LEAKING: More S&W Shield 2.0 Details – Now With Laser Beams

Supposedly debuting mid next week, additional details about the Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 is leaking from every social media crack and crevasse. Prices are set (estimated) at just under $500 MSRP with night sights adding another $100. New features include a rough textured finish and a lighter, crisper trigger pull with a better reset. Like the previous version, the 2.0 will be offered with and without a manual safety and in both the best pistol caliber in the world as well as the worst (that means 9mm and 40 S&W).

Also leaking is a new dedicated/integrated Crimson Trace laser that appears to blend smoothly into the new frame. Estimated cost to add the red laser is about $100. Personally I would have liked to have seen a white LED light added into the device. However, the possibility remains that we haven’t seen all of the models and options that will be available.

Leaking

New integrated Crimson Trace red laser.

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(Estimated/preliminary): M&P SHIELD M2.0 pistols are available in 9mm or 40S&W, with or without manual thumb safety, include 2 magazines, and white dot sights. M&P SHIELD, sku 11810 and 11816, feature Tritium night sights and 3 magazines.

If I were to make an educated guess (no laughing), I’d say we will see the Shield 2.0 hit the shelves at about $50-$75 less than MSRP. After the initial rush, $100 under MSRP should be an achievable price goal.

So, who’s buying one next week?



Pete

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  • Rocky Mountain 9

    Neat, but I bet a lot of people are all Shielded up after all the rebates. Looks like a good improvement, though!

    • jonp

      Got both. Bought the Shield for $200 with the rebate and it is a fine carry pistol. The M&P .40 is also very good. I like them both

  • BIOHMMWV

    Not worth double the price of the 1.0 version that was on sale for $200. A trigger job is free and just takes a little time.

    A rail and ambitious mag release would have been much more welcome.

    • Moose

      How does a mag release become ambitious?

      • Twilight sparkle

        Sounds like a job interview question

      • BIOHMMWV

        A redesign of the mag release button similar to what is on the Springfield XD series.

      • iksnilol

        Heel release or paddle release.

  • DESTRO YAKISOBA

    DANG! Not excited anymore ……….

  • Rick Grimes

    Anyone know if/when we will see optics ready models of the M&P 2.0? I want one in .45ACP too please and thanks.

  • jonp

    Friggen Laser Beams? Do they come with a friggen shark??

    • koolhed

      Nope. They’re actually Sea Bass… due to environmental concerns.

      • Gabriel Owens

        Kick his ass SEA BASS.

  • TheScrutineer

    “So, who’s buying one next week?”
    Yeah, plus the laser and the night sights?
    $700 shield anyone?
    Didn’t think so.

  • Spencerhut

    “in both the best pistol caliber in the world as well as the worst (that means 9mm and 40 S&W)”
    Ha . . . been saying that for years. Knuckle draggers luv dem som fotay . . . .

  • Edeco

    Needs a 357 version. Threaded, so one can add a blast cone, making it an Edeco Special.

  • James Swan

    Most female shooters do not like the .40S&W.

  • bjeremy

    Yes, .40 is the worst pistol caliber in the world. Worse than .25 ACP, .32 ACP…even worse than .380! You’re better off throwing rocks at your assailant. Honestly, the .40 hate is approaching idiocy at this point. I know trends and group think are really big in the firearms community, but c’mon guys….grow a brain and start thinking for yourself.

    • Leemerk Rockwell

      Personally I’d take a .22 over a .32. Those things are pointless.

      • .32 Archduke Carnage Pistol is The One True Caliber.

        • gunsandrockets

          Did you mean to refer to the .380 ACP caliber FN 1910 pistol used to assassinate Archduke Ferdinand in 1914?

          • Damnit – lead astray by a Reddit meme. Yes, that was absolutely what I was incorrectly referring to.

      • iksnilol

        .32 is better than .380 and you should feel bad.

        • Mr._Exterminatus

          Mind expanding on that? I don’t see how .32 ACP is better than .380. I’m genuinely curious because from what I know, which isn’t that much about small handgun calibers, .380 is the better round

          • iksnilol

            They’re both small and weak.

            But .32 usually has better penetration (using common ammo) and you can fit more rounds in the magazine (IE CZ-83 has 15 rounds of it in a Makarov sized package). Also less felt recoil, which is always appreciated in a teeny tiny handgun.

          • Mr._Exterminatus

            Ah, I see.

          • gunsandrockets

            sadly, .32 ACP is more and more a boutique round, as fewer handguns are offered in the caliber.

            On the bright side, the surge in .380 ACP popularity is giving us a nice choice in pistols and ever better load selection. Some of the Underwood loads are very intriguing.

