I am not a S&W fan, and I will never own one of these guns. BUT....it is very refreshing to see a manufacturer bring out a brand new gun and it's RELIABLE!!! How many times do we see new guns that won't shoot, they have this problem and that, etc etc. Some people except that as growing pains for a new model. I say BS on that. These manufacturers have been building guns forever, yet just about every new gun has troubles of some sort.
The fact this Shield is good right off the bat I say JOB WELL DONE, S&W.