T&E: M&P Shield 9mm

Thanks to my friend out at Hart’s Guns in Uniontown, Ohio, I recently acquired a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm.  I have heard much about this popular subcompact firearm and, since I have never owned a subcompact pistol, I thought I would give it a try.  After a cleaning and application of lubricant,…

45C in box with changeable backstraps and magazines.

T&E: Smith & Wesson M&P 45C

THE UGLY TRUTH I have always been a fan of the .45 caliber pistol round. Perhaps it is related to my first issued sidearm while serving as a Military Policeman during the Cold War. The 1911 model pistol has been a favorite of mine ever since. I was not impressed when the military changed over…