      • gunsandrockets
    • Pete – TFB Writer

      I was being very serious about .40S&W being the worst cartridge. Very, very, very serious.

      Very

      • bjeremy

        Glad to hear you’re not one of those people who acts like they’re personally offended that the cartridge even exists, but you have to admit they’re out there. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard or read “I hate .40 S&W”, like it owes them money or something. Really? You HATE it? Feel free to start a club with James Yeager and not invite me.

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          I’m probably the only person looking to buy a .40S&W pistol right now…

          • Klaus Von Schmitto

            Maybe not. The dirt cheap cop trade-in SIGs are looking pretty good me.

          • Mr._Exterminatus

            I’ve definitely been contemplating one. Do they make conversion barrels for the the SIG 40s?

          • bjeremy

            You should be spoiled for choice….there certainly are a ton of ’em out there for pretty amazing prices. I’m not currently in the market for a new handgun but if I was I’d definitely be eyeing one of those discounted Sigs…

          • Flounder

            It’s a friday, AIM surplus has new police trade ins. There is always something in 40 there.

          • gunsandrockets

            Heh, I recently sold my Glock 23 to pay for a Glock 20

            one Glock is more than enough for me…

        • Porty1119

          HATE HATE HATE HATE

          **autistic screeching**

          • bjeremy

            You’re a Glock guy aren’t you? I can tell.

          • Porty1119

            1911 and M&P, actually. Sometimes comedic overreaction has a place.

          • bjeremy

            Both fine handguns. Also, comedic overreaction ALWAYS has a place.

      • Bob Gallucci

        WHY?

        • Mr._Exterminatus

          If it’s a Glock you can just drop in a 9mm conversion barrel. There are really good deals on police trade in Glocks in .40.

          • Bob Gallucci

            Sorry, my WHY was towards Pete as to why he has such hate for the .40 and why it’s such an awful caliber?

      • Gregory

        Exactly how is the .40 S&W the worst cartridge? You cannot shoot it well?

    • Grant

      I can see why police are switching back to 9mm, but I really don’t get .40 hate either. I personally would not buy a Shield sized pistol in .40 because to me it’s not worth the increased recoil and losing 1 round of capacity. But when it comes to midsized guns like the G23 it’s ok. Also, in some cases ammo is even cheaper than 9mm. I’ve seen cases of Federal HST at $300 per k in .40 where 9mm was selling for $400.

      • bjeremy

        Exactly. It’s a power spectrum. I don’t have any small carry guns chambered in .40, but my nightstand gun (Sig SP2022) is. What I really don’t understand is why people hate .40 but love 10mm. People’s main complaints about the .40 seem to be increased recoil and reduced capacity, which 10mm “suffers” from as well (in addition to larger grip circumference). What the hell is wrong with choice? Do they want to live in a world where all handguns are chambered in 9mm?

        • Gabriel Owens

          Welp, its official. You need a snickers.

          • bjeremy

            C’mon man…there are actual “.40 Sucks” t-shirts at this point. You’re in denial.

        • iksnilol

          Well, at least with hot 10mm loads you can use it for bear defense. .40 s&w, nit so much.

          • bjeremy

            For bear defense? Sure. Not really an issue for me most of the time, but seems like a fine caliber for that purpose. If I lived in Alaska and I was buying a gun specifically for that purpose, I’d most likely go with a .44 mag. Isn’t it nice to have choices?

          • iksnilol

            Yeah, but isn’t 15 rounds of 10mm better against a bear than a 5-6 shot .44?

          • Mr._Exterminatus

            I think I’d like the odds of having 15 rounds to shoot at a charging bear than 6. I know how I shoot, and I’m average with a pistol, but in that situation I want to be able to hit that bear as many times as possible.

          • Ben

            You won’t have time to shoot 15 shots at a charging bear. Best to make the couple of shots you *might* get count.

            Personally I opt for something more than the “bear” minimum.

          • JSmath

            Hold my beer, iks

          • iksnilol

            10mm shield? You thinking that’s a good idea like I am?

          • JSmath

            They made the Shield 45 for the two dozen people who wanted that, after all. 🙂

          • Stuki Moi

            .40 is great for bear defense. About as good as it gets, for people whose main use, and practice, is with a gun designed for human defense.

            Dirt cheap, standard practice loads in .40, are shaped as close as any autoround gets, to what is considered the optimal bear round shape: Broad meplat and weight forward design. The 10 can add 20 grains of weight to what is available in the .40, which makes it arguably “better” shot for shot on bear; but few bother carrying 200 grain 10s for social work. And few practice with them consistently.

            In practice, those who prioritize bear defense when picking a carry gun, choose revolvers, .44mag and up. While those who prioritize social work, carry 9s, .40s, .357s and .45s. And that is what they practice with, hence may be able to draw and actually hit the bear in a handgun-vulnerable spot with.

