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  1. New AZ member

    New Members Introduction
    Hey there. I just found out this forum and excited to learn more from the community. I just purchased my first handgun, a S&W Shield. I'll be taking classes next week. We'll see how it goes.
  2. New member in Southeastern Washington State

    New Members Introduction
    I'm brand new to this forum. For my personal defense sidearm, I carry an M&P SHIELD .40 in an Alien Gear Holsters ShapeShift Modular Holster System. I've been carrying for 5 years & got started, thanks to the Emmanuel AME Church shooting. I'm going to be adding an M&P15 Sport II soon.
  3. MA shield and Apex kit trigger #

    Semi Auto Pistol Forum
    Just had the apex flat trigger kit installed on my MA shield. The trigger was #10+. I wanted it to be brought down to the #5.5 ish area. Got the gun back and now its in the 3-4 ish pounds. Does anybody know what I can do to bring it back up. Is it just replace a spring? I have the original parts...
  4. WTS M&P Shield 9mm Barrel

    SOLD M&P Shield 9mm Barrel ** SOLD ** Bought this off eBay about three years ago and never used it. $50 shipped.
  5. Hello From New England!

    New Members Introduction
    I've owned a few S&W revolvers like the 642, 640PD, 19-4, etc. But I've never owned a pistol - until now. The current rebate deal made me jump off the Glock Fanboy Express and pick up a Shield 9mm. I liked it so much I just ordered a second one! My GLOCK43 is now listed on GunBroker :o Don't...
  6. New M&P Shield 9

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    Got a new M&P Shield 9 Dark Earth. Paid $389 before the rebate. Any suggestions on an IWB holster? And what cleaning products do you use? Thanks, David IV
  7. Newbie: Why is my S&W M&P Shield referred to as a Luger? Should I use 9mm Luger ammo

    Ammo Forum
    Newbie: Why is my S&W M&P Shield referred to as a Luger? Should I use 9mm Luger ammo Hi everyone! I am new to shooting 9mms (started shooting just this past spring on 22s), I just ordered a S&W M&P Performance Center 9mm which I will get this weekend. I see that it is referred to as Luger...
  8. S&W 9mm Shield and APEX trigger

    S&W - Gunsmithing
    Typically all commercially produced firearms have horrible trigger pulls... and so most people use 3rd party manufacturers and spend a lot of money correcting the inadequacies of the gun maker... My question is has anyone replaced their stock Shield trigger with a better lesser pull trigger...
  9. Shield 9mm reassembly mistake

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    Out of sheer boredom I attempted to reassemble my shield in the dark. I messed up and installed my recoil spring backwards, and now the plunger or piston is sticking out the front about a half an inch or so. I cannot rack the slide back far enough to manipulate the takedown lever into the proper...
  10. Question from a newbie on cleaning a 9mm Shield

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    If I have a new or fully cleaned 9mm Shield, after how many rounds must I strip an lubricate it. I am a newbie and have no clue. For example, if I go to the range and fire 100 rounds, would I need a complete cleaning and lube? Should I just clean the bore after a session like that or do nothing...
  11. Hello from Southern California

    New Members Introduction
    I have been lurking around for a while and decided to finally register. I was finally able to acquire a CA Compliant M&P Shield in 9mm, which I will be picking up this week. This will be my first S&W handgun, and I am very much looking forward to going shooting with it. Craig
  12. Shield Safety Alert Nov 2013

    The Armory
    Hey Mr. S&W - when were you going to tell me about the possibility of an accidental discharge on my Shield if I happenned to drop it? Why do I have to read about this in the NRA November magazine? I registered my pistol with you, serial number, Email, and all. Yet I hear nothing from S&W...
  13. Review: M&P Shield vs. M&P 9c Photo Comparison

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    Special THANK YOU to DGM33 for letting us borrow his Shield for the photo shoot. :bow: Photographing the M&P Shield has really made me reconsider what I carry daily, which has been the S&W M&P 9 compact. When I am not carrying the 9c, I carry the Sig Sauer P238 Equinox in my pocket. This...
  14. Shield field strip/reassembly question

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    I just got a new Shield 9mm and love it. When I was in the store I field stripped it using the trigger pull method, and put it back together, no problem. I went right to the range, shot it and brought it home. After I cleaned it I had a terrible time getting the slide to lock back before...
  15. M&p shield review: Iphone like buzz, but does it deliver?

    S&W Semi-Auto Pistols Forum
    The Market Team at Smith & Wesson Should win an award for the way they pushed this gun. I dare say they followed APPLES marketing plan of attack. Question is, is the gun any good?
  16. Hello from Magnolia Texas

    New Members Introduction
    Would like advice about purchasing a couple of new pistols, one for home defense and another for CCW, I'm considering the Sheild in either the 40S&W or 9mm as a CCW, and a choice between the M&P and the SD40 or 9mm full size.Having never owned a 9mm and having had several 40's over the last 25...