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S&W releases Shield 9 EZ

I wonder if this has the same quirk that the .380EZ has in that you have to have the slide back to easily load a full magazine in. An empty magazine inserts just fine on a closed slide but not a loaded one. That is about the only quirk of the .380EZ that I don't care about.

Mike
 
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Yeah. They’ve been pretty popular since like 1911.

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You mean ever since the cavalry (those guys on horses the military no longer deploys) browbeat Browning into adding one to his pistol design and then he removed in the next generation ala P-35? Seems like that is where it belongs to me.
 
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The 380EZ I’ve shot was been painfully inaccurate and I’m a good pistol shot. The Shield I had was the same. I can’t imagine the level of mediocrity this gun will provide. Big No!
 
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Cabela’s in Tualatin has them in stock if anyone is interested.
 
The Springfield XD pistols, at least the one in 9mm that I owned for awhile are no where near what I'd call easy tor rack. I do not have weak hands and it was a pain to rack the one I had. My Beretta 92FS takes about half of the effort than the XD did. The heavy spring may be why they are pretty reliable (mine never had a problem) but the hard racking is why I traded mine for another pistol. I liked the XD other than that.

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ZA,

I know nothing of the Springfield XD line of pistols.

EZ slide rackers are they?
Every one Ive shot has racked fine. Not a huge XD fan though.. however the smoothest racked slide in my experience always been beretta 92fs/M9’s If they are as smooth as those, then I can understand.
 
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Nope. That’s not a good comparison.
Perhaps not for slide racking. But in terms of the EZ grip safety and various other features I dont see a whole lot different than the XD line seeings how some come with certain features that are similar. Id assume a specific recoil rod assembly and certain springs would create the same smoothness.
 
Perhaps not for slide racking. But in terms of the EZ grip safety and various other features I dont see a whole lot different than the XD line seeings how some come with certain features that are similar. Id assume a specific recoil rod assembly and certain springs would create the same smoothness.
Besides the grip safety, which again is nothing new...what other features are similar? The EZ is internally hammer fired, different size, weight and ergos. Yep, it’s a gun. But I don’t see any other similarities.

So I’m gonna stick with my original statement here that they are not a good comparison.
 
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The Springfield XD pistols, at least the one in 9mm that I owned for awhile are no where near what I'd call easy tor rack. I do not have weak hands and it was a pain to rack the one I had. My Beretta 92FS takes about half of the effort than the XD did. The heavy spring may be why they are pretty reliable (mine never had a problem) but the hard racking is why I traded mine for another pistol. I liked the XD other than that.

Mike
The Springfield XD-E 9mm with an exposed hammer is easy to rack.
 

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