One of the bigger announcements at this years NRA show in Louisville was the introduction of the S&W M&P Shield in .45ACP. I, for one, was excited to hear of this and I couldn’t wait to get a look at one in person. I have two Shields chambered in .40 S&W and very much like the platform. The .45 ACP version is slightly larger in dimensions compared to the 9mm or .40 versions, it also has more aggressive stippling on the grips (I see this as a welcome improvement) and has added front cocking serrations. I see myself adding a .45 ACP variant of the Shield to my lineup in the future 🙂
More info can be found at Smith & Wessons Website
I took a couple picture of the new Shield on the NRA AM floor but be warned, my iPhone has some kind of issue so they aren’t the greatest quality.