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24 Reviews
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  • Product Code:SMT-180021
  • Brand:SMITH & WESSON

Cash / Text-A-Check Price : $369.99

Retail Price: $381.09

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Smith & Wesson® M&P®9 SHIELD™

The reality of protection is that you never know when you’ll need it. We took the power and features of our full sized M&P pistols and put them into a slim, lightweight pistol the size of your hand. The M&P Shield is an easy to conceal pistol that offers professional grade features with simple operation and reliable performance day or night. One million Shield owners can’t be wrong.

  • Extremely thin and lightweight - can be comfortably carried all day
  • Polymer frame with embedded stainless steel rigid chassis system
  • Striker-fired for short consistent trigger pull, every time
  • M&P’s patented take-down lever and sear deactivation systems allow for disassembly without pulling the trigger
  • Includes 2 magazines; 1 with extended capacity and one flush

  • SKU: 180021
  • Model: M&P9 Shield
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 7+1, 8+1
  • Safety: Thumb Safety
  • Barrel Length: 3.1” (7.9 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.1"
  • Front Sight: White Dot
  • Rear Sight: White 2-Dot
  • Action: Striker Fire
  • Grip: Synthetic
  • Weight: 20.8 oz / 589.7g
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Material: Polymer
  • Slide Finish: Armornite
  • Frame Finish: Matte Black
  • Purpose: Concealed Carry, Law Enforcement & Military, Personal Protection, State Compliance
  • Caliber 9mm
    Capacity 7/8rd
    Barrel 3.1"
      All verified reviews by owners


      " Excelent handgun "

      M&P9 SHIELD

      " Nice compact semi- auto handgun. Will need to break in as it was very stiff on first test. Slide release, safety and mags very tight. Mags don't sit completely flush. Ran 100 rounds thru it ate em all up no jams. Recoil bigger than expected more than my a Taurus PT111 G2. Good sights. Trigger ok. "

      Small, Light and Punchy

      " Excellent carry piece; flat to minimize printing. Carry at least 1 reload. With the right load-up, I pity the fool. Good Stuff. Reasonable delivery wait; no problem. "


      " Fine gun at a really good price. I am very happy with the purchase. Thanks KGC. "

      First Purchase

      DAVID VEZINA - Rochester Hills, MI
      " First time I purchased something from KGC. Great experience, pricing was the best and it was all very simple. Would purchase from KGC again. "

      Great Gun. Great Price.

      " Fun gun to shoot. Smooth trigger pull. Perfect for concealed carry. Fits in my hand perfect with the extended clip it comes with. Transaction was as smooth as it gets for L.I. NY. Shipped right to FFL. No issues. "

      Nice Conceal Gun

      JOHN MIYOSHI - Wahoo, NE
      " Good compromise for a conceal and carry firearm. Not to small yet large enough to shoot comfortably and accurately. "

      best price

      " best price and good quality . Fast shipping. "

      Excellent Pistol.

      CHRIS ARMSTRONG - Manchester, TN
      " Love this little gun. What's not to like? Hard to beat for the price. And S&W quality. "

      Concealed carry

      DOUGLAS WITHROW - Huntington, WV
      " Love this pistol, excellent grip, perfect for concealed carry. I have large hands and the 8 capacity magazine makes it fit great in my hands. "

      Another gun at a great price!

      " Purchased this gun for myself. I have many polymer frame guns but none as smooth and trouble free as this one. Thanks KGC! "

      Oh Boy

      GEORGE OBRIEN - Grand Island, NE
      " Looks good right out of the box , haven't shot it yet I bet it shoots fine.KGC is a good company to work with.fast delivery.Thanks "

      S&W Purchase

      KYGUNCO VERIFIED CUSTOMER - Millstone Township , NJ
      " Second handgun purchased from your company. No problems, gun was shipped to my dealer before my state paperwork was completed. A professional operation! "

      Very good price.

      " Very good price on this pistol. If you want a nice CCW pistol this may be the one for you. "

      Love my gun

      " Shipping was fast and on time. Gun looks good have yet to take it to range but will here soon. Super small perfect for concealing "

      Nice Gun, Great Price!

