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Smith & Wesson's New M2.0 Compact Pistol

Smith & Wesson Corp. recently unveiled the new M2.0 Compact version of its M2.0 pistol family.

The M2.0 Compact pistol series builds upon the popularity of the new M&P M2.0 platform in a versatile, carry-size configuration, Smith & Wesson Officials maintain.

“When we introduced the M&P M2.0 pistol family back in January, we announced our plans to expand the next-generation M2.0 product platform beyond the full-size design. James Debney, president and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, said in a recent press release. “Our M&P M2.0 pistols represent a growing family of products, developed through feedback from our professional and civilian customers to deliver the performance and features they desire.”

“The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series bridges the gap for those who want a single firearm for professional use, personal protection, carry, or practice at the range,” Debney said. “We believe the new M&P M2.0 Compact series will be sought after by consumers whose purchase option in this category has, until now, been limited primarily to the Glock 19 or 23.”

Despite the emphasis on concealed-carry, the overall length of the compact is  7.3 inches compared to 7.4 inch overall length of the full-size M&P M2.0 -- not much difference.

Like the full-size model, the M2.0 Compact features an  an aggressively-textured grip, four interchangeable palmswell inserts, and light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset.

The pistol also has a solid, molded polymer frame designed for comfort and durability, as well as the optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. It comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight. The 9mm version has a 15-round capacity and the .40 S&W version has a 13-round capacity.

The M2.0 compact is finished in Armornite , a hardened nitride durable corrosion resistant finish on barrel and slide.

The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is available both with and without an ambidextrous thumb safety. It retails for $569 and ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited lifetime warranty and lifetime service policy.

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