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My EDC for the last few years has been a Sig P229. It is kind of big, but not too big. And, it is kind of heavy, but not too heavy. Then, shortly after I got my Sig, my older son bought a Shield 9mm. I liked the feel of it in my hands, but I never got the chance to shoot it before he sold it.


Now, fast-forward to the last few weeks. My son let me carry, and shoot, his current EDC, a Glock 43. I really liked the size and the weight of the gun on my hip. On the other hand, I didn’t really like shooting it. However, while I was at my local indoor range with his Glock, I tried out a couple of single-stacks rentals, including the Shield 9mm. That was enough to make me start checking prices.


Last night I found one on sale on gunbuyer.com (no affiliation) for $299.00 with free shipping. Now I’m just waiting for the notice of shipment, with tracking info, to my local FFL. And, after reading several reviews, and watching a bunch of Youtube videos, I went ahead and ordered a Vedder LIghtTuck IWB holster for the gun also.


Stay tuned for updates!
 

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I had a friend with an M&P Shield. We both struggled to shoot it well at the range, vs. similar size guns like my Walther PPS. He ended up selling it to his brother, who had a trigger job done on the gun and a barrel replacement. Now it shoots fantastic. Hopefully it isn't indicative of a general issue with the Shields. I really liked the way the gun felt and really wanted to like it, but neither of us could get decent shots out of it. Shortly after that I went the Sig P320 route for my polymer firearms (prior to that was Springfield XDm and I still keep the Walther PPS pistols as BUGs).
 

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My wife has a shield 9mm. absolutely loves it. I have shot it many times, I like it too, but have large hands and find myself having to adjust my grip to make good on my targeting. There is a difference in changing grip on your p229 to the shield.
 

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New Shield owner here too for the same reason as the OP except I went with the Shield 45. When I want to carry a little thinner and lighter than my CZ PCR it will be the Shield.
Found it online just before Christmas for $409.00; no safety, Trijicon nights sights and 3 mags (1 flush 2 extended). Have 150 rounds through it right now with no issue, very nice shooting firearm.
Also picked up a Cook's paddle holster but would like an IWB for it at some point, I like the looks of that Vedder LightTuck you are looking at.
 

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I got my Shield today, but my Vedder holster is still a few days away, so I went ahead and picked up a Blackhawk SERPA CQC holster. I would have gotten one anyway for the range, CC under vest, light jacket, etc.









Range trip photo tomorrow.
 

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For those that have tried both, how does it compare to the Taurus PT111?
 

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Its a S&W or a Taurus. That should answer your question.

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3 yds; two-handed, strong-hand (right) grip; left eye closed (the blue circle has a 3-1/4" diameter) :


3 yds; two-handed, strong-hand grip; both eyes open:


3 yds; right-hand only grip; both eyes open:


3 yds; left-hand only grip; both eyes open:


3 yds; two-handed, strong-hand grip; left eye closed (mostly when shooting CM; totally when shooting at "T"):



3 yds; two-handed, strong-hand grip; both eyes open; raise firearm and fire:


5 yds; two-handed, strong-hand grip; both eyes open; raise firearm and fire (red +); left eye closed; slow fire (baby blue +):


7 yds; two-handed, strong-hand grip; both eyes open (kind of slow firing):


So far, I'm really enjoying the Shield.
 

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For those that have tried both, how does it compare to the Taurus PT111?
The Shield 45 essentially the love child of the HK-45 and the Taurus TCP.

If we were discussing handrails, the Taurus is that iron pipe that's been welded on both ends and painted in a hurry with thick paint and a large brush, the H&K would be that oil rubbed mahogany spiral rail on a sweeping grand stair, and the S&W is the 6010 Colonial handrail in a medium to fine grain oak with a clear poly finish (and sexy curves if you pay extra). They all meet fire code and they all save your butt if you've got one in hand when you need it but each has its own price-point and corresponding level of fit, finish, and attention to detail in initial design. The difference is not really manufacturing quality as much as overall refinement.
 
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