Originally Posted by JWH321
I like mine. But it's a bear to rack the slide. No way that my wife could operate it. Others are different. I have used some whose slides were almost the same as a full size M&P. Not mine. After two trips to the mothership and four recoil springs, it remains almost impossible.
Good point! There seem to be two kinds of Shields out there. One that requires herculean strength to rack and others that are more normal compared to other like sized guns.
I had the former and after another S&W provided RSA, was just as hard as before. Finally traded it on a Walther PPS which, though stiff, can be racked by mere mortals. If you can try several at your LGS, you may find the easier to rack kind which will then fulfill its promise.