Guns Smith Two Point O: The New M&P M2.0 Pistol Recoil Staff January 3, 2017 0 COMMENT This morning the Smith & Wesson Corporation released official word of their new handgun: the M&P M2.0. The new pistol is a striker-fired polymer weapon on an extended stainless steel chassis, available in 9mm, 40S&W, and .45. For those of you with sartorial concerns, it launches in either black or FDE. The M&P M2.0 will have a number of changed features from its predecessor, intended to improve ergonomics, performance, control, and durability, including an extended stainless steel chassis and what they tell us are a “…crisper trigger and lighter pull…” It will ship with four interchangeable palmswell inserts to more closely accommodate different sized hands, and two magazines. Here’s how they describe the weapon’s features and their intended purpose. Smith Two Point O: The New M&P M2.0 Pistol M&P M2.0 pistol Advanced by Design Superior Ergonomic Design • M&P pistol’s optimal 18-degree grip angle, providing a natural point of aim • M&P pistol high grip-to-barrel bore axis – more comfortable to shoot, faster aim recovery • Four interchangeable dimensional palmswell grips for best-in-class fit: S,M,ML,L • New aggressive M2.0 textured grip for enhanced control • New front cocking serrations Superior Performance • New M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull • Tactile and audible trigger reset • Accurate 1 in 10” twist 9mm and 40S&W, and 1 in 15” twist .45 Auto M&P M2.0 barrels • Extended rigid embedded stainless steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing • Tactical white 3-dot steel sights for quick target acquisition Superior Controls • Ambidextrous slide stop, reversible magazine release, and optional ambidextrous thumb safety • Simple M&P take-down lever, for easy disassembly and maintenance • M&P pistol sear deactivation lever – safe take-down without having to pull the trigger Superior Finish •Armornite – hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slide • Cerakote FDE finish over Armornite® on Flat Dark Earth M2.0 slides The President of their Firearms Division, Matt Buckingham, says, “Our goal is to continually strengthen and grow our leadership position in firearms by meeting and then exceeding the needs, wants, and desires of the consumer. With this goal always in our minds, the new product development team at Smith & Wesson tapped into more than a decade of M&P experience, performance data, and candid feedback from professional users when designing the M&P M2.0 Pistol – and it shows. 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. 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. The M&P M2.0 in 9mm and 40 caliber versions is in stock at our distributor partners and is shipping today.” MSRP will be $599. You can learn more about the S&W M&P M2.0 right here. What is the NSSF SHOT Show? The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world’s premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. Imagine the Worlds’ Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you’d like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year’s SHOT, there’s a live map right here, though it doesn’t reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc View imagery from our coverage of last year’s SHOT Show here; 2015’s is right here. SHOT 2017 Schedule January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club January 17 — 20, 2016 Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Hours Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.