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Smith & Wesson® Unveils New M&P Shield™ Pistol

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Skang, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    M&P SHIELD - Smith & Wesson

    [video=youtube;GYZeicEq3V8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYZeicEq3V8&list=UUJimfyIOFM3Yaot_V8bFLPQ&index=3&feature=plcp[/video]
     
  2. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    That is my next conceal carry.
     
  3. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Will be heading out to NWA this weekend for the S&W show. Hopefully they will have one to handle.
     
  4. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Seriously this is one of the nicest single stack compact 9mm's that i've ever fired. I have not been this excited about a gun purchase in a long time, the Shield was money well spent. Looking forward to shooting it more, possibly on Monday.


    My mini range report:


    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

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    My growing M&P collection:cool:

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  5. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Nice report! Where did you pick up the Shield at?
     
  6. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Got it at Brightwater Ventures in Vancouver. Talked to Nick yesterday about them and he was lucky enough to find me one.

    Here's a holster I just did for it.

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  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    And I was in there today and hadn't read this thread yet!!


    OH, WAIT!! I was in there about 12:30 so I couldn't have read it first. Had to kind of hurry as I had an appt to take my car in at 1:00
     
  8. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    with any luck people will buy this and I'll have a better chance of scoring a new Sig 224/938 when they come out
     
  9. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    I like the holster. What more can you tell us about that? I'd be interested in a test drive!
     
  10. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Missed you by 30 minutes. It was sitting behind the counter in a box when you were there, I got there just after 1 and showed it off to some other customers.
     
  11. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    OD green kydex owb with a 10 degree cant.
     
  12. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in seeing a 938, but the 224 doesn't do anything for me.
     
  13. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    the 229 being my favorite gun I love the idea of a 224, but yeah, I hear many people saying it's gonna flop.
     
  14. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    For you it will probably good.

    Although it will more than likely end up being a huge success like the Sig P290......:laugh:
     
  15. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The sound you just heard was me getting an erection! Nick better be able to get a second one or I am going to be in there throwing a fit tomorrow!
     
  16. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
     
  17. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    ...My ears are still ringing!...:eek:
     
  18. Rich7944

    Rich7944 Kent, Wa. Active Member

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    Picked one up at Mary's in Tacoma (great people to deal with). My son and I took it shooting and it ran as good as I expected. Now if I could just find a nice leather holster for it.
    Had to take it to the closest shooting range and blow off some rounds.
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  19. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Sweet.

    I know a guy who has a S&W Shield and who builds leather holsters......

    <<<<<<<<:winkkiss:
     
  20. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Held one today at Cabelas, it's bigger than I thought it would be. Never owned a M&P of any kind so I don't know squat about them, it felt pretty good. Bought a real gun while I was there though. fuvv5c.jpg