Easy-To-Operate Compact EDC Pistol That's Also Built for Safety
A compact, everyday-carry variation of Smith & Wesson’s popular M&P pistol line, the M&P380 Shield EZ was designed with ease of use in mind, especially for new and inexperienced shooters.
Compact pistols chambered in .380 ACP are typically blowback operated, which requires a stiff recoil spring that is hard for shooters with limited hand strength to operate. The M&P380 Shield EZ needs significantly less force than similar pistols to rack the slide. Deep serrations as the rear of the slide provide an excellent gripping surface for racking. Aggressive texturing on the grip firmly anchors the pistol in the shooter’s hand - a big help not just in racking the slide but in controlling recoil, too. Plus, the 18° grip angle offers a natural point of aim.
Unusually refined for a compact carry pistol, the M&P380 Shield EZ’s single action trigger has a crisp break and a distinct reset you can both feel and hear, giving the shooter better feedback and precise trigger control. Unlike the rest of the M&P line, the EZ’s trigger face does not have a built-in passive safety; there’s a grip safety instead.
- Thin & lightweight - easy to carry all day
- Easy-to-rack slide
- Easy-to-acquire, 3 white dot sights with windage adjustable rear
- Picatinny under-frame rail - easy to mount a light or laser sight
- Easy-to-load 8-round magazine
- Easy to disassemble for cleaning
- Visual / tactile loaded chamber indicator
- Reversible magazine release button
Like all M2.0 M&P's, the EZ has Smith & Wesson's new takedown lever design that lets you disassemble the pistol without having to depress the trigger for an extra measure of safety. This model does not have a thumb safety, but for an added layer of protection an ambidextrous thumb-safety model is also available (#940-001-100, listed separately).