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Old 03-08-2018, 11:54 AM
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LOL, to the OP:

The gun you called "junk" just scored a FULL FIVE STAR review on TTAG. I don't think I've ever seen another gun get a score like that over there:

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ - The Truth About Guns

Congrats to Smith & Wesson; you made another winner!
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Old 03-08-2018, 01:19 PM
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LOL to anyone who believes anything on the TTAG!

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LOL, to the OP:

The gun you called "junk" just scored a FULL FIVE STAR review on TTAG. I don't think I've ever seen another gun get a score like that over there:

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P380 Shield EZ - The Truth About Guns

Congrats to Smith & Wesson; you made another winner!
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:05 PM
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Bought a 380 EZ for my wife and she loves it. I know 4 people that bought 1 after seeing hers. I think S&W came up with a great idea and will sell a lot of them.
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Old 07-09-2018, 01:22 PM
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Still fail to understand the hate on this little pistol.
I borrowed one for work, had not intended to keep it.
After working with it, it's not going back.

S&W IS selling a lot of 'em.
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Old 07-09-2018, 04:31 PM
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LOL to anyone who believes anything on the TTAG!
Exactly what problem do you have with their review of this gun?
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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I own a NTS model of the EZ. Love it! Extremely reliable through 700 rounds of various brass FMJ and JHP ammo.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:03 PM
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Has anyone that is running them down actually handled and shot one?
That should stop anyone?
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Old 07-09-2018, 11:13 PM
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if we all liked the same thing the world would be a boring place............
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:39 AM
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OP sounds like heís a little jealous. Apparently heís never owned one. Poor guy New Shield 380 EZ... Nope. Junk.

My local shops canít keep them in stock theyíre selling so well.


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Old 07-11-2018, 09:59 AM
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Why!? This is the gun NOBODY asked for. Especially with a grip safety. Sorry, but nope. Keep ot.
How dare you come to the S&W Forum and post such a negative and incendiary honest personal opinion about the new 380EZ? We here all know that everyone must love everything that S&W designs and markets, if for no other reason than it's a SMITH & WESSON!!!

And, how dare you criticize the absolute genius of S&W's factory engineering and product development teams for adding grip safeties, thumb safeties, trigger safeties, sear disconnect levers, engraved warnings, hi-visibility followers and other moron-proofing to their newest offerings so that dummies who should never even be allowed to play with sharp objects but who can buy S&W firearms don't inadvertently harm themselves or others as their meds wear off?

And, how dare you criticize the visionary prowess of S&W's factory marketing team who have just recently discovered that the 380 market for female and geriatric potential gun buyers is a marketing opportunity for S&W to jump into by bringing out their new 380EZ even though every other gun maker on the planet has addressed this market for the past 7 or so years?

You just don't appreciate the genius, effort and commitment to innovation that it takes for S&W to take a big, old, heavy, cumbersome frame design and to modify it slightly to accept the least effective but popular centerfire cartridge for personal defense and then, to dress it up with a host of idiot levers and funky features to appeal to a group of potential buyers who lack the hand strength to turn the valve on their oxygen tanks or to press their dentures into a gooey bed of Polident but, according to S&W's factory marketing geniuses, think these geezers want to play Dirty Harry from their adjustomatic hospital beds!

Oh, it's also blatantly obvious that you fail to appreciate how many women there are with such weak hands, fingers and arms that they can't possibly operate semiautomatic pistols made for us real men and, therefore, must be lumped together by S&W's marketing gurus with the drooling, limping, wheezing, trembling geriatric gunslingers who hunger for 380 firepower so they can blast evildoers to smithereens as they take cover behind their bedpans!

Yes, sir! We, here in the S&W Forum, all well know that women are weak and barely qualified to hold or operate a real man's firearm and that they must be directed by us real men to joyously appreciate the availability of the new 380EZ if they want to defend themselves against the threats that confront them in their everyday lives when their are no men around to protect them! Uh-huh!

And, to prove that I am absolutely right about your complete failure to recognize the unquestionable superiority of the new S&W 380EZ, factory recall aside, just look at the 200+ responses to your flaming thread which clearly put you in your place for daring to impugn the new S&W 380EZ.

Kool-Aid anyone?
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:22 AM
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I've done some more reading on this version and while it's not for me, I can see the market that S&W is looking at.

There are people who want to own and carry for self defense. They are not "gunnies", so they don't care about metal versus plastic, old S&W versus new S&W, and you're not likely to run into them at a gun show.

