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Accuracy is a subjective thing. Some people don't mind a group that someone else would be upset about.

Then there's the conditions the group was shot under/using. Off hand (no support), from a rest (supported, so the hand/pistol is more steady), the time between shots (slow fire vs. rapid fire, maybe with a timer), ammo used (light recoiling target ammo vs. higher power self defense ammo) and the skill of the shooter plus the pistol itself. Sometimes you get a pistol that is exceptionally accurate and sometimes you get one that is pretty bad but most of us get something in between.

Personally I've found the smaller Shield 9MM pistols to be more accurate than the full sized M&Ps in 9/.357 SIG/.40 caliber. Based on a sample size of two Shields vs. five full sized pistols.

Sometimes ammo makes a difference.

Would I buy a Compact M&P in 9MM? I almost did a few weeks back. Bought the Shield Plus instead.

I still might try another bigger M&P one of these days.

Good luck with your pistol if you get one. They do fit/feel good in your hand and with aftermarket parts you can completely change the feel/nature of the trigger (the trigger can be awesome with the right parts kit - even for those people who call themselves trigger snobs.)

I don't shoot my M&Ps all the time. Some members here do and you can get some good detailed advice from them if you buy the pistol and have more questions.
 

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I heard the 2.0's were better. I bought a 5" FDE 9MM. The Apex trigger is nice, but didn't make it shoot better groups. The Apex barrel (one of the file to fit barrels) helped some. I did find, while searching for store bought ammo and working up new loads for it, that the Winchester 124 grain FMJ NATO ammo shot the best groups in thar particular pistol.

On the other hand, the two Shield 9MM pistols we have are excellent. The 2.0 .45 acp I bought a couple years back also was great right out of the box (though I did put an Apex trigger kit in it). We were on the verge of becoming a 10 round magazine state before all the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary movements began to send a message to our dim/lib/prog/socialist overlords in Richmond so I figured if 10 rounds was all I could legally carry it was going to be 10 rounds of .45 acp rather than 10 rounds of 9MM. Thankfully the blue government tucked tail and backed down. And after last years election we are now 2/3's red instead of all blue. Hopefully, next election we'll get the state senate red and see if the republican party will make the changes they promised (to get us back to where we were 4 or 5 years ago.)
 

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I heard the 2.0's were better. I bought a 5" FDE 9MM. The Apex trigger is nice, but didn't make it shoot better groups. The Apex barrel (one of the file to fit barrels) helped some. I did find, while searching for store bought ammo and working up new loads for it, that the Winchester 124 grain FMJ NATO ammo shot the best groups in thar particular pistol.

On the other hand, the two Shield 9MM pistols we have are excellent. The 2.0 .45 acp I bought a couple years back also was great right out of the box (though I did put an Apex trigger kit in it). We were on the verge of becoming a 10 round magazine state before all the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary movements began to send a message to our dim/lib/prog/socialist overlords in Richmond so I figured if 10 rounds was all I could legally carry it was going to be 10 rounds of .45 acp rather than 10 rounds of 9MM. Thankfully the blue government tucked tail and backed down. And after last years election we are now 2/3's red instead of all blue. Hopefully, next election we'll get the state senate red and see if the republican party will make the changes they promised (to get us back to where we were 4 or 5 years ago.)
Best of luck to y’all with that Sir!
 
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