Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield

Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield



Reviews: 61
Total reviews: 61
Positive: 49
Mixed: 6
Negative: 6
Retail Price: $479.00
Used Value: $335.30

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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Info

Smith & Wesson is a globally recognized manufacturer of quality firearms for enthusiasts, hunters, collectors and professionals; since 1852, dedicated to the tradition of quality, reliability, performance and innovation. And with the Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Semi Auto Pistols , you’ll receive the features, quality and proven performance that Smith & Wesson is known for.

Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Specifications

BrandSmith & Wesson
Weight20.5 oz
ActionStriker Fired
Caliber.45 ACP
Capacity7, 8
FinishMatte Black
Gun TypeSemi-Automatic Pistol
SightsWhite dot sights
Primary Uses
Personal Protection

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Used Gun
Fair Market Range $441 - $460
Fair Market Price $451
MSRP $479.00
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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Ammo Deals

  • Armscor 45acp 230gr Jhp 20/500 BGS: 35292
  • $7.00
  • Legend Ammo .45 Acp 185gr Solid Hollow Point 20 BGS: 21358
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  • $8.00
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  • $8.00
  • Dynamic Research Tech 92011 Terminal Shock 45 Acp Jhp 150 Gr BGS: 88067
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  • Winchester Ammo He45jhp Kinetic High Energy 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (acp) 185 BGS: 3233
  • $10.00
  • Winchester Ammo X45ashp2 Special Buy 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (acp) 185 Gr Silv BGS: 20100
  • $10.00
  • Legend Ammo .45 Acp 230gr Fmj 50 Rounds BGS: 719015047
  • $10.00
  • Legend Ammo Pro Trainer 45acp 145gr Frangible BGS: 411557794
  • $11.00
  • Fiocchi Extrema 45 Auto 200gr Xtp Hp 25/bx (25 Rounds Per Box) BGS: 718001467
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  • Tulammo Tulammo 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (acp) Full Metal Ja BGS: 64055
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  • Cci Shotshell 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (acp) Shot Shell 117 BGS: 79869
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  • Jamison 45acp185grd Guardian Grade 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (acp) 185 Gr Hornad BGS: 99422
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  • Silver Bear .45acp 230gr Fmj BGS: 713074780
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Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield Reviews

Positive: 56 Mixed: 0 Negative: 5
  • 100

    .45 ACP w/ night sights, no porting
    Picked up one of these two weeks ago. Non stop rain has been keeping away from the shooting range. I can't wait to shoot this pistol! Trigger is fantastic fit and finish is excellent. Bonus- it came with a second 7 round... mag for a total of three mags. Mag springs are super stiff. I don't think I could have loaded it without the maglula magazine loader that I bought the same day. I keep 5 Winchester bonded rounds in it to save long term wear and tear on the magazine spring. This thing fits my hand perfectly, just like a 1911. more

    September 7, 2018
  • 100

    Great concealed carry pistol.
    I have had the 9mm Shield for a year now. Over 1,000 rounds fired not a single issue. Performs excellent! Its comfortable and easy to conceal. I purchased 3 extra 8 round mags. I have used only mags from Smith and Wesson... all work without any problems.I definitely recommend this gun.The only upgrade I am looking into would be some type of fiber optic sights. The standard white dot are good. Low light something brighter would be nice. more

    May 7, 2018
    I am me
  • 100

    My first semiauto
    This was my first semiautomatic and is an excellent example. High quality fit and finish, easy field breakdown, good accuracy. I have put about 1000 rounds down range and it hasn't skipped a beat!

    April 15, 2018
  • 100

    Great Concealed Carry
    I bought this gun a few months back after researching multiple concealed carry weapons and I'm definitely pleased. I ordered online and it was ready to pick up at the store in 4 business days. I have the 9mm and the exte...nded grip on the 8 round mag fits my hand perfectly, although the 7 round isn't difficult to cope with either. This gun is accurate out of the box and has had no problem with any ammo I've put into it. I carry it as my concealed carry and will continue to. Great job S&W. more

    March 2, 2018
  • 60

    magazine fault
    The trigger is to stiff and the eight round magazine causes the slide to not close properly, The result is the trigger won't function until you push the slide closed with your hand! The six round mag works fine.

