Circle Circle Dot Dot: The NEW S&W Shield Plus 3.1″ Optics Ready

    Shield Plus 3

    The micro-compact space within the firearms market is packed with great options. Small, light, comfortable, and full of features, these small firearms have changed the concealed carry game. One feature that has come to be a given is a slide that’s ready to accept a pistol-mounted optic. Coming to market with an anticipated update to their already successful M&P Shield Plus, Smith & Wesson has introduced the Shield Plus 3.1″ Optics Ready pistol.

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    Shield Plus 3

    With its 3.1″ barrel, optics ready slide, orange ring front sight & tritium rear sights, this Shield™ Plus should be your next EDC.

    The NEW Shield Plus 3.1″ Optics Ready Pistol From S&W

    Shield Plus 3

    The M&P Shield Plus 3.1″ Optics Ready pistol comes pre-cut for optics using the Shield RMSc footprint, including the Crimson Trace CTS-1550. It uses a 3.1″ barrel to send a total of 14 rounds of 9mm downrange, with extended magazines. Flush-fit magazines hold a total of 10 rounds. The Shield Plus can come with or without a thumb safety. The optics-ready model comes standard with an orange ring tritium front night sight. The flat-faced trigger is meant to give shooters a more consistent pull. This, mixed with the precision of a red dot, should show an increase in effective shot placement.

    Shield Plus 3


    • Caliber: 9mm Luger
    • Capacity: 10+1 (flush), 13+1 (extended)
    • Barrel length: 3.1″
    • Overall length: 6.1″
    • Width: 1.1″
    • Height: 4.6″
    • Weight: 19.3 oz
    • MSRP: $595.00

    Shield Plus 3

    If you need a Shield Plus with an optic, and want more info, head to the Smith & Wesson website. If you’d like to see more from Smith & Wesson, make sure you follow them on all of their social media pages. You can find Smith & Wesson on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. Keep up your training and carry every day!

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    Nic L

    Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic’s passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19.