Has Smith & Wesson developed a game changer? Or will the M&P Shield be just another pocket gun?
Smith & Wesson announced the new M&P Shield™ today at the NRA Annual Meeting. The Shield is indeed a single-stack polymer pistol, and will be available in both 9mm and .40 S&W. The 9mm and .40 S&W are identical in size and weight. This is sure to make holster shopping a lot easier. The single stack magazine will hold either 7+1 in 9mm or 6+1 in .40 Caliber. There will always be a place for single stack concealable pistols. Smith & Wesson has enjoyed a large amount of success with their M&P line, so why not make a pocket-size M&P to carry with you everywhere? This pistol will be in direct competition with other popular pocket guns, like Kahr® pistols, the Kimber Solo®, the Bersa® BP9CC, and the Ruger® LC9. The large-caliber pocket gun class is growing at a lightning fast rate, and isn’t showing signs of slowing down. The MSRP of the Shield is around $449.00.
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