The firearms giant Smith & Wesson quietly released information on its new compact polymer pistol, which compares well to the Glock 19 and the CZ P10C.
“We understand the attraction to the 19s,” said a comment on the company’s Twitter feed, along with a photo of a classic S&W Model 19 .357 revolver. “We love them too! We also make the best compact polymer pistol in the world, the M&P M2.0 Compact.”
Brownells Product Manager Paul Levy helmed an 11-minute Facebook Live unveiling of the Compact on Friday, detailing four different models in 9mm and .40S&W either with or without manual thumb safeties.
“It fits between the standard M&P full-sized pistols and the previous sub-compact models, so a really nice-sized compact pistol,” said Levy, noting that Apex trigger enhancement kits are compatible.
Going through the specs, the Compact uses a 4-inch barrel and has a 15+1 round capacity in 9mm and 13+1 in the .40 variant with an unloaded weight of just under 24-ounces. This is a dead ringer in comparison to the Glock 19 and 23 and a hair lighter than the 26-ounce P-10 C series from Czech gun maker CZ.
Levy even compares the G19 and Compact side-by-side in the Brownells video.
Other features on the Compact include an accessory rail, four interchangeable palm swell grips, stainless slide with an Armornite coating, and an 18-degree grip angle. The gun ships with two magazines.
Smith has not released MSRP data on the new model, but we found them on pre-order with prices starting at $499, again, close to Glock’s neighborhood. Levy noted the guns are shipping to dealers now.