Shield owner here and I gotta go with it. When I bought the Shield, I was shopping for an off duty carry for my wife who was just graduating her mandatory firearms training to start her law enforcement career. I looked at Kahr, Ruger, Kel-Tec, Sig and a few others. I was about to buy the Kahr when the salesman, a friend, pointed me toward the Shield. I haven't looked back. Best baby pistol I've owned, trigger, ergos, reliability, etc. Of course, a P3AT and a P9 were the only other small pistols I've ever had. The LC9 was nice, and while more refined, just felt like a fancy Kel-Tec.
As soon as we can find it, a second Shield will be joining the stable.