Smith & Wesson on Wednesday announced an optics-ready expansion to their M&P9 M2.0 Compact series pistols, designed with a cut for red dot sights. 

The new M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4-inch OR model builds on the popular handgun's platform while adding features to include optic-height co-witness white-dot front and rear sights and enlarged forward slide serrations in addition to the slide top cut. Big Blue says the move is to give the people what they want. 

"The use of optics has become increasingly popular as handgun owners look for ways to enhance their accuracy and shooting experience," said Vince Perreault, Smith & Wesson’s Brand Marketing Manager. "To meet the demands of our consumers, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact is now able to accept many popular slide-mounted optics, straight from the factory."

The M&P9 M2.0 Compact OR comes standard with seven mounting plates designed for most common slide-mounted optics. These include sights from makes such as Crimson Trace, Trijicon, Leupold Delta Point Pro, J-Point, Docter, C-MORE, and Insight.
The Compact OR will be available in variants with or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety. 

When it comes to specs, the 4-inch barrel leads to a 7.25-inch overall length. The weight is 28.8-ounces unloaded and both the slide and barrel are Armornite nitride-finished stainless steel. The guns ship with two 15-round magazines and four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts.

The MSRP on the M&P9 M2.0 Compact OR is $616.

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