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This is a discussion on M&P 45 Shield within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I bought it yesterday, and took it to the range today about noon. The 45 Shield functioned flawlessly with both Winchester 230gr ball, and 230gr ...


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Old September 13th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #1
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I bought it yesterday, and took it to the range today about noon.

The 45 Shield functioned flawlessly with both Winchester 230gr ball, and 230gr JHP.

I noticed yesterday when I had the pistol on the bench that the front sight wasn't centered, but was offset to the right. I decided not to change it until after I shot it.

It shot @3 1/2" to the left at ten yards for both me and one of the RO's that I know, so I centered the front sight before cleaning it this PM.

Those FS are in as tight as folks say they are! I used my JMT sight pusher, and had to put more force on it than any sight I've ever worked on. I don't know that it'd have ever budged if I was using a hammer and punch.

I'll be glad when mags start hitting the market. I searched online yesterday, and the best I could find was that Cabelas is taking "backorders," with a delivery guestimate of seven weeks.

All in all, a good shooting pistol, and I didn't notice the grip texture presenting a problem at all.

I also thought the recoil was easily managed using either the flush fit or extended mags; but the RO thought that it "kicked" pretty good. I don't think he shoots any small handguns other than .38spl J-frame revolvers. I thought it was a pussycat for a 20 Oz. .45.

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Old September 13th, 2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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Hear you on mags.
S&W told me all are going to production.
Will be 30/45 days at a minimum before any make it to spares
This was about a week ago.
I already sold my flush mag I have large hands and dont like my pinky wrapping under the gun.
So I Really want spares asap.

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Old September 13th, 2016, 06:27 PM   #3
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My pinkie wraps under the grip also, but it happens with so many pistols that I'm used to it, and can shoot them just as well with two fingers as three.
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Congratulations Rick! If I ever get rid of my K frame obsession I may have to get one!
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Old September 14th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #5
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Congratulations Rick! If I ever get rid of my K frame obsession I may have to get one!
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They have authentic mags on ebay for $37.95
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Old September 17th, 2016, 06:02 PM   #7
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They have authentic mags on ebay for $37.95
Not for the 45 Shield.
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Not for the 45 Shield.
They in fact do.....Got one last week....7 rounder
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They in fact do.....Got one last week....7 rounder
The how about a link?

When I looked, the only 45 mags were for the larger models; not the Shield.
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Here's one. s&w M&P shield 45 acp magazine
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Thanks, I just ordered a couple!
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