S&W M&P 45 Cal Shield is the 100 year improvement over the 1911, compact, excellent grip that holds the recoil better than any other 45; same width as my 9mm Nano; smooth angles comfortable to wear concealed.
First 50 rounds had two failure to feed. no problem with next 100 rds mixed ammo. M&P Shield fired hard ball and also match wad ammunition with no problem. This is important to me as my hard ball Colt will not auto load wad. Extremely accurate at 50 ft.
This model has tritium sights that stand out brilliantly and to me well worth the additional $100.
New magazines very stiff, hard to charge and needed to be broken in with light coat of lubricant.
love it and cannot live without it...
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!