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MP Shield Overview and comparison

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by wolverine_173, Mar 8, 2014.

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  1. wolverine_173

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THM_upyScC0

    Here is a little youtube review I did. I think the mp shield is a great gun. What is most impressive is the small size and slim grip yet the ability to get a full grip on the gun with the 8 round magazine.

    Im usually not a fan of such small guns but when it feel as good in hand as the shield the size does not concern me.

    What do you guys think about the shield?
     
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    there is a link in the description to this thread
     
  3. lowslowmiata

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    I love my shield. While I live in nj and can only carry ever so often to free America, the shield is the first gun I would grab out of all the other guns I've shot so far. Admittedly that is nowhere near the same number as some of you guys
     
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    I feel exactly the same wolverine. And mind you, my EDC is a glock 17.
     
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    The Shield is an excellent pistol and my choice for an EDC. It's by far the most enjoyable small pistol I've had the chance to shoot.
     
  6. Capt. Ct.

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    Nice job on the video. The Shield is my number one choice for a carry pistol. Flat feels good in the hand and has been 100% reliable. I find it fun to shoot also. Took years to find a carry gun I like this much. That's not to say I don't use my XDS or Glock 26 also. :D
     
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    If i was going to carry something as thick as a glock 26 i would probably just go a little bigger and carry the sig P6.

    with how thin the shield is it really disappears even with a tshirt
     
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    That's interesting, I also use the 26 and XDS, along with the PM9, the shield is a good little gun in 9mm, I had a 40 and it was one of the ones that kept dropping the mag, the 9mm didn't have the problem, it was about as easy as my Kahr to carry.
     
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    I've had my Shield 2 years next month. Great gun. Close to 2500 rounds thru mine. Shoots like a much larger gun. Only subcompact I have ever owned over the years that I actually LIKE to shoot
     
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    The Shield in 9mm is a fantastic carry option, I really enjoy mine. I have given a lot of thought to the ideal carry package and what I run now is a Glock 30s, loaded 1 down on the 10 round mag + a spare Glock 21 mag topped right up. I found over time I just feel better with the .45 caliber and I can deal with the added bulk of the package I am carrying.
     
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    Thats alot of rounds, did it have a break in period and become more accurate over time?
     
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    It took me a little while to get good with the gun. I discovered that if I put my trigger finger in contact with the trigger - all the way up to the first finger joint, I didn't pull my shots to the side. After that, I was good to go.

    No real break in period at all. It's much more enjoyable to shoot than the Kahr PM9 I had previous to the Shield. I sold my Kahr after the very first range session with my Shield.
     
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    Is the trigger really better than the other mp's, I have not shot the mp line that much
     
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    I had the problem of pulling shots and shooting left, but today I really concentrated on what I was doing and moved the trigger finger in more and got great results. I was on the verge of trading the Shield, but now it has a reprieve and with more practice it could move to the front of the line.
     
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    It always takes some time to get use to a new gun. training is vital
     
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    would anyone like a video of how well the shield conceals on a women?
     
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    Sure. IWB or OWB?

    Something, good or bad, can be learned from all videos.
     
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    I love my shield 9 and you can't even tell I'm wearing it iwb with my crossbreed holster and I'm a slinder build only 145 5'10. It shoots great for me. My fiance said the trigger pinched her finger. I've not experienced this but oh well
     
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    Went back to the range today and group was much tighter, still slightly to the left and I know it's operator fault. Now I'm considering the apex trigger kit but don't know if it will make that much difference. I'm thinking this one is a keeper.
     
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    the apex trigger should help. But, if your taking your time with each shot you should be able to hit where you want without the apex trigger
     
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    I like my Shield, but it had a horrible trigger out of the box. So much so, that the front sight would wiggle around like a tuning fork when the trigger breaks. I did the trigger job shown on Dan Burwell's web site and all is now good. :)
     
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    how many rounds did you have through it before you did the trigger job?
     
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    I was just shooting mine and the white paint in the front sight literally fell out of the circle
     
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    Just took a minute to paint my sight and make my M&P mine. I cleaned up the rear sight uploadfromtaptalk1395176628343.jpg
    Just my little touch
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    Before uploadfromtaptalk1395176705695.jpg
     
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