S&W Rolls Out M&P 9mm, 40 S&W Shield Pistol
(GunReports.com) Smith & Wessons new M&P Shield is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield has an easily concealed 1-inch profile and an optimized 18-degree grip angle.
The M&P Shield features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Melonite coated stainless steel slide and barrel. Both models are standard with a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces.
It comes standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds, along with a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action.