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Congrats ! I love mine and it's my main carry gun. I haven't had a malfunction at all while shooting this gun, so far it's utterly reliable. Have fun, and carry it often !
 

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Nice shooting! Congrats on your acquisition.
 

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I have the Shield Plus Performance Center 4" Ported model and it has been failure free through its first 250 rounds. The only issue I had at first, that other owners have also remarked on, is that if the slide is forward (in battery) it is very difficult to get a fully loaded 13 round magazine to lock into the pistol. I kept my magazine fully loaded for a week or so and the spring has "broken in" enough that it will lock into the slide-forward pistol with a firm push instead of a hard smack.
I am of the opinion that S&W made the 13 round mags as short as possible and the very strong spring pressure pushing the cartridges up against the bottom of the slide is what makes it almost impossible to lock the mag in place.
Try pressing down on the cartridges in a fully loaded mag and you'll see what I mean.
 

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I have the Shield Plus Performance Center 4" Ported model and it has been failure free through its first 250 rounds. The only issue I had at first, that other owners have also remarked on, is that if the slide is forward (in battery) it is very difficult to get a fully loaded 13 round magazine to lock into the pistol. I kept my magazine fully loaded for a week or so and the spring has "broken in" enough that it will lock into the slide-forward pistol with a firm push instead of a hard smack.
I am of the opinion that S&W made the 13 round mags as short as possible and the very strong spring pressure pushing the cartridges up against the bottom of the slide is what makes it almost impossible to lock the mag in place.
Try pressing down on the cartridges in a fully loaded mag and you'll see what I mean.
Thanks but I never stayed i.had problems loading the magazine
 

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I have a new Performance Center and I did have a problem initially with getting all the rounds in the mag. Read a review by Massad Ayoob shooting this pistol-loved it but he couldn't get all of the rounds in one of the mags and gave up.. :cool:

I bought an extra 13 round mag when I purchased the pistol and it was HELL to get all of the rounds in one of the mags-I mean super human effort! Loaded up ALL three of the mags as soon as I got my hands on them and after about two weeks I could load and insert the mags without a great deal of effort. One of the 13 round mags still takes a little bit of a thump to seat but no big deal.

One of the 13 round mags was tougher than the other and I inserted that one in the pistol because that provides even a bit more downward force on the top round in the mag as it receives downward pressure from the slide when the slide is forward. After a couple of weeks all was good.
 

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My Uplula gets them all in, but tales a lot of force mashing down the 12th round.

I just saw the future MagGuts +2 kit on their website. The mag base is about twice the depth as the original. I think I’ll pass on that.
 
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My Uplula gets them all in, but tales a lot of force mashing down the 12th round.

I just saw the future MagGuts +2 kit on their website. The mag base is about twice the depth as the original. I think I’ll pass on that.
I used the MagGuts kit on my original Performance Center Shield and it was a good idea. Think I'll pass on this one.
 

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Yes, the 1.0 Shield with MagGuts is a winner.
 

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I have a new Performance Center and I did have a problem initially with getting all the rounds in the mag. Read a review by Massad Ayoob shooting this pistol-loved it but he couldn't get all of the rounds in one of the mags and gave up.. :cool:

I bought an extra 13 round mag when I purchased the pistol and it was HELL to get all of the rounds in one of the mags-I mean super human effort! Loaded up ALL three of the mags as soon as I got my hands on them and after about two weeks I could load and insert the mags without a great deal of effort. One of the 13 round mags still takes a little bit of a thump to seat but no big deal.

One of the 13 round mags was tougher than the other and I inserted that one in the pistol because that provides even a bit more downward force on the top round in the mag as it receives downward pressure from the slide when the slide is forward. After a couple of weeks all was good.
It was very easy for me to load 13 with
LLSPLUSSpeed Beez® Lever Loader Compatible With Smith & Wesson Shield Plus® 9mm Magazine
 

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I am going to thin my heard & am going to sell 5-6 pistols that see little use & get down to 2-3 total
Picked a Shield Performance Center Plus up about a month ago & love it, & have a 2.0 Shield 7/8 round model that was my late twin brothers
Now my LGS has a Shield Plus for $349 & a Shield 40 S&W Gen 1 also for $349, what are they trying to do to me?
Realize in late 2019 my brother wanted a good carry piece & I researched the web & came up with the M&P Shield 9mm for him
When we went in to buy one, they had three & one was a 2.0 & priced @ $249, I still have the box with the price tag
The prices seem to have risen $100+ since the covid-19 & BS where the Gov. have everyone $2000 twice = increased inflation twice, Thanks Guys!
+ price of ammo went sky high & has dropped some but is still out of this world crazy expensive
Might pick that $349 Shield Plus up or put it on layaway for $35 tomorrow for a Christmas Gift...
They also have a $229 S&W SD9VE that's talking to me & I already have a SD9 FDE

M&P Shields ROCK!
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Also have a M&P Shield M2.0 380EZ in the stash too...
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Should I sell my Glock 19X, Glock 43X, Springfield Hellcat OSP, SIG Sauer P365XL, S&W SD9 FDE & Taurus 85CH?
Have been thinking hard about doing just that... = SOON!
 

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Went up to the LGS & had a look at the Shield Plus they showed in stock online for $349.00
First off it only had one 13 round magazine, BUT had M&P Branded Ameriglo night sights with the front orange just like my Glock 43X has
And it's Optics Ready Too! also No Manual Safety, no box
I couldn't turn it down for $349.99 so I put it on layaway for $35
Serial #JNU007* looked "As New" maybe one magazine shot threw it
It has to be worth $350 & I have a Romeo Zero from my SIG Sauer P365XL to go on it too = WIN WIN OH YEAH!
From what I can tell these were released about 11 1/2 months ago on October 15th 2021
Also came with a RH polymer paddle holster from Blackhawk Tactical (y)
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Owe $314.00
Might Pick it Up in a Few Days or Tomorrow Maybe? I have the money + am going to thin the heard right away & mount a Romeo Zero on this Shield Plus O.R.
What a Bargain for all that it has & being it was missing the 2nd magazine & box, which I have BTW 👇
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I have seven Shield 3.1" Holsters in the stash that await the new kid, three are OWB paddles by Fobus, Pittbull & Blackhawk Tactical
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Note: Price tag = $259, Thank you very much! That's the nicest thing that anyone's ever done for me ... Thank You Very Very Very Much. Ebenezer Scrooge
 
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