Excerpt The easy to rack slide of the M&P®9 shieldTM ez® allows shooters to chamber the first round effortlessly. Featuring the addition of easy-to-grasp tapered slide serrations, the pistol loads with fluid smoothness and unprecedented ease.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield EZ 9 Thumb Safety 9mm 12436

$499.00 $429.98


This is a top concealed carry option for all types of shooters. Whether this is a first gun purchase or if you host shooting classes, the M&P EZ is a must have. The easy to rack slide and easy to load magazines are awesome features for the new shooters. Those of you that are having problems with gripping the slide or lacking the finger strength will appreciate the EZness of the slide and controls. Chambered in 9mm also makes this an enjoyable pistol to shoot, and will not beat you up or cause fatigue. 


SKU: 12436

Model: M&P®9 SHIELD™ EZ® Manual Thumb Safety

Caliber: 9mm

Capacity: 8+1

Barrel Length: 3.675" / 9.3 cm

Overall Length: 6.8"

Front Sight: White Dot

Rear Sight: White Dot Adjustable for Windage

Action: Internal Hammer Fired

Grip: Polymer

Weight: 23.2 oz / 657.7g

Barrel Material: Stainless Steel - Armornite® Finish

Slide Material: Stainless Steel - Armornite® Finish

Frame Material: Polymer

Purpose: Concealed Carry, Home Protection, Personal Protection, State Compliance

Categories: Semi Auto Pistols
Condition: New
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: M&P9 M2.0 Shield EZ
Caliber: 9mm Luger
SKU: 022188879209
MPN: 12436
UPC: 022188879209
Vendor: Gunprime
Reviews (36)
By G Maze on 09/07/22
Really like the looks and the feel of the gun. It has all of the features I was looking for and I'm anxious to get it to the range to see if it's as reliable as everyone says it is.

The size and weight of the fun is perfect and loading the gun is very EZ. I'm having a little trouble getting the slide to release without using both hands and hope to work this out at the range next weekend. I like the pistol so much that I've been looking at the full size versions of the M&P 9 to use as a home defense weapon. I would definitely purchase again.

By Allan on 09/07/22
First online Gun purchase

Gunprime made it very easy to purchase my first gun on line and when I had a question the customer service person was very helpful.

By Spike on 04/14/22

Ez slide

By Bob Carl on 04/14/22

I haven't been to the Range with it yet. The Gun Prime experience was awesome.

Would definitely buy from them again. very quick and definitely professional A+A+A+A+

By RHB on 04/07/22
Nice Little Gun

I bought this gun for my wife to shoot. She doesn't have much experience with guns and needed something that was easy to rack and manipulate.

When I shot it right out of the box it was shooting low and to the left. I wound up replacing the front sight with a Dawson front sight that was slightly shorter and now it shoots right on. I also found the slide release was really hard to press so I polished those surfaces and now it's as smooth as silk. I thought we'd have some problems with the grip safety but once we got to shooting the gun we didn't have any problems at all with that.

Nice shooting gun. Easy to rack and reload. No problems at all with cycling target ammunition. Smooth. Easy to shoot.

By Brandon Green on 03/26/22
Great gun

Shoots really well and doesn’t jam.

By Paul G on 03/26/22
Easy Buy for an EZ Gun

My second purchase from Gunprime and so far, it's been great.

I purchased this gun for my conceal carry. It's perfect for its compact and really easy to use.
I like the safety features (thumb and grip), which makes me comfortable of carrying this gun.
However, it did get stuck when I used it with the hollow point. It could be because it's new and I just need to cycle it more or I need to find different hollow point ammos.

I fired this in the range for the first time with about 100 rounds.
Fired really well. Very comfortable to hold and super easy to pull the slide. It did slipped once, but as mentioned above, could be because it's new.
Just need to use it more.
Overall, great gun for a great price!

By C Bennett on 03/13/22
Highly Recommended

I purchased the Shield 9 EZ as a training pistol for my daughter, who is 5'3" and petite. She has been shooting a Taurus TX22 for a wile now, and it was time to go to a larger caliber, one that she could easily handle. I purchased the EZ with a manual safety to keep her consistent between her 2 pistols. The EZ is slightly larger than my regular Shield, but no problem for smaller hands to get a good grip on it. The grip safety worked well, and the trigger was excellent, being an internal hammer, not a striker. Accuracy was excellent and recoil was much less than expected, very easy. Also easy is the manipulation of the slide and loading of the magazine, just like advertised. I told my daughter that they are made in other colors- she likes the Robin egg blue- "Did you order the blue EZ yet Dad?". Yes.

By General on 03/04/22
I Like It

This model is easy to rack and shoots good.

By Patrick on 03/03/22
THe transaction went very easily and smothly.

I like how easy it is to use the pistol. Very pleased.

By General on 03/03/22
A very nice Pistol

This EZ is very nice and easy to pull the slide back. I have fired it 350 times with no issues.

By Royce on 02/23/22
Great Customer Service and products.

Bought the handgun for my wife and she loves it. It's perfect for her to carry and to shoot.

By Carl S on 02/18/22
Best online purchase so far

I have purchased multiple firearms online and by far this was the best priced, most hassle free service and fast purchase I've made.
Outstanding service and product line.

