Yesterday, Smith and Wesson announced a new addition to their Shield EZ lineup with the M&P 9 Shield EZ. The M&P 9 Shield EZ is designed from the ground up to be a firearm that is easy to rack, load, shoot, and clean. Smith and Wesson adds to the Shield EZ series after .380 version success. 

Lane Tobiassen President of Smith and Wesson spoke to Firearm News about the success of the M&P .380 Shield EZ and the new M&P 9 Shield EZ. Mr. Tobiassen states, “ When the M&P380 Shield EZ was released in 2018, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the easy-to-use features of the innovative pistol platform. From that point on, we knew we would expand the M&P Shield EZ line with a pistol that incorporated the same features, chambered in the powerful and popular 9mm caliber. The new M&P9 Shield EZ is easy-to-rack, easy-to-load, easy-to-shoot and easy-to- clean, appealing to a wide range of consumers seeking out these popular features in 9mm. With over three million M&P Shield pistols adopted by consumers, we believe the ‘M&P Shield’ name has become synonymous with personal protection. This much anticipated release is the next evolution of the personal protection pistol.”

After that type of success from the .380 platform it will only make sense that Smith and Wesson would build one in the ever popular 9mm. 

Below is the product overview, specs, and features from Smith and Wesson. 

Product Overview 

Built for personal and home protection, the new M&P9 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&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, white-dot front and adjustable white-dot rear sights, and a light, crisp trigger.


• Model: M&P®9 SHIELD™ EZ® 

• Manual Thumb Safety

• Caliber: 9mm

• Capacity: 8+1

• Barrel Length: 3.675″ / 9.3 cm

• Overall Length: 6.8″

• Front Sight: White Dot

• Rear Sight: White Dot Adjustable for Windage

• Action: Internal Hammer Fired

• Grip: Polymer

• Weight: 23.2 oz / 657.7

• Barrel Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite® Finish

• Slide Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite® Finish

• Frame Material: Polymer

• Purpose: Concealed Carry, Home Protection, Personal Protection


• Easy to rack slide

• Crisp, light trigger with tactile and audible reset

• Includes 2 easy-to-load magazines

• Grip safety

• Windage adjustable, White Dot Rear Sight

• Disassembles without pulling trigger

• Grip texture optimized to size and recoil

• Tactile Loaded Chamber Indicator (TLCI)

• Picatinny-Style Rail

• Perfect size for nightstand, carry or a day at the range

• Reversible magazine release

• Optimal 18º grip angle for natural point of aim

• Armornite® – Durable, Corrosion Resistant Finish

The new Smith and Wesson M&P9 Shield EZ built around the simplicity of use. The new 9mm Shield EZ starts at $479.

What do you think of the Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield EZ? Is this an handgun you would consider buying? Let us know in the comments.

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