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View Poll Results: G43 or Shield 9

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  • G43

    22 42.31%
  • Shield 9

    30 57.69%
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Thread: Shield vs G43

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    Default Shield vs G43

    So I'm looking for a single stack 9mm for carry during warmer months and possibly all year around. I've owned the shield 2x before when the G43 was not available, but now that it is I find that I can't ignore it. I've heard ups and downs on the 43 as far as recoil is a bit more and the capacity but I don't think either of those reasons are anything to make my decision. I'd like your opinion on which you prefer and maybe even why you do.

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    I only have the G43, but no complaints its a great little pistol. The recoil is not harsh at all. There is a bigger difference from my G19 vs G30sf than G19 vs G43.

    Colion Noir did a pretty good comparison between the two, he's an admitted glock fanboy so take it with a grain of salt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93PHr6I5O1A

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    I think it is a matter of personal choice and comfort. I have Shields and Glocks. The New Guy coming on the
    on the scene is the SIG P365. The M&P Shield grip fits my hand the best, but does not deter me from using
    the Glock 43 or Sig P365. The Sig has 10 + 1 capability and a great trigger out of the box.
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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    If I was in the market for a new small 9 I would probably go with a Sig365. I already have a Shield and LC9. The better trigger and higher capacity in a gun just as small or smaller would be my choice.

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    While I appreciate the advise I’d like to stick with the 2 I’m interested in

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    I prefer the Shield....especially now that it’s out in the 2.0 model.
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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    The 43 is technically better (as in size, ergonomics) and the shield lower priced and very functional. The shield feels like a bar of soap to me, the shape not the slippery. I'd rather a shield be in an evidence locker. They are Dixie cups.

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    I like the Shield because it's not a Glock.


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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    Quote Originally Posted by *Klutch* View Post
    While I appreciate the advise I’d like to stick with the 2 I’m interested in
    I have shot the Glock and have a Shield so I picked Shield in your poll.

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    Default Re: Shield vs G43

    G43 fits in my pocket better, so it's the one I bought.

    I'll be getting the P365 once they have been on the market long enough to establish a track record.

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