New Smith and Wesson M&P Guns—SHOT Show 2017

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New for Smith and Wesson this year, if not necessarily for SHOT Show, was the M&P 2.0 line. The first major update to the M&P since its inception more than 10 years ago, it was a major overhaul. The grip texture has changed, becoming much more aggressive. The backstraps now feature 4 size options, rather than 3. The steel chassis underneath the polymer has been extended all the way down the dust cover. And most importantly, all the firearms in the 2.0 line feature the Pro Series trigger.

The M&P 2.0 is soon to be offered in .45 ACP, an enduringly popular chambering here in the U.S.


We covered all this in depth (see full article here) on the release date of the 2.0. What was new, we finally go to see the .45 ACP version. 45 ACP has a deep following here in the US, and the line wouldn’t have been complete without it. This pistol looks great, just like its smaller 9mm and 40 S&W brothers. My favorite part about the 2.0 series? The price is the same, for any one you want. $599.


  • Chambering: .45 ACP
  • Barrel: 4.6 inches
  • OA Length: 7.9 inches
  • Weight: 27 ounces
  • Grip: Integral
  • Sights: Fixed
  • Action: Striker-fired
  • Finish: Matte black
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • MSRP: $599

Also new this year, a number of improvements on the M&P 15 line of rifles. New handguards, some of which feature M-LOK technology. Also available now is the M&P15 MOE in stealth grey, a nice bit of color added to the line.

Smith & Wesson also had several new M&P rifle offerings on hand at SHOT Show.

Price & Availability

The M&P 2.0 is available now here on The .45 ACP variant should be coming out in the coming months and will have a retail price of $599.

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To purchase an M&P 2.0 on, click this link:

About the author: Clay Martin is a former Marine and Green Beret, retiring out of 3rd Special Forces Group. He is a multi-decade and -service sniper, as well as 3-Gun competitor and Master ranked shooter in USPSA Production. In addition to writing about guns, he is the author of “Last Son of The War God,” a novel about shooting people that deserve it. You can also follow him on twitter, @offthe_res or his website,

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  • Luke February 1, 2017, 9:02 am

    There are four back straps. So, which way did they go with the fourth? Narrower or wider? I got weird hands and short fingers. It would be nice if they’d gone a bit smaller with the fourth back strap instead of bigger for me.

  • akjc77 February 1, 2017, 7:10 am

    Can anyone here that has maybe shot a M&P 2.0 some tell any improvement in the trigger? Thats only gripe I ever had on the M&P I’ve tried? Most the Youtube reviewers say its an perceivable improvement if any? It really erks me these guns of the 21st century with what ya pay for them shouldn’t ever have to worry bout buying aftermarket trigger group, they should be at least good/great from factory? Thats one place Springfield XD does little better than most others but they all should these carry guns are likely to be used in protection of life and limb and with trigger affecting accuracy so much not even counting the adrenaline factor when in a situation I wish the sights and triggers on these duty pistols seen a lot more focus from the factory! Not that they are so bad but I still think dependability and function should always be improving?

    • mark robinson February 1, 2017, 9:52 am

      The 2.0 has a incredible trigger, vastly improved.

      • Dave Stevens February 1, 2017, 6:47 pm

        It says in the commercial “light, crisp trigger pull”. What does that equate to in trigger pull (pounds and ounces)?

    • howard2374 February 14, 2017, 3:24 pm

      I think you are spot-on with your comments. [Or at least I totally agree with you.] When one must pull, and pull, and pull before the firearm goes bang, then take a great deal of reset time, come-on. What firearm designer // engineer thought that was a good idea? Hint: It wasn’t John Browning. [And this goes for Ruger, S&W, and some others. That’s why I look at Glocks first! Want my business, improve the stock trigger. I don’t want to go to the time and expense of swapping out your crappy trigger.

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