3 Best Tactical Light For M&P Shield 9/40

Here are the best weapon lights for the Smith Wesson M&P Shield. We have reviewed 3 products based on fit, lumen intensity, CCW ergonomics, and price for conceal carry use & home defense.

Let's check them out:

Our Best M&P Shield SubCompact Light Picks.

Streamlight TLR6 - Best Overall

smith wesson shield 9mm with streamlight tlr 6 light

The light has just a 100 lumens using just two CR 1/3N battery that lasts about 1 hr when using light & laser combo, 11 hrs when only using the laser.

Non - Snag Body Profile- This contoured weapon light mounts flush with the muzzle and goes in and out of the holster without any snag hazard

Positive Activation Click - Simply just press the push-button on both sides to activate the light for both left & right handed shooters.

Light / Laser Combo - Choose between light only or light / laser combo

Tight Hot Spot - 100 lumens with a tight hot spot for effective close up low light target ID and works up to 20 yards

Click here to see more TLR 6 review and pics 

Please check out our EDC Light Buyer's Guide here.

CrimsonTrace LightGuard LTG 770

smith wesson shield 9mm with crimson trace

The Crimson Trace LTG 770 is an under $100 light that mounts on your M&P Shield's bottom rail.

The beam & spill is very similar to the TLR 6, and the only major operational difference is activation switches.

Works For Railed M&P Shield - If you have the railed M&P Shield 9/40, this light is highly recommended.

Ambi Control - Just like the TLR6 for left & right-handed shooters. Instant Activation with constant & momentary modes come as standard for all weapon light.

Lightweight & Durable - The light is powered by 2 1/3N batteries (included with your purchase). The body is made with ruggedized polymer construction.

Available for Light only & paired with laser (Red or Green)

Check Out More: Best Full Size M&P Weapon Lights

Virdian Reactor (Laser Only)

smith wesson shield with viridian reactor green laser

The Viridian R5 Gen 2 is a laser only device made for the M&P Shield 9 and 40. It's a laser that serves as a fast aiming reference point without sight picture alignment.

The laser is green, which is 50X brighter to see than a red laser. Most times in the dark the green laser sight can almost illuminate a large area of the scene, especially in a small room.

The battery lasts up to 5 hours, 3X more than the Gen 1 model.

green laser viridian c5l

The laser can be operated with a small button on the left & right sides of the gun. You can do Constant & Strobe.


M&P Shield Light FAQ

Is 100 Lumens too low compared to what's on the market now?

tlr6 lumen intensity

A 100 lumens light might sound weak, but with a concentrated hot spot beam, it can be as effective to 10 - 20 yards for close range applications.

Will my M&P Shield 9 or 40 recoil forces damage my light?

Ensure you mount the unit tight!

9mm and 40SW will not damage your light during recoil. They're shock proof just like all other products companies like Surefire, Streamlight, Viridian & CrimsonTrace make.

What M&P Shield holster can I get so the light turns on automatically upon draw

The Viridian R5 features the R5 ECR Instant On activation built into the holster.

Please check out Viridian R5 ECR Holster For M&P Shield

Ying Xu

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