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Old 05-02-2012, 01:10 PM
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I carry the Bodyguard .380, and the manual safety is very hard to move in both directions and small. Any comments on your safety?
The manual safety on the Shield is small and somewhat difficult to engage or disengage without shifting my grip. I don't plan to carry the pistol with the safety engaged. My wife, however, prefers the safety...which is something else I like about the design of this pistol: if you want the safety, it is there; if you don't, then don't use it. Being small and close to the slide, it is highly unlikely to be accidentally engaged.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:59 PM
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How do the Kahr PM9 and the Shield stand up in size?
They are about the same thickness. The Kahr PM9 is a tiny bit shorter in grip and slide length. With the small mag in the Shield, though - the difference is negligible. The Shield is just barely bigger.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:32 AM
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Will the subcompact M&P's take the full size mags? ofcourse I am not talking about the Shield but about the subcompacts.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:14 AM
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Will the subcompact M&P's take the full size mags? ofcourse I am not talking about the Shield but about the subcompacts.
Yes.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:39 AM
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What are the M&Ps going for?
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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Shield current price at reasonable gun stores is $399. Full retail is $449.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:18 AM
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Shield current price at reasonable gun stores is $399. Full retail is $449.
I have not seen one yet but that is a great price that is what the Kahr CW9's are going for.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:48 AM
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:22 PM
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:57 PM
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I think this gun is very close in size to the M&P 9c.
Too close not to just carry the 9c.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:54 PM
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I think this gun is very close in size to the M&P 9c.
Too close not to just carry the 9c.
When you actually hold and compare the Shield to these other options, in spite of what geometry may seem to imply, it feels substantially lighter and thinner and, therefore, more comfortable to carry in a pocket, if you have pockets big enough, or IWB.

That's cool. I'll probably get an m&p 40c sometime in the future too. I don't see the Shield as a replacement for guns the size of the G19 and M&P9c. I just think they make a nice companion to those guns in situations where the larger gun wouldn't be as comfortable. If your wardrobe and daily duty requirements allow you to carry the larger gun, by all means, please do. I certainly want people carrying the most accurate and most manageable handguns that their situations will allow. That way if they ever have to use them, the wrong people won't accidentally get shot.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:09 PM
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I think this gun is very close in size to the M&P 9c.
Too close not to just carry the 9c.
^^^^This
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:03 PM
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I think this gun is very close in size to the M&P 9c.
Too close not to just carry the 9c.
Actually, I find a good bit of difference in the 9c and the Shield. The Shield has a much more comfortable and secure feel in my hand than does the 9c. It comes down to individual preference, I suppose, but I really do prefer the Shield over the 9c.
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