About the Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD Pistol 9mm Black 3.1" ~
In the world of guns, the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield has earned its place as a highly sought after consumer firearm. It’s lightweight, has a slim profile, and is easy to hold and fire thanks to the comfortable grip angle. Most importantly of all, it’s reliable.
The M&P is a modern take on the classic American handgun. Smith & Wesson has been around for a long time, and they know what people are looking for when it comes to handguns and firearms. The M&P series of handguns are some of the most popular available, thanks to their capacity to pack in a punch with user-friendly features.
Comparable models are available in 40 S&W caliber and 45 ACP caliber options.
Many people say that the most essential features of a pistol are the trigger, the sights, and the barrel. This is especially true when it comes to handguns. The M&P 9 Shield excels in all three areas. The trigger is nice and smooth, the sights are accurate, and the Melonite barrel on this particular M&P is fantastic.
Its ergonomic, lightweight design combined with multiple interchangeable palm swell grips and back straps allow for a custom fit for every shooter’s hand and numerous grip styles. All the while, these firearms help you maintain control and consistency during rapid-fire.
The M&P 9 Shield Reversible magazine catch is a remarkable piece of engineering. All you need to do is push it forward, and it pops out from the left side of the gun. You can then push these magazines back in so that they’re flush with the side of the weapon. The M&P9 comes with both a thumb safety and a striker safety that can be engaged independently.
The Smith & Wesson M&P9 has a polymer grip and a stainless steel slide. It is available in either a matte black or a matte stainless finish. The polymer grip gives you a comfortable hold on your firearm and has an aggressive texture so it won’t slip out of your hands. The gun's superior balance and thin profile make it easy to carry, conceal, and access.
When you pull the trigger on these pistols, a striker snaps forward, driving a bullet into the chamber. The striker will be automatically pre-set in a 98% cocked position when the pistol cycles for the next shot. This does not apply to the last shot in a magazine.
After each shot, the trigger resets itself without your having to take additional action to do so.
The Smith & Wesson M&P9 semi-automatic double action is a lightweight pistol. It’s striker-fired with a 9-round capacity (8+1). It has a 3.1-inch barrel and a weight of just 20.8 ounces. The M&P 9 Shield is easy to conceal and is an excellent choice for personal defense.
As a semi-automatic pistol, the Smith & Wesson M&P9 is a hard-worker. The power all rests in the details of this pistol, which includes:
- Four interchangeable grips
- Safety features like a magazine disconnect that prevents the gun from firing if a magazine is not inserted
- Semi-automatic action slide with a polymer frame. The frame is made of high-performance glass-filled nylon.
- Stainless steel barrel treated with a Melonite finish, which is a proprietary salt bath nitriding process that is used to increase the service life
Through their terms and conditions, Smith & Wesson clearly states that they stand behind their product. As with all their pistols, the M&P9 features the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy availability. Regardless of your pistol’s conditions, you can take the M&P9 in for service and they’ll fix it.
What Shooters Say About the Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm:
A pistol’s grip is all about how it fits in your hand. Some people prefer a stippling grip, while some people prefer a smooth grip. If you have smaller hands you want to use a grip with more surface area, while bigger hands can access a slimmer pistol design.
The M&P9 has a 6.5 lb trigger pull, which makes it ideal for a beginner. Typically, a lower trigger pull weight reduces recoil for the shooter. Smith & Wesson claims that the M&P9 has the most comfortable and natural point of aim in their line of M&P pistols.
As far as these details go, the grip texture is excellent. It’s very comfortable to hold, making it easy to assure a firm grip while shooting. The surface also helps maintain steady firing if you’re sweaty or your hands are wet.
The M&P9 striker-fired pistol features an improved trigger over previous models. The flat face trigger design allows users to place their trigger finger in the same place every time they pull the trigger. It prevents the user from moving their finger too far to either the left or right of the trigger blade, which can cause the shooter to pull the trigger awkwardly.
Because the gun is made out of polymer, it’s lightweight and comfortable to carry. It is also easier to rack the slide on this gun than on many other models. The Smith & Wesson M&P9 is a popular choice for those looking for a solid self-defense pistol that’s easy to carry. The M&P9 offers a lot of value for the price point and is made of strong materials.
What's Included in the Box?
Smith & Wesson M&P9 comes with a cable lock, which provides additional security when storing this firearm in your vehicle.
The Smith & Wesson M&P9 also comes with a flush magazine, meaning that the magazine is flush with the bottom of the grip of the pistol. This makes it easier to conceal than a pistol with a protruding magazine.
The magazine release button is located on the left side of the trigger guard and can be activated with the thumb of the shooting hand. The magazine release can also be activated with the index finger of the non-shooting hand.
An included owner’s manual further explains the gun's specs and features, including how to use and maintain your M&P9 Shield.
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