New Owner S&W MP Shield 9mm...very very pleased!
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    New Owner S&W MP Shield 9mm...very very pleased!

    ..Just bought a S&W 9mm shield MP..I amin luv!!!!
    Any suggestons on practice rounds?
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    Welcome from SE AZ. That gun should function fine w/ any decent brand of ammo. I prefer Federal - cheap & dependable.
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    Get lower cost standard velocity like the Federal mentioned above or Winchester FMJ 115gn (not the NATO version).

    As mentioned below, stick with brass case ammo. I avoid the steel case ammo for a number of reasons.
    Last edited by mrerick; 12-04-2019 at 08:22 PM.
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    Welcome to the forum. I have had a Shield since 2012 and love it. Mine seems to shoot best with 124gr bullets, any brand

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    Congratulations on tough little pistol , I buy whatever brass cased 9mm 115/124 gr FMJ on sale for practice ammo
    Last edited by jb59; 12-04-2019 at 05:42 PM.
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    Based on mine and the comments from people here, You have a great pistol that you should enjoy.

    As for practice ammo, I would buy whatever brand name is on sale, (Federal Winchester, Remington etc.), but personally, I avoid steel cased like the plaque and do not like aluminum cased stuff either. This is not a target pistol, so whatever bullet weight you find that runs well in your Shield, but I have never of one that was picky.
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    Welcome to the Smith & Wesson Forums from Arizona. Great Start!!
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    Welcome and you chose a great little pistol.

    As others have said, any name brand FMJ ammo will do for plinking and practice.

    Now, when it comes to carry ammunition you're going to get a number of opinions, all of which are probably good. Again it'll boil down to personal preference and what works best in your gun. To be honest, in mine everything I've tried has worked just fine.
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    I have pretty much stuck with CCI Blazer 115 or 124. Bought some Federal on sale (rebate last week). I have heard Federal makes CCI bu cannot verify.

    Stick to good names, don't buy cheap. I tried some and it was dirty! Stick to what you would trust your life on, you may have to someday.
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    Hi dricx22,




    A warm welcome to the forum.




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