The reality of protection is that you never know when you’ll need it. Smith & Wesson took the power and features of full-sized M&P pistols and put them into a slim, lightweight pistol the size of your hand. The M&P SHIELD is an easy to conceal pistol that offers professional-grade features with simple operation and reliable performance day or night. The Performance Center SHIELD offers discerning shooters premium features including a factory ported barrel and slide. One million Shield owners can’t be wrong.