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Old 02-06-2018, 1:27 AM
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What the heck is this thing? M&P Shield 380 with grip safety 🤮


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Old 02-06-2018, 1:32 AM
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Pistol for folks with limited hand strength. Nice to see that market addressed.

http://www.gunsandammo.com/first-loo...mp-380-shield/

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Old 02-06-2018, 1:42 AM
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Whoa, I've never seen this. Is it new?
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Old 02-06-2018, 1:50 AM
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That's actually pretty cool. There's one without the thumb safety:

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https://www.juliegolob.com/mp-introd...ield-ez-pistol
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Grip safety looks hideous.
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Old 02-06-2018, 3:36 AM
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Grip safety looks hideous.
Agreed. M&Ps are known for their nice profile and this ruins it. Oh well, as long as it shoots and serves the owner well.
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Old 02-06-2018, 8:37 AM
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Weird. An odd concept, too. I thought my full size M&P 40 was very easy to rack. Maybe the Shield is different?? Of course this is larger than the current Shield.
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Old 02-06-2018, 9:18 AM
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It looks more like the size of the compact 2.0 than the Shield we all know and love. I will try to find one to see if it is easy enough for Grandma to rack. It looks like there are ears milled into the back of the side for easier racking and tabs on the magazine to help loading too...

I agree it is nice to see a niche market being addressed. I understand if it is not tactical enough for Calguns...

Here is another article.
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2.../06/shield-ez/

Edit to add. Just measured the 6.7 inch overall length compared to some other M&Ps I have around. It is just a little bigger than the Shield and just a little smaller the and 2.0 Compact.


Edit 2, looks like it is the same overall length as the Springfield XDe low effort slide design, but theirs is in 9mm, not .380. The XDe magazines are not low effort for sure...
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[Quote from GregChico]

"it is nice to see a niche market being addressed. I understand if it is not tactical enough for Calguns..."

True.

They wanted it to have a 1911 feature, so they added a thumb safety to make it a Manly gun.
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Reminds me of the XD's grip safety. I'm not a fan of them.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:06 AM
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I’d buy it if it be on the “roster,” (as with other ugly pistols). Who cares how it looks...we just need the roster overturned! Stay focused aside from aesthetics all! We’ve been placed into a corner and all we can comment on is how things look because we can only look and not touch. How can you judge it by its look alone. The true issue is that we can’t even get it here unless you’re “special”. No roster the you can get anything you want. If it ugly to you then don’t get it.

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The bigger question is, would it be on roster? I'd think so because it is similar to Springfield's, but who knows....
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The bigger question is, would it be on roster? I'd think so because it is similar to Springfield's, but who knows....
Not a chance.
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This is no subcompact but I applaud innovation, even though it isn't for me. Not that it will be for any Californian.
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Old 02-06-2018, 11:28 PM
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This supports the argument against the Roster. Here a major firearms maker comes out with a new model that addresses woman, the aged, partially disabled (I have arthritic hands) and you can't get it in California.
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Grip safety looks hideous.
Yup. That thing is GLOCK ugly!
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Old 02-12-2018, 6:23 PM
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Yes, it's ugly, but I would buy one or 2 in a New York minute if I could. My wife has a very hard time racking the slide of every semi I own or could borrow. The only one that works for her is the Beretta with a pop up barrel. I know some will say racking a slide is just a question of technique and training. Tell that to my wife. So it's a revolver for her. A mid-size semi in a low recoiling round does seem to deal with many of her issues.
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Actually this is impressive.
My wife likes her Shield, but she cannot rack the slide, load the magazines and is surprised by the recoil and has difficulty with the safety nub - clearly this product is not aimed at those of us who are regular shooters.
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This supports the argument against the Roster. Here a major firearms maker comes out with a new model that addresses woman, the aged, partially disabled (I have arthritic hands) and you can't get it in California.
Exactly right. Great point.

The roster is all about systematically subtracting the number of handguns available to responsible, law-abiding citizens. It doesn't have much to do with safety, caliber, or anything else.
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LOLZ, I was about to post the exact same thing!

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Yeah, I bet you're right
Bet every last dollar. Because no new semi auto handguns can be approved for the roster without micro stamping, a technology that does not exist except on paper. The semi auto handguns on the roster now were grandfathered on before that law.
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I like a few concepts with the design. I'm not in the target market but its a good start for the people its intended to target.
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I wonder if a lawsuit can be filed against the safe handgun roster as it prevents the disabled from owning a useable firearm?

Naw that would be a leftist tactic, never mind!
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I love new innovations!
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