Smith & Wesson EZ Shield EZ380 380 ACP M&P 11663
This is a top concealed carry option for all types of shooters. Whether this is a first gun purchase or if you host shooting classes, the M&P EZ is a must have. The easy to rack slide, easy to load magazines and ambidextrious manual safety are awesome features for the new shooters. Those of you that are having problems with gripping the slide or lacking the finger strength will appreciate the EZness of the slide and controls. Chambered in 380 ACP also makes this an enjoyable pistol to shoot, and will not beat you up or cause fatigue.
Model: M&P® 380 SHIELD™ EZ® Manual Thumb Safety
Caliber: 380 Auto
Barrel Length: 3.675" / 9.3 cm
Overall Length: 6.7"
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: Adjustable White Dot
Action: Internal Hammer Fired
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, State Compliance
Very user Friendly ! I've practice with it 3 times so far. I would buy another !
The EZ is designed for ease of use, particularly by folks who have difficult manipulating the slide on other handguns and it succeeds well on that point: the slide is distinctly easy to manipulate; the ability to have the safety on while opening the slide is a plus as is the grip safety, and the magazine with its open design and thumb assist are simpler to load then many closed-mag high capacity designs. SIghts are bold and clear and it shot to point of aim out of the box for both my wife and my sister-in-law. Both wound up liking it a lot more than my compact and subcompact 9 mms. Only two downsides: holster choices are pretty limited--right now I can't find a nicely designed paddle holster with security retention like I use for my other handguns. Worse, the slide release was dysfunctional when I got it: took all my finger strength to release it. Upon examination, there is a minute lip on the frame cut-out and obviously rough surface on the engagement surface of the release per attached photo. Careful stoning to clean it up quickly fixed the problem and it is smooth, easy, and reliable now. But I checked a second new sample later and found the same problem, which I have not seen on the Bodyguard .380s I have from S&W. In short, this is a quality control error that needs to be fixed. But overall, a very thoughtfully designed firearm that proved a pleasure to shoot.
I'm a new beginner to firing a handgun. I wanted something that I could handle for self defense with accuracy and ability to control when facing a life-death situation.
I've taken 2 classes on proper fundamentals of handling/ safety when operating a firearm. But before I purchased a gun, I had an opportunity to try several of them to get a feel what is comfortable for me.
I was totally draw to the S&W 380 Shiels EZ. It was the perfect weight, fit comfortably in my hands and I liked the 2 safety features. 1. The safety lock and 2. The gun won't shoot unless you are using a proper grip. Both features help build confidence and strengthen handling techniques.
As far as the slide, I had some difficulty raking it due to the fact that I'm left handed. But with practice and a solid technique, I'm now able to rake the slide both left and right handed !
This gun is really a fantastic little firearm. I'd highly recommend this gun for beginners up to expert shooters. It's worth trying it out.
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