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I recommend the 40. Not only is it S&W's round, the gun is single stack and you lose the high capacity advantage that makes 9mm worthwhile. After a year or so when all the bugs are worked out I'm getting one for carry. I've shot the compact M&P in 40 and liked everything but the thickness.
 

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I recommend the 40. Not only is it S&W's round, the gun is single stack and you lose the high capacity advantage that makes 9mm worthwhile. After a year or so when all the bugs are worked out I'm getting one for carry. I've shot the compact M&P in 40 and liked everything but the thickness.
I concur... 40 > 9 literally and figuratively. lol
 

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I actually looked at both of them when I bought my Ruger LC9. My local gun shop then sold out of the 40 cal and only had 9mm left in the Shields. I would have went with the 9mm but thats just me. Instead I bought the LC9 just because it was 100 bucks cheaper. Still single stack in the magazine and the same size as the Shields.

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Crazymxrider53 said:
I actually looked at both of them when I bought my Ruger LC9. My local gun shop then sold out of the 40 cal and only had 9mm left in the Shields. I would have went with the 9mm but thats just me. Instead I bought the LC9 just because it was 100 bucks cheaper. Still single stack in the magazine and the same size as the Shields.
I bought an LC-9 (LM) recently as well, to go with my G19. The LC-9 is a world of difference to shoot. After an hour of shooting it, I vastly improved on the G19! Made the Glock 19 feel like a BB gun!
 

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I bought an LC-9 (LM) recently as well, to go with my G19. The LC-9 is a world of difference to shoot. After an hour of shooting it, I vastly improved on the G19! Made the Glock 19 feel like a BB gun!
My wife has the SR9 and loves it. I go shoot it when I want to shoot a 9 and I will say it is a damn nice gun. I am still partial to my Glocks but I can't find anything bad to say about the Ruger!
 

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Generally, 40's have more recoil than 9mm. Suggest you rent a 40 at the local range so you can feel the recoil difference before you make a buying decision (especially if the purpose of getting the shield is for carry).
 

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Picked up a Shield 9 earlier this week. Why 9mm? Because that's what my full sized and Compact M&P's are. Not gonna get into the 9mm vs 40S&W p*ssing match. 9's cheaper to shoot and with modern ammo is a sufficient SD round. MHO you understand.
 

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Donn said:
Picked up a Shield 9 earlier this week. Why 9mm? Because that's what my full sized and Compact M&P's are. Not gonna get into the 9mm vs 40S&W p*ssing match. 9's cheaper to shoot and with modern ammo is a sufficient SD round. MHO you understand.
Nothing wrong with a 9mm, and ammo is definitely cheaper! No matter what the diehard .45 ACP guys will tell you, none of them would like to take a 9mm to the arm/leg/chest!

Buy good PD ammo and enjoy your new pistol.
 
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