    February 25, 2018
  • 100

    Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm - Awesome!
    This was a great gun to add to my collection. I'm a loyal Smith and Wesson owner and have shot Smith and Wesson for years. I like the striker fire action after years of shooting with a hammer. The gun fits my hand perfec...t, is easy to operate, and I'm able to shoot this gun accurately. I chose the model with the thumb safety, which is easily accessible without having to change the position of my hand. I've put over 500 rounds through this gun with no issues at all, no misfires, soft strikes, or jams. This gun is also easy to field strip for cleaning and can be taken down in about 30 seconds (and I work slower than most guys). This makes a nice carry gun due to it's slip profile. The gun comes with one 8-round magazine and one 7-round magazine, and a cable lock. I purchased another 8-round magazine as they are inexpensive and readily available. It's a Smith and Wesson . . . need I say more! more

    February 9, 2018
  • 100

    Great ccw
    Great little weapon, nice groupings right out of box. Little tight. Oiled it and action much smoother. Nice gun

    January 12, 2018
  • 100

    Love the 2.0 M&P Shield 9mm!!!!!!!
    Everything about this 2.0 shield is just great, from the great new grip to the better trigger, right out of the box first time shooting a 100 Rnds not 1 problem. I will be getting the compact size next for sure best pist...ol hands down that i own well, beside my Beretta 92a1, hands down the best gun i own if u are trying to decide on a CCW you can't go wrong TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! more

    January 8, 2018
  • 100

    S&W M&P Shield 9
    This is the concealable pistol that I hoped it would be: slim, reliable, easy shooting. It has a good trigger, and a comfortable grip.It comes apart easily, and cleans up quickly. The longer mag makes the frame grip work... even for large hands. more

    December 21, 2017
  • 100

    Good gun
    Haven’t had a lot of time to use it but seems to be very good

    December 20, 2017
  • 100

    Just right for the Price
    Great gun for the price. Grip doesn’t force your hand into a position, great for quick draw. Also the gun is perfect for follow up shots. I wouldn’t change my purchase for a concealed carry gun for any other at this ...price level. more

    December 20, 2017
  • 100

    The shield line is fabulous.

    December 18, 2017
  • 100

    M&P Shield .40 compact
    Great weapon to bad I got it from CABELAS never buy anything else from them.

    December 14, 2017
  • 100

    Smith &Wesson M&P9 Shield
    I purchased a S&W M&P9 Shield on Dec. 7th and took it to the range for the 1st time yesterday and I must say I love it.I put 50 rounds(I know that is not a lot) thru it and it performed without a hiccup and felt ...really good in hand.Yes the slide is very stiff out of the box and takes time to "break in" but other than that I find this firearm a joy to shoot and a well built firearm. I will be taking a CPL/CCW class very soon and this will be my firearm of choice.The salesman who helped me when I went in to purchase a firearm was very helpful as well (Chesterfield Michigan) more

    December 11, 2017
  • 80

    Not perfect but It's close
    Great weapon. After I installed the grip extension on the 7 round magazine I thought it was perfect until one of the magazine springs failed. I noticed the follower was loose after firing at the range however the Shield ...never failed to load all the rounds even with a damaged spring! Even though it was out of warranty Smith and Wesson sent 2 replacement springs at no charge. I have to say I'm pretty happy with this hand gun! more

    December 9, 2017
    Old griz
  • 100

    40 & 45 are great!
    Bought the 40 on a friend's recommendation and loved it. So when I went looking for a 45, the choice was easy. In several hundred combined rounds I've had only 1 FTF and it was my fault. I was rushing reloads with a maga...zine loader. I don't believe anyone would regret buying a Shield in any caliber. They're dependable, durable and accurate. I mostly carry the 40. The 45 is my bedside gun. more

    December 4, 2017
  • 100

    Very good conceal carry gun
    The gun really fits and handles well for me. Very pleased with its performance and have had zero issues with it. Have shot better quality ammo and cheap bulk ammo thru it.

