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Our 4 Favorite Smith and Wesson 9mms and Why

by Ben Jimenez 3 min read

 Smith and Wesson 9mm


Smith and Wesson is one of the most well-recognized and highly regarded gun manufacturers on the market. Their guns are consistently made with quality, care, and precision. TheSmith and Wesson M&P Shield, SD9, SW1911, and the 986 revolver are some of our favoriteSmith and Wesson 9mm guns.

If you're looking for a gun with power, durability, and reliability, look no further than these four handguns. You can rest assured that any investment in a Smith and Wesson gun will be worthwhile. With proper care and cleaning, your Smith and Wesson 9mm gun will be your sidekick for years.

Head to the Range

To understand the true quality craftsmanship that goes into creating a Smith and Wesson handgun, head down to your local range and rent them. You will find Smith and Wesson 9mm guns to be smooth and crisp in the trigger pull, a comfortable fit in your hands, and easy to fire with low recoil and excellent accuracy. 

While Smith and Wesson makes several calibers of pistols and revolvers, a 9mm caliber is a great choice for self-defense, sport, and target purposes. The textured grip, trigger pull, and 18° grip angle help steady the firing power and provide consistent control and accuracy. The take-down lever and sear deactivation systems make Smith and Wesson pistols easy to disassemble, without having to pull the trigger.

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1.) The M&P 9 Shield M2.0

TheSmith and Wesson M&P Shieldseries contains some of the most popular handguns on the market. They are a great choice for concealed carry in your Smith and Wesson holster, and they are a reliable shooter. It's an incredibly slim gun and lightweight—much lighter than theM&P  Shield 45. It features a polymer steel frame and grip with texturing to help you keep control. The rear sights are white two-dots, and the front sight is a white dot. With low recoil, a slim frame, and a light trigger pull, you'll appreciate the ease and accuracy of firing with this gun. Here are the specifications for theM&P 9mm:

  • Capacity: 7+1, 8+1
  • Overall length: 6.1"
  • Barrel length: 3.1"
  • Weight: 18.3 oz
  • Width: .95"
  • Action: Striker-fired

2.) S&W SD9

The Smith & Wesson SD9 is slightly cheaper than the M&P Shield, even though it's a full-size pistol. The polymer frame gives this gun a lightweight feel even for its size, and the textured polymer grip adds plenty of control. The SD9 features a Picatinny-style accessory rail and can be outfitted easily with your best equipment. This gun can be purchased with the standard white dot/white 2-dot sights, or you can opt for the Hi-Viz fiber optic sights instead. The Hi-Viz model features a higher capacity, but this pistol can also be purchased in a lower 10+1 capacity. Here are the specifications on the standard SD9 model:

  • Capacity: 16+1
  • Overall length: 7.2"
  • Barrel length: 4"
  • Weight: 22.3oz
  • Width: 1.29"
  • Action: Striker-fired

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3.) Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series

The Performance Center series of Smith and Wesson handguns feature the highest-quality manufacturing and precision crafted especially for competition shooters. The Pro Series models take this quality one step further away from the standard models and into luxury firearms. While the price tag may be high, this 9mm handgun maintains the integrity of their production line while providing competition-ready handguns. 

If you're looking for a firearm for protection, this will also work well. Because of the low recoil and smooth trigger pull so valued in competitions, this gun works well for accuracy at home and as concealed carry. The 1911 features dovetail white-dot front sights and fixed white 2-dot rear sights. Here are the specifications of the SW1911:

  • Capacity: 8+1
  • Overall length: 6.9"
  • Barrel length: 3"
  • Weight: 26.2 oz
  • Width: 1.05"
  • Action: Single action

4.) Performance Center Model 986 2.5" Barrel Revolver

If you're looking for something small and easily concealable, and you enjoy the action of a revolver but also want the power of a 9mm, the 986 2.5" revolver is for you. The Performance Center series of guns ensures that the specifications of this revolver are up to par for competition, but if you want to use it for concealed carry, it's still a great choice. The wood grip gives this revolver an old-time look, but the firing is all modern. It has a trigger overtravel stop, and PC -tuned action. The 986 features adjustable rear sights and a red ramp front sight. Here are the specifications of the Performance Center 986 2.5":

  • Capacity: 7
  • Overall length: 7.5"
  • Barrel length: 2.5"
  • Weight: 31.7 oz
  • Width: .95"
  • Action: Single/Double Action

Final Thoughts

If you're looking for a gun with plenty of stopping power that you can always rely on to fire when you're ready,Smith and Wesson 9mm handguns are some of the best choices on the market today. 

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Ben Jimenez
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