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posted 2 months ago by
IrishHunter
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S&W has a rebate starting tomorrow, April 1st, through June 1st, 2017:

S&W Spring Rebate 

$25 for SD Series handguns; $50 for Bodyguards; BUT...

The money shot is the $75 dollars back on M&P Shields.

The Shield can be found in MA and CA compliant variants; 9mm, 40 S&W, and .45 ACP calibers, with or without thumb safeties; and Performance Center variants with Porting and Night Sights (if you're into that sort of thing)...

A quick check of the web finds most models in stock at online retailers like BudsGunShop.com M&P Shield 9 w/ Thumb Safety - $329 cash price; SportsmansOutdoorSuperstore.com M&P Shield 45 w/out Manual Safety - $345; and Grabagun.com M&P. Shield 40 Performance Center - $385.

The point is, there are a lot of places with these, and after rebate, you're in the low to mid $200's for an exceedingly slim, light, accurate pistol, with lots of upgrades and accessories available.  For me, the ergonomics of the Shield fit my needs perfectly, compared to the Glock 43, which realistically, you will have trouble finding for less than $425.  This is an OUTSTANDING value for this firearm.  I'm not getting into the Glock vs. everything else debate, (I have Glocks, too), and there's no need to get into the caliber debate, because they're available in the 3 main CCW calibers.  A point in its favor is also this - Ladies like this gun because the recoil is reasonably low in the 9mm model.  It's the preferred pistol for the female members of the family.  My Kahr PM9 (another favorite of the Concealed Carry Crowd) hasn't left the safe since I got my first Shield, and I now also have a backup.  

For these prices... Shield M&P 45, here I come.

All my fellow 2nd Amendment supporters.... you are welcome...

IrishHunter
 

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For those in California who can never get a good deal, here is the M&P9 https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id...

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That is some damn fine pricing for a pistol every bit as nice as an XDS. I have the Shield .40 and the XDS 45....

Might be time for a Shield 9mm and .45 at these prices!!!

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awesome deal awesome guns

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ElGuache said:   For those in California who can never get a good deal, here is the M&P9 
It is more challenging in CA for sure.

Here is the best local deal, I could find, if you are close enough to Orange County (Rifle Gear)., $359 + $27.82 Tax = $386.82 - $75 MIR = $311.82
https://www.riflegear.com/p-1836-sw-mp-shield-9mm-california-version.aspx?utm_content=dbac76a4ee532f2301523398dc09bafd&utm_campaign=SWShield9mm3-17&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

Next best is probably $344.99 FS + you will have to pay your local FFL transfer fees. Whatever they charge?
https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/132720
 

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TeamAllen said:   
ElGuache said:   For those in California who can never get a good deal, here is the M&P9 
It is more challenging in CA for sure.

Here is the best local deal, I could find, if you are close enough to Orange County (Rifle Gear)., $359 + $27.82 Tax = $386.82 - $75 MIR = $311.82
https://www.riflegear.com/p-1836-sw-mp-shield-9mm-california-version.aspx?utm_content=dbac76a4ee532f2301523398dc09bafd&utm_campaign=SWShield9mm3-17&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email 

Next best is probably $344.99 FS + you will have to pay your local FFL transfer fees. Whatever they charge?
https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/132720 

  Savings will be eaten up by 'receiving' fee's more than likely. AmmoBros charges $75 from what I was told.

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Agreed. It will just depend on the fees your local FFL charges. Mine charges $45 for pistols.
Maybe search around to find one that charges less?

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I'd watch for better future prices as the 2A panic dies away.

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Thanks OP. Got one from Palmetto State Armory for 319+FS. Wekend deal thru 4/3
http://palmettostatearmory.com/smith-wesson-m-p-shieldtm-9mm.htm...

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Can't shoot my Shield .40 worth a flip but don't have a problem with my Glock 23/27. Smaller grip, greater recoil from lighter frame? Who knows. i do like the design/ergonomics of mine.

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How is the Calif. version different?

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myisland said:   How is the Calif. version different?
  Haven't compared them but the most important thing is it is on the CA roster.

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CA Model 187021: This M&P 9mm Shield features a Tactical Loaded Chamber Indicator, making it California Compliant.

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Don't forget that if your local gun shop has them in stock for a price comparable to online places you can use credit card price protection with certain Chase and Discover cards to get the difference between the online and local price back. Often times that winds up being slightly cheaper than ordering online once you factor in shipping and transfer fees.

