Smith & Wesson just released their latest pistol, the Shield Plus. This is an update to the venerable Shield line, bringing it into competition with more modern, higher capacity offerings like the Springfield Hellcat and SIG P365. The gun features a flat faced trigger, with a Glock-style trigger safety across all models. Shooter's have their choice of adding a manual safety, as well as three dot white or tritium night sights. Flush fit magazines feature a 10 round capacity, with extended 13 round magazines available. Unfortunately, those wanting support for optics will need to upgrade to the Performance Center model, which includes fiber optic sights, barrel porting, and a longer slide. Check out the press release below for more information.
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Smith & Wesson Shield Plus Dimensions
- WEIGHT: 20.2 oz.
- LENGTH: 6.1
- WIDTH: 1.1
- HEIGHT: 4.6
Smith and Wesson Shield Plus Press Release
Shield is Back: Introducing the New M&P Shield® Plus
The large capacity, micro-compact Smith & Wesson® M&P Shield Plus pistol is here
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (March 15, 2021) – Smith & Wesson Inc. today announced that it has released the next
evolution of the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol – the M&P Shield Plus. Designed for concealed carry, the
M&P Shield Plus is the most advanced M&P Shield pistol to date, featuring a magazine capacity up to
13 rounds in a slim, micro-compact frame. The M&P Shield Plus is available in 9mm in a variety of
configurations, including Performance Center® models with optics cuts, upgraded sights, and more.
Kyle Tengwall, Vice President of Marketing, said, “We’re excited to announce the next evolution of the M&P
Shield pistol – the M&P Shield Plus. Packed with popular features such as a flat-face trigger, large capacity
magazine, optics cuts, and more, the M&P Shield Plus product line has been designed to meet the needs of
today’s firearm consumer. With over three million M&P Shield pistols sold in the past decade, the Smith
& Wesson M&P Shield is a proven, reliable platform with the ability to stand the test of time - and best of all,
the new M&P Shield Plus pistols are rolling out to retailers across the country now.”
The new M&P Shield Plus comes in both standard and Performance Center models, each with a variety of
enhancements. The M&P Shield Plus features the hallmark 18-degree grip angle of the M&P pistol series for a
natural point of aim, helping to better manage recoil and get back on target quickly. Standard M&P Shield Plus
pistols include a variety of features, including a flat-face trigger, a new, optimized grip texture designed for
concealed carry, and two-magazines: an extended 13+1 round magazine and a flush fit 10+1 round magazine.
Performance Center M&P Shield Plus pistols feature all of the enhancements of standard models, plus porting,
fiber optic sights, longer slides, and optics cuts. The MSRP on the new M&P Shield Plus pistol starts at $553.