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Our offer includes 76 designs of     Smith & Wesson M&P Shield holsters with key features such as quick and easy draw and re-holstering. Wide range of carry positions and carry styles allow you to browse through many holster models with great retention and a covered trigger guard, either open top holsters or holsters with a thumb break. Our Smith & Wesson  M&P Shield holsters are designed to minimise gun print so your carry is only known to you, their slim profile and premium stitching are a key feature. Other than that, we have a large range of on-duty or off-duty holsters for your daily carry.

The path to chose the right Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross draw holster for your  is not so easy. Cross draw holsters are ideal for you if you sit a lot or drive a lot. Cross-draw holsters sit on your non dominant side and you draw across the body for your firearm. Cross draw can be however utilised also in everyday situations and your Smith & Wesson M&P Shield can be carried with ease and great accessibility.

Our Smith & Wesson  M&P Shield   holsters are available in many varieties, and carry styles covering everything a gun owner needs, including IWB, OWB, Cross Draw, Light Bearing, Red Dot Sight, Shoulder, Small Of Back, Chest, Drop Leg, Duty, Paddle, Other, Concealed Carry, Ankle, Appendix, Competition, Clip On, Hybrid, Magazine, Minimalist, Open Carry, Sweat Guard, Thumb Break, Tuckable, Women's holster designs.

Smith & Wesson  M&P Shield  Cross Draw holsters are custom made for this gun model for a perfect fit, smooth draw and re-holstering and allows you to carry your gun in comfortable and safe way. Browse our whole selection of Smith & Wesson.

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About Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson, also known as S&W, Smith Wesson or SW, is a producer of various firearms based in the United States. It has quite long tradition in manufacturing of high quality firearms of a worldwide success. Its corporate headquarters is based in Springfield, Massachusetts in the USA.

The Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield 9mm is one of the best known and best selling subcompact pistols currently on the market. The M&P9 Shield is a striker-fired, short recoil-operated, semi-automatic pistol with a Browning-type locking system. The pistol was first introduced in the year 2005 and is still used and beloved by thousands of people all around the globe. This is thanks to its compact size, durability and overall construction. Today it is in service in countries such as the United States, Canada, Belgium or Australia. This serves as a true testament to the quality and reliability of the M&P. If it is good enough for our boys in the green then it for sure will be good enough for any of us.

Speaking of construction, the pistol is polymer-framed with a steel slide to create a durable, yet still not a heavy handgun. The polymer is of Zytel type which is reinforced by a steel chassis. The pistol is also very modular right out of the box. It comes with 4 changeable grips to better suit your hand as well as a Picatinny rail on the bottom front part of the pistol. This makes the Smith & Wesson M&P modular ready right out of the get-go. Do you want to put a flashlight on? You can. You would like to put a laser on? You sure can. The pistol grip is not thick enough for you? You can make it bigger by yourself in a matter of minutes without buying anything extra. If you would like to read more about the best possible modifications for your S&W M&P9 shield, I would advise you to check out our article about the best lasers and light for S&W M&P9 Shield.

The pistol can be also chambered in calibres ranging from .22LR and .380 ACP through the 9mm all the way to the .45ACP under different designations. But today we will only be focusing on the 9mm model. In terms of capacity, the 9mm version can hold 8+1 rounds in its detachable magazine. The Shield houses a 3.1” barrel which clearly shows that this pistol is 100% intended for concealed carry and not long-distance or accuracy shooting. This of yours does not mean that the pistol is inaccurate or that you cannot score a good hit beyond 20 feet but for that purpose, there are other pistols that will do that particular job much better than a small compact-sized Smith & Wesson M&P. But in case you are looking for something similar to the M&P9 Shield but not exactly it, I would recommend reading our article where we compare the M&P9 Shield and its main competitor.

The total weight of the S&W M&P9 Shield comes at 20.8oz which is excellent for an EDC, concealed carry pistol. The total length of the S&W M&P9 Shield is 6.1”, total height is 4.6” and width is under an inch at 0.95”. This combination of lightweight, good capacity and small dimensions make the M&P9 Shield an ideal EDC, concealed carry pistol. It is powerful enough to take on any potential threat that you might face and yet small enough that you might even forget that you are carrying one. In case the 9mm will not cut it for you and you want something with a bit more power, you can still get the .40 version but you will sacrifice one bullet from your total round count. This means that you will not have 8+1 but 7+1 rounds ready to go. This is not a big difference but because the capacity itself is not that great you might want to spend a bit of time weighing the pros and cons of the bigger calibre version.

In terms of carry, the S&W M&P9 Shield is intended to be carried concealed as mentioned before. This means that the best way of concealed carry is most definitely is an M&P Shield IWB holster. For this you will of course need a good fitting and well made holster. Because of this I would suggest you browse through our wide selection of the best S&W M&P9 Shield holsters so you can get the best there is. If you live in an are that allows for open carry and want a holster for that purpose, we got you covered with our top of the line series of S&W M&P Shield OWB holsters, which will not only be pleasure to use but also for others to look at. If you are looking for a holster for your S&W M&P they do not hesitate and check out our latest article on the best M&P9 Shield holsters for 2021.

Wesson M&P9 Shield is for sure one of the best concealed carry pistols currently on the market and we hope that this quick summary gave you an idea why. But if you are still interested and would like to read some more information on this pistol, check out our S&W M&P9 Shield review or our list of the most common S&W M&P9 Shield problems. In case you are deciding to buy the M&P9 Shield, I would also suggest, besides our review, check out our list of the best M&P9 Shield reviews. You can also take a look at the official Smith & Wesson website, this Wikipedia article, Smith & Wesson M&P Facebook group or forums such as the or

Gun Facts

Barrel length: 3.1"
Caliber: 9/40
Stack: 1
Width: 0.95"
Height: 4.6"
Length: 6.1"

What makes a great Cross Draw Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Holster?

A well made, custom  Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross Draw holster will hold your firearm even if it doesn’t come with a safety strap. The glove-like fit and high natural retention are a result of your new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield holster being molded on the exact replica of your pistol. Thanks to the way your new holster is made, your handgun will not fall out of the holster even if you decide to carry your rig upside down (although we advise you not to carry this way). However, if you want to get as much retention as possible, feel free to choose from our selection of Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross Draw holsters equipped with a thumb-break strap.
On the other hand, a perfect fit isn’t the only thing a great holster should deliver. A great Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross Draw holster should also come with smooth edges and meticulous stitching. Such features help to protect the holster from abrasion, scratches, wear as well as prevent it from taking any damage should it come in contact with rough surfaces. A great Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross Draw holster also comes with a perfect finish, which keeps it protected from dust and moisture. However, in order to ensure longevity and perfect condition of even the best holster, you should regularly take care of your Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Cross Draw holster through proper holster maintenance.

Accessories for your Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Holster

Choose the right accessories below that will enhance your carry. Don't forget that a proper magazine pouch, a belt or a concealed carry bag are always good choices.


A custom magazine/speedloader pouch is your best choice if you want to carry enough spare ammo ... not that there was anything like "enough ammo", right?

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A solid and stable gun belt is what you need to prevent your holster and the rest of your EDC from sagging. Get a custom made gun belt now so that you don't need to search for one later on.

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