Shield second range trip

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kahr33556, Nov 26, 2013.

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  1. Kahr33556

    Kahr33556 Member

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    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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  2. Dean1818

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    Great shooting. Love my Shield 40
     
  3. DT Guy

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    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. :)

    Larry
     
  4. Kahr33556

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    I watched a few videos on how to lighten the trigger up.
    I'm just afraid to pull it apart.
     
  5. oldillini

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    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.
     
  6. Orion8472

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    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.
     
  7. Captains1911

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    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.
     
  8. breakingcontact

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    Wow. I dont consider the Shield trigger heavy or long. What are you comparing it to? 1911s?
     
  9. 340PD

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRsxcPfZ8mE
     
  10. DT Guy

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    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.

    Larry
     
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