Smith & Wesson has unveiled its brand new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol for 2018.
Designed for personal protection and EDC, the M&P380 Shield EZ represents Smith’s latest addition to its M&P M2.0 family. The press release hypes three main features: an easy-to-rack slide; magazine that includes a load assist button for quick and easy loading; and an easy-to-clean design.
“When we set out to design the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, our goal was to deliver an all-around, easy to use personal protection pistol – from loading and carrying, to shooting and cleaning,” said Jan Mladek, the GM of M&P and S&W brands. “Throughout the development process, we focused on key areas that customers told us were important- the ease of racking the slide and loading the magazine. With that in mind, we reduced the amount of force required to rack the slide, and developed a magazine that is both easy and efficient to load.
“We have incorporated both of these new features into the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, allowing consumers of all statures and strengths the opportunity to own, comfortably practice with, and effectively utilize this exciting new pistol. The new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol provides an easy-to-use personal protection option for both first-time shooters and experienced handgunners alike.”
Chambered in .380 ACP, the gun also features a 3.675-inch barrel; 8+1 capacity; 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim; Picatinny rail for accessories; white-dot front and windage adjustable white-dot rear sights; one-piece, single action trigger for crisp pull with tactile and audible reset; tactile loaded chamber indicator; tapered rear slide serrations; M2.0 enhanced grip texture optimized to size and .380 ACP recoil; reversible magazine release and the option of adding an ambidextrous, manual thumb safety.
Smith’s new EZ pistol is shipping now with two 8-round mags at a MSRP of just $399. See the specs below.
S&W M&P 380 Shield EZ Specs
- 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