Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Gun Review
Model: M&P Shield
Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Usage & Features
Are you right handed or left handed?
What features does this gun have that appealed to you?
I liked the lighter weight of the Smith & Wesson MP Shield for carry, the recoil is nearly nonexistent. I like the loaded chamber indicator on the slide. It has a safety if you want to use it. I’m petite and it conceals nicely in the appendix position.
Tell us about shooting this gun:
Shoots quite accurately.
How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?
The Smith & Wesson MP Shield is easy to site in, fits my hands perfectly, though the last time I spent about 30 minutes with this gun, my left thumb was painful for 24 hours. I see why, as I had it pressed to the grooved take down lever. I’ll have to adjust my thumb position for future practice. Easy trigger pull. However, racking the slide is a technique I had to learn. It’s fine while shooting to get a round in the chamber. However, to LOCK it open, I have to use an empty mag. Once locked back, I can drop the mag. Eventually it will loosen up. Right now it’s impossible…and frustrating so I do it the easy way. (why torture myself?)
How reliable is it?
After putting over 300 rounds through it (which isn’t much as this is still new) I had no malfunctions.
Any problems with any type of ammunition?
Does this gun have any specific ammunition requirements? If so, please explain:
No, just don’t mix your ammo.
What do you dislike about shooting this gun, if anything?
Was it easy to take down and clean?
Yes, learned on YouTube. All the steps are there.
Would you recommend this gun?
For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?
The Smith & Wesson MP Shield is a great carry gun due it’s slimness and weight. I like the round indicator…the main issue I have is racking the slide to keep it open, which I know will ease up over time. Pulling it back to get a round in the chamber is an easy technique. If you have weaker hands – push and pull.