The official release on the new gun is out.
S&W Shield ... single-stack in 9mm ... and .40S&W.
1" thick, 6/7+1, 19oz, MSRP $449.
Looks like it's a hair bigger (1/2" longer, 1/2" taller) than a Kahr PM40, but at half the price.
I think they just knocked it outta the park. Looks good to me. (But I hope they ditch that stupid thumb safety.)
Edit with a further thought: Since S&W is already running three shifts and can't keep up with demand, I sure hope they have a few truckloads of these ready to go!
4 months ago