Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present All NON-PINNED Barrels, the L-Frames, and the New Era Revolvers


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 02-04-2020, 04:45 PM
mgriffin mgriffin is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Eastern Missouri
Posts: 286
Likes: 1,790
Liked 307 Times in 139 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wheelyfun66 View Post
Maybe a 640 Pro?
Heavier than aluminum j frames (less felt recoil with hotter loads), good sights, internal hammer... plus, good looking revolver!
And possibly shot it with some heavy gr. wadcutters.
Reply With Quote
  #52  
Old 02-04-2020, 04:48 PM
Bronco89 Bronco89 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: TN Hills
Posts: 268
Likes: 392
Liked 550 Times in 140 Posts
Default

I have a shield 9, my wife has the S&W 637 Airweight. I secretly covet her 637. Beautiful weapon. I can't imagine any drawbacks.
__________________
Hillbilly
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #53  
Old 02-04-2020, 08:54 PM
ltj9296 ltj9296 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: NW Georgia
Posts: 93
Likes: 29
Liked 46 Times in 29 Posts
Default

I used to carry a shield 9, but when i started carrying aiwb, i switched to a j frame. After I bought a 2" 64, I started to carry it almost all the time. At first it seemed a little heavy, but I got quickly used to it. The shield and j frame are nice, and I still have them, but my k frame is way more fun to shoot.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 02-05-2020, 01:13 AM
wrangler5 wrangler5 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 1,166
Likes: 3
Liked 737 Times in 403 Posts
Default

I shoot a 9mm Shield in IDPA matches, which typically run 90-120 rounds over 5-6 fast-firing stages, with magazine changes. I don't know how they make a gun that small so painless to shoot, but I think I could shoot 2 matches in a row without a problem.

I have also shot those matches with steel K frame 38 Special revolvers. The 38 Special ammunition was LESS powerful than the 9mm ammo I use in the Shield. I tried using the stock Magna (wood) grips with a BK grip adapter (naturally) at first, but could not stand the recoil by the end of the second stage (40 shots max) and had to switch to rubber grips with cushioning over the backstrap.

The lesson for me is that the Shield is MUCH more comfortable for extended shooting sessions than a revolver unless the revolver has cushioned grips. But cushioned grips make the gun larger and so harder to conceal. So while I carry a revolver (lightweight J frame 32 H&R Magnum with +P ammunition) more often than the Shield, I have stock (small) grips on it for better concealment.

This means I cannot (comfortably) use the carry revolver for range sessions - I can tolerate a maximum of 12 rounds of the +P ammo before my hand hurts too much to go on. I can shoot more using a steel-frame 32 with cushioned grips and lower powered ammo. But with the Shield I can go all day with pretty much any ammo.
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 02-05-2020, 06:22 AM
Mongo1958's Avatar
Mongo1958 Mongo1958 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 142
Likes: 148
Liked 67 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger17 View Post
I own a Shield 9mm (PC 1.0) that is a great gun, but as i now am dealing with some arthritis issues in my left thumb it is getting more difficult to manipulate the slide.
As there seems to be countless options for revolvers out there, what models could potentially make for ideal Shield replacements? Something that could be carried if desired, but also match the accuracy I get at the range now? Knowing all the variables involved, what sort of barrel length in a revolver could be similar in accuracy to its equivalent in semi auto?
So if my short novel hasn't lost yall yet lol, any basic feedback would of course be appreciated. Thanks!
Check out the Model 60 and Model 66. My SW Shield is a primary weapon at Church (I'm on the security team). I also wanted a midsize revolver as well to add to the rotation.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 02-07-2020, 12:14 AM
MickeyR's Avatar
MickeyR MickeyR is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Near Austin
Posts: 10
Likes: 59
Liked 6 Times in 2 Posts
Default

Ordered a S&W 43C (.22lr 8shot) today as my answer to your question.
Sold a Kimber K6S because it hurt my 72 year old whist.
Have a Glock 19.5 and a Sig 365 SAS that i can fire fine now. Ordered the 43C for down the road.
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 02-07-2020, 07:36 AM
duane_wade duane_wade is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: INDIANA
Posts: 46
Likes: 214
Liked 91 Times in 35 Posts
Default

I traded my Shield .45 for a 360 Airweight and first thing I did was swap out the grips with a Hogue monogrip, what a difference it made in felt recoil. I shoot 125 gr Gold Dot or Golden Saber and it is not as bad to shoot as you would think. I would not want to shoot it all day but have put a box of 20 through without any pain.


Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 02-07-2020, 04:16 PM
Groo01's Avatar
Groo01 Groo01 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: ohio
Posts: 1,193
Likes: 696
Liked 613 Times in 374 Posts
Default

Groo here
How much weight can you get by with?
How much size? Cost????
The J frames are nice but the grip / trigger reach may be to small.[with "Arther" showing up]
A K frame might be better but heavy.[ unless you find a Si one M-315]
L frames are usually out due to weight.
That leaves a light weight N frame [$$$$$}
They are 45 acp , 44 mag, 357-8shot ...
A 327Snub would work.
8shot 357 but due to weight [22oz] many shoot 38.
After that most of the larger revolvers are around 35oz to 40 oz range.
I would not go with a light weight J frame as the kick will be jaring.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 02-07-2020, 06:42 PM
muggers29536 muggers29536 is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 36
Likes: 46
Liked 39 Times in 19 Posts
Default

I still shoot 44 magnums and FN45XTac at 70, but been doing it a long time, but my time is coming to mellow things out. When that time comes I have a S&W 624 J frame w/ larger grips.Very shootable even w/ 38+P. I also have the Colt King Cobra (larger than J frame and smaller than K frame) at 27oz that shoots 38s and 357. - 3 with limited recoil. If these arent big enough I have a 686+ 3 at 35oz that handles 38s for range duty or 357 for business. All are easy to conceal and you never are underpowered. Just my .02 worth. Good luck finding whatss comfortable


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 02-07-2020, 10:25 PM
hittman77's Avatar
hittman77 hittman77 is online now
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,755
Likes: 976
Liked 2,223 Times in 700 Posts
Default

I carry a 38 Special LCR.

It's lighter than their 357 but handles +P rounds.

Mine has a factory installed red fiber optic front site.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #61  
Old 02-10-2020, 11:18 PM
hogblue hogblue is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: S.W. Missouri
Posts: 131
Likes: 16
Liked 150 Times in 27 Posts
Default

Find a pre lock round butt 2 1/2 19 or 66. You can run a couple hundred 38s through them without being punished too much. Just check for end shake, push off and worn cylinder stop notches before you take it home.
Reply With Quote
  #62  
Old 02-12-2020, 01:42 PM
AUG AUG is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 33
Likes: 5
Liked 12 Times in 8 Posts
Default

Retrain yourself on how you release the slide.

For instance my off hand thumb is never used in the process of shooting a semi auto.


I don't think learning a new weapon is the best move here.

This is how I grip the slide to release it and this is the most widely taught method.
Attached Thumbnails
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?-glock-overhand-1-300x219-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #63  
Old 02-12-2020, 03:17 PM
Andy Taylor Andy Taylor is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Colorado Rocky Mountains
Posts: 1,324
Likes: 155
Liked 35 Times in 23 Posts
Default

My vote is a K frame snub. 10/64, 15, or 19/66. Easier to shoot than the J frames and an extra round. Not much harder to carry, unless pocket or ankle carry is what you want.
__________________
Formerly know as Lucky Derby
Reply With Quote
  #64  
Old 02-13-2020, 08:11 PM
SargeRN's Avatar
SargeRN SargeRN is offline
Member
Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield? Ideal revolvers to replace Shield?  
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 29
Likes: 25
Liked 19 Times in 11 Posts
Default

OK I've been shooting 1911's for WAY over 40 years, I LOVE a .45!! So wanted something a bit smaller to EDC. Bought a Shield .45. Nice weapon and shots ALMOST as well as my 1911's.
I'm not as bad off as Ranger17 but I AM loosing strength in my hands and beginning to have problems racking the slide in my Shield - not so much on the 1911's but they are WELL broken in!! I'm 70! So this thread got me thinking about a wheel gun. Took all the good info in this thread and headed to my LGS. Had them get out a S&W M&P Bodygurad (revolver), the Taurus replacement for the 85 - had factory Laser Grips, a Ruger LCR, a Ruger SP101 (just because) and a Charter Arms Bull Pup. Having these lined up side by side I gripped each of them and pulled trigger on each of them 5 times. Then went for weight, unloaded, of each. The SP-101, the Charter Arms and the Taurus all got eliminated due to weight. The SP-101 was of course the heaviest, next the Charter Arms with the Taurus not far behind! That left the S&W and the Ruger LCR. I picked each up again for weight and feel, pulled the trigger on each a few more times and him and heed around trying to make a decision. Finally the young LADY that was assisting me, she is one of the OWNERS, asked if I was having trouble making a decision. Of course I was and said so. She stated she carries the LCR all day every day and has, she didn't know how many rounds, through it and never had an issue ever!
Well I figure she is one of the store owners and has her choice of ANY weapon in the store and this is what she carries, who was I to argue with that recommendation - besides I've known her for over 15 years and trust her opinions on weapons, and the LCR DID feel good in my little hands!
Walked out with the LCR. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet and due to my work schedule, yes I still work full-time not because I have to but because I WANT to!! won't for a week or so. I'll post my range session when I do get out.
So That's my 2 cents and that's just what it's worth!
Sarge
__________________
SFC, US Army, Retired

Last edited by SargeRN; 02-13-2020 at 08:15 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shield 9mm to replace M49?!? wrkerr Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 26 08-30-2019 05:48 PM
What is your ideal battery / armory of Revolvers and do you have it? ABPOS Concealed Carry & Self Defense 53 11-25-2018 11:49 AM
The Models 24-3: Ideal .44 Special revolvers PALADIN85020 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 85 10-05-2018 10:14 PM
Determining Ideal Overall Cartridge Length for Revolvers johnny_yuma Reloading 10 09-02-2017 05:40 PM
What's the ideal ultimate shield set up? DrJCM020 Smith & Wesson M&P Pistols 25 02-19-2015 03:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:03 AM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2020
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)