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“Carlson knew he could improve on Smith & Wesson’s two-piece design, and initially came up with an aluminum model called the Plan B. It was certainly handsome and rugged, but cost-prohibitive. Working with injection-molding, however, brought the price down, accelerated production and led to the MagFix as it currently stands.”
NRA Shooting Illustrated
“The MagFIX is one of the only Smith & Wesson Shield accessories that I endorse without any hesitation. They did the job that they were designed to do and did not reduce the reliability of my gun at all. Other than the cost of buying them, I can see no downside to installing them on your Shield magazines.”
– Richard Johnson
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Critical Defensive Handgun – 2 Day
Excellent content and instruction. Paul is an amazing teacher! I have been a fan of Paul’s for over a year from the various firearm podcasts that I listen to and had very high expectations entering into his two day Critical Defensive Handgun course. Amazingly, the weekend managed to far exceed my lofty expectations. He did a great job constantly explaining the science behind what he was conveying in a very logical, common sense manner. I literally had “light bulbs” going off all weekend as I kept having epiphanies. Paul’s training had a high focus on balancing speed with precision shooting. He had me accessing threats and processing other information while reacting appropriately with minimal reduction in my reaction time. By the end of the training, I found my mind being able to very quickly switch gears in order to address unexpected encounters as they arose. It was like physical and mental multitasking.
Plan B Magazine Base Pad and Sleeve for the S&W Shield
I received this product today and immediately installed and put it through the ringer.
First, lets look at detail. All I can say is, wow. The engraving is A+ and looks great. The lines are smooth and free of snags. There’s minimal, if not any play between the pad and the sleeve. No more hand pinches! It’s very sleek, looks and feels tough. A vast improvement over the stock pad and sleeve.
Now, on to business. Does it work? Heck yes, it works. You won’t notice the difference in weight, because it’s so minor, but it makes a huge difference in performance. The mags drop smooth and quickly as soon as you hit the mag release. There’s no shaking the gun on a reload or having to spend valuable time manually pulling the mag out. Push the release and load up fresh. I’ve encountered zero problems.
I’ve noted NO feeding issues. The gun is still just as reliable, and I have no issue implementing this into my concealed carry. My life could possibly be in hands of this basepad one day, and I trust it.
This is a stellar upgrade to any Shield.
Critical Defensive Handgun – 2 day
I am currently in training for an overseas deployment with a federal agency and before I left, I spent time training with Paul and Safety Solutions Academy.
Paul taught me a technique for dealing with a specific malfunction that occurred during our time training together. The same malfunction occurred on the range yesterday during our train up and I was able to clear it so smoothly that the range officers didn’t even notice that I had a remedial action malfunction. We each went through 1k rounds on day 1 and surprisingly, we didn’t even touch malfunctions but Paul’s training immediately kicked in.
The techniques and concepts that this agency is teaching are very similar to what Paul teaches, but the biggest difference is Paul is a better instructor. Because of Paul’s mentorship, my reaction times and drawing from cover has significantly improved and I haven’t been throwing shots after reloads because I take that extra split second to acquire my sights to ensure I get the hit I need to get. Gunfights are won in tenths of seconds but you can’t miss fast enough.
Fundamentals of Concealed Carry and Ohio CCW
Paul is a tremendous resource. He is a great teacher who can relate to all ability levels. As a retired FBI Agent, firearms instructor and Special Forces soldier I can honestly say this was one of the best days of training I have ever had. Paul fine tuned my shooting skills and his lecture was completely relevant, practical and to the point.