Built for personal protection and every day carry, the M&P9 Shield EZ further expands the M&P Shield EZ pistol platform and features an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design.
The polymer platform that broke the mold is now built around the all new META™ trigger for the ultimate performance in a striker-fired firearm. Further enhanced with removable magwell, increased capacity of 22+1 (20+1 with short magwell models) and improved slide serrations, the new XD-M® Elite represents the pinnacle of full-size, polymer-framed pistol design.
It’s a jungle out there. Protect yourself with the all new 9mm Hellcat™. Featuring a patented magazine with best in class capacity of 11+1 and 13+1 with included extended magazine, the Hellcat is designed specifically for every day carry with Adaptive Grip Texture™ and high visibility sights. Also available in an optics ready OSP™ configuration the Hellcat gives you The Capacity to Defend™.
SIG SAUER Honors Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.) with Commemorative 1911 POW-MIA Pistol
Published Date: 09/20/2019
NEWINGTON, N.H., (September 20, 2019) – In observance of POW-MIA Recognition Day, SIG SAUER, Inc. is honored to announce the production and presentation of a commemorative 1911 pistol to Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.), and the release of a short documentary, “Once a Marine, Always a Marine: The Story of Major Jose Anzaldua.”
Major Jose Anzaldua, USMC (Ret.) volunteered for the U.S. Marine
Corps in 1968 at the height of the Vietnam War, and served until his
retirement in 1992 after 24-years of service. On January 23, 1970,
Corporal Anzaldua was taken prisoner of war and imprisoned for 1,160
days in a jungle POW camp, as well as prisons in North Vietnam including
the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” He was eventually released on March 7,
1974 during Operation Homecoming.
The unique distinguishing features of the commemorative 1911 pistols crafted by SIG Custom Works are:
1911 Pistol: the 1911 pistol was carried by U.S. forces throughout the Vietnam War, and by Major Anzaldua throughout his service. The commemorative 1911 POW pistol features a high-polish DLC finish on both the frame and slide, and is chambered in.45 AUTO with an SAO trigger. All pistol engravings are done in 24k gold;
Right Slide Engraving: the Prisoner of War ribbon inset, with USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor and “Major Jose Anzaldua” engravings;
Top Slide Engraving: engraved oak leaf insignia representing the Major’s rank at the time of retirement and a pair of dog tags inscribed with the date, latitude and longitude of the location where Major Anzaldua was taken as a prisoner, and the phrase “You Are Not Forgotten” taken from the POW-MIA flag;
Left Side Engraving: the Vietnam War service ribbon inset, with USMC Eagle Globe and Anchor engraving;
Pistol Grips: anodized aluminum grips with POW-MIA flag.
A holster was provided by DeSantis Holsters as part of the
presentation that is a replica of the holsters used by U.S. Forces
during the Vietnam War inscribed for Major Anzaldua.
Additionally, SIG SAUER is honored to release the video feature,
“Once a Marine, Always a Marine: The Story of Major Jose Anzaldua,” to
honor Major Anzaldua’s service to our country. This documentary
chronicles Major Anzaldua’s time in captivity as a prisoner of war,
features the 1911 commemorative pistol, and interviews with Major Jose
Anzaldua, Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Tim Butler of
SIG Custom Works, and members of the Anzaldua family.
On National POW-MIA Day on September 20th, and every day, we honor
those whom have served and sacrificed for the United States of America
in the defense of freedom.
The commemorative 1911 pistol was previously presented to Major Jose
Anzaldua in a private ceremony at SIG SAUER Headquarters in Newington,
New Hampshire by Cohen and Butler.
A full series of photos of the Commemorative 1911 pistol are available for viewing at: SIG Media Library
The SAINT™ family of rifles and pistols is all about providing options.
Keeping with that ideal, we’re releasing limited edition runs of the SAINT™ FFH Rifle and SAINT™ Pistol in three new Cerakote finishes.
New M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Series
Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced the launch of its new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series, including the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace® Laser. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol family builds upon the popular M&P M2.0 platform, delivering professional-grade features and proven performance in a slim, lightweight, and easy-to-carry profile that incorporates the enhanced M2.0 feature set.
The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol builds upon the success of the best-selling M&P Shield pistol line through notable enhancements, including the M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull, a tactile and audible trigger reset, and aggressive grip texture for enhanced control. Those familiar with the M&P Shield product line will recognize the familiar, slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. Available with or without a manual thumb safety, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series features a 3.1” barrel in both 9mm and .40 S&W, is available with both white dot sights or tritium night sights, and ships with one standard and one extended grip magazine.
The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol is also available with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser, providing consumers with an out-of-the-box concealed carry solution that features two laser modes and ambidextrous laser activation for user confidence and reliable performance day or night.
The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol carries an MSRP of $479, or an MSRP of $579 including tritium night sights. The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser carries an MSRP of $499.
For more information about the M&P Shield M2.0 family of pistols, including spec sheets and images, please click here.
For more information on Smith & Wesson products, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.
?Model Number: 8648 Caliber: 45 Auto
Slide MaterialStainless Steel
Grip FrameOne-Piece, High-Performance, Glass-Filled Nylon
GripsErgonomic Wrap-Around Grip Module
Safety OptionManual Safety
Slide FinishBlack Nitride
SightsNovak® LoMount Carry 3-Dot
MA Approved & CertifiedNo
Trigger features a short takeup with positive reset.
Recoil-reducing barrel cam, low-mass slide, low center of gravity and low bore axis.
Performance tested for sustained +P ammunition use.
Genuine Novak® LoMount Carry three-dot sights.
Modular wrap-around grip system for adjusting palm swell and trigger reach.
Safe, easy takedown with no tools or trigger pull required.
Ambidextrous slide stop and magazine release allow actuation with either hand.
Safety features include internal, automatic sear block system, ambidextrous manual safety, integrated trigger safety and no trigger pull required for takedown.
Also includes – Two nickel-Teflon® plated steel magazines (one 7-round and one 10-round with grip extension); medium and large grip modules.
Pre-tensioned striker system features a powerful striker spring for positive ignition without a heavier trigger pull.
Non-slip surfaces including functional slide serrations and purpose-oriented grip frame texturing for enhanced control.
MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail acts as a mounting point for a wide variety of standard lights, lasers and infra-red illuminators.
Visual inspection port allows for visual confirmation of a loaded or empty chamber.