The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 is a semi-automatic, striker-fired polymer pistol that utilizes a short-recoil operation and is chambered for the .40 S&W cartridge. It is designed specifically for personal protection and concealed carry. What else can be said? Each pistol ships with two magazines – one six-round magazine and one seven-round extended magazine.
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40
The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 features a 3.1-inch barrel and an overall length of 6.1 inches. Ordinarily, I would not even bother to mention the width, but the M&P Shield 40 boasts an astounding width of just .95 inches! The slide and the barrel are manufactured from steel, with both featuring a black Melonite finish to prevent rust and corrosion. The pistol weighs in at just below 1 1/4 pounds. The inclusion of an adjustable three-dot iron sight system, which features a dovetail front sight, provides for the rapid acquisition of targets and pinpoint accuracy. As noted, each pistol includes two magazines – one six-round magazine and one seven-round extended magazine that provides for a full three-fingered grip.
If you are looking for a powerful pistol in a subcompact package that is suitable for concealed carry, consider your search over. The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 40 has finally arrived. Chambered in .40 S&W, this pistol is set to force a great deal of concealed carry pistols into early retirement. Consider the M&P Shield 40 for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Law enforcement
- Recreational shooting
- Much more…