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First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ

Smith & Wesson Inc. announced that it has expanded its award-winning M&P Shield EZ pistol series to include the new M&P9 Shield EZ, chambered in the popular 9 mm caliber. Built for personal protection and everyday carry, the M&P9 Shield EZ expands the M&P Shield EZ pistol platform, released in 2018, and features an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine and easy-to-clean design.  

Lane Tobiassen, President of Smith & Wesson, said, “When the M&P380 Shield EZ was released in 2018, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the easy-to-use features of the innovative pistol platform.  From that point on, we knew we would expand the M&P Shield EZ line with a pistol that incorporated the same features, chambered in the powerful and popular 9mm caliber. The new M&P9 Shield EZ is easy-to-rack, easy-to-load, easy-to-shoot and easy-to- clean, appealing to a wide range of consumers seeking out these popular features in 9mm.  With over three million M&P Shield pistols adopted by consumers, we believe the ‘M&P Shield’ name has become synonymous with personal protection.  This much anticipated release is the next evolution of the personal protection pistol.” 

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-inch barrel. The M&P9 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8-round magazines with a load-assist tab to facilitate easy loading, as well as an accessory rail for lights, lasers and combination units. The pistol also features an the same 18-degree grip angle as the rest of the M&P series for a natural point of aim, white-dot front and adjustable white-dot rear sights and a light, crisp trigger. MSRP on the M&P9 Shield EZ pistol is $479.

M&P9 Shield EZ pistol features include: 

Easy-to-Use Design

  • Easy-to-rack slide for trouble-free manipulation
  • Tapered rear slide serrations, providing an easy-to-grasp surface
  • Easy-to-load magazine design with load assist tab for quick, easy loading

Upgraded Performance

  • Low bore axis for ultimate recoil control
  • Chambered in popular 9mm caliber
  • One-piece, single action trigger for crisp trigger pull with tactile and audible trigger reset
  • Windage- adjustable, white dot rear sight

Improved Controls

  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator to both see and feel if a round is in the chamber
  • Reversible magazine release that’s easily adjusted for left or right hand operation
  • Available with ambidextrous manual thumb safety
  • Available with factory-installed Crimson Trace Red Laserguard 

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