M&P9 PC Sheild EZ 9MM Review


M&P9 PC Sheild EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227

In this detailed product review, I will take a comprehensive look at the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227, a popular handgun from Smith & Wesson. I will examine the gun’s features in detail, including its grips, gold finish, adjustable fiber optic sights, trigger, Picatinny rail, and more. Additionally, we’ll explore the gun’s pros and cons. Finally, we will assess its safety features and conduct an in-depth firearm analysis. By the end of this review, we hope to offer you a thorough understanding of the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 and allow you to make an informed decision on whether it is the suitable handgun for your needs.

History of the M&P9 PC Sheild EZ

Smith and Wesson EZ Shields

The Smith & Wesson M&P9 PC Shield EZ is a relatively new addition to the Smith & Wesson line of firearms, having been introduced in 2020. The M&P9 PC Shield EZ is an extension of the popular M&P Shield series, which was introduced in 2012 and quickly became one of the most popular concealed carry handguns on the market. The M&P Shield series was designed to offer a compact, lightweight option for concealed carry without sacrificing performance or reliability. The M&P9 PC Shield EZ takes this concept a step further by providing additional features such as an ergonomic grip, adjustable fiber optic sights, and a Picatinny rail, making it an attractive option for both experienced shooters and those who are new to firearms. Despite its relative youth, the M&P9 PC Shield EZ has quickly gained a reputation as a reliable and high-performance handgun.

Unboxing the Shield EZ 9mm

Unboxing the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 is an exciting experience for any gun enthusiast. The gun comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard box with the Smith & Wesson logo prominently on the front.

Inside the box, you’ll find the gun, an excellent portable cleaning kit, two magazines, a user manual, and a lock for safe storage. As you remove the gun from its packaging, you can’t miss the gold finish; and great looking lightening cut slide, the standout features of this gun that add style to the overall great-looking design. As many of you know from my M&P LE Tradein makeovers, I’m a fan of adding some personality to some of my handguns.

At first glance, I was a bit concerned about the size. I’ve had and handled sub and mini compacts that weren’t comfortable because of how small they were. The Shield EZ was a great fit with a comfortable grip, which feels secure in your hand. The gun is well-balanced and lightweight, making it easy to handle and comfortable to get a secure shooting grip. Overall, unboxing the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 is a great preamble that sets the stage for what I anticipate will be an enjoyable shooting experience.

The Handguns Specifications

  • MANUFACTURER: Smith and Wesson
  • FAMILY: M&P Series
  • MODEL: M&P9 Shield EZ PC
  • TYPE: Semi-Auto Pistol
  • ACTION: Single Action
  • SLIDE: Stainless Steel (Lightening cuts in slide for reduced weight)
  • FINISH: Matte Black
  • FINISH TYPE: Black
  • FRAME: Polymer Frame
  • STOCK/GRIPS: Polymer
  • BARREL: 3.83″ (Titanium coated, gold finish barrel Ported to reduce muzzle flip)
  • CAPACITY: 8 + 1
  • SIGHTS: Hi-Viz Litewave H3 Nightsights
  • SIGHT TYPE: Night Sights
  • WEIGHT: 23.2 oz.
  • SAFETY FEATURES: Ambi Thumb Safety, PC enhanced gold colored anodized aluminum grip safety
  • ADDL INFO: Titanium Gold Ported Barrel
  • ADDL INFO: P.C. Action and Flat Trigger
  • ADDL INFO: P.C. Branded Cleaning Kit
  • MFG MODEL NO: 13227
  • Also includes:
  • Performance Center® Branded Cleaning Kit
  • • Collapsible Cleaning Rod with Rotating T-Handle
  • • 10 Cotton Cleaning Patches
  • • Nylon Cleaning Brush
  • • Bronze Bore Brushes and Nylon Jags (22 cal, 9mm/357/38 cal, 40/10mm cal, 45 cal)
  • • Nylon Slotted Tips

M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Features

Although I am a fan of the M&P line of firearms, I have never handled a Shield EZ. So, I’m excited to cover the features of the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227. To this point, I’m impressed by the M&P9 PC Shield EZ’s unique gold finish and overall appearance. Below we’ll break down the features of the gun in detail and cover my pros and cons.


