Smith & Wesson Shield Plus review
Smith & Wesson Shield Plus review
SMITH & WESSON M&P9 SHIELD PLUS 9MM W/ 1-13RD & 1-10RD MAGAZINE- NO SAFETY
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I have one with a set of Night Fission tritium night sights on it. It is Sweet!
Love the Shield and plan on getting the Shield Plus… but I really wish S&W would get rid of the "caution capable of firing with magazine removed" label that’s printed/engraved on the gun. That belongs in the manual, not on the side of the gun, and it just makes the gun look ugly imo.
Love mine it’s bad ass nice 👍…the shield plus everything’s better she’s has a better flat trigger
… thick grip it don’t feel like a 🏒 holds a lot rounds almost like a full size!!! just two bullets off …. still fix it in your pocket but the grip sticks out a little bit meaning it print but it’s good for home defense since it has a lot of rounds!!!! and it’s good for compact use you can beat it love it .. oh yeah it’s not like the plastic things on the old clips this plastic sticks on there there’s no way to get it off man you have to go by shoots good no fell to feed with mine ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
For people who live in states where we can only have magazines that hold 10 can you still get the extended magazine for the extra grip length?
Nice review, and Pop I love your hat. Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen and to your families!
Hey brother. If you had to choose a 6in 1911 in 10mm… Dan wesson Kodiak or the Les Baer hunter, I trust you guys opinion. Thank you
Does anyone know if the 4.6 height is with the 10 or 13 round mag?
Shield plus or mossberg mc2sc?
Happy Thanksgiving ! Good running pistol.
Love the Shield Plus. I think it’s the best microcompact to me. It has the least amount of felt recoil to me (allowing me to place my shots much better for rapid follow up shots), trigger is the best out of all the stock triggers, grip texture allows me to get a great grip purchase, and the grip is larger (especially from front to back wise) that fills out my hands so much better compared to the tiny grips on the Hellcat and P365.
The downside would be the lack of night sights, but for $50 more you can get the optics ready version that includes night sights as well.
Got this to upgrade my edc and carry appendix, with the minimalist Mission First Tactical IWB holster you don’t even feel it in your waist band.
Passed it up for the g3c surprised I did, but happy now I did. I own lots of other makes Rugers and glocks as well as walthers. Lots of overpriced guns with no better quality and reliability.
Rather get a full size M&P myself. Interested in the 10mm.
I don’t care what caliber it is, I don’t want to get hit by any of them
Man that kid can shoot!
All my Shields have been very difficult to rack over a fully loaded magazine. I usually load a couple then cycle the slide to load the chamber. Then top off the magazine. The 13 round magazines are still hard to find. Smith can’t make them fast enough it seems.
I have had an original shield and now a shield plus.
I want to like the plus, but it is hard to.
It’s hard to load…. Well just don’t put all the bullets in it. lol (heard that several times.)
The newest problem is when popping in the 13r mag the slide closes by itself.
Not trying to be a gun snob but I expect guns to work right out of the box.
You know, it’s hard to pick up on "vibes" in a video, or should I say "harder" to pick up on vibes in a video than in person but if I didn’t know better, I’d say Sr. is more in the moving on phase of the entire S&W thing but Young Beretta perhaps has a smidge of residual resentment over Smith’s behavior. Not that either one of you are sugar coating anything with respect to the pistol here but Jr. appears to be approaching this review with a rather "get in, get through, get out and quit f%^$#*& about" tact, almost like the sooner he can get it wrapped up, the sooner he can stop having to handle and perhaps laud a Smith this soon after the incident.
Just an observation. I’m likely all wet on this but that’s the first impression I got from it. Thanks for the review.
PS, whether or not I’m right, somewhat right, less right than wrong, or completely wrong, it’s not a condemnation from me. It’s a video and you guy’s did it and I enjoyed the content.
Happy Thanksgiving and thanks for the video.
Since I own them all I could say that the S&W Shield plus is the king of micro 9mm.
They have Optic ready 3.1 & 4” barrel pistols, I have both 😅.
Such soft shooter, excellent trigger, reliable track record. They have fiber optic, night sights, ported barrels, manual safety or not.
A true marble of engineering.
Thanks for review!
I have six 13 round mags and one is very hard to get the 12-13 round in….. only maglula gets them in.
Wait a minute fellas.
Yall plainly stated that Smith and Wesson was in the REARVIEW MIRROR.
Young Beretta shoots with such conviction! That first round had be laughing.. just ripping through that magazine like it’s nobody’s business! Nice work fellas! Love the review!
Good concise review for a quality value carry. Enjoy accuracy, compactness, and manageable recoil on mine which also is the non safety model. Considering putting night sights on which are about $100-$125 from what I have seen so far. Hope you all had a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!
Nice & Thanks 🙂
I don’t know why but YouTube keeps unsubscribing me from your channel, really angry because I missed this post until now
Thanks for posting, very nice review on this pistol.
Why is a manual safety such a taboo for many people? Is it really bad to have?
S&w shields hydrolock be aware in those conditions I’d dropped in water won’t fire
This looks like a really nice gun. Even though I’m a huge Beretta guy. 👍🏼💪🏼🙌🏼
Got mine new for $460. Great gun. My mags loosened up enough to get the 13 in without too much difficulty but I don’t bother with a +1 or anything. For what it is, I don’t mind 13 total rounds on me when I carry it. The trigger is great and is a huge improvement over the horrible hinged trigger the M&P line is known for but my one gripe is the gap between the mag and the bottom of the grip tends to pinch my baby finger under recoil. For that reason alone, I prefer the G43x over the Shield Plus. Still, it’s a great gun and it shoots softer than any of the other micros I’ve shot.
550 (plus transfer fee) seems a little high when local dealers stock it for sub $500
Picked one up on black Friday. Just need to get some more mags!
Thanks for staying true to conducting Gun reviews and none of the BS 👍
Biggest con to this gun is that you have to pull this trigger from the bottom imo, nobody really talks about it, but it makes me want to get rid of mine. Shame too because it is a crisp break.
I have all versions of the Shield but still like my Sig P365 the best for daily carry, etc……
Happy Thanksgiving guys!! God Bless!!!
It’s the one I carry in my pocket everyday. Great review guys.
There’s nothing more important and nothing that I’m more thankful for than family. Firearms is a close second. Hope you both had a great Thanksgiving! All the best from Clan Taylor ☘️
Anytime I’m in the market for a new gun, I watch these guys. If a gun is excellent they will give it props, but if it sucks they will tell you exactly why lol
Happy Thanksgiving guys!
Awesome objective review as always.
Nice quick look at a gun that is late to the market. I like that your channel gets the perspective from both of you. Stay safe.
Good point about the 9mm compared to a .45. (1911) I was at the Sig Sauer Academy many times. The 9mm will not even spin the steel in a half circle, the .45 blast it around like the steel is a feather. As you mentioned new modern 9mm ammo does a good job, but may require more shots on target. Very good video. You had the guts to say the truth. Thanks! Tom
It only takes one bullet to be deadly, regardless of the caliber. Shot placement is paramount.
Most Shields I’ve handled were a bit tough to rack the slide with a full mag. My Full size M&P Pro is much easier.
My shield 1.0 9 mm was a beast to rack even after 500 plus rounds. My 2.0 45 acp shield racks much easier and is a pleasure to shoot. Happy thanksgiving and great video as always. SE MI.
Mag does get easier. My glock 19 mag is hard to top off too. Stiff spring just means it should last longer
Is the slide difficult to rack? Is it a good year-round EDC for a woman?
Picked up the performance center version with the 4in barrel and red dot. great gun