What is the difference between Smith and Wesson Performance Center?

The Performance Center Shield starts with the same frame, but the barrel and slide are ported to attenuate muzzle rise. Smith and Wesson’s Performance also tunes up the trigger, which some shooters may appreciate.

What is Performance Center M&P Shield?

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.

What does Performance Center gun mean?

From hand cutting to fine tuning for precision, Performance Center firearms are top performers. Products from the Performance Center are the ultimate expression of old-world craftsmanship blended with modern technology. Feature-rich and enhanced for better performance, our firearms maintain production line integrity.

Is the M&P Performance Center worth it?

The Performance Center M&P Shield is designed with concealed carry in mind. The single-stack frame’s comfortable and discrete, with great aesthetics and awesome reliability. If you’re looking for a pocket pistol, this isn’t for you, but if you want something that has your back without breaking it, the M&P Shield is it.

Can you put a red dot on a shield plus?

Your new favorite Shield Plus is ready to go straight out of the box. Whether you plan to run an optic or use the traditional iron sights, you decide. The optic choice is yours, choose from any Shield SMS optic footprint which covers up to 80% of the micro compact red dot optics on the market.

Are S&W Performance Center worth it?

Given its less expensive than custom work by a gunsmith and has better price retention, a Smith & Wesson Performance Center gun is worth every penny.

Is the M and P shield good?

Mostly I have been pretty tepid on the compact and full-sized M&P handguns but the Shield is an outstanding pistol. I’ve carried it, and I’d carry it again. It is extremely compact, extremely reliable, and extremely accurate. While 7+1 or 8+1 rounds is not quite up to “modern” standards, it’s also nothing to sneeze at.