Thank you sir and God bless youI'm very glad that many do and I'm sure that even the majority do. There were just too many citing problems for me to take the gamble right now. Just like the new Python. Maybe it has problems and maybe not, but there are over 134 pages of discussion over on the Colt forum about a few issues with it. I like to wait until all the bugs are worked out before I buy something. I hope Mr. Nelson's comes back working perfectly and is a blessing for his wife who now needs just such a firearm as the EZ. Prayers for her healing and recovery are also needed and will be prayed for.
I hope they get it fixed and back soon.I didn't have problems with my EZ .380 through several hundred rounds - until 2 times ago at the range and the the last round in one (out of 6) magazines stovepiped. Came home and gave the magazines a good cleaning, especially the followers. Next time, no problems. Then the next time I had stovepipes from two of the magazines. Turns out that my nearest and dearest had helped me by loading my magazines but put only 7 rounds in each one instead of 8. SO this time I asked him to make sure that each mag had 8 rounds. And guess what? No malfunctions.
I always clean my guns if they look even a little bit dirty, but the past have not cleaned my magazines very often (if ever). I got so totally spoiled shooting my Glock 9mm's, which rarely needed to be cleaned and had magazines that literally never, ever got dirty even after years of serious shooting and being dropped on cement, gravel, dirt, etc.
But I absolutely cannot shoot double stack guns anymore and don't dare try to shoot any caliber higher than .380 if I want to keep what ability I have left in my left hand. The right hand got "retired" as my strong shooting hand 2 or 3 years ago but does OK as a support hand. Yes, I wear very good, substantial shooting gloves: PIG brand.
The old stuff ain't fun.
Thank you and I sure willKeep us posted. I think as a rule we should wait longer to buy new firearms, especially non Glocks. I waited over a year to buy a P365 when the bugs seemed to be ironed out. No issues. The EZ is a great concept, S&W should take care of you.
Best of luck to your wife, I'm not religious but I am thinking about her and wishing her a speedy recovery.
Im guessing that not all of them have the rough machining problem and they are probably sending out well used mags for all the video reviews I have seen as they keep on going.@NelsonHolsters THANK YOU, James, for the report of what you did to fix that 9mm Shield EZ after S&W didn't get it right!
Now I can tell my friend that it might be a good 9mm gun for her to have - if she can find one to rent first to see how she does with the recoil. She is getting used to the recoil of my Shield .380 EZ, so is getting close to being ready to "step it up a notch." She is still working on getting all the basics right every time while shooting her S&W .22 compact and is in no hurry.
And, BTW, she is the one who bought that other holster that you made for a Bersa BPcc........it works with the M&P and also with the shield.......so the two of us have matching holsters: Mine is left handed and hers is right handed!