            I’m sure some, probably more here than in the general population, spends enough time practicing, to reflexively switch between the very different draw motion, trigger pull and swing weight of revolvers vs carry sized polymer striker autos, like some sort of Miculek; but most autocarrying punters don’t practice enough as it is.

            Hence benefit from making every round sent downrange as relevant as possible too both bear and human defense, by shooting the exact same gun, with a round with exactly the same external ballistics, differing only in that the practice and bear projectile is FMJ-FP while the social work one is a premium HP. The .40 offers that, literally without having to think about it. As does .357Sig, but I’m not aware of anyone recommending fast-and-light for bear defense.

            I have no personal bone in the fight, as I carry an LCR .38 for bear when applicable. With a 158 grain hardcast load. And, mainly in theory as I’m stuck in Cali much of the time but I do have one in my sweat pants pockets when I’m sitting on the couch…., an LCR in .38 for social work as well. With a similar ballistics 158 grain load, just soft lead and with a hollow cavity….

    • Gabriel Owens

      Twas merely a joke young lad.

      • bjeremy

        Looks like TFB deleted my original response to this. It was probably the Charles Dickens reference.

    • iksnilol

      You’re right. it is worse than all those cartridges you listed. Luckily your mother is not a cartridge, though.

      • bjeremy

        My mother? Wow…that escalated quickly.

        • iksnilol

          AND YOUR FATHER WOULD SMELL OF ELDERBERRIES IF HE WAS ACTUALLY EVER PRESENT!

          • bjeremy

            Well I certainly can’t argue with that. Y’all are definitely bringing your A game today….color me impressed.

          • iksnilol

            Bringin’ the A game?

            I AM THE A-GAME!

    • Dan

      I hate shooting .40S&W. But I sure as hell don’t want to get hit with it, either. It’s no slouch ballistically. I have bad joints and the snap is a bit much for my glassy wrist. If you enjoy shooting it, and shoot it well, go for it. I’d rather shoot 9mm or .45 AARP.

  • LGonDISQUS

    Not that I dislike the shield, I just have never given any kind of damn about the gun. No clue why. Flies under the radar like Kahrs now.

  • Phillip Shen

    Not me for sure. I live in California. No new semi autos allowed here since 2010

    • Gabriel Owens

      Time to move ?

    • Nayden

      *2013, actually. The roster of approved handguns wasn’t set in stone until then. That’s why we can still get the original Shield which came out in 2012 (with the CA BS of an LCI and mag disconnect safety).

  • Max888

    S&W has been doing well lately. I like the improvements to the M&P 2.0 and love the right size of the 2.0 Compact. The Shield looks to continue the progress but I sure would love a Shield long slide version as an option. 3/75-4″ barrel and slide to match on the Shield 2.0 frame would make for a nice slim carry package with longer sight radius,longer barrel for velocity,longer slide which isn’t any tougher to conceal adding to control. All while taking all the same S&W and aftermarket parts except barrels and some holsters. No major manufacturer offers a polymer,striker fired 9/40 single stack with almost 4″ barrel.

    • Brett baker

      Kahr does.

      • Max888

        So does Honor Defense but I don’t consider either a major manufacturer. Glock,S&W,Beretta,Springfield,Remington,Sig or those that have multiple government agency contracts and the like. Nothing wrong with Kahrs as I have a couple myself.

    • Xerxes036

      Doesn’t Springfield with the XDS?

      • USMC03Vet

        Yup Springfield offers 4 inch barrel XDs and has for years. Just like Springfield offers an XD Mod 2 which is a better and cheaper version than this new M&P. It’s pretty amazing people actually care about the M&P 2 considering but then again many gun people are absolutely retarded and have terminal case of brand loyalty.

        • Xerxes036

          Depends on what you mean by better.

          • USMC03Vet

            Better grip, sights, capacity, price, ect.

          • Xerxes036

            Witnessed an XD grenade on an LE range pass.

          • USMC03Vet

            Confirmed idiot. Blocked.

    • Completely agree, a 4″ longslide as a “Single Stack M&P 2.0C” would be awesome.

    • gunsandrockets

      Uh? Like a S&W Model 39?

      I kid, I kid!

      😉

  • Blake

    See, here’s the problem with your dumb joke. You just had an article on this site that was all about how the author likes to pleasure himself to the sight of 10mm ammo being made. So when you (as the same info source because no one actually checks to see who authored any given article) say “the best caliber ever made (and also 9mm and 40)”, that could mean 10mm or .45 (which makes more sense), and now you’re just wasting people’s time.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      You know what, my joke *was* dumb. Wait, I’m agreeing with you.

