[SHOT Show 2020] Smith & Wesson Offers Up a New Shield EZ


As you might expect, Smith & Wesson has come out with a variety of new handgun and sporting rifle offerings for 2020. Visiting with the folks at the S&W SHOT Show booth, it was amazing just how many new firearms and models they have developed for the new year – including a new and improved Shield EZ.

A quick overview of what’s new and exciting at Smith & Wesson as follows:

  • M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm in Flat Dark Earth Finish
  • M&P M2.0 Compact 9mm with threaded barrel
  • M&P M2.0 Performance Center, at least 12 new offerings in various calibers and barrel lengths including their new C.O.R.E. series (Competition Optics Ready Equipment)
  • Model 648 Revolver, 6-inch barrel, 8 round cylinder in 22WMR
  • Performance Center Thompson/Center Rifle, Model PC T/C LRR in two different color options, Black and Flat Dark Earth. Both models are available in .308 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, and .243 Win and are topped with a Vortex Diamondback Riflescope.
  • Performance Center Model PC T/C22 Stainless Steel Carbon Fiber Barrel in four different stock offerings, all in 22 LR
S&W M2
M&P 2.0 Compact in Flat Dark Earth
New Performance Center M&P M2.0 Pistols
S&W C.O.R.E.
The new M&P M2.0 C.O.R.E. Performance Center
New Model 648
The new Model 648 in 22WMR

Perhaps the pistol garnering the most attention at the Smith & Wesson booth was the new 9mm Shield EZ. As most folks are aware, the EZ has been available in only .380, until very recently. The EZ pistol has become a favorite for those who are challenged in working a slide on the everyday semiauto pistol.

Key features of the new M&P 9 Shield EZ are:

  • Easy to rack slide
  • Easy to load magazine
  • Crisp trigger with tactile reset
  • Can disassemble without pulling trigger
  • Textured grip
  • Picatinny style rail for a light or laser
  • Available with or without thumb safety
  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator
  • Barrel length of 3.68 inches, overall length of 6.8 inches
  • Two easy load magazines
New Shield EZ
The new M&P M2.0 9mm Shield EZ

MSRP for the new 9mm Shield is $479. To see more about Smith & Wesson’s new line up for 2020, take a look at Smith & Wesson

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