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Old 05-17-2017, 11:01 AM
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So I love my Shield 9mm, but with the rebates and all, I couldn't take it anymore and ordered a Shield .45 NTS with factory night sights to go with my Shield 9mm NTS with factory night sights.

Should ship any day now and I can't wait to get to range with it!
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:15 AM
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Well you will be impressed If you have any objections to the grip the Hogue AllGrip is a nice adder for overcoming the texture and adding a bit of girth.
I will be curious to see your thoughts after you shoot it compared to the 9mm Shield.
Congrats, how can you go wrong with the current offers!
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:19 AM
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The grip texture on the 45 was one reason why I bought mine. I really like the feel of the grip. Of course I haven't actually carried mine yet so that could change my mind. If I find it too rough for carrying I'll just toss a set of Talon grips on it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:31 AM
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Right now there aren't any talons for it. And I agree the texture is great but it definitely isn't comfortable against skin while edc it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:38 AM
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I can see needing a something between the grip and bare skin for IWB carry. Typically I do anyways on all but the hottest days here in MI.
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:33 PM
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.... the Hogue AllGrip is a nice adder .......
Beavertail bro....
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:39 PM
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Right now there aren't any talons for it. And I agree the texture is great but it definitely isn't comfortable against skin while edc it.


I'm sure they'll get Talons out for it soon. If not I bet the ones for the 9mm would be close enough.
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Old 05-17-2017, 02:01 PM
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They had them at one time but pulled them for some reason.
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Old 05-17-2017, 03:55 PM
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The texture does rub a bit on the skin. I carry OWB and usually wear a t-shirt then an over shirt. I pulled on a Polo with no t-shirt and it did shine up my love handle. You can knock it down a bit with some sand paper if it really bother you.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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Had mine to the range today for the 3d time. I love it, and I too have a Shield 9. They each have their place for carry, depending on weather and clothing. The 9 is slightly smaller, but the 45 shoots very smoothly. I was expecting a tougher recoil, but it is pretty tame.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:18 PM
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Right now there aren't any talons for it. And I agree the texture is great but it definitely isn't comfortable against skin while edc it.
Because of this, I just got the Traction Grips, from Galloway, via Amazon $10.50 at the time. Seem fine, no probs so far. Thanks
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:23 PM
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I added the Hogue All grip to my Shield 45 and even though it was a bear to get on it provides a very nice grip and for me an improved feel.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:38 PM
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So what was the price - after rebate? I've been thinking about getting one myself.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:41 PM
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Right now there aren't any talons for it. And I agree the texture is great but it definitely isn't comfortable against skin while edc it.
I just checked Talon's website and the DO show rubber grips for the Shield 45 in stock. The granulate and rubber-moss versions are currently out of stock.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:49 PM
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Wear an undershirt if the texture bothers you. Contrary to popular belief it'll actually keep you cooler and make for more comfy carry

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:28 PM
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So what was the price - after rebate? I've been thinking about getting one myself.
$414 less the $75 rebate so $339 + my FFL transfer fee. Remember this the version with factory night sights...

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:31 PM
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:02 PM
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I just checked Talon's website and the DO show rubber grips for the Shield 45 in stock. The granulate and rubber-moss versions are currently out of stock.
I swear I was looking just 2 days ago and they weren't available. I just bought them, thanks.
I had given up and bought the tractiongrips after looking so now I have both on the way.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:39 AM
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Congrats, I just pick mines up Monday and hopefully take it out Friday.
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:07 AM
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:04 AM
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Shot my new .45 shield today. Along with my 9mm shield. couldn't tell the difference in recoil. I really took a liking to the .45. But trying to find extra mags looks like it going to be difficult. Common theme is "out of stock"
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Old 05-20-2017, 06:38 AM
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Quantico has them for 29.95 a piece or 3/72$
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Old 05-20-2017, 08:52 AM
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:37 AM
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Shot my new .45 shield today. Along with my 9mm shield. couldn't tell the difference in recoil. I really took a liking to the .45. But trying to find extra mags looks like it going to be difficult. Common theme is "out of stock"
I just bought two on sale at Midway. The sale is over but they still show both in stock.
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