Smith & Wesson Performance Center Introduces M&P 380 Shield EZ Pistol

Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features ported barrel, flat face trigger, tuned action.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P 380 Shield EZ Pistol
Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P 380 Shield EZ Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., – -(AmmoLand.com)- Performance Center today announced the addition of its new M&P380 Shield EZ pistol in three eye-catching configurations. Chambered in 380 Auto and equipped with a premium feature set, the Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ is designed to be easy to use while incorporating features traditionally found only on custom firearms, including a ported barrel, flat face trigger, and Performance Center tuned action.

Tony Miele, General Manager of Performance Center, said, “Performance Center has always been recognized for its ability to add custom touches to factory firearms, and the Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ represents exactly that – custom features, built right in. When designing this product, we set out to maintain all of the easy to use features that have made the M&P380 Shield EZ wildly popular, while adding in a custom Performance Center touch. With a flat face trigger, lightening cuts in the slide, and three striking color options, the Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ is sure to stand out at retailers nationwide.”

Built for personal and home protection, the new Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ pistol features the hallmark easy-to-use features of the M&P380 Shield EZ, including an easy to rack slide, easy to load magazine, and easy to clean design. This new pistol features a 3.8” ported barrel to reduce muzzle flip, lightening cuts in the slide for reduced weight, and an 8+1 round capacity. Each pistol ships with HI-VIZ® Litewave H3™ Tritium/Litepipe sights for excellent visibility in daylight and low light conditions.

In addition to the features listed above, the Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ pistol will ship with a Performance Center-branded Tipton® Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit that includes bore brushes, a cleaning rod, and related accessories to clean the pistol after use.

The Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ is available with a matte black frame and a choice of black, silver, or gold accents, and carries an MSRP of $502.

To learn more about the new Performance Center M&P380 Shield EZ, please click here.

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    Paul
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    Paul

    I want to get one for my wife for Mother’s Day. I’m a gun guy, she’s not. So I’m going to try this model. Where are they available?

    steve
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    steve

    GrapAGun his it for $ 453.00 a few bucks off but out of stock no one else seems to have it

    Pensey Francis
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    Pensey Francis

    I am seeking a light weight automatic gun. Just sold my Kel Tec 380 because I had hand surgery and loss a finger. Need something eazy to deal with, but will stop you, if you come for me. Thank you!

    steve
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    steve

    KelTech 🙁 if Kel Tech was an automobile it would be a Yugo model car

    Jose AntonIo MartInez
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    Jose AntonIo MartInez

    Jose AntonIo MartInez Octubre 30 1990

    Joe R
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    Joe R

    More police departments across the country are authorizing LA PD / NYPD Smith and Wesson BG 380 as back up and deep cover because they’re dependable and they work
    I carried a J frame with reload ward cutters in it for years as a back up and OFDG All you mall cops if you think you’re going to engage over 7 feet in a gunfight you watch too much TV also shot placement of five rounds of ward cutters under 7 feet is nasty

    Quillslinger
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    Quillslinger

    Smith and Wesson, what are you DOING? WHO buys a tricked out EZ Shield? Seriously? Don’t get me wrong. The Shield EZ was a hit. But Smith must not spend any money on market research, because people who buy the Shield EX don’t pay for custom slide work and TiN barrels. They don’t. And guys who pay for those kinds of things do NOT buy a Shield EZ 380. Maybe some guys who do custom M&P work want to get this gun for their girlfriends… or moms. C’mon Smith! WHERE IS AN OPTIC-READY M2.0? OR A PERFORMANCE CENTER M2.0? (And… Read more »

    Michael G Lisciak
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    Michael G Lisciak

    I didn’t have any luck with this EZ. It was EZ to put it back in the box and send it back to Smith and Wesson. It constantly stove piped the last round and the slide very rarely locked after the last round did fire. Tried 6 different types of ammo and 4 different magazines and none of it helped. If it doesn’t come back fixed it will go EZ to the pawn shop.

