We got a couple in the day they announced them and I got to put some rounds down range with one
I shot the Shield side by side with the LC9 and here were the results: 5 shots at 9ft, 5 at 21 at 5 at 45
When you compare the two you'll really notice the difference in the triggers. The shield's trigger comes to a hard stop and breaks at around 7-8lbs but it's a pretty clean break for what it is. On the other hand, the LC9's trigger pull can be characterized as a long squeeze with the tension increasing towards the end of the stroke where it finally breaks at what I perceived to be a lighter weight than the shield.
And the two side my side
Thanks for the review.. Looks like the shield is off to a good start so far..
Nice pics, how do you feel about the safety on it? That is the one thing that's making me wait in hopes of one with no safety. I haven't been able to try to track one down in person yet and it seems everyone has an opinion on it.
I just purchased the shield from my local dealer. For those of you concerned with the safety: The safety on the shield is designed so that you don't have to use it and if you leave it on "fire" it would be nearly impossible to move it to "safe" by mistake. It is very low profile and somewhat stiff to operate. Do not let the safety issue deter you from buying this great carry weapon.
My full size m&p does not have the safety and I prefer to not have the safety as I have always trained with out it, previously with a glock, now with the M&P's. With that being said I do like the way the saftey is made on the shield. I can leave it on fire when holstered with out worrying that it may move to safe by mistake. The benefit of the design is if I need to enter a place that prohibits weapons I can unholster the weapon and put it on safe to leave it in my truck for a while with out worrying that about having an unholstered no-safety weapon lying around.
For those shopping around my dealers price was $414, and with tax I think it came to around $450.
Bought 1 today at Academy sports $399, they got 3 in this morning, they sold another while I was doing the paperwork. Neat little gun, may shoot it tonight.