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Federal 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ American Eagle 50/Box
($0.54 / round)
Hornady 45 Auto 185 gr FTX Critical Defense 20/Box
($1.30 / round)
Winchester 45 Auto 230 gr JHP Ranger T-Series Police Trade Ammo 50/Box
($0.80 / round)
CCI 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ RN Blazer Brass 50/Box
($0.52 / round)
Hornady 45 Auto+P 230 gr XTP 20/Box
($1.15 / round)
Winchester 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ 50/Box
($0.52 / round)
Sellier And Bellot 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ Handgun 50/Box
($0.70 / round)
Hornady 45 Auto +P 220 gr Flexlock Critical Duty 20/Box
($1.35 / round)
Winchester 45 Auto 230 gr Winclean BEB Super-X Police Trade 50/Box
($0.70 / round)
Browning 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ BPT Performance Target 50/Box
($0.52 / round)
Remington 45 Auto 230 gr FMJ UMC 50/Box
($0.50 / round)
Winchester 45 Auto 230 gr JHP Ranger Bonded Police Trade Ammo 50/Box
($1.60 / round)
Now available in .45 AUTO, the M&P45 Shield with No Thumb Safety features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the MP SHIELD Pistol Series. At 6.45 inches long, M&P45 Shield is standard with a 3.3 inch stainless-steel barrel. On the left side of the frame, the M&P45 Shield is fitted with familiar operating controls including a simple takedown lever, flat profile slide stop, magazine release and optional thumb safety. For optimum firearm control, the M&P45 Shield is standard with an 18-degree grip angle, aggres-sive grip texture and front cocking serrations.
This is a great compact little .45 ACP that I use to carry when im off duty. Its very concealable. I've shot several different types of ammunition through it including 200 gr. LSWC, Copper plated SWC, round nose as well as Speer Gold Dot. I've never had a failure to fire, failure to feed, or failure to eject. I'm not recoil sensitive, but the 200 grain Speer Gold Dot is a +P round and its got some recoil to it. I've even used this weapon to shoot some local IDPA matches.
Slim form factor of a 9mm with the punch of a 45 slug! Light and fun to shoot. I have tried all sorts of ammo , it feeds all kinds of .45 acp , flawless weapon.
This was a buy before you try situation for me as I couldn't find any around me to rent, but I was encouraged by the Youtube reviews I'd seen about how minimal of a difference there is in handling between this and the Shield 9 that I'd previously rented so I decided to buy it. There's no question that you're shooting a 45 when you're holding this, but for such a small package the recoil is very well controlled, followup shots are easily managed after you've gotten used to the way this gun handles. Not snappy, more of a push. I wouldn't say this is any harder to handle than the M&P 45 Compact which I've also tried. The grip was a little rough in my hand initially and I had trouble getting through more than 75 rounds on my first trip, but by my second trip my hand was more prepared for it and I found it to be much more comfortable. I might end up trying out some Talon grips on there but I believe the aggressive stippling is one of the major factors in minimizing the felt recoil. Definitely would recommend an undershirt though to prevent sanding the skin off of your hip. 150 rounds of 230 ball and 10 rounds of 230 HSTs ran through without an issue. Shipping was fast and simple to my FFL.
The price is right and the gun functions flawlessly after 700 rds at the range. The M&P Shield .45 is pretty accurate and the recoil is surprisingly a little bit less noticeable than my 1911s. I like this gun so much that I bought another M&P Shield .45 ! Thanks SOSS!!!
Shot this before I purchased. My friend owns one. I tried Glocks and I was not comfortable with them. The second I held this it was mine!! It fired great, although not happy with only 6 in the magazine. Center mass every shot very accurate. Now if it would only ship to me faster. I would be a happy camper. Looking forward to carrying this around with me for years to come.. Great price as well!!! You can't beat this gun.
The new S&W M&P Shield .45 is just another excellent handgun from Smith and Wesson. I had the .40 and decided to add the .45 to the collection, and I'm glad I did! Very soft shooter with 230 gr ball ammo and no hiccups whatsoever after 100 rds. Incredibly accurate! Sight picture is very clear, and it is very easy to handle with one hand in tactical situations!
Pistol arrived at FFL in two days. Basic S&W box, cable lock, Instruction Manual, and pistol wrapped in plastic bag. I cleaned and oiled it before I did some dry fire. With snap caps I cycled a few rounds. The trigger is a lot better than my Taurus striker fired pistol. I think the advertised trigger pull is around five pounds, this one is very crisp and not more than five pounds. Reviews say the grips may be a bit aggressive, I like them and don't think they are aggressive. The slide is not difficult to pull back at all. It will only chamber rounds from the magazine, no cheating by loading one in the chamber with the slide back. I shot a few rounds just to make sure it functions. The recoil was very manageable, even with the six round mag. I have big hands and was only able to get two fingers on the grip. But with proper hand placement it shoots very well. I ran some ball and flat tip reloads thru it. It are everything I have so far. Not real interested in grouping just yet, was more interested in function. The only thing negative I have to say is that the mags are a little hard to load. maybe after a few cycles they will loosen up. Not a lot of gear out there for the 45. Shield. I have plenty of other gear that is universal to use for now. It looks like the 45. Shield my be my new EDC.
Although, I have not shot this one yet, but this one will complete my M&P Shield collection. 9,40,45 I will be going to an indoor range while on vacation next week and will put a few hundred bangs through it. One cant go wrong with an S&W M&P. I will keep you posted on a range report. I cant say enough great things about SOSS. They are number one in my firearms book. They've never let me down with quality guns.