gun, and are worth putting them on, it makes a big difference in your accuracy and recovery time.Oh, I'm a big guy 6'3" and have large hands, I had to learn long ago how to grip my different guns to get the best out of them, all these guns I mentioned work well for me..
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