Smith & Wesson is adding to their line of excellent M&P 2.0 pistols with a new, slightly shorter version of their popular carry guns, the M&P 2.0 Compact (see our review of that one here). The latest version has the same features — including the vastly improved 2.0 trigger — and capacity of the original Compact, but with a slightly shorter barrel…3.6 inches in this case. Here’s their press release . . .
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (April 30, 2018) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has added a short- barreled version of it’s popular M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series. The newest in a series of additions to the M2.0 platform, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistols feature a 3.6″ barrel, the enhanced M2.0 feature set, and the highly desired magazine capacities of the M&P M2.0 Compact 4″ pistols.
Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “When we launched the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series with a 4″ barrel last September, we knew it was just the first step in expanding the popular Compact pistol size offering. During the development process, there was considerable interest in a shorter, 3.6″ barrel concept, and with this introduction, we’re now able to offer our consumers a lighter, shorter compact pistol for concealed carry. While the barrel length is shorter, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistol maintains the 15 round, 9mm magazine capacity of the Compact series– an important requirement for many of our customers.”
Available with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series includes the advanced M2.0 feature set, delivering an aggressively-textured grip, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and a light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset. The M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistol comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight, and either a 15 round 9mm or 13 round .40 S&W magazine, and an accessory rail. The pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited warranty and lifetime service policy.
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