Which is better to carry concealed?
The G43 is more comfortable to CC. Look at all the back edges of it. Smooth and beveled. Smith and wesson is sharper. Plus the G43 doesn't need a trigger job. You wont need more than 6+1 rounds but mag extensions are avaliable if you tend to piss off alot of people. Or you could carry a spare magazine too.
>Shield: shitty machining, feels like Taurus quality, awful trigger
>Glock: somehow they dropped an entire round of capacity compared to their peers in an already low-capacity design, expensive too
>XDs: grip safety or would btfo of all the rest
>PPS: sex in the hand, amazing trigger, top quality construction, also expensive
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have you ever fired an Shield with an Apex trigger?
this man has
Comfort literally does not matter. Feeling good it one thing. But an aggressive texture on say XDs does actually help it stay in your hand. Plus if you need a comfort gun you can get aftermarket grips which are superior to what's on the gun.
XDs owner here, I don't know how anyone can find the texturing on it uncomfortable. I even bought an aftermarket grip for it with the gun... and then never used it because it was comfy stock. Hell my gen4 Glock has a more uncomfortable texturing to it than the XDs does, by far.
Glock 43 FTW. Shield feels like a piece of trash in your hand and is ugly as sin.
Sincerely, someone shitting in the King soopers bathroom with his 43.
Well it's all opinion. I sell guns at a big retailer (not walmart) and I always hear. "This shield just feels right in the hand" and "the XDs is rough i feel like it will hurt my hand to shoot" and base their decision off of that and it pisses me off to no end.
The G43 is smaller than the shield and XDs
in my hands the g43 feels the best, and the XDs is a close second. The shield, just feels okay.
That said I have only shot the Shield; but I have held the other two. It did shoot very nicely, but I did not like how high it sits in my hand.
at the end of the day, get what you can shoot better and feels better in your hand. If you are IWB carrying, then the differences in sizes wont matter. If you want to pocket carry, then the G43 is your best bet.
The PPS is cheaper than the rest, and only getting cheaper now that the M@ is coming out.
Hell, they were going for $350 at KY Gun co all last week, and that's not even considering the .40 version that they can't even give away
I held/shot both and ended up getting the 43. It's smaller, and easier to conceal/draw/fire.
115 gr factory loads have significantly more snap than in my 19, but are totally shootable all day (minus the uncomfortable trigger).
147 gr +p loads are a riot in the 43. The recoil is "stiff". My babby hands had enough of those 147's after about 20 rounds.
Of the polymer single stacks, I'd rank them as follows:
I like these a lot, but most people will want to get an extended magazine floorplate to bump up the capacity. Very light and very reliable guns.
These are g2g. The only downside is the size and weight, which are a touch high for its class.
>Walther PPS M2
This looks really nice, is priced right, and ought to be a great carry piece. I have never actually seen one in a store, though, so I've never even handled one.
This is a weird design and has Ummarex written all over it, but MAC loves it, which really surprised me. On the other hand, he has odd taste in guns.
>Ruger LC9S Pro
It's good, but on the other hand Ruger doesn't make the highest quality firearms. Caveat emptor applies here.
>Springfield XDs 9
Stupidly wide for 9mm, and the trigger has considerable creep. I'm not crazy about it.
Avoid. These guns jam.
All that said, the Sig P938 is what you should be buying.
Well, I wasn't considering getting a Shield, but I guess it is my duty now.
I have a Glock 43 and it conceals easy and is super comfortable.
I really like it but you really need to practice with it because it takes more concentration to shoot as well as longer glocks.