Shield EZ
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Gun Reviews By Women – Smith & Wesson Shield EZ – By Diana

Smith & Wesson Shield EZ Gun Review

By Diana


Smith & Wesson Shield EZ Specifications

Gun Manufacturer

Smith and Wesson


M&P 380 Shield EZ with a thumb safety


380 auto

Barrel Length


Ammunition Capacity





Smith & Wesson Shield EZ Usage and Features

Primary Use

Concealed Carry

Are you right or left handed?

Right Handed

What features does this gun have that appealed to you?

Easy to rack the slide. Called the “Granny Gun”. It seems like to was made with women in mind who may not have the hand strength needed to rack the slide. A beginners gun.

Tell us about shooting this gun.

Very easy to shoot. Very nice groupings. Mild recoil.

How would you describe the recoil, is it manageable?

Very mild recoil. Not as strong as my husband’s Walther PPS 9mm.

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

Fits my smaller hands perfectly. Not too large a grip. Has a palm safety and thumb safety. The slide pull is extremely easy. Trigger pull is lighter than other 380 guns I’ve tried. Magazines are single stack thumb loading.

Do you like the sights on this gun?

Sights are white- dot front and rear. I can see the sights with my astigmatism. I would prefer green dot sights, but they were not offered.

How reliable is it?

Very reliable. First rounds fired were right on target.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?

Ran through 150 rounds of 50 each of Blazer Brass, Federal American Eagle, and Armscor. No problems, no miss-fires.

Was it easy to take down and clean?

Very easy to take down. Also very easy to clean.

Is there anything you dislike about shooting this gun?


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

Made with a woman in mind. Very easy to rack and shoot.

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



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