Smith & Wesson continues with the industry-wide trend towards carry optics by adding new M&P9 M2.0 variants with factory MRD cuts. 

The two new pistol variants – the full-sized and compact M&P9 M2.0 – ship complete with Smith's C.O.R.E. system of seven mounting plates, allowing the user to mount a wide variety of popular micro red-dot optics. Tall optics/suppressor-height three-dot sights co-witness through MRDs. A further upgrade is the company's new M2.0 flat-face trigger, a design that S&W says optimizes trigger finger positioning and delivers consistency for more accurate shot placement. 

Other standard M2.0 features include an option for an ambidextrous manual thumb safety, an 18-degree grip angle, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and enhanced grip texture. 

S&W M&P9 M2.0 full size
The newest M&P9 M2.0 full-size on the block has a 4.25-inch barrel, 7.4-inch overall length, and a 44.7-ounce weight. The standard magazine capacity is 17+1, and MSRP is $665. (Photos: S&W)
S&W M&P9 M2.0 Compact
The new optic-ready M&P9 M2.0 Compact runs a 4-inch barrel, 7.3-inch overall length, and a 25.8-ounce weight. The standard magazine capacity is 15+1, and MSRP is $654. (Photos: S&W)

"The diversity of the C.O.R.E. system for mounting electronic sights, the consistency of the new flat face trigger, and all of the high quality existing features of the M2.0 family combine into a unique shooting experience and a variety of aftermarket consumer choices for use at the range or for personal carry," said John Myles, S&W’s senior product manager. 

The new M&Ps come just after Smith announced a return to the 10mm chambering for semi-auto pistols earlier this month. The new M&P10 models, with 4.6- and 4-inch barrels, both run 15-shot mags.

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