So says Jesse over at Ideas, Thoughts, and Happenings. I highlight it only because this is the first time that I have ever heard anyone complain about the trigger. I thought it was very nice myself and a definite improvement on standard M&Ps. They also had some light strikes from the Shield and what looks like smear strikes (But those rounds might be from the Glock).
Some good range day pics at the link also.
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Yep, that Laserguard that I mentioned a while back that was in development for the S&W Shield is now available. Here is the presser with all the details. Continue reading
Over at her blog she tells us all why… and you know what, she’s probably right (I’m not a woman… I cant say for sure).
From my perspective, its seems that the major underlying problem for women trying to carry concealed is that if they want to do it comfortably and effectively then they have to essentially change their wardrobe so drastically that they end up looking like a Tom-boy ready to do farm work. For most women thats an immediate dis-qualifier… and rightfully so. 1) They dont want to completely throw out their entire everyday wardrobe. 2) They still want to look pretty. Can you blame them? As a man, I hate having to dress around the gun. For me its a problem that can be easily fixed with an untucked shirt and buying my pants/shorts a little baggier, but for most women the problem is multiplied 10 fold.
However, Rebecca has proven time and again that women can effectively carry around their current wardrobe. The Shield (with the use of the proper holster) has proven to be a very integral part in all of that. Continue reading
Over at Western Shooting Journal, Shelley talks about her first chance to get to shoot the Shield. Spoiler Alert… its yet again another rave review on this new gun. Its seems like everyone who gets the chance to shoot it falls in love.
Monderno mentioned this the other day on the Social Media Nets, and now he has a full write up over at his blog about what happened.
Basically what you are seeing there is a locked up Shield with a live round stuck in the chamber. It was just shy of the 1,000 round mark.
I mentioned this a while back, but here is the official announcement. MSRP $99.95
LASERLYTE ANNOUNCES THE UTA-SH LASER DESIGNED FOR THE SMITH & WESSON M&P SHIELD PISTOL
(Cottonwood AZ, June 2012) – LaserLyte® today announced that after working closely with the engineers at Smith & Wesson, the latest edition of the UTA-SH pistol laser is ready for shipping. The pistol laser has been designed especially for use with the new Smith & Wesson® M&P Shield™ pistols, which were unveiled at the annual NRA show in St. Louis, Missouri last month.
The M&P Shield™ is Smith & Wesson’s new slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P™ Pistol Series. From the pistol’s easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P Shield offers professional-grade features intended to aide users with simple operation and reliable performance. Continue reading
Monderno (spelled correctly) has begun the process with some Talon Grips. They look great, and I had to actually look close because at first I thought he had done a little stippling work.
I have also mentioned that laser sights for the Shield are just around the corner. Here is the Crimson Trace offering. Here is the Laserlyte offering.
Any other accessories out there for the Shield yet?
Military Arms Channel has a review of the new S&W Shield. More to read at the link:
Matt has great news for those of you you love the new S&W Shield…. here
The new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield has been making some serious waves lately.
That might be the biggest understatement in the history of the Internets.
I love trips to the gun shop! Those silly gun counter guys… they really know it all dont they? Except for when they dont.
So I stopped into one of the many local gun shops in my area (Yes, I am blessed) the other day just to browse around and kill some time. This is the exchange I witnessed… Customer who was looking over all the 1911s asked the guy behind the counter, “Why is that Ed Brown 1911 so expensive?”… to which he replied with a hearty shoulder shrug and palms up in the the air, “I dont really know”. And that was the end of it.