      LAMONT COPELAND - West Des Moines, IA
      " Quality build. Looks great. Functions and shoots great. Perfect for EDC. Great value from Kentucky Gun. Great sales staff and excellent communication. Transaction went flawlessly. "

      Good value

      J - Kenosha, WI
      " Plenty fine for the old 3-shots, 3-seconds, 3-feet story about the supposed average American confrontation involving a firearm. If you use factory round nose ammo in it, it will function each and very time. I have had a few FTF and FTE issues with my cast-bullet reloads, but thats the ammunitions fault, not the pistol. It is nice ergonomically, easy to clean, and the sights are very good. In addition, its a joy to carry inside he waistband because its so thin. "


      ANDREW - casa grande, AZ
      " one of the best CC guns on the market.. hard to beat for the price.. not one failure to date.. just works with everything you put in it! "

      Great Handgun and buying experience

      CRAIG - Baton Rouge, LA
      " First off, let me say the this was my first online purchase and was a little unsure of the whole FFL process. Kentucky Gun Company was outstanding to deal with and quickly erased any and all apprehension I felt. I will be buying from this company for all my online gun needs. Their price could not be touched on the 9MM Shield, and every other gun Ive looked up also. Now the M&P Shield 9MM by Smith & Wesson, This gun is awesome to shoot. Ive ran about 1000 rounds of any type of 9MM ammo I could get my hands on with not one issue to date. The trigger is just as been described, but easily improved with the Apex duty/carry Trigger kit. As a EDC gun it is perfect, easily concealable IWB for comfortable all day carry, or as a backup on the ankle. The sights are decent, Though IMO S&W should make Trijicon Night Sights standard because of the typical use of the gun. Given my needs, I will be installing the XS Big Dot, but the stock sights work well enough OTB. I definitely recommend the M&P Shield, Its a true shooter. I highly recommend Kentucky Gun Co for your purchases. "

      In love

      DAVE - San Diego, CALIFORNIA
      " I did my research before purchasing this gun. Once I held it I was sold. I purchased it as my off duty carry. I put about 200 rounds through it and Im in love. Very comfortable, easy shooting gun. I could shoot this gun all day. If youre in the market for a small profile or concealable 9mm this is it. Now I need to buy a few more mags I see myself at the range a lot with this. "

      overly pleased

      BILL - Bedford, TEXAS
      " I am a retired police firearms instructor and very fond of anything Glock. Ive been waiting for years for a Glock single stack 9mm or .40cal. and faced the fact its not in the cards anytime soon. I researched the Beretta Nano and read about way too many issues with higher grain ammo. I purchased an M&P Shield 9mm from Kentucky and after 200 rounds and no issues, I decided this was a very good choice. I have large hands and using the seven round mag, I wrap my pinky around the bottom of the gun for the best holding position of any gun I own. Dont let a smaller, thinner pistol scare you away from the Shield. It fits my big mitts like a glove. The recoil, even with Hydra Shok and Hornady ammo, is so minimal its not a topic for discussion. Its not a Glock, although similar in many ways but Im really impressed with everything about this gun. For the money, I think this is the finest concealed carry single stack 9mm on the market. "

      would buy again

      BLAKE - Clever, MISSOURI
      " Four of five stars is the best I can give MY shield at this time. Out of the box the trigger was horrible a quick google search pin pointed the problem. The bore the firing pin block slides up and down in had a burr. To properly fix this the rear sight must be removed, that pretty much sucks to have to do this to a brand new firearm. Of course sending it back to S & W was the other option. With that problem solved the trigger is still not where I want it to be. I only have 50 rounds through it so will see what the trigger is like after several hundred rounds fired and if need be will modify the trigger to suit my preference. I do like the gun and would recommend it. I just happen to have gotten one with a not so great trigger assembly. Accuracy was good, the first 10-15 rounds consistently shot an inch plus high, maybe do to the hard trigger break or maybe just poor shooting on my part anyway it got better as I continued to shoot. Sight picture is very good. Conceal ability is very good even with the 8 round mag. Rapid fire was very impressive. Overall I am pleased with this purchase and expect after more rounds and some tweaking this will be my EDC. Recoil was pretty much about the same as my full size SR 9, very manageable. This was my first purchase with Kentucky Gun Co and I give them a 5 of 5 stars! I found KY Guns in a magazine advertisement and glad I did! "

      Awesome Gun!

      ALAN - Olyphant, PA
      " Cannot believe the quality of performance of this gun for the meager price. Shoots like a full size, no long forever creepy pull like most small pistols... Also no snappy lift on this real smooth shooter... Fits my hand like a glove, buy this gun and save the money you would spend on way more expensive carry pistols. "

      A close to perfect as Ive seen

      BEAV - Tucson, AZ
      " I ordered the Shield 9 from KYGunCo the first week they came out. It arrived two days later and I immediately ran 200 rounds of range ammo through it. It fed all the reloaded range ammo, hollow points, and general junk I could find in the "scrap ammo" bucket at the range. I work at a gun range so I shoot lots of guns and I see what works and what doesnt. The Shield didnt hiccup once and it was accurate, comfortable and a blast to shoot! At least a dozen customers have shot my Shield and all of them really liked the size, feel, excellent trigger and light recoil that this gun presents. I had two customers offer me 500 for my gun on the spot but I told them no. There are none in town right now. I carry it in a pocket holster sometimes 7 round mag installed and in a pancake holster most of the time. My round count must be over 1000 by now and I have had zero malfunctions. This gun is a winner! "

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