Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Description

Featuring a slim, compact design, the Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield™ .45 Auto Pistol has a stainless-steel barrel and slide with an Armornite® corrosion-resistant finish and a polymer frame. The gun has an 18° grip angle and an aggressive grip texture. Thumb safety. Made in USA.

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  • Highest Price: $378.90 - January 15, 2019
  • Lowest Price: $366.96 - December 24, 2018

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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Reviews

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  • 100

    my favorite concealed carry pistol
    Shoots amazing; really smooth trigger-break, comes with an extended magazine and a flush magazine. This is my favorite concealed carry pistol. Very nice large enough to see/small enough not to snag sites too.

    August 1, 2018
    emile
  • 100

    Great pistol for concealed carry
    I bought it a few months ago and working great i give it 2 thumbs up

    June 7, 2018
    Andrew 02
  • 100

    My new favorite
    I own lots of handguns including the 9mm Shield 2.0. Some of my pistols cost a lot more than my Shield 45. This one is by far my favorite handgun. I took it straight to the range after picking it up. I was amazed at how ...accurate it is and very low recoil for a 45. Highly recommend. more

    May 5, 2018
    Kennyp
  • 100

    Great features.
    Great help from staff. Great purchase. Great pistol.

    March 19, 2018
    Miguel Pagan
  • 100

    Great product
    I enjoy the product I purchased. Staff was very professional & were very attentive.

    February 25, 2018
    Bfairbanks
  • 100

    Great handgun
    I have put 200 rounds through it. No FTF or FTE. It kicks very little. I like the 7 round magazine for the little extra extension. I have big hands. Very easy to conceal. I shoot American Eagle 230 grain FMJ and Winchest...ers and can't tell the difference. Very happy with this gun. more

    February 24, 2018
    John Doe
  • 100

    Great gun
    Got my new 45 is a great gun glad I found out about it

    February 21, 2018
    Jody
  • 100

    Passed Tests With Flying Colors
    After 4,000 rds. of everything from S&B and Brass Blazer 230G FMJ through numerous L.E. offerings, Winchester 230G Ranger T, Federal Tactical Bonded 230G Standard Velocity & +P, HST JHP, Speer 230G Gold Dot JHP (...Duty) Federal 200G+P EFMJ, and Corbon 185G+P DPX HP; nary a single hiccup. Excellent out of the box accuracy. Fantastic out of the box trigger, superior to both the 9 x 19 & .40 cal. Shields, very manageable recoil even with the hot + P HST loads Easily conceals and carries IWB and OWB. even with the seven round magazine. The only criticism I have is that when performing a tactical reload (slide in battery-round chambered) the fresh magazine has to really be slammed home hard to ensure full seating. Other than this one minor point, the little gun is an excellent defense pistol. more

    February 9, 2018
    Rick
  • 100

    Great little Monster
    Bought May 2017 , not a single failure , very reliable

    February 1, 2018
    Gamy
  • 100

    My favorite
    I have purchased SD9, SD40VE, and Shield 9mm...this is my favorite! I loved the Shield 9mm because it is a great gun, but I had to try the .45. After one day at the range I already know this is my favorite gun and primar...y EDC. I still love the Shield 9, but I love this gun more. It shoots like a dream and the recoil is a soft thud but manageable for .45 ACP, no muzzle flip or hand punishment. It is way easier to shoot than the SD40VE and more accurate. It doesn't punish you, it rewards you with tight groupings like a 9mm. The trigger is better (top notch) than the Shield 9mm and the sandpaper grip is excellent, no slippage! I think I want to sell my .40 now. more

    January 20, 2018
    SlickRick
  • 100

    Great grip and shoots amazing!!
    Bought this gun week ago took it out to range and performed amazingly well..

    November 15, 2017
    ec1978
  • 100

    Very Pleased
    Just bought my M&P 45 Shield 2 days ago,it shoots great with no malfunctions and I did not have to make any sight adjustments , shot good right out of the box. For a large caliber gun no larger than it is the muzzle ...jump was not bad at all. Glad I bought it,I'm very happy with it. more

    August 25, 2017
    Ranger Royce
  • 100

    Great gun
    Getting used to the shorter barrel - but (after 100 rounds) tight groups like my 1911.

