U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Unless you have been living under a rock, it is unlikely that you have not seen the new compact pistol chambered in 380 ACP that Smith & Wesson is offering. The new M&P 380 Shield EZ has all but stormed social media and reviewers desks for the past month, AmmoLand writer Patrick Roberts has already run one review so far, here.
In my mind, the 380 ACP caliber really does not entice a very large portion of the typical shooting communities in the United States. You know the firearms groups: Elmer Fudd, tactical Tim, EDC Eric, and competition Carl’s, all typically avoid 380ACP like a sort of plague.
Nevertheless, S&W went ahead and built this ultra-safetied, easy racking, easy loading 380.
So who is this pistol for exactly?
For starters, I want this pistol myself for two reasons. First, I believe this to be a better platform for new shooters to learn on than a .22 pistol or rifle. There may be some caveats here, for instance, .22 remains the cheapest and easiest caliber to teach gun safety and basic firearm manipulation, especially to young children. But what Smith & Wesson has …Read the Rest