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Old 02-26-2017, 8:00 AM
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Default New Gun purchase. M&P Shield 45

Just purchased a new handgun this week. Went and bought a shield 45. Gun is very small and feels good in the hands. Sights are very good as well. Gun came with two magazines. A 7 rd mag with extension and a 6 rd mad that fits flush in the gun. The 6 rd mag makes a getting a good grip a little hard but nothing really bad. Can't wait for next week to pick it up and do a range report.

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Old 02-26-2017, 8:06 AM
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Unfortunately, is it not the case that the Shield 45 is not on the Roster?
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Old 02-26-2017, 8:20 AM
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Not on roster only 9&40 are
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Old 02-26-2017, 8:29 AM
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OP, You'll be pleasantly surprised by the .45 shield.

Nice trigger, good accuracy, reasonable recoil, easy carry.

They wouldn't be able to keep it in stock in California, if not for the roster of guns California doesn't want you to own...


It is even replacing my G26 as the largest carry pistol on my LTC in CA...

Buy one if you have a chance.
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I've had mine for about a month +/-...... almost 1000 through it, and I love it. Good choice!!!
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Old 02-26-2017, 8:38 AM
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Not on roster only 9&40 are

Buddy of mine is LEO and he didnt like it and sold it to me PPT.
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Old 02-26-2017, 8:41 AM
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This is the gun the Glock G36 could/should have been.

S&W hit this one out of the park!
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I put 100+ through it this morning to test the light & laser (still under 1000 total though). Yes, it is a keeper...

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Nice one Rob! Use it in good health
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I put 100+ through it this morning to test the light & laser (still under 1000 total though). Yes, it is a keeper...


Did you paint those rounds yourself?
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I like the new slide serrations in the front. Also the new checkering on the grip. Is that standard or custom stippling?
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Not sure if this is the proper thread to post this ? If not, any direction/info. to the proper post area would be appreciated.
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Did you paint those rounds yourself?
No, they are my bulk blasting rounds. Cheap and easy. Wait for a sale, they are frequently 10% off coupon codes.
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I like the new slide serrations in the front. Also the new checkering on the grip. Is that standard or custom stippling?
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Those are nice too bad they dont show up on the 9/40 models.
When you do a press check does your slide go back into battery? Cuz on my 9 it gets held up and i have to press it back into battery.
Like the spring tension isnt great enough or something. I'd imagine the 45 is under greater tension.
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@Lonestargrizzly - my 9mm shield didn't always go back into battery whenever I did a press check.

That changed after I started using Froglube. Definitely a pleasant surprise, since I thought all this time it was just friction between the rounds in the chamber & magazine.
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I like the new slide serrations in the front.

Also the new checkering on the grip.

Is that standard or custom stippling?
Actually the only things I don't care for on the .45 shield.

The front slide serrations look like a machining mistake

and the grip stippling is a little too aggressive so I covered them with Talon grips like on my other pistols...

No accounting for matters of taste I guess...
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I like very much, I like smaller more than .45 for concealed carry, so I have a 9mm. I was so surprised by the quality and accuracy of mine.


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Buddy of mine is LEO and he didnt like it and sold it to me PPT.
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How is the grip texture for IWB? Is it more or less rough than a gen 4 glock?
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How is the grip texture for IWB? Is it more or less rough than a gen 4 glock?
It's more like a RTF2 texture. Far more aggressive than a Gen 4.
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It's more like a RTF2 texture. Far more aggressive than a Gen 4.
Funny, I would have said it feels more Gen4 ish (the way it grips). Either way, it really helps when shooting a big bullet in a small gun...

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As to IWB, the 9mm is very comfortable against bare skin, but the .45 is very unpleasant. An undershirt or beater is a must with the .45, at least for me.
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Sure. Right. Of course.
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