Considering a Shield 9mm

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Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by Cjwglock19 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:48 pm

Considering a Shield in 9mm. Appendix is my most comfortable carry position, however after a little while my Glock19 just seems too big and uncomfortable. Any thoughts on carrying the Shield as an option?
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by flowrie » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:02 pm

I have one and wife has one. Been carrying mine all day today.
Went to church this morning, went to lunch, went back to church for a recital, went home, went back to church for a Christmas program, just got home, watching ball game, it’s still on my right hip as I write this. I like it.
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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by Take Down Sicko » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:13 pm

The shield is an awesome gun. Had mine for two years since i started carrying and its as reliable as any gun can be. Fun to shoot and easy to conceal. I know of several folks who have a shield and they feel the same as i do.


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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by dlh » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:15 pm

I carry either my Shield in 9 mm. or my Glock 26. The Shield has a more comfortable grip for my hands but the Glock has one or two more rounds capacity. You will like it.


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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by skeathley » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:21 pm

As an instructor, I either own or shoot a lot of guns. I think the Shield is an ideal compromise between concealability and shootability. It is easy to conceal, tall enough to allow a full grip (for most people), and long enough (sight radius) to be very accurate. The trigger is not as good as a CZ, but better than a Glock or Ruger, and works consistently every time.

I carried the 9mm every day for a year or so, then got a good deal on a Shield .45, and carry that now.

I would rather engage a threat with my CZ 75, or my Dan Wesson 1911, but that is not practical for me. I am very fond of the Shield, and recommend it to students.

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by EastTexasRancher » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:22 pm

I carry my Shield Performance Center .40 almost exclusively.

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by Cjwglock19 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:23 pm

Thanks for the feedback.
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by Steve5115 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:26 pm

I have the ported shield and love it! It is with me 24/7. :fire


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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by pushpullpete » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:40 pm

I love my ported .45 Shield. It is a great little gun & I carry my fs .45 less & less.

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by JRG » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:07 pm

I have a Shield 9 and it is with me nearly everyday. I liked it so much I just last week went and bought a Shield 45 to go with it.

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by TreyHouston » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:10 pm

I have both the 45 and 9mm now. I like both. It is light enough that tou will forget you have it on!
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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by Cjwglock19 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:27 pm

Any holster recommendations? I really prefer appendix carry.
"You can say 'stop' or 'alto' or use any other word you think will work but I've found that a large bore muzzle pointed at someone's head is pretty much the universal language."

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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by EastTexasRancher » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:45 pm

Cjwglock19 wrote:Any holster recommendations? I really prefer appendix carry.
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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by rotor » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:28 pm

Not too crazy about the ported barrel in performance model. Ported barrel limits ammo choices. There is a new model out.


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Re: Considering a Shield 9mm

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Post by dragun » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 pm

As others have said, shield is an excellent gun. I’ve added the magguts +1 to the flush 7 rounder and the +2 to the 8 which gives you good capacity with a single stack, while not adding length to the grip.

As far as aiwb holster, hard to beat mastermindtactics for the money. Includes a wedge and claw. https://www.mastermindtactics.com/shopm ... wb-holster

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