Due to restrictions set by the manufacturer, this item is limited to qualifying customers under the Individual Officer Purchase (IOP) program. These restrictions are set by the manufacturer and cannot be altered by Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore.
A slim, concealable and lightweight design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. From the easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P Shield offers professional-grade features that will provide you with simple operation and reliable performance.
The M&P Shield also features a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, allowing multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately. And it’s all backed by Smith & Wesson’s Lifetime Service Policy.
The trigger pull on mine 40c is sketchy. My son is a police officer, and between us, we own a variety of semi-autos and revolvers. He wouldn't be able to qualify with this one, and I can't guarantee a shot within the target rings at 15 meters. The trigger pull is notchy and inconsistent. Impossible to tell when the gun will fire. Took it to my gunsmith who verified the inconsistency. Worse, the trigger pull exceeded the ability of his gauge to measure. I'm replacing the mechanism with an Apex kit because otherwise I like the feel of the pistol, but now I would not consider it reliable enough for duty or defense use.
This gun is amazing in so many ways. It is small, very ergonomic and well balanced. It handles the .40 cal very well, trigger is not too great at first, but after 100 rounds it's smooth and crisp as it should be.