Took the shield out to fire Friday. The pistol shoots a lot better than I had expected. not too much muzzle climb and finally, my hands were no more sore after firing than before. Followed it with my R1. Another pleasant pistol to shoot.
A little over a year ago I bought an SD9VE. The shop had Shield, SD9VE and Bodyguard oem mags for $9.99. And I have seen them on sale for $18-20 but when not on sale they are pricey.
Ruger Magazines more expensive from my experience. I think Ruger sells the guns cheaper but makes up for it on the other end by charging more for magazines. Mini 14 magazines run about $30 for a 20 round and $40 for a 30 round and more direct from Ruger