Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 pistols, now also in Subcompact form

Looking for a concealed carry sub-compact pistol? Still more options for you from Smith & Wesson: the Springfield-based company has added the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol to the existing Full Size and Compact pistol options in its M&P M2.0 series. Available in 9mm, 40S&W and 45ACP, each caliber comes in a choice of with or without a manual thumb safety.

Rught side view of the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 9mm version with manual thumb safety
Right side view of the 9mm version with manual thumb safety. Barrel and slide are stainless steel with Armornite durable corrosion resistant finish.

The new M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol features a smaller, subcompact frame specifically designed for concealed carry and a 12+1 round capacity in 9mm (10+1 in .40S&W, 8+1 in .45ACP).

“As the M&P M2.0 pistol series has continued to expand, we have worked to introduce pistols that fit a variety of different needs: from professional use, to recreational shooting, to home defense, to concealed carry, ” says Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands. “The M&P M2.0 Subcompact is designed for every day carry – its shorter frame makes it more concealable while still maintaining a higher double-stack magazine capacity.  One constant across the M&P M2.0 series – whether it’s a Full Size, Compact, or Subcompact pistol – is the legendary reliability and shootability of the M&P pistol.”

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Subcompact details

From a mechanical standpoint there are no surprises: the M&P M2.0 Subcompact is a polymer framed, striker-fired gun. Barrel is stainless steel, as well as the slide. Metal parts are coated with Armornite durable corrosion resistant finish. Barrel length is  3.6" / 9.1 cm in 9mm and .40S&W, and 4" / 10.2 cm in 45ACP.

Smith & Wesson 45ACP M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol 
Here is the .45ACP M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol version without thumb safety.

Among the new M&P M2.0 Subcompact's features, a low barrel bore axis that makes the M&P pistol comfortable to shoot reducing muzzle rise and allowing for faster aim recovery, and optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim. Sights are classic steel, three-dot type.

Frame is polymer, but according to the manufacturer, the extended rigid embedded stainless steel chassis reduces flex and torque when firing. Four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts – from S to M, ML and L – also allow for optimal hand fit and trigger reach.

With an MSRP of 569 USD – the same for all calibers and for both the “thumb safety" and “no thumb safety” versions –  the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistols ship with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with M2.0 full-size and compact magazines, as well as a limited warranty and lifetime service policy.