Built for personal protection and every-day carry with the new shooter in mind, the M&P9 Shield EZ is designed to be easy to use. It features an easy-to-rack slide, easy-to-load magazine, and easy-to-clean design. It has a lightweight polymer grip and frame, reversible magazine release, tactile loaded chamber indicator, Picatinny-style equipment rail, and a backstrap grip safety. This model has no manual thumb safety. The M&P9 Shield EZ includes two easy-to-load, 8-round magazines and the Crimson Trace red Laserguard with instinctive activation. This means once the pistol is gripped, the laser comes on. No extra steps required. The innovative M&P9 Shield EZ pistol is the latest addition to the M&P M2.0 family and provides an easy-to-use option for both first-time and experienced shooters alike.