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Howdy,

I have a Shield on the way. I believe it is the first one, not the 2.0. I noticed some ETS magazines for it, linked below. I'm thinking about picking some up. As one can see, there are 3 different sizes. One is a flush fit 7 rounder, another is a slightly extended tube 9 rounder, and another is an extended tube 12 rounder.

Will my fingers probably fit around the Shield with the 7 round magazines? If so, I'd be inclined to buy those. If not, perhaps I'd be inclined to go for the 9 round ones.

I wear size large gloves but my hands seem to be average size for the typical American man.

Are the 12 round ones reliable?

Thanks.


https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559209/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+standard+7rd+9mm+mag

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559211/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+extended+12rd+9mm+mag

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559210/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+extended+9rd+9mm+mag
 

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I have some of that brand mag to fit a Glock, they definitely aren't the quality of a factory mag, they function OK for me, but I really recommend the S&W mags, if you shop around you can find them discounted, they won't be as cheap as the ETS mags, but they will outlast the cheaper mags several times over. Just something to think about.
 

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I wouldn't get anything other than factory made magazines until I shot the originals first. You're a couple of weeks late...Bud's had (factory)8 round shield mags for 15.99...I got four of them, but now the price is $35. Shoot the ones that come with the gun. Unless you have small hands, you'll probably prefer the 8 round mag. Once you know how the gun acts then you can check out all the after market stuff. I'd get the factory mags even if I hadn't gotten a great deal
 

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I'd take a stainless steel factory mag any day over an unknown quality plastic mag.
Glock and Magpul know plastic, other's not so much.

If S&W sold their M&P pistols with those translucent mags, they probably wouldn't have the reputation for reliability and longevity that they enjoy today.
 

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When i carry my Shield 9 sometimes I carry it with the 7 rounder with a "Pinkie" extension floor plate, other times i opt for an 8 rounder. I pretty much always carry 2 extra magazines in a Reactive Concealment double magazine carrier. 20200406_142131.jpg
 

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I bought spare factory mags. for my wife's Shield. Not taking chances on aftermarket mags. Seen too many other people have problems with them in one gun or another.
 

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Howdy,

I have a Shield on the way. I believe it is the first one, not the 2.0. I noticed some ETS magazines for it, linked below. I'm thinking about picking some up. As one can see, there are 3 different sizes. One is a flush fit 7 rounder, another is a slightly extended tube 9 rounder, and another is an extended tube 12 rounder.

Will my fingers probably fit around the Shield with the 7 round magazines? If so, I'd be inclined to buy those. If not, perhaps I'd be inclined to go for the 9 round ones.

I wear size large gloves but my hands seem to be average size for the typical American man.

Are the 12 round ones reliable?

Thanks.


https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559209/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+standard+7rd+9mm+mag

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559211/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+extended+12rd+9mm+mag

https://www.budsgunshop.com/product_info.php/products_id/411559210/ets+fits+smith+&+wesson+shield+-+extended+9rd+9mm+mag
You will want to stay with S&W mags. Xtech makes a great +2 extension that you can use with your 7 rd mag. The spring is not long enough for the 8rd, had some FTF when I made a 10rd mag. For EDC I use the 7rd mag, less printing. I wear a large glove and have no problems with draw or accuracy on the 7rd. The 8 or extended 7 is more comfortable though.
 

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Carry the oem magazines... Use the aftermarket magazines for the range.
+100. Use the factory mags when reliability is essential. The ETS mags do work well and I have several of their Glock pattern mags I use in an AR9 that takes Glock magazines and they have been fine but I wouldn't trust them for a carry gun.
 

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Where is the best place to buy factory Mags, price-wise? I need to pick up a few to go with mine and my wife's new Shields.
 

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