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I have never owned a Smith and Wesson product but that will probably change this year. The new M&P9 2.0 sure looks good. I also might have to buy a new Robins Egg (Tiffany Blue) M&P15-22  for my girl friend, after all Tiffany Blue is her favorite color and I can use all the help I can get to get her to the range.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (January 18, 2018) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it will showcase its latestM&P pistol and rifle introductions at the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada beginning January 23, 2018.  Firearm introductions include the new M&P9 and M&P45 M2.0 pistols with threaded barrels, as well as the new M&P15-22 SPORT in Blue Platinum Finish.  The company will also feature its latest expansions to the M&P M2.0 pistol platform, including the M&P Shield® M2.0, M&P Shield M2.0 with Integrated Crimson Trace® Red and Green Laser, and the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol.

Jan Mladek, General Manager for Smith & Wesson® and M&P Brands, said, “The M&P brand has become very popular with consumers and, in response, we have continued to expand the family to offer our customers a wide variety of options to meet their needs.  In 2018, consumers will find some exciting new additions:  For those looking for a new suppressor-ready M&P pistol, we have expanded the M&P M2.0 platform to include threaded barrel options, and the popular M&P15-22 SPORT rifle is now available in a new Blue Platinum finish.”

M&P9 M2.0 and M&P45 M2.0 – Threaded Barrel

To further build out the capabilities of the M&P platform, the M&P9 and M&P45 M2.0 pistols are now available with a threaded barrel for use with suppressors.  In addition to the threaded barrel, these pistols also include suppressor-height white dot sights, a barrel thread protector, and the popular M&P M2.0 feature set.

M&P15-22 SPORT Rifle – Blue Platinum

The M&P15-22 SPORT rifle, chambered in .22 LR, is available in a Robin’s Egg Blue Platinum finish for 2018.  The rifle features a 10-inch M&P slim handguard that incorporates the popular Magpul® M-LOK® system, as well as removable Magpul MBUS® front and rear folding sights.

In addition to these new releases for 2018 at SHOT Show, the company will also display its latest introductions to the M&P M2.0 pistol platform, including the M&P Shield M2.0 and M&P M2.0 compact pistols.

M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Series

Designed for concealed carry, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol family builds upon the popular M&P M2.0 platform. The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol features an aggressive grip texture and smoother, lighter trigger pull. The M&P Shield pistol is also available with an integrated Crimson Trace red or green laser in 9mm and .40 S&W, providing consumers with a concealed carry solution that features two laser colors, two modes, and ambidextrous laser activation.

M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol Series

Bridging the gap between concealment and shootability, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol builds upon the popularity of the new M&P M2.0 platform in a versatile carry-size pistol configuration. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series features a 4” barrel for easy concealment, and either a 15 round capacity in 9mm or 13 round capacity in .40 S&W.

Visit Smith & Wesson at Booth #13729 during the 2018 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, NV to learn more about the new M&P M2.0 pistol series and the rest of the M&P line.

To learn more about the new M&P M2.0 pistol series and the complete M&P line of firearms, including spec sheets and images, please click here.


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  1. There is no longer any excuse for the manufacturers of any polymer framed firearm to NOT offer them in less than five different colors. I can’t think of an easier way to tell new female customers “you and your money are welcome here” than to offer them something in colors other than FDE and black.
    And no – pink is a patronizing copout. C’mon, show a little more creativity than that.

    • If pink guns didn’t sell, the retailer wouldn’t have ordered them. I believe in getting the gun you shoot best. I do have a gun designed from feedback from women. It’s a Witness EEA PAVONA 9mm and 380
      I have the 9mm sapphire with silver sparkles imbedded in the frame. It’s very much like CZ 75 pistol I did buy it because I read reviews and found some features I liked that would make sense for women who like me, don’t have a lot of hand strength. It’s also very accurate. It’s the handgun I shoot most accurately and as I have a baseball pitchers size hands works well for me and I do refer to it as my “pretty” Gun.
      Guys don’t buy a handgun for your wife or girl friend, take them to an outdoor gun range with some female Range Officers or do internet search for women’s shooting league. Having a guy try to teach a woman to shoot is like having a grumpy old man teaching her to drive a manual transmission pickup truck.
      Possibly most important is that women tend to compliment progress or even just really being very accurate.
      And please start any new shooters on a low caliber round handgun. Supply of 22lr ammunition is plentiful now. I’ve had a Bersa Thunder 22 Pistol for years and really like it for ranch varmit hunting or get a 22lr rifle.
      Getting one for myself for my Groundhog’s Day Birthday.

      • “Guys don’t buy a handgun for your wife or girl friend.” – I gotta disagree with that as a blanket statement. If a guy knows his wife or girlfriend (and he should), knows guns, and knows the common issues women have, he should be able to get her something she likes. It should be easy to find what she likes if you take her shooting and you have a variety for her to try.

        Starting anyone out with a hand cannon is stupid.

