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Old 07-20-2017, 04:15 PM
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Got one today...whats thoughts on the 45 version...plus got rebate get two free mags two boxes ammo and a loader for 359

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Old 07-20-2017, 04:45 PM
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Got one today...whats thoughts on the 45 version...plus got rebate get two free mags two boxes ammo and a loader for 359

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Old 07-20-2017, 04:57 PM
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Haven't heard too much negative things except from the usual troll/malcontents.

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Old 07-20-2017, 05:11 PM
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I have 2500 rounds through mine. After some initial teething problems that were easily solved, it has turned out to be an excellent pistol, one I would not hesitate to carry. For a compact, its accuracy is superb. I think you'll love it.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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I hated mine so much I bought a second. Seriously, great pistol for CCW. Replaced a Glock 19 for me.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:59 PM
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I love mine. I even shoot more accurately with it than with my shield 9mm...

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Old 07-21-2017, 09:57 AM
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Two thumbs WAY UP! I love mine! It's recoil is very similar to my full size USP45. My only complaint is that I wish it had the HiViz sights - but I can add those!
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:19 PM
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Awesome gun. It's going to be my only single stack gun I own/CC after I sell the PPS M2. It doesn't matter if I use 2 hands or 1 hand, strong or weak hand(s) it's dead on.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:50 PM
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Got one today...whats thoughts on the 45 version...plus got rebate get two free mags two boxes ammo and a loader for 359
Mine is very accurate, but it came with the old style followers in the magazines and it's dropping mags and jamming up while shooting. Fortunately, S&W has already sent me the new style parts and I hope to test them out this weekend. Others have experienced the same issue, see link below...

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Old 07-22-2017, 09:11 PM
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I love mine. I even shoot more accurately with it than with my shield 9mm...

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Same here. My 45 is on the money and far easier to shoot than the 9. For the price with rebates everybody should have a shield in their home.
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Old 07-22-2017, 09:42 PM
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For the price with rebates everybody should have a shield in their home.
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I love mine. 539 rounds so far, and not one FTE/FTF. It's been perfect. Put Talon grips on it last weekend and the grip feels even better. Trigger is much better than my 9mm was out of the box.


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Old 07-22-2017, 11:01 PM
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Mine was finicky with lead bullets and I never really loved it. About the time my rebate arrived, I gifted it to my son. He really likes it though. I love my 9mm Shield though.
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Old 07-23-2017, 12:27 AM
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Very happy with mine. No rebate or special pricing for me. I had to be among the first paid close to 5 bills total.

Great accurate shooter with very manageable recoil for polymer frame 3inch gun.
Have probably 900-1000 down range with no issues. I only use the 7 rd mag. All 4 I have function flawlessly.


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Old 07-23-2017, 02:36 AM
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Very pleased with my PC 45, the grip is awesome, it's whats on the new 2.0. The trigger reset is much better than the MandP full size. Easy to concel 7 plus 1 more than happy and rebate included.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:38 AM
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I love mine. 539 rounds so far, and not one FTE/FTF. It's been perfect. Put Talon grips on it last weekend and the grip feels even better. Trigger is much better than my 9mm was out of the box.



Have Talon Tape on my 40shield. Find the factory grip on the 45 works well.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:48 AM
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I think the 45 shield is going to put a game changing dent 40 shield sales. It's SO much easier to shoot.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:36 PM
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Just brought one home today. Could not pass up the price and incentives from S&W. Looking forward to some range time Wednesday.
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Love my Shield PC 45. Shoots better than my Shield 40.


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Old 08-10-2017, 01:39 PM
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I fired my new 45 Shield Performance Center for the first time yesterday and as hard as it is for me to believe, I think I like it better than my 9mm Sig P229. Recoil with the ported barrel makes this as easy to shoot as the Sig and less than my 9mm Shield. I shot Magtech ball, Ruger ARX, Remington Golden Saber, and Sig V-Crown self defense ammo through it and didn't have a single issue with any of it. Stunned to see that the ARX was the most accurate too. I want to try Hornady Critical Defense, Critical Duty, Underwood/Lehigh Xtreme Defender and Federal HST before deciding on my final carry ammo.
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:36 PM
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My new fave CCW piece. Seems to be the consensus. Haven't seen a bad review yet (other than from the Glawk-fanboys)


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Old 08-10-2017, 06:00 PM
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My first reply was about 3 paragraphs long but the site quit responding and I lost it all. So, I'm too pissed to start over but yeah, it's a great little gun.

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:40 PM
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Only Issue Ive had is after around 1000 down the pipe last outing
When cleaning this

So I have been carrying my 4516-2 in same holster btw while awaiting SW to send new RSA. Which has arrived and is installed and functional tested. Need to shoot it before Ill carry it again.

Been several instances of RSA failures. SW is no? asked just supply info and on the way.


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Old 08-10-2017, 08:32 PM
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I think the 45 shield is going to put a game changing dent 40 shield sales. It's SO much easier to shoot.
It's NOT easier to shoot the .45 than the ported PC .40.
If my .40 was not ported, I might have liked my .45 Shield better.
And people keep saying the .45 is easier to shoot than the 9mm.
?????
I did not find that to be the case.
If it was, I'd have just given my daughter the .45 instead of the 9mm.
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It's NOT easier to shoot the .45 than the ported PC .40.
If my .40 was not ported, I might have liked my .45 Shield better.
And people keep saying the .45 is easier to shoot than the 9mm.
?????
I did not find that to be the case.
If it was, I'd have just given my daughter the .45 instead of the 9mm.
The 45 has a better trigger than the early 9 that I have, so I find it easier to shoot. Add to that ive never shot a 40 that i liked the snap of, full size or compact. So I guess it all comes down to personal preference.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:37 PM
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It's NOT easier to shoot the .45 than the ported PC .40.

If my .40 was not ported, I might have liked my .45 Shield better.

And people keep saying the .45 is easier to shoot than the 9mm.

?????

I did not find that to be the case.

If it was, I'd have just given my daughter the .45 instead of the 9mm.


Have the 40 also and side by side felt recoil is LESS with the 45 than with the 40.
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Yes, the .45 recoil might be less than a standard .40.
My FS .40 ( non ported ) is "snappy".
My PC .40 is noticeably milder in the recoil department than my .45 Shield was.
The trigger on newer 9mm's like mine is the same as the .45, no better, no worse. But neither the 9mm or .45 has near as good of a trigger as the PC model.
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To me, the shield 9mm is snappy, I guess a little more muzzle rise. The 45 just pushes back more.


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