Smith & Wesson Goes to 10mm with New M&P Pistols

The M&P 2.0 series now includes four new models chambered for 10mm Auto. (Photo: S&W)

Smith & Wesson just announced four new fully featured pistols chambered for 10mm Auto for their acclaimed Military & Police 2.0 series of polymer-framed, striker-fired handguns. They include both carry and full-sizemodels with 4- or 4.6-inch barrels and a 15+1-round capacity.

All of the new pistols are optics-ready, with slides cut for mini red dot sights, and suppressor-height white dot sights. One new feature is a redesigned semi-flat-faced trigger and an extended, skeletonized passive trigger safety.

“Having not made a 10mm semi-automatic handgun since the 1990s, it’s a pleasure to re-enter that space with the M&P 10mm M2.0 pistol,” said Smith & Wesson’s New Product Manager John Myles. “The 10mm caliber has its own following, and our customers have been asking us to bring one back.”

“We are excited to launch this product using the M&P45 M2.0 as a building block to support existing aftermarket accessories that are readily available, as well as adding new enhanced features like the optics ready slide and the new M2.0 flat face trigger,” he said.

All are optics-ready, with and without manual safeties in two sizes. (Photo: S&W)

The four models include two of each size, with and without optional manual thumb safeties. Like previous models, the safety levers, along with the slide release levers are ambidextrous and the magazine release button is reversible.

As part of the M&P 2.0 series, these all have the updated grip texture, improved trigger internals for a lighter trigger pull and crisp reset, and four interchangeable grip shells to fit a wide range of shooters’ hand sizes.

For now, all of the new 10mm pistols are offered in black, with black grips and a matte-black Armornite nitride finish on the stainless steel slide and barrel. Each pistol ships with two 15-round magazines.

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The 4-inch models weigh a little over 28 ounces unloaded and the 4.6-inch pistols weigh about an ounce more. They’re 1.3 inches wide at the controls, and 5.6 inches tall. The 4-inch models are just under 8 inches long, while the 4.6-inch models come in right at 8.5 inches in overall length.

All are priced very competitively at $664 for the 4-inch patterns and $665 for the 4.6-inch versions. Some companies charge a bit extra for 10mm variants, but these are priced right in line with other M&P 2.0 pistols.

It’ll be interesting to see where Smith & Wesson goes with 10mm down the line but for now, these will certainly make a lot of people happy. For more information head over to Smith & Wesson today.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Benjamin Henry December 29, 2021, 11:06 am

    Looking forward to this pistols release. Selling my two Glock 20s for buy a pair of these. Like the M&P pistols handling compared to the “Block” design and the 10mm is the ultimate defense and sporting, do it all cartridge .Wished they’d listened to the shooters and did this years ago.

  • DarryH November 29, 2021, 12:31 am

    I will buy one….IF they see fit to offered factory porting!!!

  • Tim Lund November 22, 2021, 10:15 am

    Good job, 15 rounds of 10mm= a lot of firepower in the woods!

  • Jesse Hobson Scott November 22, 2021, 8:03 am

    A little late to the party, but I love 10′, so add it to the collection.

  • Guido November 19, 2021, 7:27 pm

    If S&W wants my $$$ for a thumb safety-less C/C pistol, they’re going to have to follow Springfield’s lead and realize the value of a grip safety.
    When I carry (always) I’m strapped “hot”. And since I appendix carry, I feel as though I have a lot to lose with an unintentional firing (my wife may dispute that).

  • Todd November 19, 2021, 11:00 am

    Having given up my early Glock 20 for lack of features, this S&W plays well to me.

    The added safety, the sights, rail and optics-readiness are everything *missing* from my Glock.

    One thing I find interesting though…. I’d have appreciated and payed for an extended and thread-protected barrel. Here though, I understand that not everyone would want it and the raised sights are not merely for potential suppressor users.

    Todd.

  • Snafu November 19, 2021, 10:53 am

    Not if he carries a S&W model 29!

  • Richard November 19, 2021, 7:56 am

    Shut up and take my money!!!!!

  • Blue Dog (he/him) November 16, 2021, 5:03 pm

    Metric-named calibres feel unamerican. If you like 10mm and 6.5 Creedmore, you might as well start carrying a purse and pick a favourite soccer team. Make mine 11.25!

    • Scott November 19, 2021, 8:32 am

      Your math is off. That would be 10.9mm which correlates to .429 which is the actual size of a .44 bullet.

    • Kane November 19, 2021, 12:05 pm

      One of the most proudest moments as an American was when the USA stood and refused to learn the meteric system.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) November 19, 2021, 3:32 pm

        Kane, my friend, we can always find common ground in hating the metric system.

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