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S&W M&P Shield 2.0


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#1 thetalonguy

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Posted October 17 2017 - 08:32 PM

It looks like S&W just released its M&P Shield 2.0 today. Assumed with all the rebates this year that this was coming.

Looks like it's a better trigger and better grip over the regular M&P shield. Seems to have same white dot sights as old version.

For my first pistol, hoping that license comes through any day now, I was looking at the Shield; moreover the Performance Center version. PC version supposedly had better trigger and sights over regular version, but same grips.

Field and Stream also has both the original Shield and PC Shield on sale with $75 in bonus bucks. I've been hoping all week that I get the license email before the deal is over.

Realistically, I'm going to say that the PC 1.0 Shield will be nearly the same price as the 2.0. I would be sort of in the middle of which one to go with barring completely disliking the feel of either or both all together. I guess the ported barrel can be fully debated as well; not that I'm trying to do that now.

Thoughts? Opinions? Or just buy a used Shield and have enough left over for a used sub compact CCW?

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Posted October 17 2017 - 11:40 PM

It looks like S&W just released its M&P Shield 2.0 today. Assumed with all the rebates this year that this was coming.
Looks like it's a better trigger and better grip over the regular M&P shield. Seems to have same white dot sights as old version.
For my first pistol, hoping that license comes through any day now, I was looking at the Shield; moreover the Performance Center version. PC version supposedly had better trigger and sights over regular version, but same grips.
Field and Stream also has both the original Shield and PC Shield on sale with $75 in bonus bucks. I've been hoping all week that I get the license email before the deal is over.
Realistically, I'm going to say that the PC 1.0 Shield will be nearly the same price as the 2.0. I would be sort of in the middle of which one to go with barring completely disliking the feel of either or both all together. I guess the ported barrel can be fully debated as well; not that I'm trying to do that now.
Thoughts? Opinions? Or just buy a used Shield and have enough left over for a used sub compact CCW?
https://www.smith-we...al-thumb-safety

No reason to buy used with the rebates. The Performance Center has a better trigger. The ported barrel is a bonus for less felt recoil.

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Posted October 18 2017 - 01:13 PM

I have the older version in .40cal. I like it very much.

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Posted October 18 2017 - 02:44 PM

Are you only considering a 9mm or 40cal? I've got the 45 Shield at the rebate price. It already has the 2.0 9/40 upgrades. Better trigger, wrap around stippling and those forward slide serrations (kinda useless). Awesome pistol at an awesome price. 



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Posted October 18 2017 - 02:58 PM

I've been only considering the 9mm at this point. I want to get a good amount of range shooting out of it without breaking the bank on 45 ammunition. Thanks for your input. 



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Posted October 26 2017 - 06:51 PM

Just got my hands on both the PC 1.0 and the new Shield 2.0. The grip was phenomenal on the 2.0; it wasn't even comparable to the 1.0 grip.

Didn't shoot them, so I cannot attest difference the ported barrel and hi viz sights would be over the 2.0.

On just the dry handling alone, the improvement of the grip outweighed the better sights. There was only a $30-$40 difference in price with the PC being more expensive.

Still can't decide; but now I'm favoring the 2.0. Was going to try to make my decision for purchase tomorrow.

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Posted October 26 2017 - 08:38 PM

I have the ported 9mm and after extensive research here is what I found to be the downside of the ported shield. 

 

1.  Considerably very load compared to the regular shield (Julie Golob will not use this gun in competition for this reason, even though she is a spokesperson for M&W.)  Julie's everyday carry is the 9mm regular shield.  

2. It makes for a difficult clean and cleaning is needed more often, as fouling is expensive through the tiny hard to clean ports onto the sights. 

3. A small group have concerns with shooting at night with heavy flash distorting vision 

 

 

If you can move past these concerns, it's a smooth trigger, good sights and has that cool factor. Is it worth the additional money, the consensus seems to be a split decision.  Hicock45 reports " it answers a question that does not exist"  whereas, Shooch reports two thumbs up. 