From an esthetic perspective, the trigger adds some style points for sure. Performance Center action, crisp, with tactile and audible trigger reset.

Shield EZ Trigger pull

With other M&P 9mm’s I’ve had, the factory trigger wasn’t a great selling point. The travel and reset are longer than I care for, and they break heavier than I like. I typically install an Apex trigger, which can be fine-tuned to the specifications I want. Although clearly, Smith and Wesson have made some adjustments to the trigger.

The trigger on the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 has a crisp and clean trigger pull that breaks cleanly. The travel was much less than I recall from the M&P9, and the reset also seemed shorter. For many, the trigger pull weight (which averages 5.5 pounds) is light enough to ensure smooth operation but heavy sufficient to ensure safe use. I plan on exploring options to lighten it while keeping the good-looking factory trigger. For those interested, I will keep you posted.


The M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 features HI-VIZ® Litewave H3™ Tritium/Litepipe Sights that make it easy to acquire targets quickly and accurately. Preferring 3-dot sights to red dot sights, and having had Lasik surgery, I really like a bright sight picture and these sights delver. I would consider them for some of my other handguns. The fiber optic sights are easy to see in low light conditions, making them ideal for self-defense and other tactical situations.

Picatinny Rail:

The Smith and Wesson M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 also features a Picatinny rail that allows users to attach accessories such as lights or lasers to the gun. This rail is located on the underside of the gun’s frame, making it easy to add and remove accessories as needed. The rail is also compatible with a wide range of aftermarket accessories, giving shooters plenty of customization options.

As we test lights we will update this section with best fitting lights and lasers.


The M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 comes with two magazines with a capacity of 8 rounds. These magazines are easy to load and insert into the gun’s grip, and they feed reliably with no malfunctions. The magazines are also easy to disassemble for cleaning and maintenance.

Note: The magazine has a lever right below the top of the magazine (pictured above) that releases spring tension on the spring and makes loading the magazine a lot easier than a typical magazine.

Safety Features:

The M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 has a range of safety features designed to ensure the safe and responsible use of the gun. These features include,

  • Thumb safety is easy to engage and disengage
  • Tactile loaded chamber indicator (TLCI) – see and feel if there is a round in the chamber, and a striker status indicator.
  • PC enhanced gold colored anodized aluminum grip safety

Shooting Performance:

The M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9mm Gold TS# 13227 is a high-performance handgun that is easy to shoot and accurate. The gun’s low recoil makes it easy to stay on target, and the adjustable fiber optic sights allow for precise aiming. The gun is also reliable and durable, with no malfunctions or issues during testing. and experienced shooters.

The gun’s lightweight design and ergonomic grip make it comfortable to shoot for extended periods, making it an ideal option for both beginners

Pros and Cons


  • Stylish gold finish
  • Ergonomic grip for comfortable shooting
  • Crisp and clean trigger pull
  • Quality fiber optic night sights
  • Picatinny rail for easy accessory attachment
  • Reliable and accurate performance
  • Lightweight and easy to handle


  • Trigger pull maybe on the heavy side for some shooters
  • Limited magazine capacity

M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM FAQs

What is the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227?

The M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227 is a semi-automatic pistol that is designed for personal protection and self-defense.

What is the frame and slide material of the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227?

The frame is made of polymer, while the slide is made of stainless steel with a gold tone finish.

Does the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227 have any safety features?

Yes, the M&P9 PC Shield EZ has several safety features, including a grip safety, a trigger safety, and a visual and tactile loaded chamber indicator.

Is the M&P9 PC Shield EZ 9MM Gold TS #13227 easy to disassemble and clean?

Yes, it is designed for easy disassembly and cleaning, with no tools required for field stripping.


  • Michael Hodgdon

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