M&P 9C vs. M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson M&P 9C vs. M&P Shield

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 9C and M&P Shield are both excellent carry guns. They both are super accurate, easy to tear down and clean, very easy to conceal, and a blast to shoot!

Here is a video that compares the M&P 9C with the M&P Shield.

M&P 9C & M&P Shield Similarities:

  • Smith & Wesson’s super hard Melonite to protect against the environment
  • Smooth edges and lines – nothing to catch clothing on
  • Textured slide stop which makes it easy to operate the slide
  • Smith & Wesson’s trigger safety which leads to better shot placement
  • Both have 6.5 lbs of trigger pull
  • Both the M&P 9C and the Shield have a witness hole to see if the gun is loaded
  • Both the M&P 9C and the Shield come standard with two magazines
  • Both are striker fired firearms

Personally, I’ve been carrying the M&P 9C for over two years now, and with Smith & Wesson’s super hard Melonite coating, there is only one tiny blemish on the ejector. The M&P 9C has never failed on me, I’ve never had to replace any parts, and it is extremely easy to carry.

I received the M&P Shield on a trade – I worked out a deal in which I was able to get a used M&P Shield for about $400 bucks. In my opinion, the Shield has a much better trigger pull than the M&P 9C, but there are some features that the M&P 9C has that the Shield doesn’t have.

M&P 9C Features:

  • 12+1 double stack magazine capacity
  • Ambidextrous thumb safety
  • Ambidextrous slide stop
  • Slightly longer barrel
  • Suggested retail $719

M&P Shield Features:

  • 8+1 single stack magazine capacity
  • Slimmer safety which might give you a couple of seconds of time if someone gets your gun
  • Superior trigger pull
  • Superior trigger reset
  • Sleeker design
  • Lighter

The Shield is one of my favorite firearms on the planet.

M&P 9C VS M&P Shield Specifications

FeatureSmith & Wesson M&P 9CSmith & Wesson Shield
Weight21.7 oz.19.0 oz
Capacity12+17 and 8+1
Front SightSteel Ramp Dovetail Mount White Dot
Rear SightSteel Novak® Lo-Mount CarryWhite 2-Dot
Overall Length6.7"6.1"
Frame Width1.2".95"
Trigger Pull6.5lbs6.5lbs
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4 Incredibly Awesome Apocalypse Survival Things I Found On The Net

With so much doom and gloom in the world sometimes you got to look at the fun or awesome side of the Apocalypse, and to me that means checking out new gear.

Personally I love “gear”, in particular outdoors gear. Love it, can’t get enough. Over the last couple of months I’ve collected a few MUST read articles featuring some simply awesome kit. Got a few mins? if so then check these things out !!!

Black Knight

This is the heavily modified ‘Black Knight’ Hummer H2. Clearly someone’s gone mad in kitting it out. As in 7-MA Deuce 50 Caliber Machine Guns type mad. Yes, mad indeed. I’d say you’re going to send a pretty serious message every time you pull out of the driveway in this bad boy.

Checkout the CRAZY Black Knight


Survival Assault Rifle

When it comes to assault rifles most people tend to run into a storage problem. An AR is a bit too big to stuff into your average bug out bag. Enter the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle. The Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle is a semi-automatic firearm that sports an 8-round .22 LR magazine, and features a unique design that allows the receiver and the barrel to fit inside the impact-resistant, waterproof stock. This means it’s perfect for storing in a handy to access pack should the need arise!

See the for Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle

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Secret Bunkers – Is There Something We Should Know?

Bunker popularity reached fever pitch during WW1 and WW2 for obvious reasons. Over time a number were abandon, stripped and forgotten. Some however were developed further. Now, in recent times there seems to be a resurgence.

TIME Magazine had this to say:

Multiple manufacturers throughout America are reporting 20% to 1,000% increases in inquiries and sales following the March 11 [Earthquake] disaster that left thousands dead and missing in Japan, and it appears that people are willing to pay a hefty price to keep themselves and their families unscathed in the impending apocalypse.

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An Apocalypse Survival Asset You May Not Have Considered

Whether hiking to a safe retreat or holding up in your home a dog can be a real survival asset.

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WARNING: Fukushima Could Kill Us All!

Fact: Right now, some fourteen months after the initial accident, used fuel rods filled with radioactive caesium sit on top of a heavily cracked and damaged building barely covered.


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Weapons Which Ensure You’ll Survive The Apocalypse


It’s not something you want to hear while waking down the street drinking your milkshake!

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The All Survival Things Weekly Wrap up – 19th May

Welcome to the weekly wrap up. This is where we take a look around the web’s to see what’s been happening in the survival and preparation community.


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The All Survival Things Weekly Wrap up – 11th May

Welcome to the weekly wrap up. This is where we take a look around the web’s to see what’s been happening in the survival and preparation community.

JP Morgan Suffers ‘Massive’ Losses

This is sort of news we can expect to start see coming in from left right and center. There really is some worrying signals in the global economy. From the article:

In an unexpected after hours call with investors CEO Jamie Dimon said JPMorgan was facing massive losses – legal losses of $4.2 billion were reasonably possible, he said — with trading losses

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Best Cars For Surviving the Apocalypse – Zombie Or Otherwise

Right everyone, let’s get into it. We’ve all seen the Apocalypse movies and here’s what we know:

  • If you aren’t already dead, lots and lots of people are so there will be no power and no easy to obtain food or water
  • It appears you can out run most trouble be it Zombies or people in a working vehicle of some type
  • If people aren’t dead or a turned into a Zombie they will probably want what you have and try and kill you for it.
  • You’ll need weapons, skills and equipment

There may come a time in your post apocalypse survival career where you have zip down to the “local” and pick up some supplies. Sadly, your Toyota Camry just isn’t going to cut the mustard, to really survive and let everyone else see that you’re not to be messed with you need a vehicle with presence, something shall we say, serious.

Let’s take a look at my list of cars that will have the best chance of surviving a in a post apocalypse environment.

DAF TwinTurbo Dakar Rally Truck

DAF-3600 Turbo Twin II

What: A quirky Dutch brand, DAF used one of these crazy trucks to win the Paris-Dakar Rally in 1987.

Why it’s good for an apocalypse: This monster rig is a semi-truck filled with spare tires, navigation equipment and an 11.6-liter turbo-diesel engine for each axle. These DAF things were so powerful

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Why The Cranky Sun Has NASA Worried And Why You Should Worry Too!

As we head into a major solar cycle the world is more connected than ever before. Are we really prepared for life without smartphones, GPS and telecommunications? What happens if power grids go off line? And why is NASA so worried?

Ok, so what’s the concern here?

Over the last hundred years or so, astronomers have registered spots on the surface of the Sun. In 1843 German astronomer Heinrich Schwabe discovered that sunspots actually changed in quantity according to cycles, which he concluded was every 11 years on average. This cycle is set to peak around now.

So the Sun has Measles, what’s the big deal?

Sun spots are regions of the sun that are cooler than the surrounding areas. They are caused by fluctuations in the magnetic field that surrounds it. Sunspot activity brings solar storms.

Right, solar storms, that sounds a bit more dangerous

You bet, solar storms can disrupt technology in three ways: with magnetic, radio and radiation emissions.

Things that go bad in space obviously have the attention of NASA who have assembled numerous teams to

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