    November 19, 2017
  • 100

    Quality and comfort
    My m&p shield 45 is accurate, comfortable to carry, recoil is manageable. The fit and finish of this firearm is outstanding ! My thanks to the professional staff at Cabela's that made my purchase experience very good.... more

    November 18, 2017
  • 100

    M&P pistols
    Purchased the 45 compact and the shield ported 9mm. Both are beautifully done. Slim, great conceal carry guns. Fired about 150 rounds thru each with absolutely no problems. Highly recommend

    November 9, 2017
  • 80

    versatile shooter
    Quite accurate for target shooting. Also, makes a great concealed carry handgun. Con: narrow size makes it difficult to use loaders.

    November 8, 2017
  • 40

    Trigger sucks
    I purchased this gun about 2 years ago. I did not have the chance to try it. I had it for my business. after about a year from having it, I went to the range to practice. I found out the trigger is very bad, you have to ...squeeze hard to get the gun off. Of course, S&W said they will never cover that as the warranty is expired. Now I have to pay Gunsmith to handle this issue. They asked me around $200 to fix it.I would give them 5-stars if that issue was not there. The gun is very nice, the grip is short, but you can get a mag with an extended grip. The gun itself is very easy to hide, but the warranty is sucks. Just be careful. When you buy a gun from S&W, use it as soon as you can and make sure everything works as it should. more

    November 1, 2017
  • 100

    fantastic weapon
    great staff and awesome handling weapon.

    October 25, 2017
  • 20

    Going back to Glock
    After reading how reliable the M&P Shields are, and how, according to a recent article in a reputable gun magazine, they had surpassed Glocks in quality and reliability, I purchased a .45 M&P Shield. After severa...l hundred rounds of many different types of ammo, I have found I cannot depend on this pistol for self defense purposes. 1 in 15 fails to feed, regardless of magazine or ammo used. As a retired LEO I carried Glocks for 20+ years, and only experienced 2 failures during hundreds of hours of training. Back to Glock for me, should have known better. more

    October 14, 2017
  • 100

    Rock Solid ....
    Great price compared to Glock 43, very good build quality, extended mags carry extra rounds, shoots straight, manageable recoil and fits my hands well and is comfortable to shoot for a small gun.

    October 13, 2017
  • 40

    Not reliable
    First trip to the range,50 rounds with no problems. Next trip to the range had (3) brands of ammunition with me in both 115gr and 124gr. Used both the 7&8 round magazine and could not empty a magazine without a jam o...r failure to feed up the ramp. Weapon is presently at Smith & Wesson for them to find out what the problem is. Am useing my Sig for every day carry and will see what the Shield does when I get it back more

    October 1, 2017
  • 100

    One excellent fire arm
    I carry this firearm all day; IWB, cross draw fashion. I practice deploying the firearm several times a day simulating engaging a moving target, while I am moving over uneven ground on my rural property; after many encou...nters with unfriendly dogs and two cougars.This is a great EDC firearm and is ideal considering the state of my physical abilities in my 80th year of life. more

    September 29, 2017
  • 100

    Excellent buy got 75.00 rebate
    I bought this in June for concealed carry. I love this gun excellent trigger and sights very accurate

    September 26, 2017
    Papa Geoff
  • 100

    This gun does it all. It can be used for all your needs. A CCW a range gun and for any other use you might have a need for. S&W good it right and Cabela's offers it at a great price and really has the customer in min...d when offering this pistol for sale. I have to applaud Cabela's in its choice and offering of pistols. You can't go wrong it buying this pistol. I give it an A++++Thank you Cabelas more

    September 24, 2017
  • 80

    Conceal Carry
    Love this pistol. Weight feel and shoot ability are great. Only couple of draw backs. if you get one get a clip loader. Springs to load the clips are really tough the first few times.

