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    Quote Originally Posted by maloy View Post
    In 9mm I'd say go for it. Otherwise I think you should rent one at a range first. It's a recoiling little beast that doesn't weigh enough to dampen recoil for a second shot follow up.

    I'd rather have something I could dump every shot in as fast as I could and stay on target. The only .45's I have that I can do that are my OSS, 1911's and a all steel Witness.

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    Going to range Saturday morning to rent one to shoot. Will see how it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    Things do get interesting with a very light, short barreled pistol in a larger/powerful caliber.
    I have a Officer Model 1911 with an alloy frame and its not for the faint of heart after a few rounds.
    I think its around 25-26 ounces with an unloaded mag?
    as mentioned already using a 175/185 grain projectile and the right powder helps.
    even better use a all copper hollow point that has less recoil (less powder) and is efficient at around 650-700 FPS and I don't anticipate a lot of problems with stoppage of a bad guy.
    accuracy isn't to bad either.
    Have a M&P midsize in 45acp. and a Pare 1911 P-13 and both have minimal recoil . Watched a few youtube reviews and most say shields recoil is manageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus1965 View Post
    Going to range Saturday morning to rent one to shoot. Will see how it works out.
    Another consideration is the price of practice ammo. When I can find 9mm under $10 a box, and .45 ACP at $15 a box. How much good practice are you going to get at $15 a box using 230gr FMJ?

    You want to dump at least 500 rounds through the gun before you carry it.

    Maloy
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    Quote Originally Posted by maloy View Post
    Another consideration is the price of practice ammo. When I can find 9mm under $10 a box, and .45 ACP at $15 a box. How much good practice are you going to get at $15 a box using 230gr FMJ?

    You want to dump at least 500 rounds through the gun before you carry it.

    Maloy
    Definitely shoot my 45 acp's less for that reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus1965 View Post
    Have a M&P midsize in 45acp. and a Pare 1911 P-13 and both have minimal recoil . Watched a few youtube reviews and most say shields recoil is manageable.

    ahh, yea!
    whats the magazine capacity??
    at about 1/2 ounce per shell it adds up, the 1911 Officer has 7 rounds.
    heck my Dan Wesson 1911 steel double stack doesn't have any recoil at all, course it weighs over 53 ounces loaded as well.
    just saying.
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    Anyone use for EDC ? Wondering how it carry's. Not sure what category the 45 shield fits into. The 9 shield would be a concealable EDC carry but does the shield 45 also fall into that category?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    It's too small, doesn't carry enough rounds. The small size makes it difficult to control. The short barrel doesn't let the ammo develop full velocity. Don't like the selection of holsters available. Extra magazines are hard to find (although that sees like a silly argument to make to someone who owns a Taurus...).

    OK, that's all I got right now.
    All of the above is just a opinion...
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    I posted about my .45 Shield. I can't talk you out of it. Recoil is mute and the accuracy is amazing. Buy it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadKaw View Post
    It's too small, doesn't carry enough rounds. The small size makes it difficult to control. The short barrel doesn't let the ammo develop full velocity. Don't like the selection of holsters available. Extra magazines are hard to find (although that sees like a silly argument to make to someone who owns a Taurus...).

    OK, that's all I got right now.
    Hard to control = more likely to miss. But it also has fewer rounds.
    Short barrel = less effective than expected. But it also has fewer rounds.

    And at least half the time, there will be more than one assailant.

    If I carry one reload for the G2 I have 25 rounds at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph_Kirk View Post
    Hard to control = more likely to miss. But it also has fewer rounds.
    Short barrel = less effective than expected. But it also has fewer rounds.

    And at least half the time, there will be more than one assailant.

    If I carry one reload for the G2 I have 25 rounds at hand.
    I carry a PT845 (or higher capacity 45 daily) with the same capacity as your PT111... round for round I'll take the 45 everyday. Now I'm not starting a caliber war... just saying carry guns are a personal choice. That said there's no real right or wrong. I know plenty of guys that have really nice pistols of all calibers .... but those guns never leave the house.

    If he (OP) can carry it daily and hit what he's aiming at... that's all that matters.
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