I'm a 1911 guy.
In the flooded subcompact 9mm market it's gonna be a crap shoot as to whether or not it's a success.
I'm a 1911 guy.
S&W revolvers and Colt 1911's
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the ultra lightweight S&W revolvers are no fun to shoot at all. they are strictly utilitarian. I have one, and it's brutal on my hands shooting standard .357 magnum 158 Gr. JHP ammo. After 6 rounds I was more than done with it. It's been in the safe eve since and will remain there for a while I'll bet. It's really pretty to look at, but much like Zsa Zsa, pure hell to handle.
I've learned my lesson. Standard weight or heavy weight revolvers and pistols for me. I consider the Shield to be a standard weight compact pistol. The steel slide and guide rod brings the weight up to a manageable level.
Teach them the truth, and let them sort thru the cobwebs of liberalism that have infested their minds.
When the time comes that I don't want a new gun, call the undertaker!
When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first!
.45 ACP, Because shooting twice is just plain silly!
Thanks Greg! I agree with you that all steel revolvers are the best shooting........but, I'd like to add one for pocket carry in the summer. The old M-36 seems light (20 oz.), but with 5 cartridges in it, more like 25 oz.. While this is fine when carried in a belt holster, it seems bulky, and heavy when in a front pocket. Even if you wear baggy shorts! But, one side is heavier than the other. Weird. But that's not my style.
But, even then, you'll notice the right side (Right Handed) droops lower with the extra weight. Perhaps I should get a light .380 for pocket carry. (I've always tought of it as a fad, for James Bond wantabees) I've followed the .38/9mm minimum rule about needed power, but perhaps I need to reconsider.
Pocket carry is limited to summer, with light clothes, and less concealment available. I guess you have to compromise a BIT...... Maybe I should even consider the M-317 super light .22 revolver . Not much there, power wise, but.....it's better than nothin'! Or I could just wear the IWB wIth the M-36.......as I have been doing ( and notworrying about it........ in the past. ) Bob
When you want the BEST! Bob
I've learned to "never say never", so my thoughtful answer is, "probably not".........I said "no".
I'm primarily a wheel gunner with 1911 inclinations.............Yeah, I play with various semi autos, but a Shield just isn't on my short list.
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, 'Wow! What a Ride! ~ Hunter S. Thompson
I own a series of handguns, half of which are 22's. I have yet to purchase a striker fired semi-auto, so I'm in the market. Looking very closely at the M&P after firing a full-sized one at the range. Initially I was drawn to Kahr's CW series but they are small in my hand. Beretta's Nano seems like a good option but it has FTE problems in some. Bersa has an interesting offering in the BP9. We'll see...
I have an M&P 45c which is my favorite. Outstanding quality. I do intend to get the Shield in 40 cal. I have a Kahr PM9 as my current EDC. The Shield may replace it.
A good friend of mine who is strictly a Kimber guy for years shot my Shield yesterday, now wants one.