On Thursday, the annual H&H Shooting Sports Expo will open at the H&H Shooting Sports Complex in Oklahoma City.
Representatives from more than 100 firearms and archery manufacturers will be at the store near I-40 and Meridian to display their product line during the three-day event from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Customers can pay $3 to take demo guns and shoot them on the store’s indoor range.
Tim Shoopman of the H&H Shooting Sports Complex believes the main attraction this year will be the Smith & Wesson table where former United States Practical Shooting Association champion J. Michael Plaxco will be showing off the military and police line of Smith and Wesson firearms, including the M&P Shield.
“Smith & Wesson’s new M&P9 Shield now joins the growing crop of palm-size, slim-and-trim single-stack 9mms that have been appearing on the handgun market at a rapid rate over the past two years,” Shoopman said. “It is the lightest and smallest 9mm personal-defense auto Smith and Wesson has yet offered: only six inches long, 4½ inches high, less than an inch thick and weighing just 19 ounces.
“Based on the duty-proven full-size Smith and Wesson design, it will undoubtedly take a prominent place in the concealed carry world. Moreover, the new Shield is also available chambered in .40 S&W. Same size, same weight, same design. The only difference between the M&P9 Shield and the M&P40 Shield, in fact, is that the magazines for the M&P40 Shield hold one less round than the M&P9 Shield magazines.”
The M&P9 Shield comes with one semi-staggered flat-base seven-round magazine and one extended-base eight-round mag. The M&P40 Shield comes with one six-rounder and one seven-round magazine.