    Mike
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    Mike

    Shot placement over power, if this makes someone more capable of proper shot placement it’s worth the extra hundred bucks

    Steve
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    Steve

    Lehigh defense.
    BRAND:UNDERWOOD AMMO
    SKU:639
    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    Caliber: 380 ACP
    Bullet Weight: 65 Grains
    Bullet Style: Lehigh Defense Xtreme Defense
    Case Type: Ducta-Bright 7a Nickel Brass
    BALLISTICS INFORMATION
    Muzzle Velocity: 1400 fps
    Muzzle Energy: 283 ft lbs
    Penetration: 14 inches
    Check it out and watch video testing.
    The old .380 ain’t what she used to be!

    Danny
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    Danny

    Would really love to see an EZ style shield in 9×19. I know it wouldn’t be quite as easy to rack, but still.

    Austin Miller III
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    Austin Miller III

    What they are probably finding is a market where guys that are getting too old to handle most slides but still want to shoot and sometimes carry can handle this firearm. I suspect that market has more disposable income than most other demographics. They just might be on to something there. Starting to appeal to me! I bought a standard one for my wife but she hasn’t warmed up to it. Great shooting gun, I just wish the ammo was cheaper. I have heard the new loads for the 380 are equivalent to many of the 9mm loads. I don’t… Read more »

    Joe
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    Joe

    The term “performance center” and .380 don’t belong in the same sentence. Talk about marketing bullshit.

    Clint Knight
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    Clint Knight

    Hey Joe, my wife is a fan good shot with her M&P 380. I was a law enforcement officer & taught her as well as taking shooting lessons. I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that gun she’s holding. I have a question for you, when wad the last time you were hit by a .380 cal? My guess is you weren’t and are talking out of your ass like most assholes.

    John
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    John

    LOL

    Damian Shaheen
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    Damian Shaheen

    I wish all my semi auto pistols had grip safety’s. Its what I love about my colt 1911 and my wifes EZ Shield.

    Myreon Roberts
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    Myreon Roberts

    Will those same customizations be performed on the S&W Shield 40 or 9mm?

    Roger
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    Roger

    The .380 cal. Ouch Ok if you want to piss off your attacker or aggressor and hope he runs. Make sure you get yourself a good lawyer he may be hurting but you’ll be paying his hospital and legal bills for the rest of your life. When the cops come you want them to hear your story and your story only. If they hear the other story now you got yourself a life long problem.

    Jake
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    Jake

    when was the last time you were shot with a .380 and was just pissed off? it sounds like you are talking from personal experience and it would be great to share your story to help those less famlier with the .380 make an informed decision.

    Bill
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    Bill

    You might think about doing some more research on the defensive. 380 in some cases it is believed to hit as hard or even harder than a 38 special
    It is not the same caliber as 30 years ago. Just my 2 cents

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    A grip safety? Just no.

    Danny
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    Danny

    There is no downside to a grip safety; only upside.

    Tom
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    Tom

    I used to think that right up until the day a piece dirt/sand lodged itself just perfectly in the grip safety mechanism and locked up my gun. Thankfully I was at the range when it happened and had an empty gun. It took 5 minutes of beating on it with every non marring tool I could find before it came free. No way I would have cleared it in a fight. It’s only happened once in 30 years of shooting, but it can happen, I have heard of others. Grip safety is one more thing that can fail. Probably won’t,… Read more »

    Roy D.
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    Roy D.

    Ok, you keep telling yourself that.

    JTW
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    JTW

    I can understand why you wouldnt perfer a grip safety, but it hardly warrants that reaction. Also, that firearm has been out for nearly a year, there are just releasing it in a “performance center” model. A little silly considering the pistol was designed for people who wanted a firearm but werent “gun people”. I doubt those people wanted a high end model.

    DrH
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    DrH

    BTW I own probably 25 guns now and in my life probably over a 100. I love shooting and have since I was 7 years old but I am thinking of buying the EZ because of a injured wrist and thumb. The point is your “gun people” comment is not appreciated. I really like the performance model, hope you do not mind.
    One of my favorite guns is my Redhawk 44 mag !

    Mike
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    Mike

    It’s a matter of preference. There’s no downside to it. People who say this feature is bad doesn’t know what they’re talking about.