Thursday, June 29, 2017

SHIELD!!

For the last couple of months, I've been carrying my Walther PPK as a pocket carry gun when I went out and about. I like the Walther and it's served me well, but the other day, I took it out at the range to demonstrate it to a friend of mine and suddenly it was stoppage after stoppage.

That won't do for a carry gun, especially in this city. So a replacement was ordered and it arrived today.

I honestly cannot remember the last time I bought a factory new gun still in the box. But with the rebate S&W is offering until the end of the month, I couldn't not. They were practically giving them away.

It's so pretty in all it's wrappings.

But it looks even better unwrapped.

Tomorrow it gets taken to the range for a test run.

Mopes and creepers beware. I've just upgraded my fangs.

15 comments:

  1. Congrats. New guns are fun. It's a great concealment gun. Shoots durn nice for being so small too.
    Cheers.

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  2. I have not had the best of luck with S&W autos and anxiously await your review.

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  3. I hope it works well for you; we just purchased an M&P 9 Shield, and will be visiting the range soon.

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  4. What happened to your 642?

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    1. I still have it and love it. Just felt the need for something else.

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  5. If you like the Shield as much as I liked the M&P, you're going to like it a lot.

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  6. Just get a Glock.... it works 'every time'. Glock 26, 43... I use them daily for CCW. Never looked back (but then I used Glocks in IPSC and IDPA for at least 20 years, once I retired my Browning High Power from the matches.

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    1. I have Glocks. Currently a 19 a 21 and a 23. This Shield is half the size of the 21.

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  7. We really like the ones we have. The shape and texture of the grip were more to our liking than any of the others we tried. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwpVAgN4BGE

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  8. Hey Murphy;

    I was wondering if things were ok, there have been some news of some people getting rolled in the French Quarter by a quartet of *Dindu Nuffin*, and wondered if you were affected. Let us know how the shield works. I will try a range tomorrow, I have some old school revolvers that have been whimpering for a run.

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    1. Those four hit one pair of tourists and all have since been arrested. But yes, that story was a factor in this purchasing decision. That was in an area where I regularly am.

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  9. I'm old school. 1911's for me.

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    1. I love my 1911s, but this one holds the same number of rounds and it's much more concealable.

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  10. I picked up on a thumb safety one on a trade. It was a good piece. Didn't love the safety but otherwise it was as reliable a piece of hardware as you could hope for. Which is what you want your carry piece to be.

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