Very nice concealed carry weapon,
May 02, 2013
I was torn between the Springfield XDS and this one, and when I went to the gun store yesterday and saw they had one, bought it. I decided to stay with the 40 so I didn't have to get another caliber of bullets but this pistol is great. I have big hands and also have a Glock 22 Gen 4 with the extended grip and a Hogue grip sleeve (a pain to put on but worth it). I may consider a sleeve for this one but so far I don't see a need for it. I never shot the XDS but have shot a Kimber 45 and the kick is similar but lighter on the Shield. While the 45 is a nice round, a 5 (in the XDS) round magazine is too small, but then againthe Shield's 6 and 7 round mags aren't much better. Personal preference but I'm very happy with the Shield 40 and will be carrying it tonight to dinner.
El Paso, Texas
My new Favorite CCW,
March 11, 2013
Purchased this gem on a recommendation from a friend. I took it to the range and love it. Unlike other subcompact single stacks, this one is a joy to shoot. No problems with grip or recoil. Nice groups at 10 yards and no FTE/FTL. Also, I have had zero problems with loading mags to full capacity.
If you can find one, buy it.
Good Little Beast!,
March 03, 2013
I've waited several weeks to get my hands on the Shield 40 SW. I finally bought one, took it to the range, and was very impressed with this little beast. I would only mention one small issue which will probably fix itself with time and use. I was having a hard time loading both mags to full capacity (7 and 6 round mags). I left both mags with one round less of mag capacity. If anyone out there is seriously considering purchasing one, I would submit that you may be very satisfied with the M&P Shield 40.
El Paso, TX
Loving my new M&P Shield in .40,
January 19, 2013
I researched a bunch of different .40s for my pocket CCW and settled on the M&P Shield in .40.
Strange little lever inside to break it down, but otherwise fairly straightforward to field strip and clean.
It comes with both a 6 and 7 round magazine, a book and other paperwork.
I took it to my local indoor range to shoot. It was a blast! Good grouping at 10 yards and closer. Didn't try it at longer distances, since it is my pocket self defense firearm, not my target pistol.
The grip felt good in my hand. It is patterned after the medium backstrap on the full size M&P from what I've read.
Ran 50 rounds through it with no problems. As I shot it more and got a feel for the pistol it settled down quite nicely.
I'm so impressed with it that my next firearm will probably be a full sized M&P in .40.
December 23, 2012
This is by far the best compact I have purchased.
I was worried about the recoil when I purchased this gun.
After shooting it I realized it has Very Little recoil.
This thing is tiny and shoots like a dream.
If your looking for a awesome carry gun here it is just get in line
to get one.
June 11, 2012
Accurate, more accurate than most shooters. Reliable, goes bang when you pull the trigger.
Concealable, slim, small, handles recoil well.
Not picky about brands of ammo.
Fears of too much recoil are expressed by those who haven't fired it, just speculation.