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Old 08-29-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
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Question S & w sheild9 or ruger lc9

Researched both and looks like the Ruger LC9 got out before the S&W Shield9?
Input on the PRO'S & CON'S between the 2, your thoughts?
The Ruger LC9 is a hair smaller then the S & W Sheild 9, but not by much, check out the spec's sheet on both of them?
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:14 PM   #2
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I had a LC9, sold it . The trigger is awful on it. Such a long pull. Never shot a S&W sheild, but it has to be better than the LC9. I'm a Ruger guy, but could not get over trigger pull.
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For a belly weapon, wouldn't think trigger pull would be an issue?
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Old 08-30-2012, 01:47 AM   #4
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lc9 trigger sucks, shield is heavy as a glock

good middle ground kahr cm9, pocketable while the others arent
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lc9 trigger sucks, shield is heavy as a glock

good middle ground kahr cm9, pocketable while the others arent
Just own both... LOL
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the shield isnt light or pocketable, really is just as heavy as G26 just skinnier, i sold mine the day after buying it and trying to carry it loaded

the cm9 will fit into any pocket, weighs less, cost the same

i actually prefer the lower-quality PF9 over the LC9 because its got a smaller profile and isnt lawyerd up with useless safties (under 14oz weight)

also i dont consider them belly weapons as i have seen people shoot 100yards with a CM9 and even the kahr 380

this is mainly due to the trigger being good and not long, i can shoot the cm9/pm9 as well as a full size glock, and i dont even own either anymore, the lc9/pf9 type trigger doesnt lend to accuracy at far lengths, sheild has a nice trigger though, just heavy loaded for the size
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:19 AM   #7
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THE LC9 is not a bad handgun
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I let the ole lady handle both and she chose the LC9. Trigger pull/safety was deciding factor. She's carrying it in her purse and anything to help from accidental discharge will help. Either 1 will do the job, but who's gonna think in the situation of deadly force "hmmm, this trigger pull is milimeters longer then (fill in blank here)???" I personally carry the G27!
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I've owned both. The trigger on the Shield is a lot better, one of the better triggers on a polymere gun. Both are great guns but the Shield gets my vote. Fits better in my hand, great ergonomics, easier follow up acquisition for me. Can't go wrong with either one. Get which one feels better to you.
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I have a shield 9 and for a subcompact it is a darn nice gun, very solid. As others have stated the trigger and the width are 2 pluses. I probably wont keep mine, but thats just cause i want to get a larger gun (size not caliber).
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