The reality of protection is that you never know when you’ll need it. We took the power and features of our 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 Ported M&P9 Shield offers discerning shooters premium features including a factory ported barrel and slide. One million Shield owners can’t be wrong.