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)|