The Market Team at Smith & Wesson Should win an award for the way they pushed this gun. I dare say they followed APPLES marketing plan of attack. Question is, is the gun any good?
I have a Solo. And a Sig 238. And a few J frames. Now it looks like I need one of these. When will this "need" stop?Very good review, MrColionNoir.....I'll have to take a look at one tomorrow.
It seems much better than the Kimber "Solo" that came out last year.....
I am assuming you haven't shot the Shield? If so, even big hands can easily/correctly hold and fire the Shield because of the grip. It's contoured differently from the 9c, having a slightly longer grip. I would bet that few guys have bigger mitts than hickok45The point is.....they made the Shield for the average person. One gun can not be suitable for everyone. If you've got big hands......you NEED a big gun! NO doubt about it! For most people, it sounds pretty good, but I wonder how it compares with the Ruger LC9, and the Walther PPS. I noticed that all the semi-autos do weigh in at about the same as my all steel M-36 at 20 ounces. Load them, up with 8 rds.... and they weigh more than the M-36 with 5 rds.
The ideal lightweight still remains the Scandium S&W J frame revolvers......if that's what you want. I've never had the opportunity to try one, but, I know......my steel M-36 kicks pretty good with +P ammo. Just sayin'.....Bob