180021 Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm
The S&W 9mm Shield is one of the more compact 9mm concealed carry handguns on the market. The
The Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm ships in a cardboard box. It comes with the two above mentioned magazines, a fired shell casing (some areas require a fired shell casing to be shipped with the gun), owners manual and warranty card. The 180021 shield 9mm comes with the standard three dot white sights. The magazine release is reversible and unlike it larger cousin, the other M&P line, there are no interchangeable palm swells on the shield. The grip size of the shield is close to the “medium” size of the compact and full size M&P line.
Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm 180021
In the picture below the 7 round flush fit magazine is in the M&P9 shield. Along the slide/frame line, the first lever is the take down lever, you use this to disassemble the weapon. The next control along the line is the slide stop/slide release, this lever is what holds the slide back on an empty magazine, you use this lever to drop the slide. The third and last lever along this line is the thumb safety. When this lever is pushed up, the weapon will not fire.
In the picture below the slightly extended 8 round magazine is inserted into the shield. On this side along the slide/frame line, you will notice there are no controls. So the Smith and Wesson Shield is not ambidextrous. Yet you can move the magazine release to this side so you would be able to operate it from this side.
The 180021 Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm does not have an internal lock like some of S&W handguns have. This Shield 9mm is also able to fire, if there is a round in the chamber, with the magazine removed. There are varying restrictions nationwide, so the Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm 180021 may NOT be LEGAL in your area. If you live in an area that has similar restrictions, check with your local gun store to see if this firearm is allowed.