S&W M&P M2.0

Here’s the release of the S&W M&P M2.0 we first mentioned last Summer.

Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P M2.0 pistol delivers an entirely new platform, introducing innovative features in nearly every aspect of the pistol, including the trigger, grip, frame, and finish.

James Debney, President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, the parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., said, “When we launched the first M&P polymer pistols over 10 years ago, they were a game changer for the company. Since that time, we have clearly established M&P as a leading firearm brand and built an incredibly strong family of products around it, including the market leading M&P Shield® pistols. Now, with a decade of experience under our belts, we are very excited and proud to reveal our next generation M&P pistol – the M&P M2.0. We expect this completely new product platform to clearly differentiate us from the competition and take significant share in the handgun market. Today, we are launching the 9mm, 40S&W and .45 Auto versions of our full-size design, but stay tuned for multiple new product additions and line extensions in 2017 that will establish a completely new family based on this platform. This is a key strategic milestone in achieving our vision for the Firearms Division, which is ‘To be the leading firearms manufacturer’.”

Matt Buckingham, President of the Firearms Division, said, “Our goal is to continually strengthen and grow our leadership position in firearms by meeting and then exceeding the needs, wants, and desires of the consumer. With this goal always in our minds, the new product development team at Smith & Wesson tapped into more than a decade of M&P experience, performance data, and candid feedback from professional users when designing the M&P M2.0 Pistol – and it shows. When you pick up this pistol, the first thing you’ll notice is an extraordinary grip that feels great in the hand – and that’s just the beginning. From the grip, to the new aggressive texture, to the crisp trigger and audible reset, this pistol feels and fires like a next-generation model should – and more. This is clearly one of the most advanced production pistols on the market today, and we believe it is the pistol that consumers have been waiting for. The M&P M2.0 in 9mm and 40 caliber versions is in stock at our distributor partners and is shipping today.”

Highlights of the M&P M2.0 pistol include an extended stainless-steel chassis and high grip to barrel bore axis ratio for reduced muzzle rise and faster aim recovery. The M&P M2.0 pistol further improves performance with a fine-tuned, crisper trigger, lighter pull, and a tactile and audible reset. The pistol, available in three calibers, includes an aggressively-textured grip and four interchangeable palmswell inserts for optimal hand-fit and trigger reach. The M&P M2.0 is an ideal pistol for all shooters in all conditions.

M&P M2.0 pistol Advanced by Design™
Superior Ergonomic Design
• M&P pistol’s optimal 18-degree grip angle, providing a natural point of aim
• M&P pistol high grip-to-barrel bore axis – more comfortable to shoot, faster aim recovery
• Four interchangeable dimensional palmswell grips for best-in-class fit: S,M,ML,L
• New aggressive M2.0 textured grip for enhanced control
• New front cocking serrations
Superior Controls
• Ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and optional ambidextrous thumb safety
• Simple M&P take-down lever, for easy disassembly and maintenance
• M&P pistol sear deactivation lever – safe take-down without having to pull the trigger

Superior Finish
• Armornite® – hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slide
• Cerakote® FDE finish over Armornite® on Flat Dark Earth M2.0 slides

The M&P M2.0 pistol base model is priced within reach, at an MSRP of $599. It is available in the three most popular pistol calibers: 9mm, 40S&W and .45 Auto. The striker-fire, semi-automatic polymer pistol is available in matte black or FDE – Flat Dark Earth – finishes and includes two magazines, a limited lifetime warranty, and a lifetime service policy.

To see the M&P M2.0 pistol in action, please visit

For more information on Smith & Wesson’s M&P family of products, including the new M&P M2.0 pistols, please visit


17 Responses to “S&W M&P M2.0”

  1. Dellis says:

    Went to Academy over holiday weekend and asked about this and everyone was clueless…which I am not surprised at but I went to buy one and instead walked out with a G43 and another CZ.

    Personally I will need to decide between this M&P or the yet to be released CZ 10

    • BillC says:

      The previous SW MP trigger didn’t bother me too much (which I only bring up because that’s generally the primary gripe most people bring up). What I didn’t like about that pistol was for the slide to close automatically on a forceful reload. Which in and of itself isn’t a big deal, just when it happened it was a crap shoot on whether or not it actually stripped a round from the magazine and chambered it.

