Smith & Wesson

A S&W Shield back plate offers one of many ways to make your trusty EDC pistol your own. Whether you’re toting a fan-favorite .40 or the .45 variant (or a good old-fashioned 9mm), our collection of back plates can provide that extra touch of personality that can make your handgun stand out. 

Simple to swap and always in your sight line, a back plate is an accessible upgrade with tons of customization potential—especially if you choose a design with custom text.

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Back Plate for Smith & Wesson Shield

If you fell in love with our Glock back plates, don’t worry: we made some for your other favorite pistol, too.

Whether you want to deck everything you love with the stars and stripes or adopt America’s unofficial motto, you’ve come to the right place. Handcrafted from the highest quality metals, a S&W Shield back plate is designed to stand up to the test of time, thousands of range rounds, and all of the grit that could possibly build up in your holster.

MILSPIN vs. Competition

Why choose MILSPIN? Because all of our metal items are machined, coated and deep engraved in Columbus, Ohio. Our quality is unprecedented compared to the imported aluminum, mass-produced stuff you’ll find elsewhere.

From S&W Shield back plates to brass paperweights or EDC tools, our products are Veteran-crafted in the USA. We’re dedicated to providing high-quality products, which is why we offer a lifetime satisfaction guarantee. MILSPIN will look incredible, but most importantly, never fail you

Frequently Asked Questions

Why replace my S&W Shield back plate?

Because it looks cooler. 


While a back plate doesn’t necessarily offer any functional benefits for your pistol, it’s a great way to personalize your firearm and set it apart from the rest. Plus, a back plate is subtle and easy to install. Instead of replacing your entire slide or swapping your grip, you can add a simple touch of personality that won’t draw unnecessary attention to your handgun.

How do I replace the back plate?

Remove the slide and grab a small punch—⅛” works perfectly. Behind the firing pin, punch down into the white cup to relieve the pressure from the plate. Once the pressure is relieved, slide the plate off with your thumb.

Slide your new back plate into place, and use the other end of your punch to take the pressure off the cup again. Once your plate slides over the cup, remove the punch and keep pushing until you hear a positive click.

Are Back Plates for Smith & Wesson Shield compatible with my pistol?

Lucky for you, our S&W Shield back plates come in two sizes:

  1. Full size is compatible with Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Full Size and M&P Standard Full Size, M&P Compact, and M&P Subcompact. Calibers include 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 AUTO. Full size is not compatible with SHIELD Subcompact models, M&P 5.7 Series, or M&P M2.0 10mm.
  2. SHIELD size is compatible with S&W Shield Models.

Not sure which size is right for you? Reach out to us. We’re happy to help you find the perfect fit.


"Smith & Wesson”, “ S&W” and “M&P" are registered trademarks of Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. Milspin has NO affiliation in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation. The use of the word "Smith & Wesson, S&W or M&P" on this page are merely to identify which firearm these parts or components are compatible with.

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Milspin Vs. Competition

Machined, coated and deep engraved in Columbus, Ohio - Milspin's quality is unprecedented compared to the imported aluminium Chinese competitor products.


Veteran Crafted in the USA

Milspin is on a mission to hire skilled labor veterans to craft the finest metal products on earth. All Milspin products come with a lifetime satisfaction guarantee.