S&W Performance Center Launches Red Dot-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 with 4-Inch Barrel

    M&P Shield M2.0 red dot

    Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 (Smith & Wesson)

    Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield M2.0 gets the Performance Center treatment expanding their range of upgraded Shield 2.0s with nine new configurations. Introducing a 4-inch barrel on a compact frame variant and models with ported barrels and slides cut for mounting red dot sights.

    S&W M&P Shield with fibre optic Hi-Viz sights and a slide mounted red dot (Smith &Wesson)

    Here’s what Smith & Wesson have to say about the new configurations:

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Performance Center today announced that it has expanded its line of M&P Shield M2.0 pistols, delivering nine new models that include a longer, 4 inch barrel and slides designed for red dot optics. For the first time ever, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 is available with a slide cut for optics and ships with a red dot included,delivering a slim, red-dot ready concealed carry pistol.

    Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “With the growing popularity of slide-mounted optics, we wanted to design a slim, concealable, red-dot ready pistol for our consumers. In our minds, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 felt like a natural fit for development. Featuring a combination of M2.0 and Performance Center enhancements, these new pistols are slim, lightweight, and now red-dot equipped for quick target acquisition and easy concealment.”

    The new Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 pistols feature HI-VIZ front and rear fiber optic sights, a Performance Center tuned action for a smooth, lightweight trigger pull, and a tactile and audible trigger reset.

    S&W M&P Shield with a 4 inch ported barrel and slide, fibre optic Hi-Viz sights and a slide mounted red dot (Smith &Wesson)

    The pistols, available in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP, come in multiple configurations:

    Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel

    • Features a 4” barrel and slide, providing a longer sight radius for more accurate shots
    • HI-VIZ front and rear fibre optic sights
    • MSRP: $532

    Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

    • Features a 4” barrel and optics-ready slide
    • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
    • MSRP: $826

    Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Ported Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

    • Features a ported 4” barrel and optics-ready slide, reducing muzzle flip and felt recoil
    • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
    • MSRP: $854

    Along with the features mentioned the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 ships with a Performance Center-branded Tipton Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit and two magazines including one standard flush fit mag and one extended finger groove magazine.

    Find out more about the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0s here.

    Matthew Moss

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    Matt is a British historian specialising in small arms development and military history. He has written for a variety of publications in both the US and UK he also runs www.historicalfirearms.info, a blog that explores the history, development and use of firearms. Matt is also co-founder of www.armourersbench.com, a new video series on historically significant small arms.

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