Smith & Wesson Now Shipping M&P45 M2.0 Pistols

    All of you guys and gals out there that think that all defensive calibers start with a four and end with a five can rejoice because Smith & Wesson is now shipping M&P45 M2.0 pistols! The evolution of the original M&P45 is now hitting stores in both the flat dark earth color as well as the classic black.

    The upgrades that Smith & Wesson made to the M&P M2.0 for the Modular Handgun System competition really brings the M&P design to life with some much-needed updates like forward cocking serrations for press checks, a more aggressive grip texture without being too aggressive, and an improved trigger.

    Below is a list of features that was included in the press release:

    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 palm swell 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 .40 S&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

    While the new 9mm and .40 S&W M2.0’s were designed to fit 95% of shooters, the M&P45 M2.0 is expected have a slightly thicker accommodate the larger cartridges. I do expect it to be slightly slimmer and fit more shooter’s hands than the older M&P Classic models thanks to the four interchangeable backstraps.

    The MSRP for the new M&P45 M2.0 is listed at $599 and is in the distribution pipeline now. Check out Smith & Wesson’s website for more info.