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Smith & Wesson announces the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series

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Smith & Wesson announces the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series

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The M&P M2.0 family just got slim... and bright: brand new from Smith & Wesson is the M&P Shield M2.0 pistols in 9mm and .40 caliber for self-defense and concealed carry!

Smith & Wesson announced on October 16, 2017 the launch of a new line of sub-compact pistols: the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series.

Available in 9x19mm and .40 Smith & Wesson chamberings, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistols build upon the popular M&P M2.0 platform, delivering professional-grade features and proven performance in a slim, lightweight, and easy-to-carry profile that incorporates the enhanced M2.0 feature set.

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series - right view

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series - right view

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series - left view

Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series - left view

James Debney, President and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, said:

« When we launched the M&P Shield pistol, it quickly became the pistol of choice in the concealed carry market.  Having recently shipped our 2-millionth M&P Shield pistol we are now excited to build upon its success by introducing our newest Shield in the popular M&P M2.0 series of products.  As personal protection continues to be a leading driver for consumers purchasing a handgun, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol and M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser both provide an all-in-one package for those looking for an everyday carry firearm

Each Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 ships with a standard magazine and an extended grip magazine

Each Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 ships with a standard magazine and an extended grip magazine

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 is also available with an integrated Crimson Trace red- or green-light laser pointer, activated by a prominent rubberized, ambidextrous red button located on the frame just in front of the trigger guard

The Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 is also available with an integrated Crimson Trace red- or green-light laser pointer, activated by a prominent rubberized, ambidextrous red button located on the frame just in front of the trigger guard

The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol builds upon the success of the best-selling M&P Shield pistol line through notable enhancements, including the M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull, a tactile and audible trigger reset, and aggressive grip texture for enhanced control.

Those familiar with the M&P Shield product line will recognize the familiar, slim profile and 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. 

Available with or without a manual thumb safety, the M&P Shield M2.0 pistol series features a 3.1” barrel in both 9mm and .40 Smith & Wesson, is available with both white dot sights or tritium night sights, and ships with one standard and one extended grip magazine.

The M&P Shield M2.0 is also available with a frame-mounted manual safety

The M&P Shield M2.0 is also available with a frame-mounted manual safety

Standard magazines for the M&P Shield M2.0 hold 7+1 rounds of 9mm ammunition or 6+1 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition. Extended magazines hold up to 8+1 rounds of 9mm ammunition or 7+1 rounds of .40 S&W ammunition.

The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol is also available with an integrated Crimson Trace red-light or green-light laser sight, providing shooters with an out-of-the-box concealed carry solution that features two laser modes and ambidextrous laser activation for user confidence and reliable performance day or night.

The new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol carries an MSRP of $479, or an MSRP of $579 including tritium night sights; the  M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with integrated Crimson Trace laser sight carries an MSRP of $499.