S&W Adds to M&P Line

Built for personal and home protection, the new M&P 380 Shield EZ pistol, chambered in .380 Auto, is the latest addition to the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 family. “When we set out to design the M&P 380 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,” says Jan Mladek, general manager of M&P and S&W Brands. “Throughout the development process, we focused on key areas that customers told us were important, such as 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&P 380 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&P 380 Shield EZ pistol provides an easy-to-use personal protection option for both first-time shooters and experienced handgunners alike.”

The pistol 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. It also has a Picatinny-style equipment rail to accommodate accessories. It ships with two 8-round magazines that include a load-assist button. SRP: $399. (smith-wesson.com)