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Rumor Mill – Smith & Wesson M2.0 Found In Trademark Filings

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If you do a search on the United States Patent and Trademark Office website for Smith & Wesson, you’ll notice a series of trademark filings from this year for something called M2.0 (featuring the above logo) for various goods and services, including gun cases, airsoft, and apparel, all with ‘Published for Opposition’ dates throughout this month. Now, you may be wondering, why is this of any interest?

With the recent reveal of the Glock 17M and the subsequent rumors of the Glock GEN 5, it should come as no surprise that other firearm companies are looking at releasing updated models to their pistol lines. It looks like this is the case with Smith & Wesson, who it seems is planning on releasing their own upgraded M&P model pistol.

A source who wishes to remain anonymous told us the new pistol line is to be dubbed M2.0. M2.0 is a response to criticisms of the original M&P series pistols, and is designed with a host of features that will allow the M&P series to better compete with stock Glocks. Our source cited changes to the design, including an improved trigger and full-length guide rails, intended to increase overall functionality, reliability, and out-the-box accuracy.

We feel it’s only fair to note that although we do trust our source this is a second-hand account, and until any official news/documentation comes out this info should be treated as speculation and rumor. That being the case, in all likelihood we’ll hear more about M2.0 as SHOT 2017 draws nearer, so stay tuned for more info as it becomes available.

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12 Responses to “Rumor Mill – Smith & Wesson M2.0 Found In Trademark Filings”

  1. RayForest says:

    I know one industry person who has seen the early prototype as far back as last year. At the time he wasn’t told about any details. It was just put infront of him at an industry event and asked what he and the others in attendance thought. He described it as M&Pish. They were not allowed to handle it&

  2. PPGMD says:

    “…full-length guide rails, intended to increase overall functionality, reliability, and out-the-box accuracy.”

    I am not sure how that would improve anything major. Accuracy is more affected by the barrel to slide fit, the old school 1911 gunsmithing guide claims something like less than 10% of accuracy comes from slide to frame fit.

    And there are many extremely reliable guns without full length guide rails.

    I am interested to see what they release and what changes they make.

    • frijoli says:

      10% more accuracy is pretty substantial. And since we really don’t know any details for real, then it’s all marketing hype. SIGp210 has full rails…

  3. Garet says:

    Let’s just hope they maintain magazine compatibility.

    • 18Derp says:

      M&P has the best magazine capacity for its size, so yea, they would be foolish to dump it for a slightly modified version.

      My guess is if anything is different, it’s a new base plate (which wouldn’t be needed either, as M&P already have “tactical” base plates).

      If there is one thing they shouldn’t have changed its the mag!

      • Matt says:

        I would hope for some updated baseplates. The shape is nice, but they’re notoriously weak.

    • frijoli says:

      Really, no kidding. Keep the same mags for sure!

  4. Nick says:

    They really need to fire their marketing firm. That logo looks like it was made by someone’s nephew in Microsoft Paint.

  5. DangerMouse says:

    Is it possible this is based on the M&P derivative they worked with General Dynamics on for the Modular Handgun System?

  6. David Hensley says:

    Yes, the M&P 2.0 maintains magazine compatibility with existing M&P mags.

    Yes, the M&P 2.0 incorporates all of the improvements designed for the Modular Handgun System.

  7. bob says:

    How about a 10mm M&P????

  8. seamus says:

    My wife and I both own M&P9 and I have to say, the single biggest thing that irritates me about them is the thickness of the slide. It seems to me, there is way too much extra steel on the slide to allow for external dimensions to remain the same for 9mm-.45cal. It seems like a waste to me. It adds extra weight and bulk to a 9mm for no real reason, other than it may save a few bucks on manufacturing.
    Everything else seems just fine. It shoot well, very reliable and the stock trigger is not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. I just wish the mags were cheaper.