Smith & Wesson’s M&P series is one of the most popular handgun lines on the market, so an expansion of the line only makes sense.

The company is now offering its popular M&P Shield pistol in .45 AUTO.

Smith & Wesson’s M&P45 Shield is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. From its one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P45 Shield offers professional-grade features that provide consumers and professionals with reliable performance and simple operation in a concealed carry. 45 AUTO firearm.

Whether deployed as a backup sidearm for law enforcement personnel, a deep concealment pistol for plain-clothes officers or a personal protection firearm for consumers, the M&P45 Shield can be carried comfortably and confidently, all day.

Available for the first time in .45 AUTO, the M&P45 Shield features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. At 6.45 inches long, the M&P45 Shield is standard with a 3.3 inch stainless-steel barrel.

On the left side of the frame, the pistol is fitted with familiar operational controls including a simple takedown lever, flat profile slide stop, and magazine release.

For optimal firearm control, the M&P45 Shield is standard with an 18-degree grip angle, aggressive grip texture and front cocking serrations.

The pistol is available with or without a thumb safety, and an extended trigger guard allows for operation with or without gloves. The striker-fired M&P Shield is highly regarded for its crisp trigger and quick and audible reset.

M&P45 Shield Highlighted Features:

  • Lightweight, unloaded weight of less than 20.5 ounces
  • Slim, .99-inch frame width
  • Compact and concealable with 6.45-inch overall length
  • Aggressive grip texture
  • Front cocking serrations
  • Armornite durable corrosion resistant finish
  • Includes two magazines, six- and seven-round capacity

The M&P45 Shield model has an MSRP of $479 and is sold with a limited warranty and a lifetime service policy.

For more information on the M&P45 Shield and other products from Smith & Wesson, please visit

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