NEW BLING: Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

by Pete
Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

Initially geared towards shooters with grip strength limitations, the M&P EZ series of pistols from Smith & Wesson have actually enjoyed broad popularity across the concealed carry community. Today, S&W launched the Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ that sports a bit more flair than its 9mm predecessors. Accented with gold or silver triggers and grip safeties as well as slide lightening cuts, shooters also get high-vis night sights, ported barrel and a tuned action. Pricing is set at just under $600. Additional details can be found below.

Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ
Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ


  • 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 KitCollapsible Cleaning Rod with Rotating T-Handle10 Cotton Cleaning PatchesNylon Cleaning BrushBronze Bore Brushes and Nylon Jags (22 cal, 9mm/357/38 cal, 40/10mm cal, 45 cal)Nylon Slotted Tips

Smith & Wesson Launches Performance Center M&P9 Shield EZ

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.

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  • Dusty Dusty on Jun 18, 2020

    They're going after the cartel market.

  • Bob Bob on Jun 19, 2020

    they need to make it in 45 ACP.
    get rid of the cuts on the slide, LINT will get in there when you carry IWB
    get rid of the gold pimp $hit
    put bomar style sights on it
    double stack magazine. Make the magazine out of steel so your grip can be thinner.

    grip safety
    Single action
    Manual safety (NOT a decocker)


    manual safety or you can offer one that is DAO

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    • Bob Bob on Jun 20, 2020

      @retfed didn't want a sub compact or compact. I carry my fantasy 1911 it is a Kimber Polymer Target full sized, 5 inch barrel with target sights and holds 14 + 1 of 45 ACP. What is NOT to like? I shoot it very well. I have Bomar sights on it. The kimber ones looked like Bomar but they were pot metal and the blade falls off the rear sight.!

      I liked the FN FNX also but nobody makes an adjustable sight for it.