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Competition with a S&W Shield or Buy A Bigger Gun?

Welcome back to episode 80 of the Triangle Tactical Q&A Show. Today’s voicemail comes in from Steve in Indiana. If you’d like to send us a voicemail, go to triangletactical.net/voicemail to find out how.

Steve can only have one gun. He currently has a S&W Shield and he wants to get into competitive shooting. He wants to know if he should buy a bigger M&P or if he could get started with the Shield.

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.


  1. If you shield is your carry gun, you should shoot it in competition to be come completely with it! Others with longer slide gun may have better scores, but you should consider how important you skill with you shield is to you. At a later date, you may be able to afford a larger M&P gun for strictly competition! Happy shooting 🙂

  2. error: should be completely familiar with it.

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