Smith & Wesson announced that it has produced and shipped more than 3 million of its M&P Shield pistol series. Introduced in spring of 2012, the M&P Shield pistol was designed as a reliable, lightweight, and slim striker-fired personal protection pistol. Since its introduction, the M&P Shield pistol series has continued to expand with new features, calibers, and configurations, including the newest additions to the M&P Shield family, the award-winning M&P380 Shield EZ, and the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series.
“The M&P Shield pistol design hits the sweet spot between shootability, concealment and power to provide a reliable personal protection pistol,” said Smith & Wesson President Lane Tobiassen. “Over the years, we’ve expanded the M&P Shield family of pistols to meet a variety of consumer needs, incorporating integrated lasers, M2.0 enhancements, Performance Center upgrades, and a new EZ version—the first of its kind.” Tobiassen said the company is honored to be the firearm of choice for consumers across the country who have chosen the M&P Shield pistol for their personal protection needs.
The M&P Shield pistol series is available in 380 Auto, 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 Auto, and features a slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. All M&P Shield pistols ship with two magazines and are available with an MSRP from $399 to $854, depending on configuration.