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Old 04-17-2018, 05:14 PM
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I had some time after dropping off the grandkids at school so I gathered up my gun bag, guns, ammo, etc, and went to the range.

The range I frequent is Shoot Smart on the North freeway in Ft. Worth. I arrived around 10:00, asked for a private lane and got one within 3 minutes. I like the private lanes even though they are a bit more $$, because you can draw and shoot, shoot quickly, and not have to worry about what your neighbor is doing. You don't have anyone popping in to see if they can shoot your guns.

I took the Springfield Mod 2 9mm and .45 acp subcompacts, and the Shield 1.0 9mm and .45 acp guns with me. I was there about an hour and a half and shot probably 200 9mm rounds and 200 .45 acp rounds. I was mainly getting reacquainted with all 4 guns since it has been about 3 months since I last got a range visit.

I put Crimson Trace lasers on the Shield .45 and the Mod 2 .45 and both had to be adjusted. Supposedly the CT lasers are preset to be spot on at 50 feet. One of them was high right and the other was high left. A couple of turns of the small hex key and they were in much better position.

No targets to show unfortunately, but , as you know, a day shooting is better than pretty much a day doing anything else.

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Old 04-17-2018, 09:04 PM
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Glad you had a good range trip. Do you notice any difference between the Shield 45's? Is the Mod 2 offer any advantage?
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:35 PM
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Glad you had a good range trip. Do you notice any difference between the Shield 45's? Is the Mod 2 offer any advantage?

The Mod 2 offers a slightly bigger gun and is a double stack that holds 9 in the flush mag and 13 in the extended mag. I like the Mod 2, but don't carry it that much. I gravitate to the Shield 9. I want to carry the Shield 45 on a regular basis, but the aggressive grip texture causes me skin problems and clothing grab problems. I fully intend to get one of those grip overlay things for it. It is a good shooter and I love the smaller size of it. I have forced myself to carry it the past two days though and might just continue, especially if the Talon grips or some other grip overlay works out.

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I bought a shield 9 version 1. I hated the aggressive grips on the 2.0 so much it made my decision easier.
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