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S&W Ships Three Millionth M&P Shield Pistol

Smith & Wesson Ships Three Millionth M&P Shield® Pistol

Millions have chosen to Shield themselves since 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –Smith & Wesson announced today that it has produced and shipped over three million of its market-leading M&P Shield pistols. Originally introduced in spring of 2012, the M&P Shield pistol was designed as a reliable, lightweight, and slim striker-fired personal protection pistol to fill an unmet need in the marketplace. Since its introduction, the M&P Shield pistol series has continued to expand with new features, calibers, and configurations, including the newest additions to the M&P Shield family, the award-winning M&P380 Shield EZ®, and the Performance Center®M&P Shield M2.0™ pistol series.

Lane Tobiassen, President of Smith & Wesson, said, “Over the past seven years, the M&P Shield pistol has continued to be the handgun of choice for personal protection. The M&P Shield pistol design hits the sweet spot between shootability, concealment and power to provide a reliable personal protection pistol. Over the years, we’ve expanded the M&P Shield family of pistols to meet a variety of consumer needs, incorporating integrated lasers, M2.0 enhancements, Performance Center upgrades, and a new EZ version – the first of its kind. We are honored to be the firearm of choice for consumers across the country who have chosen the M&P Shield pistol for their personal protection needs.”

The M&P Shield pistol series is available in 380 Auto, 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 Auto and features a slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. All M&P Shield pistols ship with two magazines and are available with an MSRP from $399 to $854, depending on configuration.

To learn more about the M&P Shield pistol series, click here.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.