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Old 05-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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Just wondering from some of you lucky ones out there that have scored a 40 s&w how the recoil is. I am stuck between the two calibers, 9mm and 40 s&w. I shoot the 40 cal in glock and know it has a little bit more energy than the 9. Being it is a little smaller I just want to see if anyone out there thinks the 40 is a little hot. Hope this makes sense, Sleddman
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Wow, no one has a 40 out there in the shield they have shot?
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There are several posts on this subject already if you search.

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I have a .40 Shield and to me it is less snappy than the G27's I have owned. Smith got it right wither the Shield. Masterful design of a pistol tuned with the right balance ,weight distribution , slide, and spring combination. I have the shield as a pocket backup my EDC is a G29 so the recoil of the shield is very manageable for me. Much more manageable than a .38+P or .357 mag snubby. I have a 340 SC .
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As it turns out I just returned from the range and there was a guy with the 9mm Shield. I have the 40 shield. I let him fire my 40 and I was able to fire his 9mm. IMHO there is a noticable difference. He agreed as well. After shooting, we went out in the parking lot and dis-assembled the weapons. His 9mm barrel fit in my 40, but not vice-versa ... the 40 barrel would not fit properly in the 9mm. I wish I could have fired it with the 9mm barrel but am now very happy I bought the 40.
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I have a .40 Shield and to me it is less snappy than the G27's I have owned. Smith got it right wither the Shield. Masterful design of a pistol tuned with the right balance ,weight distribution , slide, and spring combination. I have the shield as a pocket backup my EDC is a G29 so the recoil of the shield is very manageable for me. Much more manageable than a .38+P or .357 mag snubby. I have a 340 SC .
Thanks Texas48. I have shot several .40 guns and don't think they are bad at all to shoot. I guess I was just looking for a little nudge in the right direction. Thanks.
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I have been trying to make the decision of 9 or 40 in the shield also, kind of leaning towards the 9mm and getting out of the 40s altogether.
I have a Kahr PM40 & a M&P 40c.
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Thanks for the info guys. I'll probably be going to the 9 as I already have a 469, the dies and a couple of buckets of 9mm. Now...To find who has the best price???

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Thanks for the info guys. I'll probably be going to the 9 as I already have a 469, the dies and a couple of buckets of 9mm. Now...To find who has the best price???

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It is almost easier to find an Edsel than a Shield 9mm right now.
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I just purchased my 9mm Shield off of GunBroker. When I first started looking on GunBroker they were all over the place. When I finally decided to buy mine there was only 1 on GunBroker. I couldn't wait and it cost me, but I am happy to get it. I have had 2 40 cal, hated them both, no they were not shields. The felt recoil on a 40 cal is just plain uncomfortable to shoot. Much rather shoot a 45 or 357 than a 40.
Probably just me though.
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I just bought a new 40 Shield and really like it, it shoots like a dream. I shot the Kahr 40 and the Beretta Nano prior to buying my Shield and I find the Shield to be a pleasure to shoot, recoil was comparable to the Kahr.
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It is almost easier to find an Edsel than a Shield 9mm right now.
A local forum in the NC area lists at least four Shields for sale. They have been listed for several days without any takers, interesting.
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You should always buy the 40. You can buy a 9mm barrel and drop it in. Work the other way around. That's why I chose the 40
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There is a noticeable difference. The 9mm is a pleasure to shoot. The .40 isn't all that bad, but the 9 is definately more comfortable and controlable in recoil.
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