Last year, the release of the M&P 2.0 family of pistols was one of the biggest stories fo the year. Unlike other companies, Smith and Wesson seemed to listen to every customer critique over the preceding 10 years and fixed every one of them in the 2.0. Not some, spaced over the next 3 generations. All of them. Right now. Ready go.
With so much awesome last year, we really wondered what they could do this year. And the answer is mostly line extensions, a huge win for the M&P fans that have been waiting on the more niche products.
First up, a new suppressor ready version of the 2.0, complete with a threaded barrel and tall sights. S&W acquired Gemtech over the last year, so they obviously worked hand-in-hand to make this suppressor ready gun ready for launch. I have a 1.0 with a threaded barrel kit, and it is my go-to suppressor gun. The improvements of the 2.0 will just make this whole concept better.
Lighting It Up With Crimson Trace
Also new for the 2.0 line, the addition of the Shield 2.0. There are several version of the Shield, including one with an integrated Crimson Trace laser.
Let us also not forget the 2.0 9C, a new Glock 19 sized M&P, that we did a full review on back in December. This is a much better gun than the original 9C, which was closer in size to a subcompact. The new Compact 2.0 is a champion, sure to grab some market share in the new year. The MSRP will run you roughly $550 for a Shield 2.0 with a CT laser, roughly $599 for the M&P9 2.0 with a threaded barrel and roughly $569 for the 2.09C.
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