Gun Giveaway Contest

Win a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm sub-compact pistol, with a retail value of $449.


The striker-fired, 8+1 round M&P Shield 9mm is a scaled-down, single-stack version of the full-size M&P9 specifically designed for concealed carry. Winner of a 2012 Editors’ Choice Award, it measures 6.1" L x .95" W x 4.6" H, with an empty weight of only 19 oz. It comes with one flush-fit 7-round magazine that lets you wrap two fingers around the grip frame, plus an 8-round magazine with extended floor plate that permits a full, three-finger grip.

The polymer frame lacks the interchangeable back straps and light rail of the M&P9, but otherwise is quite similar. The slide and 3.1-inch barrel are machined from stainless steel and finished in black Melonite. The slide features scalloped serrations at the rear, a loaded chamber indicator, and is fitted with low-profile, dovetailed, 3-dot sights, with the rear being drift adjustable for windage. Controls consist of a take-down lever, slide release, magazine release and manual safety, all positioned on the left side of the frame in the same locations as found on the M&P9. There is no mag drop safety, but the pistol does include the same articulated trigger safety, internal drop safety and external manual safety found on the M&P9.

See it at your firearms retailer, or contact Smith & Wesson, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 331-0852; Web:

Contest Entry Form

Use the form below to enter yourself in this month's On Target Gun Giveaway Contest!

Contest Rules:
No purchase necessary. Contest void where prohibited by law. One entry per person. To enter this issue's contest fill out the online entry form before midnight on the date listed above. Chances of winning determined by the number of entrants. Mail-in entries will not be accepted. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. To be eligible to win, entrants must be U. S. citizens, residents of one of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia, and be at least 18 years of age. The prize, as described above, will be awarded to a single winner as the only prize in this contest. The winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or after the deadline listed above. The winner will be notified by telephone, mail or e-mail and must submit a signed copy of a Federal Firearms License from his or her receiving dealer. The gun will be shipped to the Federal Firearms Licensee designated by the winner. The winner must comply with all federal, state and local laws, and is responsible for all taxes and all amounts charged by the designated Federal Firearms Licensee for receiving the gun and/or processing the transfer thereof to the winner.