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M&P-9 Shield Range Report

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mesinge2, May 4, 2012.

  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Well-Known Member


    Here is the new M&P-9 Shield with Hornady Zombie Maxx ammo. I did not experience a single malfunction in 240 rounds. The first two videos are at 14 yards and are the first 4 magazines through the gun. With a capture of the muzzle flash and a shot of the target. I love the brass coming toward the camera!!

    VIDEO: 9mm S&W M&P-9 Shield (first 2 magazines)

    And the bandaided target!!


    The second two mags where much better once I realized the sights where shooting high and right.

    VIDEO: 9mm S&W M&P-9 Shield (2nd two magazines)

    It was so accurate at 14 yards I tried this little gun at 25 yards. Its not bad for a little pocket 9mm.

    VIDEO: 9mm S&W M&P-9 Shield
  2. Ledgehammer

    Ledgehammer Well-Known Member

    Not bad at all! Thx for the report.
  3. viking499

    viking499 Well-Known Member

    Nice. Thanks for the report.
  4. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Well-Known Member

    I shot mine last night. I like it a lot. Am selling my Kahr PM9, as I prefer the Shield. Its a nice little gun
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Well-Known Member

    Hey, Ship. I was surprised at how well it shot and how little recoil it had when compared to my Kel-tec pf9. It really is a well made little shooter.
  6. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

    Very nice! Strongly considering this for CCW.
  7. Jim NE

    Jim NE Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the review, OP.

    A question to anyone who owns an SR9C Ruger:

    I'm thinking about selling my SR9C for no other reason than I want the heavier double action only trigger of a Shield. I have NOT shot a shield yet, however. Is there a noticable difference between the two?

    In your opinion, is the Shield the build quality of the SR9C?

    What do you think? Would it be a bad move to sell the SR9C and buy the Shield? I just feel more comfortable having a DAO trigger for self defense. Maybe I should keep the SR9C for target shooting AND buy a Shield (Or is there a better option than the Shield - other than Glock?)

    Not: I WILL shoot a Shield before buying one. I didn't with the SR9C.
  8. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Well-Known Member

    Jim, I have the XDm 3.8" compact and until recently had a G26 and I think the Shield has a lighter trigger than either of these pistols. I do not have experience with the SR9c however. I would recommend you handle a shield first before you try and sell your Ruger. The trigger is actually pretty good for a little pocket 9mm.
  9. Jim NE

    Jim NE Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the heads up. I'll definitely try one out before making a decision.
  10. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Well-Known Member

    Yes, for it's size, I am surprised how soft a shooter it is. I never really enjoyed 150-200 rounds thru m kahr pm9. This was almost like shooting a much larger gun when I shot the Shield.
  11. LightningMan

    LightningMan Well-Known Member

    I want one in a .40 S&W, when are they going to be available? LM
  12. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    That looks like a winner.
  13. Havok7416

    Havok7416 Well-Known Member

    Grip panels

    Does anyone know if the M&P9c grips are interchangeable with the Shield? I want the safety but I can't use it with my laser grips.

    Nevermind. I did some research (as I should have BEFORE posting) and it looks like the answer is a big fat NO.
    Last edited: May 5, 2012
  14. Aahzz

    Aahzz Well-Known Member

    The .40 is available now, some of the guys over at the S&W forum got them this week.
  15. Shipwreck

    Shipwreck Well-Known Member

    No, as there is no replaceable backstrap on the Shield. Lasers for it hook to the trigger guard
  16. MikePaiN

    MikePaiN Well-Known Member

    The SR9c is one of my most favorite pistol..ever ;)....Its trigger is one of the guns strongest points.... The SR9c's minor issue is that it is a little big & heavy for warm weather carry. I wouldn't sell it to replace it with a Shield.
    I have been considering a Shield as an EDC in summer.
  17. Jim NE

    Jim NE Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input. Yeah, I may be hasty in getting rid of the Sr9c. It's a good gun and I hate getting rid of good guns and my tastes have changed before.

    You're right about the Sr9c being just a shade big for carry. Right now, I mostly carry a KelTec P11 because, although it won't fit in all pockets, it fits in many large ones.

    But I want to get something just a bit better quality than the p11, so I thought the Shield might fit the bill - it's small and presumably good quality, though I don't think it has P11 capacity. I'd bought The Sr9c as a replacement for the P11, but came to realize I actually LIKED stouter triggers, and the Sr9c won't fit in any pockets I have.

    Maybe I SHOULD consider a Glock. Someone else suggested a Glock 26 on another thread.
  18. drybones

    drybones New Member

    Bought a Shield 9mm about 3 weeks ago. About 200 rounds through it including five different JHP. Not a hiccup. What's not to like? Feels good, points well, easy to carry, trigger has short travel and crisp break. One minor glitch, the magazines are too thick for single stack mag holster. Will fit double stack holster with retention cranked down. I like it in 9mm, might be a fist full in .40. I'd shoot the .40 before buying one.
  19. checkmyswag

    checkmyswag Well-Known Member

    One on gunbroker for $550 or so.
  20. Big_E

    Big_E Well-Known Member

    Impressive. I need to try one of these out. Too bad I spent my funds on an LCR because I couldn't find any single-stack 9's that I really liked. I've been wanting an M&P, but was having a hard time justifying a purchase since I have a G19. If I like this one my LCR might have a CCW buddy.

    Nice review.

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