When handguns have failures, specifically failures to feed, it’s never a bad idea to check out the magazine. In many cases, the magazine is the first point of failure, and fortunately, that makes it an easy remedy. Sure, there are factory magazines that ship with your gun, but there are aftermarket options as well. If you have a Smith and Wesson M&P Shield, Ed Brown manufactures high-quality magazines under their Performance Magazines line for your defensive handgun of choice.
Ed Brown released the following details of their Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield magazines:
Our S&W Shield 9mm replacement magazines are formed from stainless steel and held to the same exacting standards you have come to expect from Ed Brown Performance Magazines. High polished tube for speed and smooth operation. 8 round magazines perfect for use on the range or for your extra magazines for concealed carry. Slightly extended magazine includes filler to perfectly blend with the pistol grip. This new replacement Shield magazine will meet or exceed factory magazine performance and carries a Lifetime Warranty on the tube and follower. Not compatible with the Shield Plus or Shield EZ.
John May, Sales and Marketing Director at Ed Brown, made a statement about the magazines:
As we continue to expand our parts and accessories, it is clear why Ed Brown has been the leader. We continue to use our knowledge and experience to serve our customer’s needs. If you have not checked out Ed Brown in a while, you had better look again.
These magazines have an eight-round capacity and are designed for smooth insertion and removal. The base is slightly extended and blends with the grip of the handgun, allowing a little more real estate during live fire and a larger surface to grasp during magazine changes. These are highly polished magazines made according to exacting standards and dedication to quality control. They’re made for superior performance and are a solid choice whether for spare magazines or to replace existing factory parts. The last thing you want is to be in the middle of a live fire session and have a factory magazine-related failure with no way to remedy it. Why not have a few Ed Brown Performance Magazines on hand?
Check out this YouTube video from Ed Brown about their Fueled line for the M&P:
It’s always a smart plan to have spare magazines (how many depends on you and what you’re doing with that specific gun). If you only have the factory magazine that shipped with your handgun, you might consider expanding your magazine collection. How many magazines do you have for your carry gun? Tell us in the comments section below.