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ANNOUNCING THE M&P380 SHIELD EZ – An Easy To Use S&W Pistol

This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com

While most shooters and concealed weapons carriers do not have a problem with racking the slide of a semiautomatic pistol, there is a subsection of gun owners who may have physical limitations that make manipulations difficult. Smith & Wesson is addressing these hurdles with the announcement of the new M&P380 Shield EZ – a handgun that boasts an easy to rack slide, easy loading magazines and a lighter recoiling .380 Auto. The new S&W is set to retail at $399 and will be available from authorized dealers shortly.

For older or disabled shooters, the suggestion around difficulties racking a semiauto pistol usually lead to the talk of carrying a revolver instead. S&W is providing a new option with the Shield EZ.

Specifications and details can be found below.

Shield EZ

M&P380 Shield EZ 

Built for personal protection and every-day carry, the M&P380 Shield EZ is chambered in 380 Auto and is designed to be easy to use, featuring an easy-to-rack slide , easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design. Built for personal and home protection, the innovative M&P380 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0 family and provides an easy-to-use protection option for both first-time shooters and experienced handgunners alike.

  •  Easy to rack slide.
  • Crisp, light trigger with tactile and audible trigger reset.
  • Includes (2) Easy to Load 8-Round M&P380 Shield magazines.
  • Grip safety – grip pistol to fire.
  • Windage adjustable, white dot rear sight (tool included).
  • Can disassemble without pulling trigger.
  • Grip texture optimized to size and recoil.
  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator (TLCI) – can see and feel if there is
    a round in the chamber.
  • Available with or without ambidextrous, manual thumb safety.
  • Picatinny-style equipment rail for lights or lasers.
  • Perfect size for nightstand or carry, or a day at the range.
  • Reversible magazine release.
  • Thin and lightweight – can be comfortably carried all day.
  • Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim.
  • Armornite® durable corrosion resistant finish.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • SKU: 180023
  • Model: M&P® 380 SHIELD™ EZ™
  • Caliber: .380 Auto
  • Capacity: 8+1
  • Barrel Length: 3.675″ / 9.3 cm
  • Overall Length: 6.7″
  • Front Sight: White Dot
  • Rear Sight: Adjustable White Dot
  • Action: Internal Hammer Fired
  • Grip: Polymer
  • Weight: 18.5 oz / 524.5g
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite® Finish
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite® Finish
  • Frame Material: Polymer
  • Purpose: Concealed Carry, Home Protection, Personal Protection
  • $399

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