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Old 04-14-2018, 02:39 AM
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I'm probably gonna make 1 or the other my edc. But I'm concerned about the grip texture. I often wear a t-shirt over an iwb holster for cross-draw so the grip will probably rub my side/belly area. I've read where sanding the grip of the 2.0 helps, but would I be better off for comfort with the earlier model? Also, does the original print less than the 2.0.
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Old 04-14-2018, 05:57 AM
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I carry the Shield 45. The texture is a bit rough against the skin but not overly aggressive. I took a nail buffing block and lightly sanded the inward side. I usually wear a t-shirt to protect my skin and I haven't noticed any rub area.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:08 AM
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The 2.0 grip texture is too sharp for some. Easily adapted to whatever you need.

Sand it in stages until you get where it is comfortable, as has been suggested in dozens of posts.

Put a grip sleeve on it, which will make it bigger, and that may be an advantage.

Use grip tape. Again, bigger.

Or go with the 1.0 that some complain is not grippy enough, so it might need to be enhanced too.

As grips get more grippy, they tend to snag covering garments, especially a t-shirt, and potentially print. They wear the garment faster. They can interfere with moving the covering garment out of the way.

You need a comfortable but secure grip on a CCW. These two characteristics are not mutually exclusive, but you will likely have to compromise and customize a bit to get what works for you.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:13 AM
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I lightly sanded the entire grip to just knock off the tip of the pyramid. Now my skin isn’t rubbed raw by my car seat bolster rubbing the gun against my skin, and my shirt doesn’t ride up the other side. You can’t tell I did it if you looked for it.
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:16 AM
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Just put the Talon Rubberized grips on it. problem solved.

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Old 04-14-2018, 12:06 PM
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I am having trouble understanding how the exact same size of gun could print any differently.
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Old 04-14-2018, 12:14 PM
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The grip texture and the trigger make the 2.0 the better buy.
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:17 PM
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I handled them all last month in my quest to buy a shield 9.
I hated the 2.0 version grips so much, I bought a 1.0......
(it helped that the 1.0 was on sale for $293 cash.)win win
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Old 04-14-2018, 01:22 PM
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Been there-Done that. IMHO, the rubberized Talon grip panels make either gun more comfortable to shoot and carry.
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Old 04-14-2018, 06:56 PM
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I'm just thinking the 2.0, with its more aggressive surface, would tend to "grab" clothing more easily & thus show more of its outline. At this point, unless I find the trigger on the original to be awful, I may save myself some coin & go with it. Its trigger is supposedly about a pound heavier than the 2.0, and quite frankly I think I'd prefer that. Maybe not for everyone but I think it'd work for me.
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I am having trouble understanding how the exact same size of gun could print any differently.
When you have a shirt draped over a pistol, and the shirt gets pulled up(bending over or reaching up to a shelf), a real grippy pistol will tend to keep the shirt up so the pistol could be seen below the shirt or the bulge of fabric would be more noticeable. Or, if you twist your upper body to one side, a grippy pistol will grab the shirt fabric and the shirt will get stretched tightly over the pistol. Looking at it from a different perspective, a real soft knit shirt shows more than a shirt made from something more like a thin canvas.
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For me, it's the Shield hands down. I have the 2.0C, but it's for home defense. I use the Shield-9 when I carry. The grip texture on the 2.0 is great for the range. No tenderness after 500 rounds per session, with a couple thousand so far. It's just fine, but not for carry. It's the clothing lifting on the grip issue. It happens.

The Shield is a masterpiece for concealed carry. Draws and rotates into battery very fast because of the short barrel, is reasonably accurate, and is undeniably reliable. It also lends itself well to instinctive point shooting at very close range - under 10 ft. People are far more likely to have a shooting take place closer rather than farther. A short, difficult to grab barrel matters. The Shield has no tactical rail to give a close adversary a handhold. I ground off the rail on my 2.0 first thing.

I love both the 2.0 and the Shield, but it's the snubby that goes with me when I pack.

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Old 04-20-2018, 05:58 PM
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I am one who put the sand paper to my Shield 45 when I first got it. Just a little bit, but enough to take the tops off the "nibs" . I carry IWB usually and though I sort of liked the rough texture my skin did not to a small extent.

I'm quite happy with the texture now smoothed just a little bit. The grip shape and angle are almost perfect, or at least seems that way now.
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