Originally Posted by FLS&W
Don't hesitate and get it. It's just one fine shooting gun. You will thoroughly enjoy it. I sold my Shield 9 and Glock 36 when I got it. No need to keep the Shield 9 in the same size & capacity as the Shield 45 and the G36 didn't stand up to the Shield 45. If that makes sense.
I don't know how this guy got his hands on this one , they are not Mass approved yet (the PC ones), he wouldn't tell me where he got it from, (he's not LE).
My current .45 is a Springfield XDM 3.8C, I love that thing (10 rounds with the pearce, 9 without), it's about the same size as my M&P 9C, but this Shield................ it's quite a bit smaller, I would probably ditch the XDM if I got one of these and just get a FS range gun (VP9 or G17).
I've got the magGuts +2 kit in 2 of my 8 round shield mags so I actually carry a 10 round shield 9 with 10 on the belt.. I would probably hold on to that one just in case my wife wants to carry it.