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
Let's face it, sometimes we mess up and strip out a screw head. Sometimes it's stripped due to corroded threads. Nonetheless, with a few simple tips and proper tools, you'll be well on your way to loosened fasteners.
A quiet trend has begun in firearm industry and, judging by the response, the approach could quickly spread. While more and more gun companies are holding highly successful free events that provide fans a chance to take their latest models for a short “test drive” at a range, a pair of precision-rifle companies have launched something very different.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week with the Franchi USA Affinity Turkey Elite in 20 gauge, a package designed for the pursuit of wild turkey.