So what's the secret getting that Hogue grip sleeve on the gun assuming it's their model intended for the Shield? I've installed Hogue sleeves on other guns but the Shield's was impossible. And, yes I heated it to loosen the material and lube'd it. I finally was able to get a Ruger Single Six sleeve to fit and it does fit well. The Shield's sleeve was deposited into a junk box.Have a 9mm Shiled, great little gun but not accurate in my hands as I want.
Gpt a 2.0 Shield .45 fitted exactly the same, night sights, hogue slip on grip....new Apex trigger and it's great. Accurate, reliable. Not as many rounds as 9MM but better knock down potential. My EDC and it's been 100% reliable which is my first requirement.
Before I retired from DFW Airport last year I saw the DPS Police Department switch fro S&W M&P .40 to M&P 2.0 9mm for increased accuracy. The Police Chief who was 6.3 regretted getting Sheild .40 as it had too aggressive recoil.Congrats, what a great carry gun. I have the Shield 9mm and while I wouldn't get rid of it, and it's currently my main carry gun, I sure wouldn't be adverse to owning a 40 cal and a 45acp Shield either. Can you tell me how many rounds each of the mags holds? And, what was the problem you had with the 40 cal?