Home Daily Digest Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Tradecraft Daily Digest Everyday Carry Pocket Dump of the Day – Tradecraft By Dan Zimmerman - December 24, 2016 10 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ‘Tradecraft’ is a PI. And he keeps things simple with a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield and a good blade. See what he chooses to carry at Everyday Carry . . . ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gun Charge Dropped Against VA Tech Shooter, Guns Seized in Oregon, and Stolen UPS Guns Found – TTAG Daily Digest Trump’s Banning Bump Stocks, 400 Guns Stolen From UPS, and WA State LE Against i1639 – TTAG Daily Digest Kavanaugh Confirmation Advances, Woman Shoots Captor with Captor’s Gun, and Civilian Disarmament for Dummies – TTAG Daily Digest 10 COMMENTS Ok people I have a question. Why the Shield? I have shot the shield side by side with an LC9s (literally one in each hand) and the LC9s is hands down the better shooting pistol. (Less felt recoil, WAY better trigger. The LC9s is also a much better looking pistol, but looks are more subjective.). They are nearly identical on paper, and priced comparatively, but the shield is in so many of these pocket dump photos. What gives? The only difference is the mag disconnect, but it is literally a ten minute mod, to remove it, and Ruger offers a version without one. Inquiring minds want to know…. Reply Maybe it fits his hand better. Maybe he’s always been a Smith guy. The heart wants what the heart wants. Reply I chose a Shield because with the LE price it came with 1 7 and 2 8 round magazines and factory night sights for 399. The ergonomics of the gun just fit my hand perfectly, and I can shoot the absolute crap out of that gun. Recoil is minimal for a single stack 9×19. Mine also does not have a thumb safety. I have carried striker fired Glocks and/or my Shield every day the past 5 years, including drawing down on a couple dozen folks at work, and it’s never gone bang when I did not want it to, even under stress. I personally don’t like safety switches on striker fired guns, but more power to you if you do. In short, I chose the Shield over the Glock 43 and LC9s because it just spoke to me. I like Ruger, and own a couple of their products, including an SR-556. I had an LC9 (which, granted, was the original not the new striker fired one) and hated it. It felt too small in my hands, and the trigger was horrific. I’m sure they’ve improved it with the LC9s, but I’m perfectly content with my Shield. Reply One thing the Shield has going for it is that it is one version of a line of M&P pistols that come in various sizes and calibers, all with similar triggers and controls, much like Glocks. If you have multiple sizes/calibers for different uses, this makes it easier to cross-train compared to switching from an SR9c to LC9s for example, which feel nothing alike in my experience. Reply Why you carry wrist watch in pocket? Reply I know some folks who do that. The watch is mounted on a leather ‘fob’ with a short chain clipped wherever. It works for them… Reply Half of these submissions don’t include a holster. Reply I carry an M&P Shield every day all day. The reason is it feels good in my hand and I’m left handed so even though mine has a safety it’s highly unlikely I’m ever going to put it on by accident. I can carry it under a t-shirt and no one has a clue. The other plus is my home protection gun is an M&P 9mm full size with laser/light and the two of them have never given me a malfunction regardless of the ammo. Reply SEIKO FLIGHTMASTER 4 LIFE Reply What, no condom wrappers? Cant be a real PI. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.