    September 24, 2017
  • 100

    Great Price
    Great price on a quality handgun. Easily concealable but make no mistake about the .40 knock down power.

    September 21, 2017
  • 100

    Hottest gun going in 2017
    I outfitted my 9mm performance version of this gun (ported and fiber optic sites and reworked trigger) with Tallon grips on both of them. I use the rubber version on one of them and the sandpaper/grit on the other. Then ...i added the green Crimson tide with flashlight on one of them. We carry them in Sticky Holsters and I tried the Remora but they are harder and slip more and you have to adjust your pants more with Remora Holsters.For those who think the slide is too stiff, just keep it pulled back with a mag. in it for your home defense at night and use it more at the range. more

    September 17, 2017
  • 100

    Sheild 45 is a Great Handgun
    Very comfortable handgun. Even with the six round magazine it fits my hand much better than a Springfield or similar small frame handgun. Some people have complained about misfires right out of the box. My suggestion is ...field strip it and then lubricate it with a good gun oil. In terms of accuracy, it shoots better than you do. Most people think that a three inch barrel is good for five hundred yards - it's not! But, for a defensive firearm it will do the job quite well. I purchased the Shield in 45ACP and it handles very well. I do not know about the 9MM or 40S&W. My thought is that if you are familiar with any of the calibers you won't be taken by surprise. I won't get into "which caliber is best" because ANY will do what you want. My only suggestion is for you to think about about what you want a handgun for and how much money you want to spend on it (and the ammo it shoots). I will say that when Cabela's has a special - and S&W have a rebate - you can not beat the deal! more

    September 3, 2017
  • 100

    Shield 9mm purchase
    Happy with my online purchase from Cabelas. The price was right plus the 75.00 rebate. Had a good experience with the sales people when I went to pick it up. Very professional and knowledgeable. Thank you

    August 26, 2017
  • 80

    Great firearm once you get through some early....
    ......misfires. This is one of the most comfortable small handguns I have owned. Great accuracy for it's size. I give it a reluctant recommendation because it had a few misfires right out of the box, unlike the glocks I ...have owned, which always fired, first time every time, I have never had a misfire with a glock. But I actually prefer this gun due to its easy concealment and nice handling. After putting a few hundred rounds down range and a couple of thorough cleanings, the misfires have completely disappeared. I hope so, because I now consider it my primary cc weapon. Love it. more

    August 21, 2017
  • 20

    Very poor for S&W
    When I got this gun home and checked the front site was to the extreme right side. I knocked it over as far as it would go but still shoots 6" left and low from 20'. Not what I expect from S&W

    August 3, 2017
  • 100

    Best price for an awesome gun
    I purchased this gun shortly after I have purchased a much higher priced sig sauer p320,the first time I put this gun in my hand I fell in love with the feel, it's awesome.i use it as my carry weapon and it has no flaws has smooth lines with no snags and it shoots with no flaws, this gun is by far one of the best on the market, thanks S&W for the M&P shield 9mm more

    August 3, 2017
  • 20

    Very poor production consistency
    After first time shooting this gun, I carefully disassembled it to clean it and while slowly and methodically removing the recoil spring assembly, the muzzle end head of it broke and the main spring forcefully unraveled.... I've never owned a Smith semiauto and if this is indicative of the production consistency quality there, never will again. I called CABELA'S and despite the fact that I purchased this gun there just yesterday (Berlin, Mass store), they were of absolutely no help whatsoever, and just told me to contact Smith & Wesson. Upon looking at the quality of parts in this gun, I am immediately reminded of why I shoot H&K's and Berettas and haven't heretofore bothered with Smith & Wesson.It's like going from a BMW to an Edsel. more