    July 24, 2017
    Kevin58
  • 100

    Very concealable
    Love the M&P shield, have the 9mm. now the 45acp. very little if any difference in size. And for conceal carry, wearing a tee shirt it leaves very to no print. Love that! And being a 45acp there is very little muzzle... flip that was surprising, and accuracy was perfect. I actually prefer the 45 shield over my 9mm, now. Ran around five hundred rounds, different brands, 185gr. to standard 230gr. all ran flawlessly. For myself I carry Monarch 185gr hollow points, in mine, lower cost but great performance, and accurate. more

    June 2, 2017
    Sam212
  • 100

    Amazing CCW in a .45
    I've had my Shield 9 for a couple years, and have absolutely loved it. I decided that I wanted to add a big bore to my lineup, and as much as I loved the Shield in the 9, I knew I had to get the .45. I bought it and... immediately put 100 rounds through it. This gun shoots like a .45, but it doesn't overwhelm and the accuracy is insane. I had tighter groupings with this than my 9. This is now my edc, and would highly recommend it to anyone. Friendly heads up: At the counter should be a coupon for a $75 rebate on ANY new shield you buy from 4/1/17 through 6/1/17. Be on the lookout for it! more

    March 27, 2017
    Shoffman2
  • 100

    Excellent concealed carry 45
    Perfect size for concealed carry. Cleaned it, took it to the range, put a couple of hundred rounds down range, worked flawlessly. Extremely accurate. Very pleased with the purchase.

    March 8, 2017
    A friend of a friend
  • 100

    The EDC I've Been Waiting For!
    I purchased my S&W M&P 45 Shield a week ago. I currently have the S&W M&P Shield 9 and have been waiting to purchase the 45 ACP version. I took it out and ran about 200 rounds through it yesterday, I was ...impressed that there was no major barrel flip, it was very accurate, it had very manageable recoil, and worked as I expected with no issues regardless of ammunition type. The price with two magazines (one 6 round & one 7 round) was equal to / or lower than some other comparable EDC pistols in 45 ACP. It is very close to the same size as the Shield 9 or Shield 40 models. This is definitely a purchase I am very happy with. more

    February 20, 2017
    RedDragon1880
  • 100

    .45 Shield
    Recently purchased, very happy with performance and reliability.

    February 1, 2017
    WAT1
  • 100

    Sweet shooter
    I have been wanting something chambered in .45 auto for a long time. This gun is great for the price. I fired 50 rounds of the cheap Academy ammo with no problems. I was a little worried about the recoil. Let me tell you... I worried for nothing! This thing is very smooth and controllable. Double taps and rapid fire no problem. I am very pleased with this little .45 and I think you will be too. Thanks to Academy for great service and products. more

    January 18, 2017
    Tanman787
  • 100

    Smooth 45
    I bought mine at Academy a little while back, and I must say, I have never shot a 45 before, before I shot this one. I was a little nervous about the kick of the 45, but compared to my Shield 40, I was surprized that the... 45 had less flip then the 40. The 45 has a more push type recoil, as the 40 has more of a flip. I think the 45 is smoother, so if anyone out there is nervous or anxious about getting a 45 because they are scared of the recoil, dont be. You will be quite surprized, as was I, and many others who bought this great firearm. I highly recommend this big bore firearm. more

    January 7, 2017
    brannon67
  • 100

    M&P 45 Shield
    I bought this gun about a month ago for personal defense, and all I have to say is "wow". This is a great fun for a great price, great accuracy, no barrel flip, the gun is perfectly balanced, the new grip added... to the handle is amazing, with the sandpaper grip, when you grab this thing, it's like it's Velcro in your hand.n Very nice more

    November 26, 2016
    Outsidecitylimits
  • 100

    Puts a 1911 to shame
    Purchased this firearm about a month ago. With the S&W M&P .45 ACP there is NO barrel flip, NO excessive recoil, dead on accuracy, extreme reliability (even with cheap Russian steel casings) and more than fair pr...icing with two magazines included. It is smoother than the .40 Caliber Shield and packs a punch far superior than the .9mm Shield in a firearm package about the same size .9mm or .40 caliber models. Another definite winner for the S&W M&P Shield series. I would recommend this firearm to either police officer's (ODC) or civilian's for self defense without any reservation. more

    August 9, 2016
    USAFRPK
  • 100

    You just simply can't go wrong with a firearms purchase from Sportsman's Guide. The prices can't be beat. As far as the gun itself, this is a great product from S&W. It feels great in my larger size hands, so there's nev...er a concern about controlling it when squeezing of some hot rounds. more

    May 7, 2017
    MIke
  • 100

    Awesome Deal
    $235 was an amazing deal for the Shield 45! $300 plus a $10 FFL Fee and $75 rebate. Shipping was under a week! Palmetto State Armory is awesome! I've put about 200 rounds through it so far and it has performed flawle...ssly. For a .45 with a 3.3" barrel, the recoil is minimal and it works perfect as my concealed carry pistol. This was a smokin' deal! PSA has yet to let me down. Keep on keeping on guys! more

