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Old 07-07-2018, 01:56 PM
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Just purchased a new Shield 2.0 in 40 S&W and bought a Remsport .357 Sig threaded barrel to go with it. I wanted a single stack in .357 Sig and other options (Sig Sauer and H&K) did not appeal to me for various reasons.

I ran 60 rds of 165gr G-D's (40S&W) and 75 rds of Remington 125gr Golden Saber and 25 rds of Fed 125gr HST's (.357 Sig). Everything functioned fine right out of the box.

I've got a lot of experience with both calibers (Glock G33 with both factory barrels). My initial impression was the Shield was easier to shoot well than the G33 (that I have shot a lot). As always, the 40 twist more on recoil than the 357. Follow-up shots have always been easier for me with Sig round regardless of the firearm. Same holds true for the Shield. I'll do a side-by-side, Shield vs. G33 when it cools off a little Tucson.

When my 357 "range ammo" shows up from SG I'll put a lot more rds through the Shield just to make sure it runs well before I EDC it (current EDC is G43).

Random thoughts: I like the trigger (but it is light - OK), I like the
sights - easy to pick-up, the Shield points well, the grip texture was OK but I put some ranger bands on it to bulk the grip a bit. I'm very happy with my purchase. For someone who would like single stack in 357 Sig this is a viable option. Last thing; I got the threaded barrel for a slight gain in length (velocity).
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:32 AM
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I've been thinking of converting a Shield 40 to 357sig. Thanks for the review.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:25 AM
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For my education, why would someone make that conversion?
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:31 AM
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For my education, why would someone make that conversion?
Some of us “have the need, the need for speed”.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:11 AM
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For my education, why would someone make that conversion?
Because the gun does not ship from the factory already chambered in 357SIG
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:30 AM
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Any idea of what the velocity was out of the 3.1" barrel? I would take the 357 Sig over the 9mm any day.
I am anxiously awaiting someone to make a conversion barrel for the new 2.0 Compacts. I already purchased a new 40 compact 2.0 in anticipation of a 357 barrel becoming available......
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:16 AM
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Any idea of what the velocity was out of the 3.1" barrel? I would take the 357 Sig over the 9mm any day.
I am anxiously awaiting someone to make a conversion barrel for the new 2.0 Compacts. I already purchased a new 40 compact 2.0 in anticipation of a 357 barrel becoming available......
The M&P Compact has been offered from the factory chambered in 357SIG


Why not just buy the Factory barrel for it?
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:25 PM
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The M&P Compact has been offered from the factory chambered in 357SIG


Why not just buy the Factory barrel for it?

He's looking for a 2.0 Compact in .357Sig. Different barrel/animal than a 1.0 Compact.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:29 PM
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He's looking for a 2.0 Compact in .357Sig. Different barrel/animal than a 1.0 Compact.
I know that the full size barrels are interchangeable between original and 2.0.

Are you sure that the compact barrels are not?

I never bothered to look at a compact since I have owned one for years
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:52 PM
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Fatboy - Good review and good info - 'specially with pitchers. I only have a coupla .357 Sig's but I like the round. I also really like handguns that are capable of firing more than one round. I have the dies but haven't ever tackled loading it, I may have to give it a whirl ...
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:07 PM
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I know that the full size barrels are interchangeable between original and 2.0.

Are you sure that the compact barrels are not?

I never bothered to look at a compact since I have owned one for years

Well, the 1.0 Compact barrel is 3.5", shorter than either the 3.6" 2.0 Compact or the 4.0" 2.0 Compact. There's that to start.
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Old 08-08-2018, 01:10 PM
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I wanted a single stack in .357 Sig and other options (Sig Sauer and H&K) did not appeal to me for various reasons.
I have a P239 in .357 and love it. I didn’t realize HK made a single stack too. Which model? Is it striker or hammer?
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I had a M&P357C for a while.

My wife and I were into .357 Glocks and the M&P fit right in.

Easily the most accurate and softest shooting in the 4 gun battery.
DOUBLE TAP 357 SIG by K R | Photobucket

We do miss the raw power of the .357 SIG cartridge, combined with it's laser-like accuracy!
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