Home defense is a huge concern for many people. After all, even seemingly safe neighborhoods can still have break-ins, robberies, and surprise home invasions. As such, it’s important for every shooter to have a gun on-hand they can depend on for home defense.
Unfortunately, this just isn’t a reality for many people. Due to the effects of aging and arthritis, many people suffer from a lack of hand strength. And you can bet this makes it much more difficult to operate a handgun effectively – especially one so compact that it fits in your pocket.
The fact is, in the heat of the moment, a senior can’t afford to waste precious seconds fumbling with their handgun. In that case, the fight will be over before it’s begun.
Thankfully, Smith & Wesson is addressing this issue, giving senior citizens the empowerment to once again be able to defend themselves – no matter where they are.
This Gun Is So EZ, Anyone Can Operate It
Introducing The S&W Shield EZ
Many people just want one gun to protect them daily. For that to work, the gun has to be concealable. In this way, the gun the shooter uses for home defense has to become the same one they carry around every single day.
If this sounds like the ideal situation, then there’s certain things the shooter has to know. For one, it has to be a gun they’re comfortable with. It also has to be capable, and dependable in high-stress situations. And it’s got to be easy and convenient to access in the heat of the moment.
Now, this might seem like common sense. However, for many these requirements can be hard to live out. For instance, for older folks who don’t have much hand strength, it can be difficult for them to operate the slide on a 9mm, or to pull the double-action trigger on a revolver.
Thankfully, the Smith & Wesson Shield EZ addresses this issue nicely. Not to mention, the Shield now has a reputation for being the most popular handgun in America for concealed carry.
The Shield EZ is perfect for shooters with little hand strength. That’s because this .380-caliber pistol is larger in size, and much easier to operate than a compact gun. Plus, it has a lighter caliber, and a heavier slide. This ensures a much lighter recoil spring.
Not to mention, the rear of the slide recesses into the gripping area. This provides a much better and easier surface for hands to hold onto – especially when they have less strength due to time and arthritis.
That’s not all. The trigger also features a lighter break, and is much more tactile in reset. The gun’s magazines are also much easier to load, and the gun offers a passive grip safety. This ensures safe carry, with or without the manual safety.
The beauty of the Smith & Wesson Shield EZ is that nearly anyone can operate this extremely easy-to-use handgun. Even if a shooter has minimal hand strength, they now are still able to effectively defend themselves, both at home and in their everyday life.
And that, for many shooters, is a godsend.