The new gun blends the easy-racking slide of the original pistol with the more powerful 9mm cartridge. This means that people with reduced hand strength are no longer handicapped by the comparatively low powered .380 ACP.
Features of the new M&P 9EZ include:
- a slide that is easy to manipulate
- a slide with tapered rear slide serrations
- magazines with a loading tab for easier insertion of rounds
- reversible magazine release
- a one-piece trigger design
In the above video, Julie Golob gives you an introduction to the pistol.
|Standard Model||Crimson Trace Model|
|action||internal hammer fired||internal hammer fired|
|weight||approximately 23.2 oz||approximately 23.8 oz|
|sights||3 white dot||3 white dot and Crimson Trace Red Laserguard|
|finish||matte black||matte black|
Guns will be available with and without a thumb safety. All of the pistols will have a grip safety.
Smith & Wesson is also offering a version of the gun with a Crimson Trace Laserguard that uses a red aiming laser. Lasers can be very useful for people when a traditional sight picture is unavailable. For example, if you are knocked to the ground or are using cover that precludes the alignment of gun and eye.
At this time, Smith & Wesson lists all versions of the M&P 9EZ at the same price: $479. It would seem that there is no additional charge for getting the pistol with the Crimson Trace Laserguard.
I found Palmetto State Armory is currently offering the 9mm EZ pistols for $399 here.