    August 1, 2017
  • 100

    Sweet gun!!!
    Very accurate gun!! I shot better with this then my FS M&P9Fits the hand well with the 8 round mag. Comes with two mags. A 7&8 rounder. Felt recoil is very low for how small it is. I shot 200 rounds the first tri...p to the range, absolutely zero issues. I was on the fence on getting this gun but seeing how crazy accurate and easy to shoot it is I'm so glad I made the purchase. I have a 115 lb wife that does not shoot much and happened to be with me at the range and she shot it and really liked it. She was also very accurate with it and was able to work the slide herself. After the 200 rounds the gun felt nice, mags were going in and out with ease and the slide spring eased up a bit. Highly recommend it. more

    July 31, 2017
  • 100

    S&W Shield A+
    Just purchased a M&P Shield 40 and could not wait to get to the range. I knew the 40 cal would be snappy but I was surprised how well I handled it . I was spot on at 21 and 30 feet with a variety of FMJ and JHP ammun...ition . As I said it is snappy but very easy to control . I guess with the thin grip and low bore axis it makes it easier to hang on to. I own two Shield 9 MM's one being ported and love both of them. If you want a solid smaller framed handgun I would purchase the 40 ! Do not be afraid of the recoil you can handle it. Smith & Wesson is spot on with the Shield Line . I am happy for sure ! Makes me think maybe a 45 auto in a Shield may be next ? more

    July 24, 2017
  • 100

    Good Gun
    I got it on sale, used a coupon, and got a rebate. So the price was a big deal. I've only put about 50 rounds through it so far, but absolutely no problems. Slender, easily concealed, and light to carry. Feels good in th...e hand and with the extra mag you're totin' 15 rounds of this ain't no joke ammo. It's a good choice if you want to have your cake and eat it, too, with something easy to carry but with plenty of firepower that you can wrap your hand around completely. more

    July 14, 2017
  • 80

    Perfect Fit
    Been looking for a smaller EDC pistol and the Shield seemed a popular option. Lots of upgrades and mods available. When I unboxed the pistol I found the action very stiff - extremely hard to rack - took two people to loc...k the slide back. Factory said short barreled pistols are all typically stiff - run a couple hundred rounds and see how it loosens up. 250 rounds later - only one person required to lock slide. One side of 3 dot sight had poor white paint application (modified with neon green/orange nail polish) so no foul there. Very accurate and hope to see spring loosen a bit more after another 100 rds or so. Great carry. more

    July 12, 2017
  • 100

    The absolute best concealed carry gun ever. My wife and i have put hundreds of rounds out of our Shields, without one foul or any problems at all. It fits her small hand perfect. She likes the short mag and i like the ex...tended mags. If your looking for a concealed carry, get this one. more

    July 8, 2017
  • 100

    Lovin' this gun
    What a great product and a great discount deal that the manufacturer and dealer has offered. This is shooting well in my hands and absolutely no jams or miss fires. My 9 mm is always by my side and is a good size for sel...f defense carry weapon. more

    June 24, 2017
  • 100

    S and W fan
    We bought the 9mm Shield for a concealed carry and home protection.Took it out target shooting last weekend and it was awesome.Hitting targets at 25-35 yards a breeze.Highly suggest getting a speed loader

    June 18, 2017
  • 100

    great gun
    I bought this to carry with me everyday. I was impressed with how accurate this was. Small, light great concealed carry firearm.

    June 11, 2017
  • 100

    Great carry pistol
    I finally picked this up as another carry pistol. After the sale price, rebates, and Club points, I couldn't pass it up. I got the .40 no thumb safety and couldn't be happier. I've shot about 100 rounds through it and in...itially it is VERY tight. No issues with any FTF, feed, etc. Trigger has predictable travel and slightly heavy. Accurate for a small pistol. It feels good in the hand. I bought some after market mags for it to cut down on the reload time. Overall fun fun to shoot, it disappears when you carry it and easy to maintain. Definitely recommend. Get it now with the sale and rebates!!! more

    June 9, 2017
  • 80

    Good Pistol
    I don't have experience with other single stack 9mm guns to compare it to but I can tell you that this gun is pretty good.

