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Terol
05-27-2012, 4:39 PM
I just got my Shield a few days ago and finally got to the range with it.
Only had time to shoot about 200rds, no problems at all.
It is everything I wanted for a single stack. This will be my CCW.

As usual,others wiill have their opinion, but I'm very pleased with it.

Steve-O
05-27-2012, 5:15 PM
How did you acquire it? Single shot exemption? I have my eye on one and am glad to hear your experience is positive.

Terol
05-27-2012, 5:39 PM
Yes, it was a SSE.... I would imagine that they will be on the roster soon though.

Steve-O
05-27-2012, 5:40 PM
Hehe, I hope you are right. I have been checking that darned thing daily.

LBDamned
05-27-2012, 6:04 PM
Conrgats Terol!

I'm jealous!!! I'm on list with local FFL... hoping to have one soon :)

Sebass
05-27-2012, 7:34 PM
Price? If you don't mind :o

scglock
05-27-2012, 8:35 PM
+1 on pics. Hows it feel in your hand?

trendar5
05-27-2012, 10:24 PM
My Shield became my #1 CCW gun overnight. Smith made the gun I waited for for years, and I assumed Glock would do it first. Trigger is similar to PPQ.

Terol
05-28-2012, 5:18 PM
Sorry no pics, but you can find them easy enough on S&W's site. It fits my hand very well. I'll carry it with the 7rd mag, and keep the 8rd in my pouch.
Your price may vary, but I paid retail $449....no complaint here.

eville
05-28-2012, 6:08 PM
Which ffl performed the sse?

sneather
05-28-2012, 6:24 PM
Yes, it was a SSE.... I would imagine that they will be on the roster soon though.

Who had the kit to perform that SSE on such a new gun?

And, that thing isn't going to make the roster in its current form. At a minimum - no magazine disconnect and no protruding LCI.

DoubleB
05-28-2012, 6:34 PM
I held one on Saturday at my local FFL's house. I don't remember how much he was asking for them. They are very small and light. If I had a CCW, it would be on the top of my list.

cwin
05-28-2012, 6:36 PM
Congrats! Name and location of the shop that did the sse?

neomedic
05-31-2012, 11:26 AM
Name of shop that did the SSE please!!!

MaxMoto
05-31-2012, 5:01 PM
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Sam
05-31-2012, 5:03 PM
Who had the kit to perform that SSE on such a new gun?

And, that thing isn't going to make the roster in its current form. At a minimum - no magazine disconnect and no protruding LCI.

Word is that there will be a CA version.

Terol
05-31-2012, 5:47 PM
pics or it never happened

Oh, it happened ok, I just don't have any pics with the long barrel attached.

eville
05-31-2012, 5:55 PM
So which shop did the SSE.

JohnZ
05-31-2012, 6:42 PM
Island View guns in Ventura is doing SSE on these. Went in to buy one a few days ago, but they were sold out at the time.

http://islandviewent.com/

Legasat
05-31-2012, 7:57 PM
According to my emails with S&W, it should be on the roster in mid-June.

eville
05-31-2012, 8:00 PM
But who wants a Cali neutered piece?

zovich
05-31-2012, 8:41 PM
im getting one and its giong to be the m&p 40 shield.

zovich
05-31-2012, 8:42 PM
i cant wait!!!:43:

Paperchasin
05-31-2012, 9:30 PM
But who wants a Cali neutered piece?

Like my full size M&P, it has a Loaded chamber indicator and mag disconnect. Nothing that I would consider neutered, especially since one can easily remove the mag disconnect safety and the hole on the top of the barrel(LCI) is hardly even noticeable.

Bull's_eye
05-31-2012, 10:52 PM
A viewing window type (hole in barrel) LCI does not meet the current CA roster standard for a LCI.

Sam
05-31-2012, 11:43 PM
But who wants a Cali neutered piece?

How would compliance with roster requirements make the Shield "neutered?"

nocomply25
06-01-2012, 9:34 AM
I guess he means because the mag disconnect and anything else they need to change to make it comply with CA rules...it wont be in its natural form!

eville
06-01-2012, 9:51 AM
How would compliance with roster requirements make the Shield "neutered?"

Yes, mag disconnect and LCI.

nocomply25
06-01-2012, 10:13 AM
Just talked to guys at ventura shop. They will not be doing any SSE of this gun and are waiting for the ca legal version. Anyone have a place that will do an SSE for this gun? You can send me a PM instead of posting! I really want to pick one up for the wife!!

sneather
06-01-2012, 10:18 AM
A viewing window type (hole in barrel) LCI does not meet the current CA roster standard for a LCI.

Exactly. That's why I want to know what S&W is (supposedly) going to do? It would be an extraordinary cost to have to make a completely new slide. So, I would have to assume that they would use a modified extractor, which protrudes when the chamber has a round.

Sam
06-01-2012, 12:07 PM
Yes, mag disconnect and LCI.

Okay, but how does that affect your ability to use the gun as originally designed? It doesn't. California restricting magazines with a capacity of 11 or more is neutering a gun part because that legislation restricts your ability to use the part as originally designed. Is the roster a good thing? No. But having a mag disconnect and LCI does not negatively affect the gun's ability to be used as designed, as a CCW gun.

Cool Contractor
06-01-2012, 12:54 PM
I am checking daily as well for the CA availability. I want to compare it to my 18 year old 3913, which is still my favorite carry pistol.

IBJanky
06-01-2012, 1:32 PM
Don't hold your breath, it may never get on the roster :(

myke

LBDamned
06-01-2012, 1:46 PM
Don't hold your breath, it may never get on the roster :(

myke

what makes you say that? When I spoke to them by phone a month or so ago they said a month or two (which should be any day now)... even with delays it should be before fourth quarter... but from what I can tell (and have been told) it will happen.

Legasat
06-01-2012, 3:27 PM
S&W believes it will make the roster in mid-June

Coded-Dude
06-01-2012, 3:53 PM
I got to hold one in OK at a gun show I went to out there. Very nice gun! Wish I would have gotten to shoot it.

IBJanky
06-01-2012, 4:00 PM
S&W believes it will make the roster in mid-June

I'll believe it when I see it.

myke

Coded-Dude
06-01-2012, 4:05 PM
I want the M&P22 as well......:(

Quiet
06-02-2012, 1:02 AM
I want the M&P22 as well......:(

The S&W M&P-22CA is on the approved list, just have to wait until S&W produces enough to ship them to distributors (summer time?).
So, start buying factory 10 round magazines while you wait. :p

johnny_boy02
06-02-2012, 6:41 AM
Okay, but how does that affect your ability to use the gun as originally designed? It doesn't. California restricting magazines with a capacity of 11 or more is neutering a gun part because that legislation restricts your ability to use the part as originally designed. Is the roster a good thing? No. But having a mag disconnect and LCI does not negatively affect the gun's ability to be used as designed, as a CCW gun.

Are you a politician?

LBDamned
06-02-2012, 7:09 AM
Just talked to guys at ventura shop. They will not be doing any SSE of this gun and are waiting for the ca legal version. Anyone have a place that will do an SSE for this gun? You can send me a PM instead of posting! I really want to pick one up for the wife!!

They aren't easy to find right now... except on GB at an inflated price. I have an 07 FFL trying to get one for me (waiting game)... the CA version may come out before his supplier has any normal versions... if I get one through sse I'll post source (but not before I get mine :D)-