The S&W Shield is what happens when you take the duty-proven S&W M&P pistol and shrink it down to the thinnest and lightest handgun possible without loosing the fundamentals of a combat-grade side arm. The S&W M&P Shield is simply a .95" wide, single-stack version of its big brother. This 9mm Luger version of the M&P9 Shield is chambered in the best modern defensive or duty handgun caliber, meaning you can have either 8+1 or 7+1 rounds of top-of-the-line ammunition on you at all times.
There are good reasons that the S&W M&P9 Shield is one of the most sought after concealed carry firearm available on the market today. The professional-grade features of the S&W M&P9 Shield means that you get the striker-fired trigger, the polymer frame with a rigid, embedded, stainless-steel chassis, the M&P's patented take-down system, and the M&P's sights in this featherweight 20.8 ounce package. The Shield has the thumb safety for those who do not want to carry without one and it has the three dot sight system.