I went to the indoor range to shoot my M&P SHIELD 9mm. I like the shield as it reliable, small enough to conceal and has a good reputation. It's slim 1 inch width makes it easy for me to conceal.
I'm not awesome with it in regards to target shoo6ing accuracy and hitting the bullseye or getting groupings I can write home about. But what I bought it for was not to win any target shooting competitions. It is a defensive tool.
7+1 in one magazine and 8+1 in another magazine. I go for the 7+1 for when I'm carrying. I figure in a defensive situation, I should be able to defend myself with 8 rounds.
While at the range I happened across a H&K VP9SK and took 5 shots with it. The groupings we're amazing. The ergonomics and ease at which I could place my shots, I had to buy one on the spot.
10+1 capacity plus more accurate shot placements - this is the first pistol I truly enjoy.
Each pistol has it's place and has its fans that will choose one over the other.
For me, the M&P shield will be given to my daughter for her EDC. The H&K VP9SK will be my EDC .
The shield is on the left. The HK is on the right.