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Old 10-13-2018, 09:08 PM
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A while back I got a Performance Center 9mm Shield. Today I got to shoot it with a regular Shield and here is my impression: The PC has a much lighter and smoother trigger. The porting didn't seem to make much difference in reducing felt recoil. My girlfriend felt the same way and she is very recoil sensitive. The Hi Viz sights make a big difference and were not dirtied up from the port gasses. The porting didn't seem to be louder, although we were at an outdoor range. I paid about $50 more for the PC version and between the cost of upgrading the sights and trigger it was worth it. Just my O2.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:31 PM
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I bought my Shield PC just for the sights. I really can't tell much difference in either the trigger or the recoil.

I am; however, 71 years old. The better sights were important to me. On my Shield 45, it cost $100 to get the sights upgraded. On the Shield 9 PC, it was only $50 more for the PC.

Spent the saved $50 on ammo.
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Im getting close to 2k rounds thru my PC; bought for the trigger and sights and still love it. My front sights can get dirty but a typical range trip with it is a good couple boxes worth of ammo. So sometimes a quick wipe with a qtip keeps it clean enough to finish the visit.
Only drawbacks i find, and neither bother me any: yes the porting makes for a dirtier gun so it definitely gets cleaned after each range trip. And there are a couple ammo brands (talking practice ammo here) that state not to use in ported barrels (ie Blazer Brass). Some shooters choose not to follow, I just run stuff that is considered ok (ie Am Eagle, Rem Umc).
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I find it hard to see the front green sight on my performance center. has anyone just changed the front sight?
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