Smith and Wesson Shield 9mm 180021

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

features a 3.1 inch barrel and ships with one flush fit 7 round magazine and one slightly extended 8 round magazine that has a small grip extender to fill in the small gap. The Smith and Wesson shield 9mm also has a thumb safety. It is pretty stiff, and I have read where some people are carrying it without using the thumb safety. Smith & Wesson’s M&P SHIELD™ is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. Chambered in 9mm, 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 that provide consumers with simple operation and reliable performance. Chambered in 9mm proven stopping power, the M&P SHIELD features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Melonite® coated stainless steel slide and barrel. Standard 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P SHIELD is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P SHIELD allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

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.

180021 smith and wesson shield 9mm

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.

smith and wesson shield 9mm 180021

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.