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    S&W shield ......................380!

    Yes it's true. However for me being a Smith fan, I must admit I'm disappointed in the design. Instead of doing what Glock did with the 42 and making it identical to their other models, the new shield has a hideous grip safety .
    They should have made it identical to their other Shield, only in a smaller frame/caliber.
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    The only gun in my safe with a grip safety is a 1911. I know Springfield Arms make a excellent duty style weapon with a grip safety and I also know they have been successful and reliable. Just not for me.

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    The only reason the .380 has a grip safety is that it is a SA hammer fired gun instead of a true striker fired

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    I just think S&W dropped the ball on a good .380 ............................again.

    If they would have just built a shield clone it would have been perfect, they already had a great design. Guess ill stick to the Browning 1911 for the .380 caliber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinningreel View Post
    I just think S&W dropped the ball on a good .380 ............................again.

    If they would have just built a shield clone it would have been perfect, they already had a great design. Guess ill stick to the Browning 1911 for the .380 caliber.
    Not a big fan of .380's but I have to admit that the Browning is a great looking gun. I'm a little partial since my most prized gun is a Hi Power 9mm
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    I like those Hi Power 9mm too. I would like to try it in a .380 if I could find a good deal on one. I did not like the Smith Bodyguard that I checked out either. Love the Shield too. But I bet the New Sig P365 will hurt those sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalljawguy View Post
    Not a big fan of .380's but I have to admit that the Browning is a great looking gun. I'm a little partial since my most prized gun is a Hi Power 9mm
    Also Own a Hi Power, and it is also my favorite Handgun that I own.
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    I have quit carrying a 380 after a guy in my class showed me the scar from him being shot with one. He said the bullet was only about 1 an inch or sother into his belly fat after going through his carhart jacket first. I am.packing my 40 again.
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    another vote for Browning Hi Power, favorite pistol for the range. bought the gun around 1994 and last year while I was burning thru some rounds the front sight blew off. put a Dawson Precision red fiber optic sight myself. helped my old eyes to shoot a lot better.