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S&W Shield 45 ACP input

tdyoung58

NNLP 31st Batt
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#1
Getting a bonus at work to cover the cost at the end of the month ... Thinking of getting a S&W Shield in 45 ACP, would replace my current S&W Shield 9 as my EDC
anyone got one that can tell me about them
thanks
 

tdyoung58

NNLP 31st Batt
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#3
I'm getting a bonus at work that'll cover the cost ... So every 4 months I buy a new gun.
I like 45, have bunches of reloads, OEM and self defense ammo already.
Three 1911's and a S&W M&P45c already.
Also have a bunch of 9mm and guns, 3 Sig's, 1 Glock, 1 Ruger and the Shield
 

Gullwing

1911 pistolsmith
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#4
Very least if you buy a 45 and don't like it you can sell it here or if you do like it sell the nine and by something else.
 
#8
I'm getting a bonus at work that'll cover the cost ... So every 4 months I buy a new gun.
I like 45, have bunches of reloads, OEM and self defense ammo already.
Three 1911's and a S&W M&P45c already.
Also have a bunch of 9mm and guns, 3 Sig's, 1 Glock, 1 Ruger and the Shield
Makes sense. Always wonder about making the switch to 45 but capacity stops me.
 

MP15Reloader

Obsessed Member
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#9
If the grip is too aggressive can check out the xds 3.3 in .45. Love mine, if you can get over the crap trigger. Shield is good as well, cant really go wrong with either.
 

MAC702

LEGEN...wait for it... DARY!
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#10
Makes sense. Always wonder about making the switch to 45 but capacity stops me.
Find a civilian self-defense case that needed more than three rounds and didn't involve the owner of a jewelry store.

Yes, you CAN, but the search will be enlightening/comforting.

At the same time, on the other end of the argument, it is a very rare self-defense case that requires the stopping power of the bullet against a determined threat that advances through gunfire.
 

Gunhand

Firearms Instructor
#13
I have a Shield .45 and I love it. It's very reliable, accurate, and surprisingly less recoil than I had anticipated. Capacity may be a concern, but unless you're facing 300 video game ninjas, you should be fine. Many people are still carrying revolvers with 5 or six shot capacity as EDC guns. The Shield .45 holds more than that, and is much faster to reload.
 

snubbyfan

Army Veteran. Specialist 5th. Class
#15
[QUOTE="Gunhand, post: 1266869, member: 1059"Many people are still carrying revolvers with 5 or six shot capacity as EDC guns. The Shield .45 holds more than that, and is much faster to reload.[/QUOTE]
Faster reloads are a good thing... failures to feed or eject are not. No thanks I'll stick with a wheelgun.
 
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Gunhand

Firearms Instructor
#16
[QUOTE="Gunhand, post: 1266869, member: 1059"Many people are still carrying revolvers with 5 or six shot capacity as EDC guns. The Shield .45 holds more than that, and is much faster to reload.
Faster reloads are a good thing... failures to fire or eject are not. No thanks I'll stick with a wheelgun.[/QUOTE]

I agree, but my Shield .45 is as reliable as any revolver.
 

snubbyfan

Army Veteran. Specialist 5th. Class
#17
Faster reloads are a good thing... failures to fire or eject are not. No thanks I'll stick with a wheelgun.
I agree, but my Shield .45 is as reliable as any revolver.[/QUOTE]
No it's not...when there is always the possibility it won't feed or eject a round...that could be a fatal consequence, for you.