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Old 09-28-2013, 11:15 PM   #1
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My wife and I are looking for a carry weapon for her. The two choices are a Taurus Pt 911 9mm and a Smith&Wesson M&P shield 9mm. Anyone have pros or cons with these?
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Old 09-28-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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I bought a S&W M&P .40 for my girl friend a few years back. Great pistol! She can keep the diamonds! I regret not taking the M&P with me when we split up. If I buy another one it wont be for a girl that's for sure. I would take the M&P over a Taurus any day of the week! UGLY
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I love mine. My brother is ex sf and now a pmc and we talk a lot. Most people who USE their firearms for a living, not carry one for a living ( no offence, but I'd rather take advice from someone who uses something regularly than someone who carries something regularly) say that the most effective round you can use, is one that you can get as many down range effectively and accurately.

Personally, I love my 9. Many can shoot a 40 in the same manner. It's different for everyone! Good luck and stay safe.
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The 9mm Shield is a great pistol. I bought one for my GF. I will buy me one as it carries well for me.
Shoots very good as well. Trigger initially was gritty, but that's a common complaint on the M&P line. Just shoot it more to smooth it out or have an Apex trigger kit installed.
I will not buy another Taurus auto as I've had problems with them in the past. Many others have Taurus and love them. They are just not for me.
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Love my M&P 9 great carry gun and super accurate. I have put a ton of rounds down range with no hiccups!
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I think I'm sold on the m&p I just hope my wife likes shooting it...if not I'll make it my carry gun. Win win right?

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I think I'm sold on the m&p I just hope my wife likes shooting it...if not I'll make it my carry gun. Win win right?

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Deff. a win-win. I think you'll like the Shield. I've carried or bought a lot of different guns to use as carry guns. Never found the perfect one. My main carry gun is a Glock 26, but even it's a little wide to carry with shorts and a T-shirt.
I've carried a J-frame .38 and like the Glock I like it, I just am not a fan of 5 rounds and slower reloads.
The Shield seems to fit the bill for me. 7+1 round capacity with the flush mag, 8+1 with the extended mag, single stack, so it's slimmer than the J-frame and the Glock.
My GF shoots hers well and really prefers the grip angle.
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You might try renting one at the new indoor range before purchasing one. However I'm sure you won't be disappointed.
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Might have her try on a Kahr CW9.
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