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Gun Review By Women – S&W M&P Shield EZ .380 – Karen

S&W M&P Shield EZ .380 Gun Review



S&W M&P Shield EZ .380 Specifications

Gun Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson

Model: M&P Shield EZ

Caliber: .380

Barrel Length: 3.675”

Ammunition Capacity: 8+1

Price: $359


S&W M&P Shield EZ .380 Usage and Features

Primary Use

Home Defense

Are you right or left handed?

Right Handed

What features does this gun have that appealed to you?

Easy rack, thumb and spring assist magazine loading, thumb safety, grip safety, low recoil

Tell us about shooting this gun.

My favorite! Absolutely reliable. I’ve run hundreds of rounds through this gun of all different brands and types and it doesn’t flinch. The recoil is extremely manageable. Racking the slide and locking it open is easy even with my arthritic hands. The sights were accurate right out of the box. This gun gives me confidence that it’s going to be there when I need it.

How would you describe the recoil, is it manageable?

Very, very manageable.

How does it fit your hand, are the controls of this gun easy to use? (Safeties,slide pull, magazine release, trigger pull, etc.)

I have small, arthritic hands and it is very comfortable for me. The trigger pull is light but not scary light ;).

Do you like the sights on this gun?

I’ve had no issues sighting in. The white sights can get lost on a white target, but the more I practice with it, the less I rely on the white dots ;).

How reliable is it?

Extremely. As mentioned, I’ve run hundreds if not into the thousands of rounds now through it and it’s hung up maybe twice? And I have no doubt that those were due to my grip…likely getting tired…

Any problems with any type of ammunition?


Was it easy to take down and clean?

Yes, very easy.

Is there anything you dislike about shooting this gun?


For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them?

Do it! If you need a reliable, accurate, versatile, easy-to-use handgun, this is the one. I find it just a bit on the large side for concealed carry, but for home defense and target it’s absolutely perfect.

Would you recommend this gun? If no, do you have a preferred gun?

I absolutely recommend this gun. It’s my favorite:).

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4 thoughts on “Gun Review By Women – S&W M&P Shield EZ .380 – Karen

  1. Craig R. H. Laurent says:

    30 Oct 2022 – some details were missing from the evaluation. 1. The specific model SKU was missing. 2. If I saw the same gun, she did not mention that the action was an internal hammer fired. 3. I wondered whether she had checked out the Performance Center® M&P®380 SHIELD™ EZ® M2.0™ Black Ported Barrel model which carries a MSRP of about $100.00 more. I believe that it is always helpful to have the model number (SKU) noted.

  2. M.H. D says:

    I have a .380 and a 9mm S&W M&P EZ. I agree with her review but more often shoot the 9mm because the ammunition is easier to buy.

  3. Elaine says:

    Good evening can you tell me where I can buy the Smith & Wesson 380 EZ? Do you sell it on your website?
    Thank you!

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Elaine,
      I would check with your local Gun dealer to see if they have it. You can also purchase online and have it sent to your local FFL. We do not sell guns on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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