S&W Shield Problem Solved!
Because S&W Shield is a fantastic little subcompact, naturally, there have been plenty of people trying to find things wrong with it – mostly Glock fanboys. However there was one little possible issue that actually CAN have an affect on your safety…the eight round magazine that comes with it.
While carrying, a small plastic extension may slide up the magazine and possibly prevent a good seat in the gun when reloading. But I have two solutions.
Talon Grips – One of the things that comes with your grips is a small strip that goes around the base plate of your eight round mag. This will hold the extension in place yet the strip can easily be removed if you want to remove the base plate.
Grip Tape – I’ve used grip tape on my guns for a while and it works great. You don’t need a lot. Just place it in key places that may be a too slick for your comfort. For our minor pinky extension problem, apply a strip at the base just like the one that comes with the Talon Grips. Just hit up your local skate shop to find grip tape. I think I paid $5 for a skateboard’s worth.
I’m using the grip tape for now and it’s great. The Talon Grips are ideal for this application and I would recommend them to anyone who might carry.
No Glock fanboys were harmed in the making of this post.
Be safe. Use wisdom. God bless.