Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ Review

Well, how do you make an already smooth-shooting, popular, and excellent 9mm pistol even better? You let your Performance Center customize it with upgrades like finely-tuned action, flat and crisp trigger, ported barrel, lightning-cuts on the slide, bright green fiber-optic front sight, added silver or gold accents, and other refinements. That is exactly what Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center did with its new M&P9 Shield EZ pistol in 9mm. Performance Center firearms are the best of Smith & Wesson. And they gave the new Shield EZ custom upgrades without a custom price. Models are offered in three color combinations: silver, gold, and black. Here is a summary of a few of the upgrades and features I like in the new Performance Center’s M&P9 Shield EZ 9mm pistol.

Easy Racking Slide with Light Recoil

This new Shield EZ is not a micro-sized pocket pistol, but rather it has a compact-barrel length and long enough grip for a full grip for most hand sizes, along with an easy-racking slide and light recoil. Back in February, 2018 I reviewed the new M&P .380 Shield EZ on this website. It lived up to its design standards of being easy-to-use, easy-to-rack the slide, easy-to-load the magazine, and easy-to-clean. Then