Smith and Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9mm Gun Review
S&W M&P Shield EZ 9mm Specifications
Gun Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: M&P Shield 9 EZ
Ammunition Capacity: 8+1
S&W M&P Shield EZ 9mm Usage and Features
Are you right or left-handed?
What features does this gun have that appealed to you?
The ease of racking the slide was what appealed to me most. Also, the ease of take down to clean.
Tell us about shooting this gun.
I don’t have a lot of experience shooting guns so I don’t have much to compare with but I do love shooting this gun. I need more practice as I tend to shoot low and left. But my groupings are consistent, low and left. LOL
How would you describe the recoil, is it manageable?
Recoil is manageable for me.
How does it fit your hand, are the controls of this gun easy to use? (Safeties, slide pull, magazine release, trigger pull, etc.)
The gun fits my hand well. I bought a version without the extra thumb safety but the back strap safety is reliable and makes you grip the gun properly to engage it. The slide pull is very very easy, magazine release works well. The trigger pull is nice, although not as nice as the H&K VP9 I borrowed from a friend. Now THAT is a nice trigger.
Do you like the sights on this gun?
I changed the sites to tritium so I can see them better in lower light.
How reliable is it?
So far it has been extremely reliable. It Goes bang every time I pull the trigger
Any problems with any type of ammunition?
None whatsoever. Because of the ammo crisis, I’ve had to buy whatever I can find and we started reloading our own 9mm. I’ve also shot steel cartridges. I’ve had absolutely no issues with any of the ammo. This gun seems to eat everything fed to it without issues.
Was it easy to take down and clean?
Extremely easy to take town and clean. Just lock the slide open, pull down the slide release button, slide the upper off, remove the spring and barrel. That is it. You do have to be careful not to push the grip safety in or it locks a mechanism so you can’t put the top slide back on. But knowing this, I’m careful when I take down the gun for cleaning and have never had a problem.
Is there anything you dislike about shooting this gun?
I love shooting this gun. That being said, I would like a softer trigger pull like the H&K VP9 but other than that there is nothing I dislike about shooting the gun. I only other quip I have is that it would be nice if a 10+ cartridge magazine is created for this gun. So far, it only holds 8+1.
For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?
It is a great gun to shoot and clean. It’s been very reliable.
Would you recommend this gun? If no, do you have a preferred gun?
I would recommend this gun for those with weaker hands or for anyone that wants a mid-sized 9mm that is fun to shoot.