Smith & Wesson M&P9 Performance Center
Ported Shield Review

Part 2 - What's In The Box
June 5, 2016

S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Review

In this part of my review I show what you get when you purchase the Smith & Wesson M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Pistol.  I also use this part of the review to document the as received condition of the pistol.

 

The pistol came boxed as shown below.

Figure 1
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Box

The end of the box had a label with all the critical information on this pistol such as:

  • Pistol Name: M&P9mm P.C. Ported Shield
  • Model number: 032516
  • Model: M&P 9 Shield
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Type: Pistol
  • Barrel: 3.75 (Actual Barrel Measures 3.12")
  • Serial Number: shown
  • SKU: 10108

Figure 2
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Label

The contents came packaged as shown.

Figure 3
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Packaging

Inside the box were the following items:

  • M&P9 PC Ported Shield
  • One Eight Round Magazine
  • One Seven Round Magazine
  • Chamber Flag
  • Gun Lock
  • Safety & Instruction Manual
  • Registration Card

Figure 4
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Components

These next photos document the "as received" condition of the pistol.  The pistol was in perfect condition just like you would expect for a new handgun.  You can click on these photos below to see a high definition image allowing you to see the finer details.

Figure 5
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Top View

Figure 6
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Right View

Figure 7
S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Bottom View

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S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Front View  S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Left View  S&W M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Rear View

 

First Impressions

My first impressions of the new Smith & Wesson M&P9 Performance Center Ported Shield Pistol were very positive.  The Shield was originally introduced in 2012 and has already proved to be a great, single stack pistol for those wanting a smaller profile for conceal and carry purposes.  The addition of the new sights and smooth trigger pull on this Performance Center model are immediately noticeable.  Without shooting the pistol, the first impression of the ported slide and barrel is more along the lines of "cool" and I will have to see if it makes a real difference at the range.

You can see the video portion of this review below.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments below.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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