Smith & Wesson Unveils New M&P M2.0 Pistol for 2017

Smith & Wesson Corp.'s New M&P M2.0 pistol. Photo: Smith & Wesson.Smith & Wesson Corp.'s New M&P M2.0 pistol. Photo: Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Corp. unveiled its new M&P M2.0 today, an improved design that features upgrades to the trigger, grip, frame and finish.

The new M&P M2.0 pistol features a “fine-tuned, crisper trigger pull that has a tactile and audible reset,” a feature many users of the original design have longed for over the last decade. One of the key criticisms of the M&P’s trigger is that it’s much more difficult to sense it reset compared to the Glock trigger.

Smith & Wesson’s newest striker-fire, semi-automatic polymer pistol includes an aggressively-textured grip and four interchangeable palm swell inserts for optimal hand-fit and trigger reach.

“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,” Matt Buckingham, president of the Firearms Division, said in a press release.

“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.”

M&P M2.0 pistol features new front cocking serrations and Armornite-hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slide. The Flat Dark Earth versions feature a Cerakote FDE finish over Armornite.

The sights are tactical, white 3-dot steel sights for quick target acquisition. Like the current M&P line, it includes an ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and optional ambidextrous thumb safety.

The new pistol features the simple M&P take-down lever and sear deactivation lever for safe take-down without having to pull the trigger.

The 9mm and .40 S&W versions come with a 1 in 10 inch twist barrel; the .45-caliber version has a 1 in 15 inch twist barrel.

The M&P M2.0 pistol base model retails for $599. It’s available in matte black or Flat Dark Earth finishes and includes two magazines, a limited lifetime warranty, and a lifetime service policy.

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