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Old 11-09-2019, 09:09 PM
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Looking for a decent cheap carry gun. Both seem to be not much more then a couple hundred bucks .
What say you ?
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:10 PM
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I say Walther PPSm2 instead.
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I carry the Shield version 1 in 9mm. It's extremely reliable and I'm accurate enough with it, but the trigger absolutely sucks.
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My Sis and niece both have the M&P Shield 9. They are both very effective shooting them. Loading the magazines full and racking the slide. Yea they use a mag loader tool and it helps. I bought them some dummy rounds to carefully practice racking the side. Proper technique helps but in the heat of the moment hopefully adrenaline kicks in.
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Have shot both. I prefer the Shield, and bought one for my dad. Iíve carried it a little, and even had to use it in a DGU (I wrote a thread on it. Nobody was hurt, no shots fired).

I like the shield, and might get one for myself in the not too distant future, and out of the options listed, would choose that over the LC9 any day of the week.

All that being said, I mostly carry a KelTec P32.
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I have a shield gen 1 in 9mm. My hands are pretty big for it. Best thing I would suggest is going and handling what you want in person. If it feels right buy that one. On a side note shield runs flawlessly. I'm just a big gorilla.
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Just FYI, Palmetto State Armory has some M&Ps on sale right now...after rebate ~200$.
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Just FYI, Palmetto State Armory has some M&Ps on sale right now...after rebate ~200$.
Yup I saw that. I told my son about it and he bought from them a couple of years back but then had his credit card compromised ..makes me a bit leery.
CC made things right .
Anyone had recent experience with Palmetto...probably was just a rouge employee.

Son said they make it in a 45 also but more money then I want to spend and I wonder how hard that would be to control.?
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I deal with PSA a lot
Too much really
100% happy, but they ship slower than most
Never had a problem
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I've dealt w PSA a few times - my only complaint is sometimes they're slow to ship.
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I have & often carry the Ruger LC9S it has an amazing trigger IMO, if you can try shooting one for yourself . We have 4 EC9S in the family fwiw.
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Yup I saw that. I told my son about it and he bought from them a couple of years back but then had his credit card compromised ..makes me a bit leery.
CC made things right .
Anyone had recent experience with Palmetto...probably was just a rouge employee.

Son said they make it in a 45 also but more money then I want to spend and I wonder how hard that would be to control.?
Iíve bought from them a lot- both as a regular consumer and as a dealer. Never given me cause to complain, except slow shipping. But the shipping is pretty cheap anyway, so I still canít really complain.
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Just FYI, Palmetto State Armory has some M&Ps on sale right now...after rebate ~200$.
Yup I saw that. I told my son about it and he bought from them a couple of years back but then had his credit card compromised ..makes me a bit leery.
CC made things right .
Anyone had recent experience with Palmetto...probably was just a rouge employee.

Son said they make it in a 45 also but more money then I want to spend and I wonder how hard that would be to control.?
I’ve never had anything bad from PSA. They are also a very pro 2a company i am proud to support.

It might have been from somewhere else that it was compromised. I had a customer swear to god we abused her CC number or an implored did it. But we didn’t have even if we wanted to. I took the card and it’s encrypted at the terminal. Hers probably got picked up by a reader in her wallet.

The good thing about CC transactions( as opposed to say debit ) is that the CC company basically has to make it right. And they really don’t mind since they just charge back the merchant most of the time.
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I own an EC9s and couldn't be more pleased with it. I did install a $10 neoprene grip sleeve on it though. I've also picked up 6 extra Ruger magazines on sale for $15 each. My EC9s has been absolutely reliable and with a MUCH BETTER trigger than the Shield.
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Given the choice of the two there is no choice, S&W Shield. The shield is a single stack M&P, and the M&P is carried by cops across this country.
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Is there a Streamlight TRL6 For the ruger?

That (lack) would be a deal breaker for me.

I've had a few pass through my hands but already had the shield.
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Anyone had recent experience with Palmetto...probably was just a rouge employee.
They weren't the only firearms-related retailer who had it happen. IIRC, the issue was with the processing company rather than the individual retailers.

PSA has really upped their game over the years following Sandy Hook. They aren't always the cheapest, but always warrant at least taking a look.
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Is there a Streamlight TRL6 For the ruger?

That (lack) would be a deal breaker for me.

I've had a few pass through my hands but already had the shield.
Yeah...the light would be a personal choice not needed by some folks...me included. The EC9s is for concealment without things hanging off of it....for me. I have a 30SF on my bedside nightstand with a light. Just don't see the need to bulk up a simple concealment weapon. That is the beauty of many choices.
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Yeah...the light would be a personal choice not needed by some folks...me included. The EC9s is for concealment without things hanging off of it....for me. I have a 30SF on my bedside nightstand with a light. Just don't see the need to bulk up a simple concealment weapon. That is the beauty of many choices.
I live past the power lines.

I use lights daily and weapon moun Ted lights often.

when I'm here I have a larger pistol (with a light, currently pretty happy with O light rechargeables, but Streamlight and Surefires that have been worth me for years on stand by) on my belt, but if I need a backup gun....


Not telling you what to do, just consider the situations you might be down to a pocket pistol. (The G27 in my pocket has a TRL-6 on it. I sometimes go lazy 'in town' with just that and a shield. )

YMMV
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I carry a flashlight ( or two ). I don’t see the need for a pocket pistol with a light so much. Might as well go full size.
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