Smith & Wesson surprised the industry by releasing the new M&P9 Shield EZ last week and customers were eager to get feedback from those lucky enough to get their hands on one. After seeing tremendous success with the M&P 380 Shield EZ, gaining customers of all ages and shooting abilities, S&W wisely answered the call for more stopping power with the same easy-to-use platform.
Breaking it Down
Built for personal and home protection, the new M&P9 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0 family and features an 8+1 round capacity and a 3.675” barrel. The M&P9 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8 round magazines that feature a load-assist tab for quick, easy loading, as well as a Picatinny-style equipment rail to accommodate accessories.
The pistol also features an optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim, white-dot front, and adjustable white-dot rear sights, and a light, crisp trigger.
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Action: Internal Hammer Fire
- Capacity: 8+1
- Barrel Length: 3.675″
- Front Sight: White Dot
- Rear Sight: White Dot adjustable for Windage
- Frame Width: 1.04″
- Overall Height: 5.05″
- Overall Length: 6.85″
- Sight Radius: 5.875″
- Finish: Armornite
Everything looks great on paper but what has the reaction been from the industry?
Let’s find out!
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Looking to start carrying it yourself? We got you, fam!! CrossBreed worked with Smith & Wesson ahead of the release of the M&P9 Shield EZ to make sure we had the following holsters ready for its release:
- The Reckoning
- Freedom Carry
- Purse Defender
- Modular Belly Band
- Last Ditch
As the modern concealed carry pistol continues to evolve, S&W is staying ahead of the curve with the release of an M&P9 Shield EZ. Billed as an “easy-to-rack, easy-to-shoot, easy-to-pack, easy-to-load, and easy-to-clean” pistol, this plucky little gun certainly has impressed those who have been able to test it so far!
Much like the 380 EZ, this gun was appropriately named. I remember shooting the 380 EZ years ago at the Brownells gun range, enthusiastically exclaiming, “it’s so easy, it’s just EASY,” and laughing in spite of myself because I literally could not stop saying how easy it was to operate it.
My experience with the M&P9 Shield EZ yielded the same reaction with the added benefit of more stopping power. Easy to rack, easy to load, easy to shoot, easy to carry, reduced recoil… pair all of that with an MSRP of $479, what’s not to love?
What do you think? Are you eager to get a firm grip on the new M&P9 Shield EZ from Smith & Wesson!? Sound off in the comments below!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jenn Jacques is a fierce defender of the Second Amendment, concealed carry advocate, fishing enthusiast, hiker, hunter, and an all-around great gal with a gun. As a former Private Detective, Jenn put those skills to good use, fighting for gun rights in her home state of Wisconsin before working as the Editor of a 2A News site, publication writer, and freelance blogger.
Jacques has hundreds of hours of firearms training under her belt including Street Encounters and Low Light/No Light Training, is a graduate of the Gunsite Academy, and was named a S.A.F.E. Summer Local Champion of Firearm Safety by the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Project ChildSafe.
She has been a staple in the firearms industry since 2009 and is proud to be raising her three children with her husband John who is also an avid hunter, 2A supporter, and an amazing father.