Smith & Wesson’s M&P EZ Shield is going 9mm with the company announcing a new model in the series centered around the popular handgun cartridge.
The M&P EZ Shield 9mm version joins the .380 ACP variant, offering an easy to load and easy to rack design. Featuring a capacity of 8+1 rounds, the 9mm model boasts a 3.675-inch barrel, Picatinny-style rail, reversible magazine, tactile loaded chamber indicator, and one-piece, single-action trigger.
The 9mm Shield EZ, like its .380 sibling, will see elevated models including a version with ambidextrous thumb safety and Crimson Trace Red Laserguard tie-in. The original Shield EZ was launched in 2018 as a concealed carry and personal defense firearm dedicated to gun owners lacking hand strength traditionally required to operate semi-auto style CCWs. Smith & Wesson President Lane Tobiassen said in a statement that the .380 Shield EZ’s success naturally led to a 9mm evolution.
“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,” Tobiassen explained.
He continued, “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.”
S&W’s highlight reel when it comes to the features:
Pro-shooter Julie Golob on the Smith & Wesson M&P SHIELD 9EZ, below:
For a second take, Mr. Guns N Gear opines on the new 9EZ for a half-hour in the below
The Smith &Wesson M&P Shield EZ in 9mm is available now with an MSRP of $479.