Smith & Wesson Launches M&P9 M2.0 Compact Optics Ready Pistol
Adam Scepaniak 09.10.20
The newest craze in the firearms industry to is adapt red dots to every handgun possible. It provides a bevy of benefits like being able to shoot faster and it is an easier sight picture for people who may not have 20/20 vision anymore. With that all in mind, Smith & Wesson has launched a NEW M&P9 M2.0 Optics Ready Compact Pistol available for shooters with or without a thumb safety. The complete Press Release distributed by Smith & Wesson yesterday can be read below:
“SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (September 9, 2020) – Smith & Wesson today announced that it has expanded its line of M&P M2.0 Compact pistols to include an optics-ready variant, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4” OR. Building on the award-winning M&P9 M2.0 Compact pistol series, the new models are chambered in 9mm and feature a slide cut for optics, co-witness white-dot front and rear sights, and enlarged forward slide serrations.
Vince Perreault, Smith & Wesson’s Brand Marketing Manager, said, “The use of optics has become increasingly popular as handgun owners look for ways to enhance their accuracy and shooting experience. To meet the demands of our consumers, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact is now able to accept many popular slide-mounted optics, straight from the factory.”
Purpose-built for both personal and professional use, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact pistols include the M2.0 feature set and are available with or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety. Chambered in 9mm with a 4” barrel, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact OR comes standard with seven mounting plates designed to fit popular slide-mounted optics, two 15-round magazines, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and more.“
The current MSRP for a Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Optics Ready Pistol with or without their Thumb Safety is set at $616 – very competitive to comparable offerings out on the market. Right now the firearms industry is not completely saturated with optics ready options, but there are a fair amount out in circulation right now. Is this one you would be willing to invest your money in? Let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.