Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield? | TigerDroppings.com

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


I want to buy at Bass Pro because I have a $200 gift card, but when I went to inquire about ordering it the guy shrugged his shoulders and said he could put me on "the list." He said it could be 5 or 6 months before they get any. I know they're pretty hard to find, but that's ridiculous.

Should I try to go back when someone more helpful is working or forget them and try a local store?







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


Good luck. He's probably right





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meauxjeaux2
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


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.






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


so what pistols ARE available right now. I want to get one





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LSUFAN82
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Bass Pro's customer service sucks in general. I would try and get it local from another pawn/gun shop, it will most likely be cheaper somewhere else.





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


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so what pistols ARE available right now. I want to get one


I don't think it's too hard to find any Glock's. They have kept up pretty well it seems.






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meauxjeaux2
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


I'm getting a HK p2000 IN .40 S&W when they become available on Buds Guns.com





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


Check Bud's online, order from there when what you want comes in, ship to local store and got do paperwork and pick up gun...





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4X4DEMON
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


Arent you in Shreveport? Any ffl dealer can order a gun, but the way things are right now you can order it and have it shiipped to the ffl dealer for a tranfer fee.





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


Someone educate me on why the shield is so hard to come Across?





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


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so what pistols ARE available right now. I want to get one

The Bass Pro guy tried to sell me a Springfield XDS .45 that I just didn't care for. My previous pistol was a Beretta 92 FS - they had plenty of those in stock as well, and some PX4's.

I'm looking for something small enough to carry or keep in the glove box, but also something fun to shoot occasionally - which is why I ruled out the .380 P238 and other little .380's. I may just get the smaller Citadel 1911 and customize it along the way - I can't spend HK money right now.

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Someone educate me on why the shield is so hard to come Across?

As far as I can tell: it's new and they just haven't ramped up production to keep up with demand.

This gun craze in general has me pissed off. I went to the gun show last weekend and I wanted to slap every one of those dealers in the face.



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


I tried at Jim's Firearms but they told me no, because they don't know when they will have them again.





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


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30 yards


quote:

Barrel Length: 3.1" / 7.874 cm








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SportTiger1
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re: Will a local store order me a S&W M&P Shield?


I've been looking for a Shield for a few weeks, to no avail...





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


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Someone educate me on why the shield is so hard to come Across?


Because single-stack CC handguns are becoming more popular as people are seeing that gun laws won't stop criminals but a concealed handgun will.

But in all honesty, with the success of its M&P line, they felt introducing a single-stack 9mm/40 in the same basic design was a smart choice. They proved that it was because it has been in high demand for almost a year now.

And Meauxjeaux, the gun is designed for up close and personal defense interactions. If you want to hit a sign at 30 yards, get a 6" 357 magnum.






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


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Because single-stack CC handguns are becoming more popular as people are seeing that gun laws won't stop criminals but a concealed handgun will.
I looked at the Xds 45 the other day, that thing is unbelievably thin and would make a great CC gun.






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bapple
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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.


The only thing I'm not crazy about is the lack of rounds in a single-stack, subcompact 45 ACP. It's only 5+1.

But lucky for you, they just released their XDs 9mm at SHOT show this week. So be on the lookout if you want one because I guarantee they will be flying off shelves.







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


Buds has the Walther PPS 9MM in stock for 575.00.
Makes a great cc pistol.






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


What's the capacity on the Xds 9?





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


I believe 7+1 or 9+1

EDIT: Depending on flush fit or extended magazine.



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