Smith & Wesson is adding two new compact models to their M&P M2.0 series, now chambered for .45 ACP. The Compact line of M&P pistols is Smith’s all-purpose design for personal protection, whether it’s at home, conceal carry, or on the job.
The M&P M2.0 series is the updated, improved line of polymer-framed, striker-fired service pistols by Smith & Wesson. The guns are very popular with shooters of all kinds, from competition shooting to law enforcement and everyone in between.
Like the 9mm Luger and .40 S&W M&P M2.0 guns before, the new .45s can be customized with small, medium-small, medium-large and large grip shells to better fit individual shooter hand sizes and preferences. They are lefty-friendly with ambidextrous safety and slide release levers and reversible magazine release buttons.
Even chambered for .45 ACP they’re still lightweight at just over 28 ounces unloaded. They have a standard capacity of 10+1 rounds with flush magazines. Since 10-round magazines are legal just about everywhere, the M&P Compact M2.0 in .45 ACP is also a great option for anyone who doesn’t want anything less than standard.
The two base models come with two 10-round mags and standard steel 3-dot sights. Smith & Wesson is also offering the “no safety” model in an “LE” package that comes with three magazines and tritium night sights for a little more. The MSRP is $569 which means real-world pricing at $500 or less!
Other features include a full-length accessory rail, forward and rear slide serrations, a lighter, improved trigger with audible and tactile reset and Smith & Wesson’s Armornite finish.
The slide, barrel, and chassis are all stainless steel and the chassis is extended to reduce flex in the frame. The grip texture is aggressive, but not irritating for everyday carry. It also has a low bore axis to help control the hottest .45 ACP loads.
The M&P M2.0 Compact series is tailored for shooters looking for their “one gun,” a gun for every need. Now that it’s available in .45 ACP, a lot of shooters can get their one gun in their favorite caliber. And for anyone who already has an M&P M2.0 Compact, it’s always a good idea to add cartridge options to your collection.