Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus w/ Manual Safety Gun Review
Gun Manufacturer: S&W
Model: M&P Shield Plus w/manual safety
Caliber: 9 mm
Barrel Length: 3.1”
Ammunition Capacity: 13+1 vs 10+1
S&W M&P Shield Plus w/ Manual Safety Usage and Features
Are you right or left-handed?
What features does this gun have that appeal to you?
Concealable size and 13+1 mag capacity, safety trigger, flat trigger, manual safety, grip in hands.
Tell us about shooting this gun.
The trigger is smooth. As an owner of a G43x, the reset on the S&W M&P Shield Plus is not as pronounced because the trigger is so smooth in both directions. The front sight is easy to get on target. It is a solid feeling pistol.
How would you describe the recoil, is it manageable?
Recoil is manageable and similar to the G43x.
How does it fit your hand, are the controls of this gun easy to use? (Safeties,slide pull, magazine release, trigger pull, etc.)
Yes, racks easy for me with C-shape racking technique, mag release very smooth.
Do you like the sights?
Having the stock Glock night sights (three little dots) on another pistol, the stock steel three dot S&W M&P Shield Plus sights were very easy to adapt to and aim.
How reliable is it?
Very. Took two different well-known brands of 124 grain JHP and a well-known brand of 124 grain ball without issue.
Any problems with any type of ammunition?
None. If you don’t have a speed loader, the mag’s may be harder to load to full capacity until the springs gain a little give over time.
Was it easy to take down and clean?
Yes the S&W M&P Shield Plus is easy to take down. Have option to pull trigger vs not to take it down.
Is there anything you dislike about shooting this gun?
For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?
The S&W M&P Shield Plus is a popular subcompact pistol. I was fortunate to find it at a really great price brand new. If you are willing to wait for a special sale or find it online and arrange for FFL transfer, I would imagine you could find a new one of these for a deal.
Would you recommend this gun? If no, do you have a preferred gun?
Yes. I like the S&W M&P Shield Plus as much as the G43x. I just wish ammo was more readily available (cheaper) and hope the 13 round mag’s start to become readily available as well in the near future.