Plan B for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

Update: Plan B for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield

I wanted to take a few minutes to get you folks some information about the Plan B Magazine Base Pad for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.

If you are not yet receiving email updates on the Plan B, please follow this link to get signed up so that you can have the latest information on the product launch.  After you enter you email make sure to come back and watch the video.

You can find the most up to date information about the Plan B by following this link.

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Plan B for the Smith & Wesson Shield – Overview (Short) from Paul Carlson on Vimeo.

Original post on the Plan B for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield begins here:

Right now I’m writing a more in-depth post about a new product that Launches TODAY!  It has been 8 month’s in development and still needs some more work, but it is clear that it is now a reality!

Are you Ready for Plan B?  If you depend on a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield you are whether you realize it or not!

Click here to find out more about the Plan-B.

Click here to order the Plan-B now.

The SSA “Plan B”

9mm Shield Plan BThe Safety Solutions Academy Plan B Magazine Extension Sleeve and Base Pad for the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield, or “Plan B”, is designed to alleviate 3 problems with the factory magazine base pad and sleeve while at the same time enhance its performance.

S&W Shield issue 1: Magazine extensions sleeve slip.

Our first design utilizes a unique pin and receiver system that mates the base pad and the magazine extension sleeve.

The pin and receiver system makes it impossible for the magazine extension sleeve to slide up on the magazine. This alleviates the issue of sleeve movement while the magazine is being carried inverted in a vertical magazine pouch, which is a common issue with the OEM magazine’s sleeve.  Keeping the magazine extension sleeve where it belongs, in place, ensures a faster and less problematic reload and with no pinched skin on the heel of the hand when reloading the handgun.

Our second design utilizes a unique tongue and groove system that mates the base pad and the magazine extension sleeve.

The tongue and groove system makes it impossible for theS&W Shield magazine extension sleeve just slide up on the magazine. This alleviates the issue of sleeve movement while the magazine is being carried inverted in a vertical magazine pouch, which is a common issue with the OEM magazine’s sleeve.  Keeping the magazine extension sleeve where it belongs, in place, ensures a faster and less problematic reload and with no pinched skin on the heel of the hand when reloading the handgun.

S&W Shield issue 2: Magazine sleeve interaction with the heel of the hand.

When individuals attempt to reload the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield handgun while the extended magazine is inserted they Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plan B Magazine Base padroutinely experience difficulties.

The typical problem is that when the magazine release button is pressed the magazine will not drop free because the heel of the shooter’s hand impinges on the OEM magazine sleeve, effectively trapping the magazine in the gun.  This requires the shooter to use two hands to strip the magazine from the handgun.

The Plan B Magazine Extension Sleeve and Base Pad alleviate this problem by simply removing excess material from the back of the magazine sleeve.  This prevents the rear of the magazine sleeve from interacting with the heel of the hand and as a result magazines drop free easily.

S&W Shield issue 3: Difficult emergency magazine manipulation.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plan BThe OEM magazine sleeve and base pad are contoured to match the grip of the M&P Shield pistol. When a magazine is stuck in the gun due to a malfunction, those flush edges give no purchase for the shooter to forcibly remove the magazine by pulling at the base.

The Plan B features an oversized base pad with Emergency Manipulation Lips extending to the front and on both sides of the base pad. This additional material allows additional purchase for the fingertips in cold or wet conditions and allows a stuck magazine to easily be stripped. In addition these extensions can be used in conjunction with a belt, holster or other hard object to strip a stuck magazine if only one hand is available for manipulation.

The Plan B for the Smith & Wesson Shield is a Problem Solver

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield is an outstanding handgun.  Its size, reliability and ease of recoil management make it an S&W Shield Plan Boutstanding choice for concealed carry.  Its major downfall is the poor performance of the extended magazine sleeve.  The Plan B is aimed squarely to alleviate the issues found with the factory parts:

  1. OEM issue: Magazine extensions sleeve slip.
  2. OEM issue: Magazine sleeve interaction with the heel of the hand.
  3. OEM issue: Difficult emergency magazine manipulation.

The Plan B Magazine Extension Sleeve and Base Pad will be sold as a three piece set including a Plan B Magazine Extension Sleeve, a Plan B Magazine Extension Base Pad and a Plan B Standard Base Pad.

Get a Plan B for your Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Soon!

Currently the PlanB is completely sold out.  We are getting ready to gather information from our first batch of customers so that we can make any modifications to the PlanB before the next pre-order period opens up.  Stay tuned for more information and if you want to receive Plan B notifications follow this link.

Next up:

S&W Shield Chambered in 7.62×51 check the Heizer Website for details….

Ok, I was just kidding, there will be no accessories for the Heizer guns…

38 replies
  1. David Lynch
    David Lynch says:

    Shut up and take my money!!!
    Seriously though, I couldn’t find a link to pre-order. I’d love to add several of these . I also wondered if this adapts the short mags as well or if you have plans to do a 3rd version that does?

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    • PaulCarlson
      PaulCarlson says:

      Steve – the production parts should be in the finishing process as we speak. By the time finishing is complete and they make their way to Ohio, I would expect shipping inside the next 3 weeks. My fingers are crossed.

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  2. John Buckley
    John Buckley says:

    Getting 404 Error on PlanB page.

    Please let me know when these will be available.

    Prefer polymer. When will those be available?

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    • PaulCarlson
      PaulCarlson says:

      John – I just shot you an email and fixed the link above. Let me know if you have more questions. Out of curiosity, what makes you want polymer more than aluminum?

      Reply
  3. ButchnJax
    ButchnJax says:

    I can answer that question about why polymer. Cost, weight, aesthetics. Let me know if you go polymer. I’ll take two. thanx

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    • PaulCarlson
      PaulCarlson says:

      Hey Hotbrass365. We are so close. 8 rounders are in, packaged invoices are printed, just a matter of receiving the 7 rounder and boxing them all up. I will send you an email so that you can get on a list to get updates if you aren’t getting them.

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  4. Mike D.
    Mike D. says:

    I am interested in the floor plates. I am a deputy with Los Angeles County and just about every deputy has bought a shield. I would like to try a couple of the plates and then try and get more guys to by them. Please let me know how much they are or if we could work out a test program.

    Thanks.

    Reply

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