Monday, April 15, 2019

Smith M&P 48...

If there's a segment of the handgun market with more ferocious competition right now than the subcompact skinny 9mm segment, I don't know what it is.

In apparent response to the Glock 48, now S&W has a 4" version of the Shield, which is apparently available in plain vanilla, as well as versions with a Brand X red dot, and with the red dot and barrel porting.

Not a huge fan of porting anymore, as it doesn't provide anywhere near the recoil reduction of a true expansion chamber comp, while being a lot more likely to shave jacket material and pepper the shooter with ejecta while shooting from retention. I'm also curious about the footprint of the MRDS the slide is machined to accept. The industry needs to standardize on a footprint, probably that of the Trij RMR.