A Review of the M&P Shield Ez 9mm
It is easy to fall in love with the M&P Shield pistol. The pistol seems so sturdy and capable, but the truth is that it can be a little heavy to carry around. A holster is a great solution for carrying a sidearm without adding too much bulk or taking up valuable space on one's waist. Many different holsters are available, including ones made specifically for M&P Shield models. If you choose to use a holster for your sidearm, then the following should help you choose the best one. Here are the basics.
M&P Shield models have a magazine release latch that can be found on the left side of the gun's slide. To remove the magazine, simply pull the slide back. If the slide does not move, then this means that the latch did not engage. To lock the slide, flip the cocking mechanism forward or, if the gun is a model without a cocking mechanism, force it back out by pressing the back butt of the gun against the surface of the slide. Be careful to not push the slide down too far or you may damage the slide and the internal parts of the gun.
An M&P Shield can support a wide range of handguns, including sub-compact models. Most sidearms will work with the pistol frame, but some may require specific types of braces to attach to the side rails of the gun. There is also a rubber compensator added to the sides of the M&P Shield to help absorb the wear and tear of continuous firing from a too-hot pistol. These rubber pieces are also useful to help prevent slippage.
The side features on the M&P Shield are easily accessible and well placed. On the lower side, you'll find the magazine well. This magazine well will hold extra magazines, which will extend the life of your gun and give you more shooting time. The magazine is held in place by a snapped clip housing. To disassemble the gun, simply remove the clips from the side of the magazine well. The charging handle is also easily reached, so you won't need to find an extra magazine as you need one.
The magazine tube on the bottom of the M&P Shield is designed to be loaded with different size BBs. It features a magazine well that sits above the barrel of the gun and is easily accessible, making magazine changes a breeze. The magazine tube also provides a secondary benefit of protecting the shooters fingers from being cut by the slide. If you accidentally leave your gun near the magazine tube while it's loaded, you won't have anything to scratch or hurt yourself with.
Other features include a two position magazine release, a hammer latch safety key, and a full auto mode. The trigger has an appropriate function and is easy to use. The magazine release allows users to take their magazine completely out of the gun without needing the cocking process. It's great for people who are constantly changing their weapons. Also included is a tactical bolt lock which is used to prevent the gun from being fired if the trigger is pulled.
The accuracy of the M&P Shield is among the best on the market. It features a hop-up system that raises the front sight of the gun by adjusting backspin. This helps the user to hit closer and farther targets. The overall accuracy of the gun is very good even at distances up to 100 yards. Although the sights can be adjusted, they tend to stay the same because they are internal to the rifle.
Overall, the M&P Shield is a great gun for hunters looking for a pistol with a fast firing rate and a solid accuracy performance. However, the best feature of all is the trigger. The trigger can actually be used with either a red or blue dot sight, making this gun both unique and fun.