      But I missed the 10mm pleasuring. Who and what was that about?

  • Talldog

    I have 2 of the v1 Shield 9s (1 with safety, 1 without), and I’ve been waiting to see what the v2 would bring. More aggressive grip texture and a lighter and crisper trigger, that’s about it. I have Talon rubberized grips on my Shields which work great, and I have no problem with the trigger on either of them. In fact, I don’t want a lighter trigger. I just don’t see any reason to upgrade.

  • DanGoodShot

    I’m with you on the light Pete. In my useless opinion, a light is way more beneficial than a laser.

  • Gregory

    Has S&W resolved the tendency for the magazine to unintentionally drop from the magazine well when the release is bumped or light pressure is applied during concealed carry? This was an issue on the M&P series, is it still an issue?

  • nova3930

    Got Shields in 9mm and 45. Not really seeing any reason to upgrade.

    • Gabriel Owens

      They jus want your schmeckels

    • iksnilol

      Nothin’ wrong with a 6th or 7th ace.

      • nova3930

        But when there’s so much milsurp left to buy for the collection :p

  • Grant

    I bought my Shield too early and missed the rebates. At the time they were around $400 locally including tax. I got mine from Bud’s and it was $365 including shipping & transfer. The Apex trigger & sear was another $130. So I guess if they improved the trigger a $400 street price is probably a good deal. Overall the 1.0 was a great gun and an amazing value with the rebate.

    I like the PPS M2 better though. It just feels better in my hand. It also has a better stock trigger and the LE model comes with 3 magazines. They were around $300 ($400 – $100 rebate) but I recently saw some selling for $300 now that the rebates have expired.

  • maynardb

    I don’t want any old laser beam. I want FREAKING laser beams to go with my ill temper.

  • JW

    Christmas come early!

  • Gabriel Owens

    Thats hot.

  • Gabriel Owens

    FREEKIN LAZERSSS!

  • AZgunner

    I know it’s atypical, but my father had a shield with reliability issues that went back to the factory twice, still had issues, and ended up being sold. While it seems to be an anomaly, it does make me shy away from the pistols.

  • tylerruno

    Big question for me is does it fit 1.0 holsters? If it’s sub $380, I’m game but that sounds like a big ask right now.

  • A.WChuck

    As I expected, the .45 auto Shield was/is the 2.0 model. Except for the laser model, which is new.

  • Gabriel Owens

    I think you need to get laid, smoke some grass, and chill the fudge out. Life is too short to not have a sense of humor.

    • bjeremy

      In my defense I’ve been watching a lot of Rick & Morty lately, and I think it’s starting to affect my general outlook.

  • Rick Grimes

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/24ffab3c00a9e14456e862c419d41d8dc2d3d04c24aecc26f5a39aca7e6d5aaf.jpg

    The cold means the zombies move slower but we have fewer options for custom gun work. There’s a place up here that looks like they do some quality milling but $$$. Also I want options for different optics and a plate to put on there with no optic.

  • Roger Smith

    I didn’t know James Yeager had a boyfriend looks like another limp wrist 40 hater. Or when you shoot the 40 you get fatigued. P.S.D even worse you’re stupid writer. Cuz you just made your fanbase 50%. And thefirearmblog. For your fiction article. Because they are both good rounds, unlike you are a writer. And I’m not going to humor you and which one is more Superior. Who are his friend and I’d love to do side-by-side with you on the Range with your nines and my 40s see what numbers are better. We can even take breaks between mag replacements if you want. So you can work your wrist in. You probably own a Glock and all other handgun suck to. I hope so even better side-by-side on the Range. Cuz I got the POS M&P 40 I have a hard time missing.

    • Rick Grimes

      Can you say triggered?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      Roger! It was a joke, Roger!

      I don’t hate .40S&W. I was using a technique called extreme sarcasm to get people engaged and maybe laugh a bit.

      As noted above, I’m looking for a .40 Silencer host. I welcome your suggestions.

  • JASON B

    I did a lot of work to my Shield 9mm 1.0. The first thing I did was swap out the factory sights for a set of Warren Tactical sights (Black Rear, Fiber Optic Front). Then I installed an Apex M&P Competition Trigger (3.5 lbs). Finally I had ATEi did some nice slide work and stippling for me.

    My little Shield is actually a hell of a little shooter. Super accurate, and the recoil is not too bad. I couldn’t be happier with my Shield. Total home run for S&W.

    Oh, almost forgot, I like to run it suppressed sometimes, so it has a threaded barrel as well.

    I can’t see needing the 2.0. Mine is probably better than 4.0 will be. Unless of course that one will run caseless ammo 😉