The Shield is a much smaller gun than the Glock 17. It's a subcompact meant for concealment and yes, the recoil is snappy. Practice with it. It's not as bad as a 357 snubby and you can get used to it. You'll have to overcome the flinching.A buddy says the shield sucks because the recoil on it is bad. He says the Glock 17 is better because it hardly has recoil compared to his shield. When I heard this, I told him, "how can you compare a full size polymer gun to a short barrel single stack gun?" He still believes it's a fair comparison but I don't agree.
Honestly, compared to other similar sized handguns, Is the shield too snappy?
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