      The nice thing about the new CZ is its G19 holster compatibility. An attractive (in function and features) pistol with a market that’s already saturated with holsters for it. Smart.

      Both guns I’d let the early adopters play with them first. Even Glock had to acknowledge issues and fix them on their now and then new gen guns.

      • Hodge175 says:

        If you watch some of the videos on youtube about the CZ P10C, they comment on how it auto drops the slide when a fresh full magazine is inserted into it as well.

        • BillC says:

          Pretty much all striker fireds do that. I can get Glocks to do it as well. I don’t really do it on purpose because it’s not a good thing to rely on. What I am referring to is (personally done and witnessed many times as well), is when it happens with a Smith & Wesson M&P, it may not actually have grabbed a round. Is that what they are saying about the CZ P10C as well?

          • Hodge175 says:

            All I saw was that they say it will auto feed on a fresh magazine. I dont anymore than that. I know my M&P will do it if I insert the magazine hard enough.

      • Dellis says:

        When I first got an M&P it was the Vickers model. And a guy showed me the auto slide feature and at first I thought, Oh cool! Then when I took a class with it it was an unwelcome feature as the instructor wanted a inserted mag at times but not chambered. Also the few people I instructed it was again not always welcome so I would need to be careful when inserting a magazine.

        My biggest gripe with some of my M&Ps was the accuracy. I mean I am no sharp ahooter but 2 of my 3 M&Ps made me look like a horrible shot past 7 yards. My Sigs, Glocks and CZs very accurate. The M&P I did have that shot amazing was the R8 .357, what an amazing revolver.

        Anyone else have accuracy issues with their M&Ps?

        • Jack Griffin says:

          Yes. Many of my weenie gamer friends (USPSA) ran M&Ps for the last few years. Serious shooters performing at a high level with Glocks that preferred the ergos of the then-new platform. Plus Made in America. Several pistols, buckets of mags… they were all-in as far as investment.

          According to those that ran them, there is a noticeable issue with the accuracy of the 9mm variant, day and night at 25 yards. I watched as they did shade tree science using various standard ball (Fed, Win) and high end carry ammo and the stock && just never could group anywhere near the stock Glock. This is half a dozen guns, a large enough sample to make you think something is up. I’m married to the Glock, so I know nutzing about why. Rumors abound on the forums.

          Said weenie gamers all upgraded their && barrels to expensive hand-fitted unicorns and then eventually moved back to Glocks.

          • Jeremy says:

            Can confirm, saw lots of garbage accuracy out of mid-generation M&Ps in competition circles. We’re talking 4-6″ groups at 10 yards. Can’t think of a single person who stuck with their M&P.

            Scuttlebutt says this coincided with a drop in QC to meet production demands for the Iraqi police order.

  2. jon says:

    I’m curious if they are going to release a 2.0 version of the shield…I’ve been contemplating getting one this year or a 43- but not sure yet.

  3. Bill says:

    Other than it’s new, why should I ditch my M&Ps 1.0 for this? Incremental improvements are great, but I’m having a hard time discerning if this is enough of an upgrade to write a check for.

    But that’s just me.

    • Joe says:

      I think the chassis might make a difference.

      Seems the way of 2nd Gen strikers, just make everything not the chassis an interchangeable accessory.

  4. DSM says:

    I’m curious as to why their press so far favors the left side of the pistol. Hardly nothing more than a quick glimpse of the other side.

  5. J ryk says:

    Does anyone know if these take the same magazine as the first Gen?

    • Plick says:

      They do.

      It’s not written in text anywhere that I found but it’s in one of their promo-videos.

  6. magi says:

    Accuracy-There is a reason why even the S&W Pros (Glock too) run KKM barrels.
    I don’t even bother porting or test firing stock stock barrels anymore. The barrels and Apex triggers are swapped before the 1st round. There are no complaints and just steals of joy. < 1.5" at 25-30 yd off a sandbag . Good enough for me.
    (M&P 1.0)