Smith and Wesson’s line of M&P Shield single-stack semi-automatic handguns now includes two ported barrel models. Available in either 9 mm Luger or .40 S&W, the new guns feature ports in both the barrel and the slide, helping to mitigate the light firearm’s muzzle rise during recoil. Weighing just 18 ozs., these upgraded versions of the M&P Shield wear HI-VIZ fiber-optic sights (green up front and red in back) and retail for $519. For more on the S&W Performance Center Ported M&P Shield, visit smith-wesson.com.
NEW! S&W Performance Center Ported M&P Shield
As all of us who experience this “mortal coil” eventually learn, the days seem more fleeting with each passing year. For those of us who make a living observing and reporting about the firearm industry, they eventually result in a somewhat disorganized pile of memories about companies, products and the people who create them.
Smith & Wesson has identified a condition in which an out-of-battery discharge can occur when certain Response bolts fail to fully close before the trigger is pulled.
With a long and storied history in the United States, lever-action carbines continue to be favorites among modern American shooting sports enthusiasts. This evaluation takes a closer look at the 24"-barreled LVR410, which is being imported by GForce Arms, Inc. of Reno, Nev.
I met author Forrest R. Lindsey at a gun show where he graciously provided a signed copy of this remarkable account of his experiences as a young man enlisting in the Marine Corps a year after high school in 1965.