Firearms|Handguns

Yesterday, S&W introduced the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ. The M&P Shield EZ series of pistols was geared towards shooters with limited hand strength. The Shield EZ has actually garnered mass popularity within the community. Now, it’s getting dripped in that S&W Performance Center Swag.

The new Performance Center Shield EZ’s will feature: gold or sliver triggers and grip safeties, a flat face trigger, slide lightening cuts, Hi-Viz night sights, ported barrel, and tuned action. Pricing for the decked out Shield EZ will start at $588 MSRP.

Below is the press release and features for the new Performance Center M&P 9 Shield EZ.

Press Release

Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ features easy to rack slide, easy to load magazine and custom upgrades

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (June 16, 2020) – Smith & Wesson Inc. today launched the new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ, chambered in 9mm and featuring a variety of Performance Center upgrades. Building on the popular M&P9 Shield EZ pistol, the new Performance Center models share the same easy-to-use features found across the entire M&P Shield EZ series, and are further enhanced with premium Performance Center features. The Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols are available with striking black, silver, and gold accents, and include a ported barrel, flat face trigger, tuned action, and more.

Tony Miele, Sr. Director, New Products and Performance Center, said, “Performance Center has the ability to design and manufacture specialty upgrades normally found in aftermarket work, straight from the factory. With the popularity of the M&P9 Shield EZ, we set out to develop Performance Center versions with porting, a tuned action, aftermarket sights, and more. These new pistols deliver easy-to-use features with the custom upgrades that our customers expect the Performance Center to deliver.”

Built for personal and home protection, the new Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols are the latest addition to the M&P Shield EZ family and feature an 8+1 round capacity and a 3.8” barrel. The Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistol ships with two 8 round magazines that feature a load assist tab for quick, easy loading, as well as a picatinny-style equipment rail to accommodate accessories. The pistol also features an optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim, HI-VIZ® Litewave H3TM sights, and a light, crisp trigger.

The MSRP on the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ pistols is $588.

Features

• Ported barrel to reduce muzzle flip
• Lightening cuts in slide for reduced weight
• PC flat face, silver anodized aluminum trigger
• PC enhanced silver anodized aluminum grip safety
• PC ported, high-bright finished barrel
• Easy to rack slide
• Performance Center action, crisp, lightweight trigger with tactile and audible trigger reset
• HI-VIZ® Litewave H3™ Tritium/Litepipe Sights
• Tactile loaded chamber indicator (TLCI) – see and feel if there is a round in the chamber
• Picatinny-style rail
• Two easy-to-load, 8-round magazines

Also includes:

• Performance Center® Branded Cleaning Kit
•Collapsible Cleaning Rod with Rotating T-Handle
• 10 Cotton Cleaning Patches
• Nylon Cleaning Brush
• Bronze Bore Brushes and Nylon Jags (22 cal, 9mm/357/38 cal, 40/10mm cal, 45 cal)
• Nylon Slotted Tips

What do you think about the new deck out M&P 9 Shield EZ? Would you buy one at the $588 starting price tag? Let us know in the comments below.

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