New S&W Release?

Got an email from Smith & Wesson this morning teasing a new product release streaming live Monday night. Anyone heard what this may be?

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I’ve been waiting for this for a month. TFB teased it a month ago. I was really excited, but I thought it’d be announced already so I don’t care anymore :joy::rofl:

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If it’s not a reasonable priced revolver I can’t get too excited about it.

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I feel like I’m going to be excited for a handgun and it’s going to be a new rifle…

What I would love to see would be a larger shield that competes with the 365, hellcat and 43x. If they used the lower of the Shield 45, I think they could easily do this (shield 45 lower is thicker than the 9, and it’s great).

I have a feeling it’s going to be something no one asked for though :joy:

I’d laugh if it was a .22lr M&P model.

Meanwhile, while checking their website to learn more about the OP, I did notice the Shield EZ recall:

M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31ST, 2020

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That’s a bad recall… another reason to wait a year or two before buying a new release :grin:!

I think that stuff happens when you over complicate a gun. The EZ has too many features. I understand it’s audience, but most of those features are designed to attract newbies who get comfort from visible safety features.

The original shield was already proven. Most people with good technique and practice could run one easy. I know there are exceptions, :man_shrugging:t2: I picked up an EZ for the first time today and hated it (and I love Shields).

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Probably an EZ45😁

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I’d be amazed if I saw any handgun for sale at a local dealer…

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My guess, which isn’t worth anything, is something like you said @Scoutbob to compete with the 365, hellcat, etc. That would be a nice addition.

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Would be nice if they jumped on the 10mm semi auto bandwagon.

@Scoutbob … what would you say if I tell you that S&W come with M&P Shield with higher capacity?
They will be able to compete with G43X.

And this will make your mental fight “M&P vs. Glock” even harder… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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:exploding_head::exploding_head:
I just think it’s going to be something most people won’t care about for some reason :joy:.

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A 10mm semi? Hmmmm

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I really hope it is.

I know many people will disagree, but I hope they make a contender for the 43x over the 365. I really like the size weight and feel of the 43X. It’s the only gun missing in the M&P line up imho.

The P365 series (including the XL) is just too small for me. I have medium size hands, but I like fuller grip. The Shield 9 is too thin for my liking. I LOVE the shield 45 grip, but I want it in 9. The 43x, which I thought was lame at first, is actually a really good size. I just wish M&P made one.

I just read an article that said smith is announcing a new “branding unveil”. Wonder what that means? I’m not really interested in branching off from the M&P line.

Wouldn’t be surprised if the new line was created to compete directly with the sig 365 line.

That would make them a big competitor with Glocks with the 2.0s and huge competitor with the sigs. We will see!

Looks like they’re releasing a “Shield Plus” :flushed:. It’s from their site, but the pages are locked. Just Google “smith and Wesson M&P shield plus”

A 13+1 shield with same barrel length as original shield. Bet it’s a shield upper with a bigger lower. Maybe this is the 43X shield! I’m intrigued to say the least.

I bet that cross in the pic is a “plus” sign.

Nah, it’s an X turned sideways :grinning:

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That you can put a Glock 19 slide on🤣

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