    June 18, 2018
    droppinadime d
  • 100

    Here's the deal
    This deal was unbeatable the Shield series of pistols are the pinnacle of CCW in my opinion. I especially wanted the Shield in .45; I got it here and so did my brother. My pistol is flawless in fit and workmanship I trus...t it will function the same. Other matters relating to shipping communication are a different issue. I'm quite pleased with this pistol. more

    July 13, 2017
    Babo
  • 100

    Absolutely incredible Deal!
    Absolutely great deal $299 $75 rebate$10 transfer fee! Super fast shipping! Palmetto State Armory Rocks! Ran 100 rounds through it this morning absolutely flawless! Recoil is almost non existent great grouping! This is o...ne heck of a great deal! Jump on this deal! more

    June 11, 2017
    GlockFanBoy
  • 100

    excellant
    Have only fired around 30 rounds but very tight groupings. I like the sights and the grip. The only problem is the magazines are very hard to load hopefully loosen up a little with time .I'm 6' 2 230 lbs. and had... to really force the rounds so far. I also have a Old Colt 1911 and wanted something a little easier to conceal and carry during summer months this fits the Bill. more

    June 9, 2017
    Martin/ Jarhead
  • 100

    Great Trigger!
    This Shield 45 has the best trigger out of the box of any striker fired handgun I have ever shot. That includes Glocks XDs other S&Ws etc.Accuracy is very good and function flawless on the first 60 rounds I have put ...through this 45. Another couple of hundred rounds and I will have no qualms about carrying the a Shield 45 every day. more

    June 4, 2017
    Dan
  • 100

    Excellent gun excellent price and it is a Smith & Wesson
    This is a really good gun at an excellent price. I took it to the range and poured about 100 rounds through it. I shot the cheap stuff the good stuff and the high powered hollow points. Good grouping good feel the only i...ssue I had was my own reloads and that is my fault. This is a good feeling single stack 45 ACP and worth every dime. The slide lock is a lock. It does not release when you press it down like most semi-autos. You have to load a magazine and pull the slide back for it to go to battery. Smith and Wesson has made that very clear how this weapon functions so don't be surprised. I have a Kimber and a Springfield Armory 1911's this is an excellent 45 ACP. more

    June 4, 2017
    Robert
  • 100

    You Can't Go Wrong!!!
    This is a great carry gun. And the price of $299.00 for a 45. And on top of that a $75.00 rebate.Sweet deal.

    June 4, 2017
    Jim
  • 100

    DEAL TIME 45
    S&W SHIELDS ARE VERY WELL MADE AND VERY DEPENDABLE. I OWN 2 IN 9MM AND NOW THE 45. MINOR UPDATES IN GRIP TEXTURE AND TRIGGER PULL ON THE 45 ARE WELCOME CHANGES TO AN ALREADY EXCELLENT PISTOL. 2 MAGS COME WITH IT 6+1 ...OR 7+1. PLENTY OF FIRE POWER. MANY ARE TOO CONCERNED ABOUT CAPACITY BUT ON A CONCEALED CARRY IT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. THE ANSWER TO THE SAFETY DEBATE IS SIMPLE. DON'T USE IT IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT WORKS JUST FINE. more

    June 3, 2017
    RICHARD
  • 100

    Satisfied
    Great product fast shipping

    June 1, 2017
    Mike
  • 100

    Just what I was looking for
    I recently got my CWP and had been floundering on what to carry when I happened by the Shield in .45 with the thumb safety.I did a lot of research and found it to be a worthy candidate so I purchased one.What I discovere...d was an amazing pistol. It was significantly lighter than the 1911 I had toted around had less recoil despite the shorter barrel and polymer frame and to me at least was more accurate.Very pleasant and even fun to shoot.With an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck I hardly know it's there.Be advised the trigger will be a little tight at first but that smooths out with use as I expected.For the money it is currently my favorite PDW.If you get one get yourself a Talon rubber grip cover because the rough texture of the factory grip is no fun on the backside. The Talon is the perfect compliment to this gun. more

    June 1, 2017
    Mark
  • 100

    great gun
    Bit of a gritty trigger otherwise a spectacular gun. My first 45 and I was amazed at how much better I can shoot it than my other full size 9mm gun

