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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #1
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S&W M&P Shield

Super excited to be getting my CCW! Now, just looking for an M&P Shield to accompany it. I can't believe how hard it is to find one. Does anybody have one for sale or know where I can find one?
 
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:56 AM   #2
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Super excited to be getting my CCW! Now, just looking for an M&P Shield to accompany it. I can't believe how hard it is to find one. Does anybody have one for sale or know where I can find one?
I saw a few dozen on Gunbroker. The 9mm is going for at least $100 more than the 40 S&W so if you want to save a little you might have better luck finding a 40 Shield at a reasonable price. Good luck in your search bgood!
 
Old 01-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #3
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Ahhhh sooo many!!! Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
 
Old 01-09-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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I just passed up on one that I had on order (because I bought one elsewhere). I'll check around. Having shot both the 9mm & .40 I can say they're definitely different. You mention you're having a hard time finding one so I'm assuming you're looking for a 9mm, correct?
 
Old 01-09-2013, 05:57 PM   #5
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I would love to find one in 9mm. Can't locate one anywhere around here.
 
Old 01-09-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
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Diablo was saying he found them in a Fred Meyer in southern OR. Might call around...
 
Old 01-09-2013, 06:10 PM   #7
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Ya, i'm looking for the 9mm. Pretty much going for the Shield 9mm or Kahr CM9. Which ever I can find first. Or...maybe both
 
Old 01-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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I just passed up on one that I had on order (because I bought one elsewhere). I'll check around. Having shot both the 9mm & .40 I can say they're definitely different. You mention you're having a hard time finding one so I'm assuming you're looking for a 9mm, correct?
What were your thoughts on the 40 Shield? I'm familiar shooting similar guns in 9mm, but haven't shot anything that small and light in a 40.
 
Old 01-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #9
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I didn't like it as much as the 9mm. The 9 felt much more usable and comfortable. If I could get a super-extended mag, I'd be happy to use it as a range gun. It's a good size and would be a great everyday shooter.

When I was shooting the 40 I kept having the mag fall into my supporting hand when firing. I wondered if I was hitting the mag release or something, but after several very intentional shots, confirmed I wasn't. I had my son shoot it and he experienced the same.

It wasn't later that I discovered this was a somewhat common (but by no means universal) occurrence. It was then that I found out S&W was correcting the issue. So, that wouldn't be a deal breaker for me.

I just didn't dig the round with that gun. I'd been wanting to like a 40. I'd gone through a variety of guns trying to find a 40 I could like enough to buy one. But this one wasn't it. It wasn't until later that I realized the rounds I didn't enjoy shooting as much were all high pressure rounds (40, 357 Sig, 10mm). Don't get me wrong -- I enjoy shooting them, but I find I can't get a sight picture as quickly with them and overall just don't enjoy them as much as other calibers.

Once I realized the commonality of these rounds (being high pressure) I just sort of stopped my hunt. FYI, that was just a few weeks ago...
 
Old 10-23-2013, 06:19 PM   #10
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Super excited to be getting my CCW! Now, just looking for an M&P Shield to accompany it. I can't believe how hard it is to find one. Does anybody have one for sale or know where I can find one?
I have one for sale for $380 with one 7rd magazine if you're interested, and still looking for one. Its had about 150 rds through the barrel.
 
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