Smith and Wesson releases M&P EZ in 9mm

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Smith and Wesson releases M&P EZ in 9mm

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Post by gtolbert09 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:45 pm

https://www.smith-wesson.com/9ez

Grabagun has them in stock for $399.99
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Do they have Performance Center version?
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:04 pm

I bought my Daughter-In-Law a .380 EZ last year for Christmas. She really likes the gun. I'm not sure how they make a 9mm slide any easier to rack. In .380ACP, the EZ is large for caliber, so the extra weight of the slide makes it possible to use a lighter recoil spring. No so for a 9mm.

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Post by Grayling813 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:38 pm

Beiruty wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:49 pm
Do they have Performance Center version?
Performance Center site doesn’t show any EZ in 9mm....yet. The PC 380 EZ is still listed in the NEW category, probably be a few months before there’s a PC EZ 9.

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Post by Oldgringo » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:17 pm

I wear an MP EZ in .380 (9mm Kurz) caliber in legal CC places. Thankfully, I haven't had to shoot anybody as yet with its' little bullets; however, it is comforting and it sure is comfortable to CC.

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Post by Beiruty » Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:41 am

Grayling813 wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Beiruty wrote:
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Do they have Performance Center version?
Performance Center site doesn’t show any EZ in 9mm....yet. The PC 380 EZ is still listed in the NEW category, probably be a few months before there’s a PC EZ 9.
I will be interested in PC EZ9 just for its novelty.
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Post by flechero » Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:52 am

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:04 pm
I'm not sure how they make a 9mm slide any easier to rack. In .380ACP, the EZ is large for caliber, so the extra weight of the slide makes it possible to use a lighter recoil spring. No so for a 9mm.

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No offense intended, but I hope you are wrong about the 9mm version! :lol: I'm looking forward to trying one out- my wife, mother in law and young son all need something that is a little easier to manipulate.

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Post by Keith B » Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:24 pm

:clapping: I sent S&W an email back right after the .380 version came out recommending they produce a 9mm version. I got a call from one of their design team leads and he said they were always looking for new options and wanted input from an instructor. I advised that many of the students I taught were challenged to rack slides, and the EZ platform was a great benefit to them. However, I felt the .380 was underpowered and while still a compromise over higher powered rounds, the 9mm at least would be a suitable option. We also chatted other calibers and their models a bit, as well as some of the models from competitors. It was a really good discussion and the gentleman thanked me for the time and input.

I will be interested to see how the pistol stands up to hotter defense rounds with their ballistic characteristics.

I think S&W should send me a complementary pistol for my assistance :mrgreen: but just in case they don’t, this will be my next pistol purchase. :anamatedbanana
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:46 pm

flechero wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:52 am
Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:04 pm
I'm not sure how they make a 9mm slide any easier to rack. In .380ACP, the EZ is large for caliber, so the extra weight of the slide makes it possible to use a lighter recoil spring. No so for a 9mm.

Chas.
No offense intended, but I hope you are wrong about the 9mm version! :lol: I'm looking forward to trying one out- my wife, mother in law and young son all need something that is a little easier to manipulate.
I hope I'm wrong too! In the video I linked above, he stated that the slide is not as easy to rack as the 380, but it is the easiest 9mm slide he has seen. That's encouraging.

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Post by flechero » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:25 am

Well, against my normal "don't buy a brand new model" mentality, I ordered one.... hoping any bugs were worked out with the .380 version.

I will report my findings once it's in hand. :fire

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Post by gtolbert09 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:20 pm

Just picked mine up from GrabaGun. I’ll take it to the range tomorrow. It feels like it’s a few ounces heavier and the slide is slightly harder to rack, but it is new. It looks just like the 380 version and magazine looks the same as well. I’ll take it and my 380 EZ to range and shoot them side by side. More to come.
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Post by gtolbert09 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:36 pm

gtolbert09 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Just picked mine up from GrabaGun. I’ll take it to the range tomorrow. It feels like it’s a few ounces heavier and the slide is slightly harder to rack, but it is new. It looks just like the 380 version and magazine looks the same as well. I’ll take it and my 380 EZ to range and shoot them side by side. More to come.
Spent the morning at the range with both the EZ 380 and the EZ 9mm. The 9 is just a little bit heavier. Recoil isn’t bad at all. Very accurate. The magazine for the 9mm has 2 helper tabs instead of one like the 380. This pistol will be popular with folks that have weak wrists\hands and ladies. I shot 50 rounds thru both and they were flawless. Ammo was Spear Lawman 124 gr FMJ 9mm and Spear Lawman 95gr FMJ 380.

