Comp-Tac Releases Holsters for New M&P Shield

by Editor 27. April 2012 08:56
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HOUSTON, Texas. - Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition market, announced the pre sale of three new model holsters specifically designed for the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield pistol chambered in 9mm. The holsters will go into production starting Friday April 24th.

Known for its versatile concealed carry holsters, Comp-Tac is one of the few manufacturers offering holsters for the new M&P Shield. The Comp-Tac MTAC, Infidel and CTAC model holsters are available for online ordering now at www.Comp-Tac.com.

"When we first got a look at the new M&P Shield a few weeks ago, we knew right away that it was going to be very popular. Our engineers got to work immediately on designing these three popular holster models to accommodate the Shield," explained Comp-Tac owner and President Gregg Garrett.

Compt-Tac MTAC Holster

The Minotaur Tuckable Adjustable Cant (MTAC) holster is an inside the waistband hybrid design combining the comfort of leather with the secure and quick draw of Kydex. The MTAC is available in right- or left-handed models, with belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches, and with either black or chestnut colored leather backing. Additional colors and style options are available for the holster's belt mounting clips. The MTAC has a factory direct price of $85.00.

The Concealable Tuckable Adjustable Cant (CTAC) model is an excellent choice for warmer climates offering an all Kydex body with leather mounting brackets for the flexible adjustable clips. The CTAC is available in either a right- or left-handed configuration for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches and several different belt mounting clip color and style options. The CTAC has a factory direct price of $80.00.

The all Kydex Infidel holster offers the most versatility in mounting options with four different mounting systems to best fit the user's individual needs. The Infidel holster is also available in either a right- or left-handed configuration for belt widths of 1.25, 1.5 and 1.75 inches. The factory direct price for the Infidel ranges from $63.00 to $68.00 depending on the mounting option selected.

In addition to the MTAC, CTAC and Infidel holsters, Comp-Tac will expand their M&P Shield specific model offerings across the entire product line.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac and the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com or follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac.

About Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual's lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line.

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Smith & Wesson Unveils New M&P Shield™

by Editor 12. April 2012 14:06
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S&W M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the introduction of the company’s new slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol with the unveiling of the M&P Shield™.  Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield features a slim design combined with the proven and trusted features found in the M&P Pistol Series. From the pistol’s easily concealed one-inch profile to its optimized 18-degree grip angle, the M&P Shield offers professional-grade features that provide simple operation and reliable performance.

“Throughout the industry, there has been a progressive demand for a reliable, accurate self defense firearm,” said Mario Pasantes, Smith & Wesson’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Global Professional Sales. “Whether used as a backup for police personnel, an undercover firearm for plain-clothes officers or a dependable carry gun for private citizens, the M&P Shield expertly fulfills the need. Built to professional standards and backed by Smith & Wesson’s reputation for innovation and quality control, the M&P Shield adds another high performance option to our company’s broad line of purpose built firearms.”

Chambered in 9mm and .40 S&W for proven stopping power, the M&P Shield features a high-strength polymer frame with a black, Melonite® coated stainless steel slide and barrel. Both models are standard with a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P Shield is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P Shield allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

The accuracy of the pistol has been further refined with a white dot stainless steel front sight and a white two-dot stainless steel rear sight. The M&P Shield retains familiar operating features on the left side of the frame, including a simple takedown lever, flat profile slide stop, magazine release and thumb safety. The flush mounted safety allows users to carry the pistol comfortably and confidently. For improved firearm control, the M&P Shield is standard with a fixed textured backstrap and additional texturing at the forward portion of the grip. An extended trigger guard has also been added for operation of the pistol with or without gloves.

Internal features of the new M&P Shield mirror the standard M&P Series. Its stainless steel internal chassis reduces flex while providing a stable shooting platform and its low-bore axis helps maintain ease-of-use and a comfortable feel. Other familiar features include a passive trigger safety that prevents the pistol from firing if dropped and a sear release lever that eliminates the need to press the trigger in order to disassemble the firearm. A loaded chamber indicator is located on top of the slide.

The M&P Shield is shipped with both an extended and flat magazine offering users the ability to customize the length of the grip. The 9mm M&P Shield offers an 8+1 or 7+1 magazine capacity while the .40 S&W M&P Shield is standard with either a 7+1 or 6+1 magazine capacity. The M&P Shield will also be introduced in a California compliant model. Both the 9mm and .40 S&W M&P Shield have an MSRP of $449 and are available now.

As an added bonus, Smith & Wesson has worked with the industry’s top holster, laser and after-market sight manufacturers so that owners can personalize their M&P Shield with high quality accessories that are immediately available from various providers.

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