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S&W Shield vs Springfield Armory XDs – Part 1

I’ve received more questions about this topic than any other topic, ever. Some say the Shield is thinner, others say the XDs is bigger and heavier. As far as overall size, the two pistols are really close. I took a picture of each pistol (same focal length and all that mumbo jumbo) and laid them on top of each other. I lined them up by the back edge of the front sight, and they are …

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