By Max Getman on 02/16/22
good gun but has some issues

Bought this gun new, shot ~250 rounds and have a couple of subjective comments:
The good:
1. lightweight
2. Easy to load/reload, easy to put rounds into a magazine
3. Manual safety - I need it

The bad:
1. Balance. It's heavy on top and really light on handle. When armed with a magazine and rounds - it's a bit better but still not balanced
2. Had 2 slips during firing. Could be because it's new, could be because of steel rounds, could be because it's not oiled enough - I don't know, but it's a fact
3. 8 rounds. Not much, but it's stated explicitly when you buy it

Overall - good, but gut tells me I'll switch to Glock soon :)

By Joe daley ffl on 01/25/22
Less then my cost as an ffl!!

Sometimes this company beats my distributor pricing!!!

By Brad B on 01/05/22
Excellent service fast shipping at gunprime

Quality firearm from SW Own several SW Always good operates and shoots nice and EASY 😁

By Greg on 12/28/21
Great gun!

With arthritis in my hands I finally have found the perfect pistol! S& W shield 9mm EZ! Easy to load, easy to shoot and easy to clean! I also have the EZ380! One for carry and one for the nightstand!

By Louie on 12/24/21
Great gun!

Having arthritis in my hands led to the EZ line-up @ s&w! Great gun, very easy to load and to rack! Will recommend to friends!

By Certified Buyer on 11/30/21
Great price & great serivlce

This gun fits perfect (I am 6' 178#). Handles really easy and I like the extra security of the thumb safety. While the easy load magazine isn't a big deal it is nice. I just wish the extra magazines were less expensive.

By Wild_Bill on 11/22/21
Nice gun for the novice

I've owned this firearm for 3-4 months now. I purchased it for several reasons: to encourage my wife to become familiar with firearms, and to have a good practice gun that encourages safety. I appreciate the grip safety; at the range, it constantly reminds me that I need to maintain a firm purchase on of this and all firearms. It is easier, if not easy: easier to load, pull the slide, and fire (the EZ chambered in .380 is REALLY easy). The recoil is not bad, either. Not quite a full size firearm (whatever that means,anymore). The one minor drawback is the 8+1 capacity; sometimes I feel "under-dressed" when I use it as my concealed carry. I carry the spare mag, so hopefully the 16 rounds will be sufficient (another reminder of the 1st law of surviving an active shooter situation - run!).

BTW: no luck with piquing the interest of the missus. Oh, well.

By Big Larry on 06/30/21
Great and very fast service. Great prices too. I was impressed.

Nice pistol for my arthritic hands. I have yet to shoot it as it is too hot out. Great pistol for concealment.

By Bob C on 06/30/21
Great Transaction! Easy!

This is my first hand gun and I have been to the range once with it. I like the size and feel. The purchase was quick, easy and shipping was quicker than I imagined. I definitely recommend and will be purchasing again in the near future.

Thank you!

By Paul2A on 06/07/21
Excellent EDC, super easy

Great gun. Buy it for the women in your life, but don't think for one minute that this is a Sissy's gun. My son, who has big hands, says he loves his and showed me how he can rack the slide with one hand. Easy to load mags, super easy to takedown/clean, and is easy to conceal. Great bang for buck.

By Bill Aberle on 05/08/21
Overall this is a good weapon.

Took it to the range for the first time and only put about 75 rounds through it. Gun handled well the one thing I really like is it is easy to rack. My hands have arthritis and the ability to rack the slide and load the mags is great. I did have a couple of miss feeds, but I need to send a whole lot more shots down range to make a final determination about the gun. But first impression is it feels good and shoots well.

By Mike B. on 04/23/21
As advertised

This is an amazing firearm. It fits even my big hands comfortably. The trigger is very smooth. It is easy to tear down to clean and easy to reassemble. I had to adjust the sights slightly but that was easy as well. It is an accurate and easy to use firearm. I highly recommend.

By LEO on 04/16/21
Totally recommend

Bought it for wife who had difficulty pulling slide back and loading magazines with glock. This is the gun you need to buy if you're a woman. New EZ-9 is great, works perfectly. Easy to shoot, great trigger, magazines are easy to load and slide easy to rack. I shot it just as well as the glock I've had for 20 years. Grip safety I think is a big plus. Thumb safety is unnecessary. I carry a regular m&p 9 duty weapon at work. Purchased regular m&p night sight on amazon but they are not the same. Searching for correct night sights.

By ronald mclaughlin on 04/14/21
a real bargain

as advertized it is a EZ 9 bought for that purpose and it works

By Ervin on 02/10/21
I love it

It feels great in the hand. Perfect for me

By Jaime on 02/05/21
As I read in other reviews

Handles great shoots straight racks easy all as advertised

By Marvin on 11/18/20
To early to give complete review

To early to review

By KB on 08/14/20
My new EZ 9

I love my new firearm. Very comfortable grip, easy to load. Very nice weapon.

Thank you!!!

By Matt M on 08/14/20
Best place to purchase a gun

I was looking for the M&P Shield EZ for weeks at my local gun shop and they were constantly sold out. Purchased on Gunprime and it was delivered in a couple days time. Great service.

By Mike Ski on 07/21/20
72 hrs👍

My Smith & Wesson arrived at my FFL in 3 days... Well done! Also got my HK.45 in the same order too.

By Gmatt on 07/15/20
First time

Amazing !

By CARL ELLIS on 07/02/20

Very happy with gun had for one month Will buy from GUNPRIME again

By Rich M on 06/13/20
Great Gun

Placed the order for the gun and within 3 days I was picking it up. I love Smith &Wesson’s products. The EZ 9 is a great gun. I’d recommend it to anyone that’s a first time shooter and to the lifetime shooter. Plus the gun prices on gunprime. Can’t be beat 👍

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