They want a soft shooting gun with an easy to cycle slide that they can carry for self defense.

Or maybe the buyer is a "gun guy", but his wife isn't and only wants a gun to carry for self defense.

They don't want to pay over a thousand dollars for a 1911 that will scare them every time it goes bang.

We might laugh at those guns and their owners, but S&W (as well as other companies) aren't. It's a market with a lot of potential.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a 9mm version at some time in the near future.

Remember, every one who buys one of these is now going to be a 2A supporter. If I were S&W, instead of rebates or extra magazines, I'd give a 1 year NRA membership away with each one of these purchased.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:56 AM
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There is an old saying that you just can't make all the people happy all the time! If fact, you would be lucky to make some of the people happy some of the time.

If any one does not like this gun then simply don't buy it! I am sure S&W will sell a ton of them and get extended life out of the tooling assembly line for the Shield producing it when they release the next great Poly Wonder gun!

A fool and his money are soon parted!!!!! Frog Lube was the funniest thing I ever saw and I still can't believe morons bought it and are still buying it. BWAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:08 AM
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Personally, I am intrigued by the gun. When my arthritis presented a real problem racking my pistol I bought. Remington 380. I chose it because it was low recoil, easy to rack, and it had a 2.9 inch barrel. With velocity and energy influenced by barrel length the RM380 had an advantage over other subcompact pistols.

This new M&P 380 has a barrel juts a tad under 4 inches. That might put it in a class that has enough barrel length to actually generate enough velocity to make a HP mushroom unlike subcompact 380s.
I will be interested in how it tests out in reviews of the gun and itís ballistics.

Re the grip safety, it would not bother me for a second. Once I reached senior staff no I carried a 1911 with all its safety features. None of the were a problem. Fact is that I would have done away with the thumb safety and just had the grip safety with the half cock safety.

However, after rehab, I can now work with my 9mm without problems, so a 380 is not in the cards for me.
PSSSST!,,,, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but .380 is a 9 mm! The 9x17, short, Corto, Kurz round is just 100 feet per second slower than the 9x18 Luger round and about 15 grains lighter. In fact 38, 38 Special, 357 Magnum, 9x17, 9x19 ,9x25 and 38 super all make the same size hole of .355 of an inch!

Which one of these would you prefer being struck with? Oh, and the .38 special only went at 850 fps and was the standard for many police departments for many many years!
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:18 AM
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There is an old saying that you just can't make all the people happy all the time! If fact, you would be lucky to make some of the people happy some of the time.

If any one does not like this gun then simply don't buy it! I am sure S&W will sell a ton of them and get extended life out of the tooling assembly line for the Shield producing it when they release the next great Poly Wonder gun!

A fool and his money are soon parted!!!!! Frog Lube was the funniest thing I ever saw and I still can't believe morons bought it and are still buying it. BWAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!
What's the deal with Frog Lube? Not that I use it - just curious.
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Old 07-11-2018, 11:24 AM
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What's the deal with Frog Lube? Not that I use it - just curious.


Iíve heard that Frog Lube is merely scented coconut oil.


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Old 07-11-2018, 12:56 PM
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I heard it tastes like chicken....
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:57 PM
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:15 PM
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How do you get oil out a frog anyway? Fools and their money are soon parted!
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I've done some more reading on this version and while it's not for me, I can see the market that S&W is looking at.

There are people who want to own and carry for self defense. They are not "gunnies", so they don't care about metal versus plastic, old S&W versus new S&W, and you're not likely to run into them at a gun show.

They want a soft shooting gun with an easy to cycle slide that they can carry for self defense.

Or maybe the buyer is a "gun guy", but his wife isn't and only wants a gun to carry for self defense.

They don't want to pay over a thousand dollars for a 1911 that will scare them every time it goes bang.

We might laugh at those guns and their owners, but S&W (as well as other companies) aren't. It's a market with a lot of potential.
^^^ This. Not everybody wants a Dodge Hellcat that will melt the rear tyres at the twitch of a toe. Many are happy to get groceries in a Toyota Corolla.
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:32 PM
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Sometimes the future isn't easy to look to.

The Shield EZ isn't my favorite dish -- right now. But, at 70 years old, the future is easier for me to see.

I have arthritis in both thumbs, and my left (shooting) shoulder. On most days, I'm able to handle all my favorite guns. But, I know the day is coming when I'll be very glad to have a light recoil, easy racking pistol like the Shield EZ.
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