Shield second range trip


November 26, 2013, 10:24 PM
Well I got my front sight on center.
Learning to adjust to the heavy trigger of the shield
165gr. shot better than 180 gr out of my gun. 180 's hit a but high.
gotta try 155's if I find them.
first pic my 40 with 165 gr. Golden Sabers about 3 .5 dia. group,not as good as I like.
second pic bottom right is my CW9 124 +p golden sabers, long trigger but smooth.just shoots good.
both at 7 yards ( (

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November 27, 2013, 06:07 AM
Great shooting. Love my Shield 40

DT Guy
November 27, 2013, 06:44 AM
Spend the $40 and half hour, and install the Apex sear. Makes it an entirely new gun; if I hadn't changed the sear, I'd have sold my Shield-the trigger was so heavy as to be 'unshootable.'

With the sear, it's a joy.

Thank me later. :)


November 27, 2013, 09:27 AM
I watched a few videos on how to lighten the trigger up.
I'm just afraid to pull it apart.

November 27, 2013, 10:22 AM
Took my 9mm Shield out last weekend for its 2nd trip to the range. I really like the little guy. Bounces right back to the target after firing a round. At 7-10 yds I am able to put down groups only slightly more open than a couple of my full size 9s. Sights work very well for me.

Only draw back I have found is that with cold hands (it was <30F) it can be a little hard to hang onto. Dropped it once when dropping the mag. Need another finger around it.

November 27, 2013, 10:35 AM
I don't know if it is the best thing to mess with a trigger on a carry gun. I'd soon leave it as it is. Save the trigger jobs for actual target/range guns.

November 27, 2013, 10:49 AM
What is the factory trigger pull weight of the Shield?

ETA: never mind, website says 6.5 lbs +/-. Just wondering how it compares to the XDs.

November 27, 2013, 11:18 AM
Wow. I dont consider the Shield trigger heavy or long. What are you comparing it to? 1911s?

November 27, 2013, 01:23 PM
Shield triggers seem to vary all over the board. Mine was nearly 8# from the factory. Apex sear, twenty minutes,= 5-3/4#

DT Guy
November 27, 2013, 05:46 PM
Mine was CRAZY heavy; in fact, I first though the safety was seized or broken, as I didn't think the trigger could be that stiff.

AFA not messing with the trigger on a carry gun, I carry a gun to defend myself; 'defending myself' includes having a chance of actually hitting the bad guy, and I do what I think will make that most likely.


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