S&W Performance Center Announces Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0

posted on April 2, 2019
As part of a broader announcement of nine new models in its M&P Shield M2.0 line, the Smith & Wesson Performance Center has unveiled several M&P Shield 2.0s that come equipped with a longer 4" barrel, a slide cut for optics and an included red-dot sight.

“With the growing popularity of slide-mounted optics, we wanted to design a slim, concealable, red-dot ready pistol for our consumer," said Tony Miele, general manager of the Performance Center. He continued, "In our minds, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 felt like a natural fit for development.  Featuring a combination of M2.0 and Performance Center enhancements, these new pistols are slim, lightweight, and now red-dot equipped for quick target acquisition and easy concealment.”

To back up its red-dot, the new M&P Shield 2.0 features HI-VIZ front and rear fiber optic sights. Additionally, the action has been tuned by the Performance Center for a smooth, lightweight trigger pull and tactile reset. 

Available in 9 mm Luger, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, these new pistols are enhanced with the M2.0 feature set and are available in multiple configurations, including those listed below:

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 - 4” Barrel

  • Features a 4” barrel and slide, providing a longer sight radius
  • MSRP: $532

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a 4” barrel and optics-ready slide
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight
  • MSRP: $826

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Ported Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a ported 4” barrel and optics-ready slide, designed to reduc muzzle flip and felt recoil
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight
  • MSRP: $854

In addition to these features, the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 will ship with a Performance Center-branded Tipton
 Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit, which includes bore brushes, a cleaning rod and related accessories to clean the pistol after use.  All Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 pistols ship with two magazines and include one standard, flush fit magazine and one extended finger groove magazine. 

For more information, please visit smith-wesson.com.

Additional Reading:
Range Report: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Compact, 2000 Rounds
Smith & Wesson Expands M&P M2.0 Pistol Line
Tested: Smith & Wesson's 2.0 Pistols
NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 3.6" Compact Pistol


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