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 9mm Luger here). Now, with an eye to .45 ammo fans, Smith has announced the new M&P45 M2.0 handgun. You can get one with a frame-mounted thumb safety or with no thumb safety. Specs for these concealed-carry handguns are listed below.
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 Smith & Wesson 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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Below are detailed specifications for both S&W M&P models, with and without a frame safety.
M&P®45 M2.0™ 4″ COMPACT SKU 12106
M&P®45 M2.0™ 4″ COMPACT THUMB SAFETY SKU 12105
The M&P M2.0 pistol, the newest innovation to the respected M&P polymer pistol line. Designed for personal, sporting, and professional use, the M&P M2.0 delivers an entirely new platform, introducing innovative features in nearly every aspect of the pistol, including trigger, grip, frame, and finish. Highlights of the M&P M2.0 pistol include an extended stainless-steel chassis and a low barrel bore axis 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 striker-fire, semi-automatic polymer pistol is available in matte black, and includes two magazines, a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime service policy.
- Weight: 28.2 oz / 799.5g
- Caliber: 45 AUTO
- Capacity: 10+1
- Barrel Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite® Finish
- Barrel Length: 4 inches
- Overall Length: 7.2 inches
• Low barrel bore axis makes the M&P pistol comfortable to shoot reducing muzzle rise and allowing for faster aim recovery.
• Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim.
• Four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach, S, M, ML, L backstraps.
• Aggressive grip texture for enhanced control.
• New M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull.
• Tactile and audible trigger reset.
• Accurate 1 in 15” twist M&P M2.0 barrel.
• Extended rigid embedded stainless steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing.
• Armornite® durable corrosion resistant finish.