It’s a keeper.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/29Gs2TzRz5zHfn617

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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:42 pm

gtolbert09 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:36 pm
gtolbert09 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Just picked mine up from GrabaGun. I’ll take it to the range tomorrow. It feels like it’s a few ounces heavier and the slide is slightly harder to rack, but it is new. It looks just like the 380 version and magazine looks the same as well. I’ll take it and my 380 EZ to range and shoot them side by side. More to come.
Spent the morning at the range with both the EZ 380 and the EZ 9mm. The 9 is just a little bit heavier. Recoil isn’t bad at all. Very accurate. The magazine for the 9mm has 2 helper tabs instead of one like the 380. This pistol will be popular with folks that have weak wrists\hands and ladies. I shot 50 rounds thru both and they were flawless. Ammo was Spear Lawman 124 gr FMJ 9mm and Spear Lawman 95gr FMJ 380.

It’s a keeper.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/29Gs2TzRz5zHfn617

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NMEuTC2yjKgXh6f56
The outstanding aspect of the 380EZ for people with weak, injured or aging hands is the ease with which the slide can be racked. Do you think the 9mm EZ will be a good fit for those folks?

Chas.

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Post by Teamless » Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:46 pm

The outstanding aspect of the 380EZ for people with weak, injured or aging hands is the ease with which the slide can be racked. Do you think the 9mm EZ will be a good fit for those folks?

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This morning I held one at Pasadena gun show
Obviously I couldn’t fire it
But I did rack the slide a few times and did so next to a 380EZ and Shield 9

Of course the 380EZ is the easiest
The 9MM EZ was certainly better than the Shield 9, but honestly, not significantly.

It’s hard to put a scale on it, but to give some rational to how I would rate it
if a 380EZ is the benchmark, call it a 10 (10=best for ease of racking)
Then I would rate the Shield 9 at a 5-6
And the 9MM EZ at a 7, maybe 7.5


I think it certainly would help those, somewhat, who need the assist
However I would suggest to anyone arthritic or other, to get the 380EZ

Being I couldn’t shoot the 9MM EZ, I can’t say 100%, but I do own the 380EZ as well and have shot it several times and have a good feel for the racking and loading vs several other hand guns - and the 380EZ is hard to beat, if you need the help
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Post by gtolbert09 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:15 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:42 pm
gtolbert09 wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:36 pm
gtolbert09 wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Just picked mine up from GrabaGun. I’ll take it to the range tomorrow. It feels like it’s a few ounces heavier and the slide is slightly harder to rack, but it is new. It looks just like the 380 version and magazine looks the same as well. I’ll take it and my 380 EZ to range and shoot them side by side. More to come.
Spent the morning at the range with both the EZ 380 and the EZ 9mm. The 9 is just a little bit heavier. Recoil isn’t bad at all. Very accurate. The magazine for the 9mm has 2 helper tabs instead of one like the 380. This pistol will be popular with folks that have weak wrists\hands and ladies. I shot 50 rounds thru both and they were flawless. Ammo was Spear Lawman 124 gr FMJ 9mm and Spear Lawman 95gr FMJ 380.

It’s a keeper.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/29Gs2TzRz5zHfn617

https://photos.app.goo.gl/NMEuTC2yjKgXh6f56
The outstanding aspect of the 380EZ for people with weak, injured or aging hands is the ease with which the slide can be racked. Do you think the 9mm EZ will be a good fit for those folks?

Chas.
I think it would. I also think the more I shoot it that it’ll get easier to rack. The grip isn’t as rough as the other M&P pistols. My wife and daughter found it easy to rack. They both have small hands. I thought the magazine was easier to load since it has 2 tabs on each side.
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