Smith & Wesson Releases New M&P9 Shield EZ Performance Center Variants

posted on June 16, 2020

Smith & Wesson today launched its new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ in 9 mm. This new variant showcases a broad range of Performance Center upgrades. Using the popular M&P9 Shield EZ pistol as a base, the new Performance Center models maintain the same easy-to-use features found across the entire M&P Shield EZ platform, with greater enhancements achieved using premium Performance Center features. The Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols are available with visually distinct black, silver and gold accents, and include a ported barrel, flat face trigger, tuned action, and more. 

Tony Miele, Sr. Director, New Products and Performance Center, said, “Performance Center has the ability to design and manufacture specialty upgrades normally found in aftermarket work, straight from the factory. With the popularity of the M&P9 Shield EZ, we set out to develop Performance Center versions with porting, a tuned action, aftermarket sights, and more. These new pistols deliver easy-to-use features with the custom upgrades that our customers expect the Performance Center to deliver.” 

Built for personal and home protection, the new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols represent the latest addition to the M&P Shield EZ family and feature a magazine capacity of eight rounds and a 3.8-inch barrel. Each Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8-round magazines that feature a load-assist tab for quick, easy loading. Additionally, each pistol boasts a picatinny-style accessory rail to accommodate lights and/or lasers. The new M&P9 Shield EZ also features the standard M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim, HI-VIZ Litewave H3 sights, and a light, crisp trigger.  

MSRP on the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols is $588. To learn more about the new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols and the complete line of Performance Center firearms, including spec sheets and images, visit



AR-15 facing left
AR-15 facing left

First Look: Bushmaster Bravo Zulu Rifles

Bushmaster recently launched its Bravo Zulu line of AR-15 rifles, which will be available in five different configurations. 

Barrett Produces 1,000th MRAD MK22

The 1,000th MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) Mark 22 MOD 0 (MK22) rifle destined for use in the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Advanced Sniper Rifle and United States Army Precision Sniper Rifle programs rolled out of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing in November.

Silencer Central Cyber Monday Sale

Silencer Central's Cyber Monday Sale allows customers who buy a Banish .223, Banish 30, Banish 30 Gold, or Banish 45 to receive a Banish 22K, a titanium rimfire silencer that weighs in at 2.45 ounces, for free.

First Look: Springfield Armory Ronin EMP

Springfield Armory recently announced the newest addition to its award-winning family of 1911s with the Ronin EMP.

The Importance of Communication for Personal Defense

The stress and confusion of a violent criminal attack is not the place to try to work up a system of communication.

First Look: Kimber Rapide Dawn & Scorpius 1911 Pistols

Kimber recently introduced two new models of 1911s, the Dawn & Scorpius, to the Rapide family. 


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.