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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks to both U.S. and Japanese troops on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Yokota Air Force Base in Fussa, Japan. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, Dr. Marcus Romanello, medical director for the Fort Hamilton Hospital emergency room, talks with nurse Shanita Klenk in the hospital's emergency room in Hamilton, Ohio. Romanello joined the hospital about two years earlier, just as the rise of heroin was becoming noticeable in the blue-collar city of 60,000 people. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo, Dr. Marcus Romanello, medical director for the Fort Hamilton Hospital emergency room, checks equipment in the emergency room of the hospital in Hamilton, Ohio. The hospital saw 200 heroin overdose cases last year, and countless related problems: abscesses from using unsterile needles, heart-damaging endocarditis and potentially fatal sepsis infections. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

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Kansas state Sen. Forrest Knox, an Altoona Republican, pauses during a debate on health care legislation to talk to his wife on his cell phone, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Knox supports the bill, which would bring Kansas into a compact with other states seeking to exempt themselves from the federal health care overhaul. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, left, a Topeka Democrat, talks to Senate President Susan Wagle, right, a Wichita Republican, during the Senate's debate on health care legislation, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Democrats oppose the bill, which brings Kansas into a compact with other states seeking to avoid the federal health care overhaul. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas state Sen. Julia Lynn, left, an Olathe Republican, confers with Sen. Kay Wolf, a Prairie Village Republican, during the Senate's debate over a bill to bring Kansas into a compact with other states seeking to avoid the federal health care law, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Lynn supports the measure and Wolf does not. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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Kansas state Sen. Tom Holland, left, a Baldwin City Democrat, criticizes a bill to bring Kansas into a compact with other states looking to avoid the federal health care overhaul during a debate, Friday, April 4, 2014, at the Statehouse in the Senate, in Topeka, Kan. Debating him is Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, right, a Shawnee Republican who strongly supports the measure. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

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National Edition News cover for April 5, 2014 - Carson huddles with Republicans for option to Obamacare: Dr. Ben Carson, professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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In this Feb. 24, 2014 photo, Army veterans Kurt Hughett, top, and Aldy Saturnino go through a set of obstacles during a session of the Hooves for Heroes program at Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie, Texas. Military veterans who work with therapeutic horses find the benefits go well beyond their 90-minute classes. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Brad Loper) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET USE BY AP MEMBERS ONLY; NO SALES

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Smith & Wesson’s M&P SHIELD 9mm is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. The pistol is easily concealed with its one-inch profile and optimized 18-degree grip angle. With a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P SHIELD is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P SHIELD allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.

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Smith & Wesson's M&P SHIELD 9mm is a slim, concealable, lightweight, striker-fired polymer pistol. The pistol is easily concealed with its one-inch profile and optimized 18-degree grip angle. With a 3.1-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 6.1 inches and an unloaded weight of 19 ounces. For fast tracking and smooth target acquisition, the M&P SHIELD is standard with a 5.3-inch sight radius and has been enhanced with a short, consistent trigger pull measuring 6.5 pounds. Featuring a quick and audible reset made possible by the striker-fired action, the M&P SHIELD allows multiple rounds to be placed on target both consistently and accurately.