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Best4me is the .40 cal w/ no thumb safety (hate them!) at $245 delivered to FFL. Then FFL charges $10 xfer fee + $10 fbc >> $265 total. This is freakin' incredible!

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I know it's more money, but I own four M&P variants and the Performance models are worth the extra cost. If you really use these guns you eventually want different sights and a better trigger and these guns come with it. Porting is just an extra. Well worth the extra money up front, IMHO.

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Dogmeat does make a good point re: the Performance Center variants - the trigger is supposed to be better than stock, and I always recommend nights for any CCW or Home Defense firearm.  This is a good option for those without the time/knowledge/inclination/money to squeeze another 25% performance out of it. Both my Shields have  Apex Flat-Faced Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit and 1 iteration or another of TruGlo TFX-Pro or TFO Night Sights. Their perfect for me, and range from $50 to $175.  You need to be Handy, and do some research.

Glad for the green!

IrishHunter

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q2nn said:   Best4me is the https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/id/147642 (hate them!) at $245 delivered to FFL. Then FFL charges $10 xfer fee + $10 fbc >> $265 total. This is freakin' incredible!
  They also have the .40 WITH thumb safety for the same price:

https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/115...
 

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Ammo Bros. has the CA model for $375 before rebate.
https://www.ammobros.com/information.php?info_id=55

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yeeeeeeee. thanks op

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dogmeat said:   I know it's more money, but I own four M&P variants and the Performance models are worth the extra cost. If you really use these guns you eventually want different sights and a better trigger and these guns come with it. Porting is just an extra. Well worth the extra money up front, IMHO.
  may be

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Great deal. A question about the rebate, the FFL only gave me a transfer receipt, would that work? Thanks!

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I believe you will want the receipt the shows that you paid money for the new firearm.  The rebate can be filled out online, the image of the receipt may be uploaded, and it will supposedly take 8 weeks to process (usual rebate process).

One thing I'm noticing - any of the manufacturer's who only specialize in making AR's are REALLY pushing their prices down.  My sense of that is that after the fear buying following Sandy Hook, people really went out and bought AR's, stripped receivers, etc.  Now we have a president who appears to be aligned with the NRA, and while sales are supposedly strong, there may now be too many manufacturers for the market to support, especially when you consider that the process of building your own AR variant is essentially becoming the norm.  If there's a brand of AR that you like/want/need, you may want to consider monitoring the company closely for exceptional sales, etc.

Glad to see people making use of this rebate.

IrishHunter

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Has anyone received their rebate yet?

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Nope.  I sent mine in electronically about a week after the deal went live.  It seems a little too soon either way.  I didn't get rebates back from some Christmas purchases until mid-March.

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wzhao2000 said:   Great deal. A question about the rebate, the FFL only gave me a transfer receipt, would that work? Thanks!
  
Wouldn't you still have your transaction receipt from the retailer you purchased the gun from?

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Just picked up a 9mm Shield with this offer. Sweet deal!

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myisland said:   How is the Calif. version different?
and cost $100 more retail on average , I just got one from Turners for $399 before rebate since I missed the Riflegear sale

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For those sitting on the fence, Gunbuyer.com has the Shield 9 for $299, with free shipping.  So after the rebate, $224.

https://www.gunbuyer.com/smith-and-wesson-m-p-shield-9mm-3-barrel-7-1-8-1-single-stack-black-180021-sw180021-gb.html

What makes this particular version of the deal sweeter is that they are giving 2 free 8 round Magazines with your purchase from them.

I've never bought from them before, so do your research first, but an 8 Round magazine usually costs $25-$35... sweet, sweet deal.

Regards,

IrishHunter

Edit - Grammar...

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IrishHunter said:   For those sitting on the fence, Gunbuyer.com has the Shield 9 for $299, with free shipping.  So after the rebate, $224.

https://www.gunbuyer.com/smith-and-wesson-m-p-shield-9mm-3-barrel-7-1-8-1-single-stack-black-180021-sw180021-gb.html 

What makes this particular version of the deal sweeter is that they are giving 2 free 8 round Magazines with your purchase from them.

I've never bought from them before, so do your research first, but an 8 Round magazine usually costs $25-$35... sweet, sweet deal.

Regards,

IrishHunter

Edit - Grammar...

Wish I had seen this before.  It's OOS now.  Hope they get some more in.  I was on the fence b/w the 9mm and the .45. I've shot both and they were both great guns. This would have been a decision maker.  

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