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S&W M&P Shield.....and M&P 45c - It was a good week :)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by GunNut, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

    Picked up my M&P Shield today and headed straight to the range. Coolest thing is this gun was just announced at the NRA show yesterday.

    It's of comparable size to the LC9/PF9 but feels much better in my hands than either and has a very good M&P-ish trigger. Only put 96 rounds through it but no issues and very accurate shooter for me.

    Also picked up a "new" M&P 45 compact on Wednesday, it has a Apex Duty kit in it and was broken from the factory 3 years ago. I fixed it and got it for a really good deal. This thing drives tacks and shoots point of aim for me, i'm thinking this will eventually become my carry gun.

    M&P Shield


    My growing M&P collection:winkkiss:

  2. bophi

    bophi New Member

    s&w 9mm shield

    what is the going price on these, if i may ask, thanks.
  3. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

    MSRP is $449, street price seems to be $399.

    Well worth it IMHO.
  4. Aahzz

    Aahzz New Member

    It'd be worth the full $449, IMO. Paid $389 for mine.
  5. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

    100% agree.

    My buddy gave it to me a couple dollars over cost, a bunch less than I would have paid.
  6. BamAlmighty

    BamAlmighty Member

    Not a fan, but I will give S&W credit for getting these into the hands of dealers at launch. Seems like anyone that wanted one could have gotten one with ease and at a decent price.

    Something Keltec... Kimber... Beretta... Ruger... could learn from.
  7. Grmlin

    Grmlin New Member

    Stopped in LGS today and the part time clerks didn't know anything about it.
  8. tarosean

    tarosean Active Member

    Is the slide thinner?
  9. momano

    momano Member

    LGS here in St Louis, had four and sold out before I could even fondle one. $399 price here.
  10. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard New Member

    Which shop, I must know!!!
  11. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv New Member

    I'll be getting one soon. Looking forward to it!
  12. Dean1818

    Dean1818 New Member

    Is the shield pocketable?
  13. crracer_712

    crracer_712 New Member

    Mine will be here sometime next week, I was in the under 400 price range.

    And to the OP, yeah, I'd say that was a good week too. The 45c is on my list, although with the G30SF, it's not as high on the list as it could be. The year is so young, and yet so many new models released by several manufacturers already!
  14. Plan2Live

    Plan2Live New Member

    Looking at the specs and comparing them to the out of production CS9 they are nearly spot on identical with the Shield being slightly lighter than the CS9. I'm still not a fan of M&P's articulating trigger and I wish it was hammer fired instead of striker but am glad to see it introduced and available as an alternative to the baby Glock. I'm looking forward to comparing the Shield head to head or hand to hand so to speak against the recently unveiled Sig 938. Oh, that's right, you can't find a 938.....:neener:
  15. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Active Member

    Congrats to S&W.

    They are going to do VERY WELL with this model.

    If only Glock could figure out how to bring a single stack 9mm into the market, then we'd be all set.
  16. Ohioan

    Ohioan New Member

    Glock HAS to be working on it. I cant imagine they would pass up this market entirely. There is just too much money in it.

    I havr to admit, i like the looks of the Shield and am looking forward to fondling one. I hate the trigger on the M&P, but i think i hate the trigger on my PF9 more.

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  17. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer New Member

    Does the extended magazine hold an extra round?
  18. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

    Yes. Flush mag holds 7, extended mag holds 8.
  19. PabloJ

    PabloJ New Member

    No. The only truly pocketable 9x19 is the R9.
  20. GunNut

    GunNut New Member

    Depends. I can pocket carry a LC9, would be fine if I were on my feet most of the day.

    Here's a pic I took last year showing the LC9 in one of my pocket holsters in my to tight jeans.



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