By Ryan Michad
Firearms Insider Reviews - 8 Key Points
Claim to Fame: A highly concealable and comfortable 9mm pistol with the great ergonomics of the Smith & Wesson M&P Series pistols.
Target Market: Concealed Carry Permit holders; Home Defense
FNBs (Features & Benefits of this product) Key Features:
- 7 & 8 Round Single Stack Magazines.
- Chambers 9mm Parabellum.
- Pivoting Trigger Safety & Manual Thumb Safety.
- Three Dot Sights (White).
- Frame width of only 0.95 inches!
- Weight: 19 ounces.
- 6.5 lb trigger pull.
Does it come in black? The S&W M&P Shield comes with a corrosion resistant finish on the slide and other metal parts, and has a polymer lower frame.
What others are saying? “It is thin and lightweight, but shooting the Shield feels like shooting a larger weapon, in that the design of the grip handles recoil very well, with either magazine in place.” -Jeff Quinn, Gunblast.com
Price point (MSRP versus actual retail)
I need it now! Availability: These can be fairly tough to find right now, but there are some available at most gun shops and on Gunbroker.com
+ The Shield is EXTREMELY thin, which makes it very comfortable to carry. + Even though it is thin, it handles recoil very well. The M&P Series of pistols have some of the most comfortable grips I’ve ever felt. + It is very corrosion resistant, like most modern polymer handguns. + It comes with one magazine with an extension, and one without.
- The sights are great, but night sights would be a plus for low light conditions.
Score: 9.0 Amazing!!!
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