    June 3, 2017
  • 100

    I already own a ported Shield with Fiber Optic Sights and like it. I was at Cabelas and saw that the Shields were on sale . What a bargain. I bought the 9 mm model again with white dot sights . I have been to the range s...everal times since my purchase and I do like the feel of this handgun. I have smaller hands and this gun fit nicely. I used various brands of range ammo and JHP'S and this gun performed flawlessly and accurately right out of the box. I now own 2 Shields and am very happy to add them to my inventory. May be a Shield 45 auto in the future . Will definately have night sights on the 45 auto . more

    May 28, 2017
  • 100

    Nice upgrade
    Bought this M&P shield in 9mm to replace my wife's first pistol, a Taurus TCP. Took it to the range before Memorial day and she loved it. Slide was a bit stiff to rack at first then it softened. My wife said recoil very manageable for her and she loved the extended grip it came with. She finally enjoyed our trip to the range with no hand pain. Highly recommend this one more

    May 26, 2017
  • 100

    works great
    easy trigger pull and the right size for concealed carry

    May 17, 2017
  • 100

    Great starter firearm
    New to firearms this piece is great for starters. A reliable brand that is easy to maintain.

    May 16, 2017
  • 100

    Great conceal carry
    Compact and fun to shoot

    May 15, 2017
  • 100

    Can't beat it
    Overall online king. can't beat performance, can't beat prices.

    May 14, 2017
  • 100

    Great Price...
    Great CC gun and the rebate makes it an outstanding value. I just hope that Cabelas starts to pay attention to the competitive pricing online as the 9mm shield can be had for $150 less without taxes and free shipping. I ...wan't Cabelas to survive the online onslaught that has closed the doors of big stores, however at these prices I do not think they have read the recent news pertaining to big box stores! more

    May 6, 2017
  • 100

    Enjoyable shooting experience.
    The S&W 40 Shield is a very enjoyable firearm to shoot. Feels great in your hand. Easy to strip and reassemble. Fired 100 + rounds of 3 different brands with no trouble.

    April 14, 2017
  • 100

    Perfect Concealment
    Put me in the five star club with this gun. I was a little nervous about getting it in the 45 ACP. My fears were put to rest. The stippling on the grip is prefect. It keeps the gun in your like it's glued to you. The rec...oil is very manageable. I've only put a couple of hundred rounds through it, so far it's functioned without a flaw. And, for its small size, the Shield is very accurate. more

    April 3, 2017
  • 100

    I love it.

    March 16, 2017
  • 100

    havn't shot it yet, BUT...
    I waited for a couple of weeks for my 45 Shield to get to the store and it was well worth the wait. I was surpised to find the pistol came with three mags, one being an extra extended 6+1. I was not sure if the Shield wo...uld come with or without a safety either, but it doesn't have one, and that doesn't really matter to me. I haven't shot the gun yet but I've taken it apart and put it back together, with ease. I have been practicing drawing it from a concealed holster. I love the way this pistol feels on my side, and in the hands. I'm sure I will be happy with the way it functions while shooting it too. It is a nice looking firearm. I've been stocking up on 45 ammo, ready to hit the range. more

    February 20, 2017
  • 100

    .45 Shield a handful? Not too bad
    Having shot the S&W Shields in 9mm (my wife stole this one from me).40 cal and .45 auto, I would say the .40 and .45 have similar recoils. The new .45 Shield has a fairly aggressive texture on the grip that makes it ...feel very secure in your hands. The trigger pull is good with a fairly short reset. I've put a hundred rounds or so through it without any issues. The 6-round magazine is nice for concealability, but the extra length of the 7-round magazine gives you a little more to hang on to. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another Shield in any caliber. more

    February 4, 2017
  • 100

    Big Bang for the buck
    Great carry and concealed gun. The night sights work perfect, the plus is the extra magazine. Always reliable and ready to go.

    January 29, 2017
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I've only had it for a couple of months and have put probably 300 rounds thru it but I'm very happy with it so far. Shoots great and feels good while shooting, very accurate and I think a great value

    January 22, 2017