Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9mm Exclusive
Uploader - автор jandjfirearms 12:33
This is a single action, striker-fired handgun. It may be a "key feature" they are touting, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it was the most important feature on this gun. I will say this, the reset on this gun is barely audible, but can be felt. It is not "short" by my estimation, unless short is half way through the trigger pull. I will say this, and it may ruffle feathers, it is definitely no Springfield XD when it comes to triggers.
I can't recommend one over the other. It's really a matter of preference. However, I will say that if you are wanting to wear this handgun in a IWB (inside waist band) holster, you will probably want to go with the thinner model or you'll be having to buy all new pants. lol Having said that, the 9c is quite a bit heavier, but you have 13 rounds as opposed to 9. If those extra 4 rounds are important to you, and you don't like relying upon a manual safety, then I would tell you to get the 9c.
Other comparables to the Shield is the Kel Tec pf9 and the Ruger sr9. This looks sweet. I have a Glock 26, Kahr K40 and Kel Tec pf9 so I don't have a good enough excuse to buy one.
Thanks for the review. Do you have a Glock 26 or 27 to do a size comparison with the S&W shield?
Good review. However, Smith and Wesson does not own Walther Firearms. They just have the importation franchise.
I sure don't.
Go with the Shield. You'll be much happier with the lighter weight. Most likely you will want to use the 7 round flush magazine so you will have 8 in the gun but that is not a lot of difference in number of rounds. Also the trigger in the Shield is probably the best striker-fired trigger I have ever felt. I always turned away from the MP Semi autos because of their gritty trigger with a mushy reset. If you want really want a MP 9c wait a few months until the new Shield trigger is updated in them
How many rounds do you have through the Walther?
Like I said, I think the Shield is the better CCW because of how slim and light it is, and especially in your case of a restricted state. Also, at $449.99 it is one steal of a price.
Gary Tucholl :
I have two Shields, and as I understand it, the thumb safety can be removed, but there is a space where it was. I haven't tried it yet, but once I detail strip one of mine I'll verify it.
Great pistol...cant wait to get one!! Everybody who is groaning about the manual safety the simple answer would be...DONT USE IT!!!...it is a choice option like a car that comes with a cigarette lighter and you dont smoke.
How does it compare to a 40c/9c as far as feel
I won this Shield from Jasons' Gunbroker Auction and should have it in a few days.
This wasn't a disassembly instructional video. This was a short overall review.
I haven't held the 40S&W version, but the 9mm has got a really great feel to it.
Is the feed ramp of the barrel black? Mine is black except for an odd light strip in it. I'm wondering if the nitride didn't take or something.
Just ordered mine.
Noah Kuzel :
The shield, does it have a rail system or no? Because it kinda looks like it does
Technically it's classified as DAO (98% pre-cocked, blah blah), but it functions as you'd expect with a single action. Personally, I think audible resets are a bit overrated. I've never heard or even tried to listen for a tiny click through the decay of the shot I just took. Though, the felt click might be useful for some.
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It has a metal, captive guide rod and spring.
The 9c is a double action, so you're going to have a longer, heavier trigger pull as compared to the single action Shield. Having said that, it appears that your choice has been made for you. :) I just happen to have one of these up for auction over at Gunbroker.
@stars13x well said
Just got mine today..very happy with it..