I have no personal experience, but have been reading many reports of repeated last and next-to-last round stovepipes in the .380 EZ. I was going to buy one for my wife's first pistol, but decided against it. I am interested to see if the 9EZ has similar problems as well.I'd like to see an evaluation of the design and build quality when you receive your pistol.
I've had multiple students show up with the .380 version, and had brand new guns jam up within shooting the first magazine. Jammed so well locked that we could not eject the chambered round, and had to try and fire it before leaving the range.
Please share photographs and your experiences.
It isn't really built on the Shield platform at all. They are slightly bigger in every dimension, have a grip safety and are hammer fired. The only thing "Shield" about it is the name, so the trademarked name, "Shield" is what they are getting their moneys worth of.Boy, smith is getting their moneys worth on the shield platform.