Smith & Wessons announces an important expansion of the M&P M2.0 Compact series of pistols, now including shorter 3.6-inch (9,1 cm) barrel versions in 9x19mm and .40 S&W caliber
Just three days ago, Smith & Wesson – one of the world's oldest and most trusted firearm manufacturers – announced the addition of a short-barreled version to its popular M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series.
The newest in a series of additions to the M2.0 platform, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistols feature a 3.6″ (9,1 cm) barrel, the enhanced M2.0 feature set, and the highly desired magazine capacities of the M&P M2.0 Compact 4″ pistols as well as other highlights of the line including an extended stainless-steel chassis and a low barrel bore axis for reduced muzzle rise and faster aim recovery.
« When we launched the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series with a 4″ barrel last September, we knew it was just the first step in expanding the popular Compact pistol size offering,» said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands.
« During the development process, there was considerable interest in a shorter, 3.6″ barrel concept, and with this introduction, we’re now able to offer our consumers a lighter, shorter compact pistol for concealed carry. While the barrel length is shorter, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistol maintains the 15 round, 9mm magazine capacity of the Compact series – an important requirement for many of our customers.»
Available with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6" pistol series includes the advanced M2.0 feature set, delivering an aggressively-textured grip, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and a light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset. The M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistol comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight, and either a 15 round 9mm or 13 round .40 S&W magazine, and an accessory rail. The pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited warranty and lifetime service policy.
Manufacturer's suggested retail price has been set to $569.00 for all variants in the United States. No information concerning export availability has been made available so far.