        “Having a guy try to teach a woman to shoot is like having a grumpy old man teaching her to drive a manual transmission pickup truck.” – I have to disagree with that. Every woman I’ve ever taken shooting had a good time and wanted to do it again. I’ve never taken a woman shooting that I didn’t have to teach (the first time that I took her to the range).

      • My mother and my wife learned just fine how to shoot using my Sig 220 in .45 ACP. A .22 is hardly a requirement. What is required is competent instruction and a handgun that is large enough physically to help the shooter handle recoil management. A service size pistol like the Sig 220 fits the bill nicely. My mother for the record was able to put 7 of 8 shots in an 8″ bullseye at seven yards. That was the first time she ever fired a gun in her entire life.

        • There is no reason why you can’t use the “GOOGLES” and figure out how to get a gun hydro-dipped or cerakoted. Imagine that. It’s like the firearms industry ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THIS SH!T.

    • “There is no longer any excuse for the manufacturers of any polymer framed firearm to NOT offer them in less than five different colors.”

      I can think of only one. In MA, every color is treated as a different gun and has to be subjected to drop testing. If it’s the same in CA, there’s your reason.

      Crazy, huh?

    • There is no reason why you can’t use the “GOOGLES” and figure out how to get a gun hydro-dipped or cerakoted. Imagine that. It’s like the firearms industry ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THIS SH!T.

  2. Really wish they would announce the 2.0 version of their old compact, probably will call it the subcompact now. But it’s the perfect carry size for me, larger capacity than a G26 but smaller than a G19 for better concealment.

      • I have the old compact and picked up the new one from my FFL Sunday. The 2.0 is probably the smallest sized pistol grip that can comfortably fit in my hands. Smaller is always easier to conceal, but open carry is legal here in Texas, so concealed doesn’t have to mean concealed.

        Obviously just my personal opinion.

    • Yes! They’re still going to be making the M&P C (non 2.0), right?
      I have mine, so I guess it doesn’t matter as much, but for the good of others.

  3. The beginning of the end for crimson trace…. I was nervous when S&W bought them… Maybe there’s a button somewhere I can’t see but in my eyes the whole selling point of a crimson trace laser was automatic activation…

    • They have had distinctly different product lines over the past several years… long before the acquisition.

      The “traditional” models are lasergrips – with instinctive activation when you grip the firearm – but they expanded the product line to include rail (railmaster) and trigger guard (laserguard) mounted options.

  4. Too bad about that awful hinged trigger (the pull is fine – it’s the feel of the actual trigger that sucks). Fortunately Apex has a fix.

  5. Ive said it a few times here already and one more last time cant hurt.
    Not one thing has been said about a very large negative with the new 2.0
    For anyone who carries their gun IWB and for whatever reason cant wear an undergarment with a t-shirt.
    The stippling will hurt and it does hurt a lot against bare skin. My 2.0 Compact does in particular.
    Seems on all the new plastic guns Ive seen so far for 2018. The sandpaper like stippling is this years new in “thing”.
    I think it sux and ruins these plastic guns for someone like me. A firm believer in 1911s who wanted more capacity and was willing to give these plastic guns a try.
    Just a thought to have in mind for anyone considering buying one of these and carrying it IWB against your skin. DONT.
    A sweat guard doesn’t cover the stippling on the frame. Sanding down or smoothing out the removable backstrap isn’t good enough.
    These guns are only good for belt carry in my personal situation.
    Us southerners stuck in high heat and humidity cant make much use of these guns as IWB carry.
    Now I feel a little better.
    Im 0 for 2 with these new stippled grips. I give up too.
    My P938 is back on the belt.
    Thanks ranting over.

    • I agree that its highly abrasive and not pleasant against bare skin, but I think the much higher traction is well worth the trade off. I mostly carry OWB now with just a unbuttoned shirt as a cover garment and it works well for me. I live in southern Kansas and our summers are pretty hot and humid as well. My M&P45 2.0 and Mp9 compact 2.0 are my most regularly carried handguns. The extra traction on the grip really makes recoil more manageable.

    • I usually wear a t-shirt with a button down shirt over it, so I don’t have that problem. If it’s too hot to wear that, it’s too hot and not wearing a shirt wouldn’t even make any difference anyway. But I’m the idiot who wears jeans year round.

      But I do get where you are coming from; I don’t even like having a belt buckle touch my skin. Much less the sandpaperesque grips of today.

      I always thought this texture thing was overrated. Then I went back and forth between the old and new. The old felt slippery afterwords.

      • I wish I could belt carry and just wear a shirt over a tucked in t-shirt.
        But that wont work at work for me. Im a tradesman who cant wear a button down shirt at work…………..sigh.
        On a normal day I go through 4 or 5 Ts as is.

        • If I didn’t work for myself, I probably wouldn’t be able to dress like I do, but then I’d probably be wearing a suit anyway, so I’d have a lot more conceal carry options than my current dress.


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