NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson Performance Center Ported M&P9 Shield

posted on October 7, 2017

Though the company’s M&P Shield model pistol ranked among the top selling firearms for 2016, Smith & Wesson has decided this best-selling pistol was deserving of attention from its custom shop, the Performance Center. Included on this model are enhancements to nearly every aspect of the firearm. Check out what American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach has to say about the Performance Center Ported M&P9 Shield, and be sure to visit to discover other great pistols Smith & Wesson has to offer from its Performance center.

Model: Performance Center Ported M&P9 Shield
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Chambering: 9 mm Luger
Action Type: recoil-operated, center-fire semi-automatic pistol
Frame: polymer
Slide: steel
Barrel: 3.1”
Sights: Tritium, three-dot configuration; drift-adjustable
Magazine: seven- and eight-round detachable box
Trigger: 6-lb., 6-oz. pull
Weight: 18.2 ozs.
MSRP: $519


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