Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Now in 45 ACP

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The top 3 most popular selling subcompact handgun in the country now comes in 45 ACP.
Wait no longer, the M&P is now available, for the first time, chambered in .45 ACP. The M&P45 Shield follows the strict manufacturing guidelines that are in place for the entire M&P Pistol Series. It is a slim, lightweight striker-fired polymer pistol made for concealed carry. The one-inch profile of the M&P45, its optimized 18-degree grip angle, and aggressive grip texture with front cocking serrations provides consumers and professionals with a reliable and simple operation for a concealed-carry pistol.

It comes with a 3.3 inch barrel which and wights 20.05 oz, data taken from S&W website.
Holster spoiler alert! Its overall length and width are a tad more than the 9 and 40 Shield so it probably won’t fit in your current Shield holster, or if it does, it might be a tighter fit?

Physical dimensions of the 45 ACP Shield

Overall Length 6.45” (16.4 cm)
Frame Width 1.05” (2.6 cm)
Overall Height 4.88” with Flush Magazine (11.9 cm)

Physical dimensions of the 40 S&W and 9mm Shield.

Overall Length 6.1” (15.5 cm)
Frame Width .95” (2.4 cm)
Overall Height 4.6” (11.7 cm)

 

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