Smith & Wesson’s M2.0 line of semi-auto pistols corrected the only real complaint most shooters had with the original M&P line…that trigger. The updated bangswitch is light years ahead of the original (see JWT’s review of the excellent M&P9 M2.0 Compact here). Now, with an eye to .45 fans, Smith has announced the new M&P45 M2.0. You can get one either either with or without a frame safety.
Here’s their press release:
M&P® M2.0™ Compact Pistol Series Expanded to Include .45 Auto
M&P45 M2.0 Compact pistol features shorter 4” barrel, 10 round magazine
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (September 10, 2018) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has expanded its line of popular M&P semi-automatic polymer pistols to include a M&P M2.0 Compact pistol chambered in .45 Auto. Featuring a shorter, 4” barrel, a 10+1 round capacity, and the popular M2.0 feature set, the M&P45 M2.0 Compact is a popular size for law enforcement use and personal protection.
Jan Mladek, General Manager for Smith & Wesson® and M&P® brands, said, “The M&P45 pistol has been a popular choice for years with both law enforcement professionals and civilians looking for a .45 Auto pistol. With that in mind, we expanded the next-generation M2.0 platform to now include the M&P45 M2.0 Compact pistol with a shorter, 4” barrel and a full-size frame.”
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 for enhanced control, four interchangeable palmswell grip insert sizes for perfect hand fit, and a light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset. The M&P45 M2.0 Compact pistol is available with an MSRP starting at $569, and comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight, two 10-round magazines, and an accessory rail. The M&P45 M2.0 Compact pistol is also offered with tritium night sights and three magazines for law enforcement.
For more information about the M&P M2.0 Compact family of pistols, including spec sheets and images, please click here.
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