Originally Posted by FlatFender
The Shield is a bit smaller than the c models in the other dimensions as well. Barrel is 1/2" shorter...
I like the XDs better. Trigger is better, sights are better, no thumb safety, etc.
Rumor is that Springfield is modifying the trigger on the XDs though, so I hopefully it keeps the same trigger pull when it returns. If not I may be keeping the Shield.
I do like the XDS trigger as well. Didn't know the Shield was a bit shorter.
Apex makes an awesome trigger kit for the M&Ps. Powder River Precision might be making something for the XDS too. Their trigger for the XDM is also awesome.