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Old 05-18-2017, 09:58 PM
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Hey guys looking for some confirmation for my plans. I have a Performance Center Shield 40, it is my EDC. I went with the Performance Center because I felt like I got the most for money when I purchased it and I qualified for blue label pricing. I really liked the trigger over the standard Shield and the fiber sights were a plus. I would have preferred night sights but that model wasn't available at the time. And I do really like them shooting out doors.

One thing I didn't really need was the ported barrel. I like the look of the slide ports. But what I would like to do is replace the ported barrel with a nice after market without the ports. I can't think of any reason why it would matter but just looking for confirmation from the community just in case I'm missing something I should consider.

I would like to swap between barrels. I would have the non ported for EDC to be able to not have to worry muzzle flash/unburned powder in the eyes when shooting from retention. Then I could put the ported barrel in when simply target shooting if I so choose.

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I did exactly this but with the 9mm PC Shield. I use a true precision aftermarket barrel. If there isn't any made in .40 just get a regular .40 Shield barrel. Try ebay
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Yeah True Precision was the first place I looked. I will likely end up with a factory barrel or do the True Precision 40-9 conversion barrel. But then I got to spend more money on mags and I have 3 Hyve Technologies mag extensions I would have to get also for 9mm. Some people say you can use the 40 mag for 9mm but others have reported feed issues so I wouldn't even bother trying it. Factory barrel is what I'm looking for atm.

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I've seen a few factory shield9 barrels on ebay but they are not cheap, you might do better buying a new one with the actual prices plus the rebate.


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I've seen a few factory shield9 barrels on ebay but they are not cheap, you might do better buying a new one with the actual prices plus the rebate.


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+1 to that. If you buy it right you end up with the barrel you want plus a back up gun. $234ish versus $205 for a barrel.
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