All posts tagged Subcompact

Glock 43 First Look Video


Today we take you along with us for our first trip to the range with the newly released Glock 43 single stack 9mm. The Glock 43 is a gun a lot of us have been waiting years for, especially since the release of pistols like the M&P Shield and the XDs. On our way to the range we stopped and picked up a few different varieties of 9mm ammo for the test. The little 43 ran like a top as far as reliability goes, didn’t have one single malfunction all day. We even got last round hold open on every magazine. The weapon is a little snappy on recoil, but that is to be expected given the size and weight of the handgun. Continue Reading

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Sub-Compact Perfection


Where to begin with the capable little Shield…ah there we are! It’s size!  The Shield comes in at a mere 19 oz unloaded. and a length of just of 6.1″.  The width is a slim .95″ overall, and a height of 4.6″. This thing fits me like a glove, and feels like it was made just for me. Now, I’m normally a “Glock Guy” and have been for years. Yeah I know, save it. But, since the introduction of the new M&P series, I find myself going to this platform more and more. Why?, you ask… Well for one, the reason stated above, the thing just feels good in my hands. That’s not the only reason. Not only is it comfortable, but it’s also very reliable as well. As you already know this is a “must” in a carry gun.  It’s not just the Shield but all of the M&P series handguns. I have had 4 in total so far. I still own three of them, and have had them for years. I love them all. Continue Reading