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cdaniel76
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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What's the capacity on the Xds 9?


I believe I read that it's 7+1






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PvilleP
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Prairieville
Member since Apr 2011
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Walther PPS 9MM

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Makes a great cc pistol.


Very nice shooting gun. Not the long heavy trigger pull that many CC guns have.






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99DSTJ
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K-Town
Member since Jun 2009
618 posts

re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Here is a comparison between the Shield and M&P 9C.

The shield is a bit smaller and slimmer but your talking max 8 rounds compared to 13 for the 9C.

Model: M&P9c
Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 12+1 Rounds
Barrel Length: 3.5"
Overall Height: 4.3"
Width: 1.2"
Sight Length: 5.75"

Model: M&P9 SHIELD™
Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 7 Round & 8 Round
Barrel Length: 3.1"
Overall Length: 6.1"
Frame Width: .95"
Sight Radius: 5.3" / 13.3 cm

I nearly picked up a 9C over the weekend but opted for a Glock 19 instead. Slightly heavier trigger pull on the M&P. It will be my next handgun purchase.






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bapple
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Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
6909 posts

re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Slightly heavier trigger pull on the M&P.


Apex tactical can fit that.






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99DSTJ
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K-Town
Member since Jun 2009
618 posts

re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


I have read on a few sites about this being done and they really like it. I just dont see myself being comfortable with a sub 3lb pull on a carry gun. the 6.5lb pull of the M&P is actually fine i just liked the slightly lighter pull a little more.





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JAB528
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Good luck with that. Shields couldn't be found before the paranoia.





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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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do not buy that gun. I freaking hated my buddies new one he just bought. .40 cal and couldn't hit a posted sign from 30 yards out with it to save my life.
It was that bad.


Mine in 9mm is perfectly fine. Sounds like a lemon, because I have heard nothing but good things from owners like myself.

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Walther PPS 9MM

Another good choice, burgeman has one, and it shoots very well. No safety on it.

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xds

The .45, again, has low capacity unless you get the extended magazine. The 9mm offering will be harder to find than the shield, I believe it also has no safety, which was the hangup for most people when it came to the Shield.



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BamaFxst
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Southaven
Member since Nov 2011
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


I got a 9mm shield last week.
It disappears using iwb.
Look at smaller gun shops.
I called 15 stores in N MISS before finding one.



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GonzoLeslie
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Alabama
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Went to buy ammo today in montgomery

They had at least one shield .40 in stock (same place I bought mine from)






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Bull11
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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do not buy that gun. I freaking hated my buddies new one he just bought. .40 cal and couldn't hit a posted sign from 30 yards out with it to save my life. It was that bad.


May be it is not the gun and its you. I have one and love it. I have no accuracy issues with it. Easy to shoot. But everyone has their own opinion. I would highly recommend getting one. It's a great gun.






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lsufan1971
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Zachary
Member since Nov 2003
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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May be it is not the gun and its you. I have one and love it. I have no accuracy issues with it. Easy to shoot. But everyone has their own opinion. I would highly recommend getting one. It's a great gun.


Same here I ditched a G26 for the 9mm shield and couldn't be happier.






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GonzoLeslie
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Alabama
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Do not buy that gun. I freaking hated my buddies new one he just bought. .40 cal and couldn't hit a posted sign from 30 yards out with it to save my life. It was that bad.


I haven't tried a 100 ft shot, but this was my very first round through it



@ 15 yards






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Bull11
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Lafayette, LA
Member since Feb 2006
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Good luck with that. Shields couldn't be found before the paranoia.


Just go to gunbroker website. A 10 second search turned up many shields in 9 mm and 40 s&w. they had auctions and also buy it now options. They will be more expensive than your local gun store but at least you can get one now instead of 6 months to a year. I used gunbroker to get mine and had no problems.






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JAB528
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Just go to gunbroker website


enjoy the price gouging right now.






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NimbleCat
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Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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I looked at the Xds 45 the other day, that thing is unbelievably thin and would make a great CC gun.

I love mine. It is very convenient to carry. The extended mag will make it print more than I like though. So, I use the standard five round mags and carry a back up mag. I will get the 9mm too.






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NimbleCat
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Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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cdaniel76

Use the gift card for bullets or an extra magazine for the gun you buy.

I looked online and got a SA XDs for $450 not taxed. $20 FFL and $20 Shipping.

I bought it from SGC USA. Posted link when I caught the sale. Things are likely damned different now thought. Guns are flying off the shelves regardless of price points.






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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Does the xds have a safety?





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NimbleCat
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Houston, TX
Member since Jan 2007
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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Does the xds have a safety?

Yes, the Glock style trigger safety and the back strap safety.

It does not have a thumb lever on the side of the slide or a de-cocker.






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RATeamWannabe
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Right, thats what I meant.
Figured it didnt, think thats why Sturmgewhere is going to switch from the Shield to 9mm xds






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LSUcdro
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Bum Frick Arizona
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?




Im about to this up (new Ruger 1911 Commander)

I love living in the same town as the Ruger Pistol Factory, I got a buddy that works there who gets 4 guns a year at %60 off






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