The eighth Installment of Build of the Week was contributed by Johnny. I am a personal fan of the M&P Shield. I carry one on duty (original; not the 2.0) as my backup gun and honestly find myself carrying it as my CCW during the summer months. These mods all sound pretty reasonable for a lower cost upgrade–no need to make this a race gun…
In any case, keep the submissions coming in! We are publishing them in the order in which they were received (with the exception of a single person submitting back to back–those will get spread out).
You can submit your own build at https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/build-of-the-week-submission/
“Everything but the kitchen sink build”. With the 2.0 m&p being the new buzz i thought why can’t an original M&P Shield still be top dog. This was a shop build here at JohnnyRobinsonArmory to see if we could make the best M&P shield with mostly over counter upgrade parts and light smithing so the average joe can build a great shooting concealable firearm on a moderate budget.
Specs in order of most effective results:
- Apex trigger kit- Hands down the best results for shields-clear audible reset
- True barrel- no more burning out the stock barrels -great lockup
- truglo sights- preference
- 8 rd mag with “Bastion ” base plate- perfect fit for average hand size
- custom stippling- anyway to get better grip is a plus on shields
We did light gunsmithing, filed out trigger opening, re-angled mag well, made the thumb safety a tiny bit bulky and smoother.
We did not want to get gunsmith crazy on this because it was focus for average people to afford and make a great concealed firearm.
Comment below to ask Johnny questions about his build.