Edited by JAMerolle, October 26 2017 - 08:57 PM.

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Posted October 26 2017 - 09:15 PM

Great, thanks for your input. I just watched Julie's review of the 2.0. Once again, grip and trigger upgrades were the main focus over the 1.0.

I don't mind having to clean more with the ported barrel, but coolness factor is not a big draw to me either. Fit and function are more important.

Still feeling like I may spring for the 2.0 tomorrow.

Stupid question, not like it really has much sway anyway, but does the PC come with a hard case or is it just a cardboard box like the regular shields?

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Posted October 26 2017 - 09:21 PM

Cardboard box.  You are going for the 2.0 which version?  Either way, I would wait until prices drop, the first month will always be the high prices. Also, I would buy via gunbroker and catch one with no reserve and sort on bids and prices, a value of $200 in savings. 


Edited by JAMerolle, October 26 2017 - 09:29 PM.


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Posted October 26 2017 - 09:26 PM

2.0 M&P Shield 9 w/ safety

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Posted October 26 2017 - 09:34 PM

http://www.gunbroker...ield 2.0&Sort=9



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Posted October 26 2017 - 10:00 PM

I always buy guns online to save money and AVOID NY ridiculous high tax... I understands that we need to support local shops but price is not even that good from the MSRP plus high tax but i do buy ammo, Optics and accessories from local though


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Posted October 27 2017 - 09:14 AM

I always buy guns online to save money and AVOID NY ridiculous high tax... I understands that we need to support local shops but price is not even that good from the MSRP plus high tax but i do buy ammo, Optics and accessories from local though

If I had a local gun shop out this far I would do just this thing.,



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Posted October 27 2017 - 12:32 PM

Thanks for the additional info. Who are you guys using as a FFL around here? (Nassau). I've been seeing between $40-$50 for a new transfer. 



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Posted October 27 2017 - 01:28 PM

Thanks for the additional info. Who are you guys using as a FFL around here? (Nassau). I've been seeing between $40-$50 for a new transfer. 

Jerry firearms do $25 and some shops in Eastern Suffolk actually do $10 for handguns which is pretty nice.



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Posted October 27 2017 - 05:40 PM

Check with Volko. They are wonderful, but I don't know their price for a handgun transfer.

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Posted October 27 2017 - 07:10 PM

Kwaks tackle shop on Merrick Rd Bellmore
30.00 or 35.00 on transfer.

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Posted October 27 2017 - 07:12 PM

I have a shield pick up used 2 years ago from a member here runs great

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Posted October 27 2017 - 07:31 PM

Check with Volko. They are wonderful, but I don't know their price for a handgun transfer.


Volko does not do handguns

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Posted October 28 2017 - 04:30 PM

It looks like S&W just released its M&P Shield 2.0 today. Assumed with all the rebates this year that this was coming.

Looks like it's a better trigger and better grip over the regular M&P shield. Seems to have same white dot sights as old version.

For my first pistol, hoping that license comes through any day now, I was looking at the Shield; moreover the Performance Center version. PC version supposedly had better trigger and sights over regular version, but same grips.

Field and Stream also has both the original Shield and PC Shield on sale with $75 in bonus bucks. I've been hoping all week that I get the license email before the deal is over.

Realistically, I'm going to say that the PC 1.0 Shield will be nearly the same price as the 2.0. I would be sort of in the middle of which one to go with barring completely disliking the feel of either or both all together. I guess the ported barrel can be fully debated as well; not that I'm trying to do that now.

Thoughts? Opinions? Or just buy a used Shield and have enough left over for a used sub compact CCW?

https://www.smith-we...al-thumb-safety

 

 

I just purchased this week the M&P 9 2.0 Compact. The guy next to me at the counter was buying the first generation M&P 9 Shield brand new for $299. Probably cheaper then a used Shield.






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