Looking for a good CCP gun at a good price? JJ's readers who are gun enthusiasts may not be aware but they can get some really sweeeeet deals on Smith & Wesson pistols right now. S&W started offering a $75 mail-in rebate for the MP Shield pistols last weekend. The online prices for some of their guns were already really good. They are now practically a steal.
Gunbuyer.com and Palmetto State Amory offer the MP Shield 9mm compact version for $319 with free shipping before using the rebate. The price drops to $244 when all is said and done. The gun is very good for concealed carry and can be handled by a woman. It has less trigger pull than the point & shoot "dummy proof" .38 and is more accurate. Whittaker's offers similar prices as well.
They are also selling the .45 caliber MP Shield for $349 before the rebate. Knock that baby down to $274. You read that correctly.
They have to be shipped to someone who holds an FFL. You can have them shipped to The Armory in Ridgeland. Thad McLaurin will charge you a $25 transfer fee. He is registered with both Palmetto State Armory and Gunbuyer.com. The phone number is (601) 376-9970.