The SCH9 Charging Handle for the Smith and Wesson Shield Model 1 and 2 9mm and SW40 aids with racking the slide. Instruction is simple and requires no permanent modifications to your firearm and takes minutes to install without the need for a gunsmith.
Ted Matera (verified owner) –
I purchased this because my wife was having a hard time racking the slid on her Shield. Installation was only a minute and now she can operate the slid with no problem. Very happy with purchase and with Recover Tactical, fast shipping, no problems. Will definitely purchase from them again.
mkjo (verified owner) –
The Charging Handle performs perfectly. Due to four less vertebrae in my neck, I have dexterity and hand strength issues and this device aids superbly.
It basically makes the Shield into a Shield EZ. Installed properly, this will not interfere with any gun activity including shooting, transporting, and cleaning. Highly recommended for those that need assistance with racking.
Cathy Nye (verified owner) –
I love this item! It made racking the slide so much easier for me. It was well worth the money.
PAUL SHERYN (verified owner) –
Excellent item, easy fitting, only took a minute, makes it so much easier to rack my shield
August kosbab (verified owner) –
Due to a medical disability it was extremely difficult to safely rack my M&P shield
This product works as advertised would recommend this product without hesitatin
I really like this. I almost wish it was an aluminum alloy and offered some color choices. However, it works. I have the M&P Shield m2.0perfomance series and, it can be hard to rack it. This is the perfect compliment for the pistol.
Gerald P Cuffe (verified owner) –
Excellent accessory. It makes racking the slide a piece of cake. Love it.
Johnny Serrano (verified owner) –
the SCH9 charging handle made it easy to rack the slide back no problems shipping was fast, very satisfied
Although I love my little S&W Shield, racking the slide has always been a pain due to. I thought about getting the new “EZ” model, but didn’t see paying the extra amount for it. I was researching optics for a rifle and saw that Recover Tactical sold this charging handle for less than $20, I ordered it. It was easy to install, looks good on the Shield, and makes racking the slide a breeze! I love it!
Vu (verified owner) –
Must easier to rack my shield 9mm. Highly recommend.
EUGENE GUILIANO (verified owner) –
GREAT PRODUCT, TAKES THE STRESS OUT OF RACKING MY SHIELD. IT REALLY MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IS TO TRY IT.
John Hildebrand (verified owner) –
Perfect. Easy to install, looks and works great. Exactly what I wanted for my Shield.
Larry M McDougal (verified owner) –
What a surprising improvement to my S&W 9 Shield. After I installed the piece, I took my weapon back to ABQ Guns in Albuquerque and one of the owners was also impressed. Thanks for such a nice addition to my pistol. It did take a couple of tries to fine the little nut when I dropped it. HA HA Thanks for putting in the extra nut and bolt. Keep up the good Work.
MARK H HUNIKE –
This is a must have if you own a Shield! Fits tight, Looks Great! Fits the Holster well and it makes it easy on your fingers when racking the slide. I was looking to purchase a new E-Z Shield but now I am going to save the money ! You will enjoy this addition to the pistol. Thanks For a Great Product!
Kenneth Hartline (verified owner) –
Sirs, I am in my 70’s and have arthritis in my hands. It’s difficult to rack my Shield. I bought the slide assist and installed it. It was easy to put on with the included tool. What a difference this makes! It’s sooo much easier to rack the slide now! It does not show as it is not very wide, but it is still easy to grab and makes pulling the slide really easy. My wife tried it and she had no problem using it. Thank you, great addition to my shield.
Benjamin (verified owner) –
I recommend this device highly. It
Makes 70 year old arthritic hands capable of utilizing the shield plus with ease.
Ron Nettie (verified owner) –
The charging handle works as advertised, but was difficult to install by one person. The small nut kept slipping out of the long hole it was designed for. Finally had to use a long stick to hold the nut in place while trying to start the retaining screw from the other side…all the while trying to keep the two halves of the charging handle together.
jim.g123 (verified owner) –
Excellent product it really works ! I have 1 on my shield & 1 on my Glock . Don’t forget to put a drop of blue loctite on the threads & let it sit for 24 hrs. to cure.
Paul Anton (verified owner) –
This item is a Gem. It makes racking the slide on my shield easy-peasy.
Robert McKulsky (verified owner) –
I participate in several firearms forums and there are frequent comments about hard to rack handguns. This was true for me. At age 81 I struggled to rack my S & W Shield 9. This charging handle solved the problem. Not only is it functional but it was easy to install. Fit and finish make it appear as if it is part of the original gun. I have also purchased and installed a Recover mount for a laser sight. Great products and service.
Christopher (verified owner) –
The Shield 1.0 has a really strong recoil spring and is difficult to rack that first round. Once racked it was not a problem with dropping and inserting a new magazine, last round open magazines, but since I clean and maintain all of my pistols on a regular basis, whether shot or not, my original leather thumb-break holster will no longer work. I prefer the thumb-break myself because I always worry about an accidental drop in public. This will not work with my DeSantis “thumb break” as the strap cannot be stretched another 1/2 inch. So I am now forced to purchase an “Open Top” leather holster holster with solid retention. So the plus is, yes, it is much easier to rack that first round or clear a stovepipe, misfeed. or light strike. I prefer the pancake leather holster, as a big guy with “dunlop disease”, over Kydex, but that is just my personal preference since I carry all day every day. I will just have to be MORE cautious. I will also have to practice drawing without using my thumb first..lol So until I receive my new DeSantis open top holster, I will have to daily carry something else. No biggie, just that $20 part now will cost me almost $100. I knew it was a possibility though.
Harold J Stage (verified owner) –
Great improvement so easy to rack
Lew (verified owner) –
Perfect for the shield ,very easy to install plus now my 67 yr old hand can rack it with ease
Thanks for making it
Robert Singer (verified owner) –
I purchased two of the charging handles, one for the Glock 43 and one for the S & W M & P Shield. They are a great idea and great products. I am a certified RSO and pistol instructor and I work regularly with first time gun owners and almost constantly have to deal with older people with arthritis and/or declining grip strength and young female shooters who struggle with racking the slide, especially with the M & P which is one of the worst to manage. It’s not unusual to see them pointing the muzzle all over the place while trying to rack the slide. Recover Tactical’s charging handles resolve the problem quickly at minimal expense. They do not interfere with the operation of the pistol action, the safety or the magazine release. With the exception of old style holsters with a retention strap they seem to work well with most holsters. They will probably require a longer safety strap if you have one on your holster. Installation was a snap on the Glock 43. Somewhat more challenging on the M & P but manageable even for a fumble fingered old guy. All in, they are a great safety feature for anyone experiencing a problem racking the slide. I will be recommending them to many of my students.
There was a mix up initially on my shipment with one wrong product in the package. Recover Tactical handled it in a friendly manner and quickly sent the right product. Good people to deal with.
Michael (verified owner) –
Do to an accident I lost feeling and strength in my dominant hand. This has been a godsend! I am now able to charge my own gun. Thank you for this product!
John Crawford (verified owner) –
This product was so simple to attach and works great for my wife’s arthritis
Michael Herron (verified owner) –
Fits like a glove. The fit and finish is awesome. Much easier to operate the slide now.