M&P®380 SHIELD™ EZ™ Consumer Advisory

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  1. M&P®380 SHIELD™ EZ™ Consumer Advisory | Smith & Wesson

    Like any firearm, the function of the M&P®380 Shield™ EZ™ Manual Thumb Safety pistol can be influenced by the type and quality of ammunition used with the pistol. In the case of the M&P 380 Shield EZ Manual Thumb Safety, we have found that in very rare circumstances, ammunition that produces a high level of felt recoil can cause the manual safety to move from the fire to the “safety on” position during firing. Should this occur, you will not be able to fire the next round unless and until the manual safety is reset to the fire position.

    At Smith & Wesson, we are committed to designing and producing firearms that meet the highest quality and performance standards. To ensure that every Smith & Wesson handgun meets our standards for reliability and performance, as of April 4, 2018, we have engineered the manual safety so that it will be less susceptible to the influence of ammunition weight, velocity and loads. Any M&P 380 Shield EZ Manual Thumb Safety pistol produced before April 4, is eligible for a no-cost upgrade. To determine if this consumer advisory applies to your pistol, please utilize our serial number verification tool.
     
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  2. jakeg823

    jakeg823 Distinguished Poster

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    Well that’s an interesting recall...
     
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  3. 2DARK2C

    2DARK2C Distinguished Poster

    hmmm...recoil or jumpy thumb? @ratbite could be worse.
     
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  4. ratbite

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    They must have made it too ez for the thumb safety to engage
    Glad to see they caught the problem and are taking care of it! Still need the wife to try one.