First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol Series

posted on October 16, 2017

Since its introduction, Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield has led the market for single-stack, subcompact, semi-automatic pistols. Now, the Shield is joining the burgeoning family of M2.0 M&Ps and is receiving the enhanced texture and trigger that defines that line of defensive pistols. As well, a new model has been introduced that features an integral Crimson Trace laser sight. Renowned professional shooter Julie Golob joined us at the range recently to show off the newest Shields.


James Debney, president and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corp. said, “When we launched the M&P Shield pistol, it quickly became the pistol of choice in the concealed carry market,” noting that Smith & Wesson recently shipped its 2 millionth M&P Shield pistol. “As personal protection continues to be a leading driver for consumers purchasing a handgun, [these pistols] both provide an all-in-one package for those looking for an everyday carry firearm,” he said.

The M&P Shield M2.0 pistol builds upon the success of the best-selling M&P Shield pistol line through notable enhancements, including a crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull, a tactile and audible trigger reset, and aggressive grip texture for enhanced control. The pistol retains 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 9 mm and .40 S&W. It is offered with both white dot sights or tritium night sights, and ships with one standard and one extended grip magazine.

The new Shield with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser provides consumers 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 new M&P Shield M2.0 pistol with Integrated Crimson Trace Laser carries an MSRP of $499.

For more information about the M&P Shield M2.0 family of pistols, including spec sheets and images, please click here. For more information on Smith & Wesson products, please visit


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