M&P Introduces M&P380 Shield EZ Pistol

M&P M&P380 Shield EZ Pistol
M&P M&P380 Shield EZ Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., – -(Ammoland.com)- Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced the addition of the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol to the company’s market-leading M&P Shield pistol series.

Built for personal protection and every-day carry, the M&P380 Shield EZ is chambered in .380 AUTO and is designed to be easy to use, featuring an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design.

Jan Mladek, General Manager of M&P and S&W Brands, said, “When we set out to design the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, our goal was to deliver an all-around, easy to use personal protection pistol – from loading and carrying, to shooting and cleaning. Throughout the development process, we focused on key areas that customers told us were important- the ease of racking the slide and loading the magazine. With that in mind, we reduced the amount of force required to rack the slide, and developed a magazine that is both easy and efficient to load. We have incorporated both of these new features into the M&P380 Shield EZ pistol, allowing consumers of all statures and strengths the opportunity to own, comfortably practice with, and effectively utilize this exciting new pistol. The new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol provides an easy-to-use personal protection option for both first-time shooters and experienced handgunners alike.”

Built for personal and home protection, the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0 family and features an 8+1 round capacity and a 3.675” barrel. The M&P380 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8 round magazines that include a load assist button for quick, easy loading, as well as a picatinny-style equipment rail to accommodate accessories.

The pistol also features an optimal M&P M&P380 Shield EZ Pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim, white-dot front and adjustable white-dot rear sights, and a light, crisp trigger with an MSRP of $399.

The M&P380 Shield EZ pistol has begun shipping, and will be widely available at firearms dealers across the nation by the end of February 2018.

M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features include:

Easy-to-Use Design

  • Easy-to-rack slide for trouble-free manipulation
  • Tapered rear slide serrations, providing an easy-to-grasp surface
  • Easy-to-load magazine design with load assist button for quick, easy loading

Superior Performance

  • One-piece, single action trigger for crisp trigger pull with tactile and audible trigger reset
  • Windage- adjustable, white dot rear sight
  • M2.0 enhanced grip texture optimized to size and .380 AUTO recoil

Superior Controls

  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator to both see and feel if a round is in the chamber
  • Reversible magazine release that’s easily adjusted for left or right hand operation
  • Available with ambidextrous manual thumb safety

To learn more about the new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol and the complete M&P line of firearms, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

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Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, Performance Center®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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Kenneth Towne

Mine will now fire at times because of the gripe safety not being fully depressed. EZ slide but in its not reliable what good is it. No problems with other autos except working slide.


Bought this for my wife and her arthritis. So easy to rack compared to my Glock I may take the EZ way out too

Fred Ward

This is not a “tactical operator” pistol, or one for the gun guys. This is a gun I would buy for my mother, or, as my arthritis progresses, myelf. Different people have different needs. Meeting those needs expands the market. They may not sell a ton of these guns-but then again, they might.


A grip safety, really? When you release new models, they’re supposed to be better than the previous ones.

James Russell Bailey

@WB, Well in general your comment is 100% true, I must respond by saying seriously? This may be news to you, but Smith & Wesson owns Crimson Trace, so there is no patent infringement problems with pudding a grip activated laser on this model. Further, no one owns a patent on whether a pistol is double stack or single stack, that is so out there that it’s somewhere in the Andromeda cluster! Those are my two main points, a grip activated green laser, and double-stack mag! Are you just having a bad day, or do you just want to be… Read more »


Will this be available without the thumb safety?
Hopefully this will solve the problems those with weak hands have e.g. my wife

Joan M

I just bought one for myself (I’m 72) as I have hand problems (small, thumb problems, weak & arthritic) and couldn’t rack a regular semi-automatic. Even the Kimber was very difficult but at least I didn’t get pinched. I love this pistol! The grip lock is not a problem, in fact, I don’t even realize I’m pressing it to shoot. The thumb safety is on both sides and very easy to set. And so easy to disassemble for cleaning! I would recommend this for anyone with hand or strength problems! They are not easy to find around our area but… Read more »


I have the EZ for the wife without thumb safety


Add the integral Crimson Trace laser and it would be perfect.

James Russell Bailey


That was my first thought in green laser, and my second thought was why not include a model that was Double Stack?

Were they to offer this in a double stack configuration, they could go head-to-head with Beretta, zenith, and a few others on a direct competition basis, but with the added plus of The Shield model built in customer base.

I am so weary of The Limited thought processes of corporate paper pushers, they offer the sky in theory, what hand does a pile of mud more often than not!

Wild Bill

@JRB, What features get put into a product are often dependent upon who owns what patents, whether licensing agreements can be worked out and business models.