    May 31, 2017
    James
  • 100

    Best 45 carry gun on the market!
    I was usually carrying a Glock until I made the jump to the Smith and Wesson Shield 45. The price was just too good to pass up. 299.00 plus shipping and then you get 75 dollars back! That price can't be beat ANYWHERE.... So I ordered the Shield 45. It was a very pleasant surprise when I opened up the box. Light weight compact yet will hold 6 plus one and 7 plus one for ammo. That's a lot of thump in a small package. At the range I thought the Shield 45 may be a disappointment. How wrong I was. The gun is VERY accurate with an excellent trigger. The grips are AWESOME. And the recoil or lack thereof was a non factor. The gun was fun to shoot. Good grip good trigger good sites not much recoil accurate good capacity.......great price.......what's not to like?!! After putting about 200 rounds through the gun shooting both 230grn ball ammo and 230grn HST's I'm comfortable carrying the gun. No malfunctions period. In fact I like the Shield 45 so much that I'm making plans to guy one or two of their new M and P M2.0's. I've looked at them and they're going to be fantastic. Smith and Wesson has done a great job on them and they're going to give other polymer pistols a tough time. To conclude if you want a good solid 45 carry gun NOW is the time to buy one. Buy the Shield 45 from PSA. You won't find a better price anywhere. more

    May 31, 2017
    Martin
  • 100

    Sweet sweet sweet.
    I've been wanting one of these since they were announced. PSA had it priced at $299 plus shipping. S&W $75 factory rebate made it irresistible. It arrived in perfect condition in about a week. The gun is slim sho...rt and light. Recoil spring is stout but the gun is easy to rack using the old push-pull. Slide has no discernable play both included magazines seat tight and eject like they mean it. Easy disassembly (Read the manual...really). Ran 50 rounds each of WWB 230 grain hardball and Remington 230 grain JHP through it during a quick after-work range trip. Ran 100% no issues. The new grip texture is fantastic. No problem even with the short 6 round mag. The 7 round mag doesn't seem to feel any better to my large (glove size) hand. Sights are very visible and easy to pick up. The safety is easy to disengage but tough to make safe with the right thumb. It seems to be loosening up a bit. The slide catch is small and probably not meant to be used as a slide release. It's easy enough to slingshot the slide. Never failed to go into battery. Trigger has a bit of take up a nice break and a short obvious reset. I'm not sure where the empties go but nothing hit me. My target looked just like it does after 100 rounds with my Government Model 1911. This gun shoots at least as well as I do. And it's made in USA by an great American company. Bought a DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster. I can carry this thing in the front pocket of my carpenter jeans (one word: suspenders). Overall I've never been more pleased with a firearm purchase. Get one of these. Get it from PSA. more

    May 22, 2017
    Paul
  • 100

    Wow
    First off I orderd a 45 & 9mm both are great guns but the trigger in the 45 is a lot better than the 9mm. The stippling on the .45 is a lot better and it shoots amazing for a ccw its a must buy you want be disappoint...ed ! more

    May 21, 2017
    Clinton
  • 100

    This possum is awesome! Yeeeeeeeee Haw!!!!!! This critter rocks line Goldie locks.
    Best shield ever I either have or had all of them. Regular little dream maker. Just can't get enough of its love. This thing is just stupid yummy you just got to jump on in and getcha one. This new pre-stippled grip ...will make your pimples pop and your pj's dropThis thing will steal your heart away and leave you sweaty!! Whatcha wait' n on compadre?.come on now!! more

    May 10, 2017
    2 tired
  • 100

    Great little pistol. I feel safe carrying it.
    Price made this purchase a no-brainer! S&W you did it again!

    May 10, 2017
    Ronda
  • 100

    M&P Shield .45 special.
    I have been reading and watching video on the M&P Shield .45 acp. When I saw the special pricing by Palmetto I could not pass such a great deal up. Thank you Palmetto for the great deal and for helping me make my min...d up. more

    April 10, 2017
    Johnnie
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    I'm new to Palmetto buddy told me to check out because of great deals. Glad he did! I found this S&W Shield.45 here at Palmetto for an unbelievable price with FREE SHIPPING! They had my local FFL dealer on record.... By far one of the easiest gun transactions I've ever had seamless. Quick shipping picked up the other day. Just as described! My wife has 9mm model. Great addition to our collection! Will be buying more from Palmetto. more

    February 12, 2017
    Kevin
  • 100

    extremely happy with purchase
    2nd shield I own 1st one is chambered in 9mm and thought that the .45 would be a great carry gun too this .45 shield is way more than I had expected. This .45 shoots very similar to the 9mm very little recoil ( extremely... surprising ) way better than my subcompact 40 M&P This weapon is a great gun to have fun shooting at the range too! This could possible be my new favorite conceal carry. Lady's too will have no recoil issue's firing this gun would recommend this to anyone looking for a .45 carry weapon. more

    January 29, 2017
    Thomas
  • 100

    Great pistol for the money.
    I bought this from PSA and a Bodyguard 380 from a local shop. Shot 100 rounds through both and the 45 is by far easier to shoot. It feels like it has less recoil and is more accurate to me. Just need to find a comfortabl...e holster. more

    January 9, 2017
    Tim