Smith & Wesson introduces new M&P M2.0 Shield pistol (VIDEO)

10/17/17 11:00 AM | by

Smith & Wesson introduces new M&P M2.0 Shield pistol (VIDEO)

The 2.0 enhancements bring a trigger with a lighter trigger pull and aggressive grip texture to the Shield, which is availible in several models both with and without a manual thumb safety, chamerings in either 9mm and .40 S&W, and options for white dot sights or tritium night sights. (Photo: S&W)

The 2.0 enhancements bring a trigger with a lighter trigger pull and aggressive grip texture to the Shield, which is available in several models both with and without a manual thumb safety, chamberings in either 9mm and .40 S&W, options for white dot sights or tritium night sights– and a Crimson Trace laser. (Photo: S&W)

On Monday, the firearms giant formally announced its newest entry to its line of subcompact polymer pistols, the revamped M2.0 variant of the Shield in both 9mm and .40S&W.

The new gun blends the 2.0 enhancements to the M&P line rolled out earlier this year with the concealed carry-oriented and very popular Shield series with its 3.1-inch barrel and 18-ounce weight.

“When we launched the M&P Shield pistol, it quickly became the pistol of choice in the concealed carry market,” said James Debney, president and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, in a statement. “Having recently shipped our 2-millionth M&P Shield pistol we are now excited to build upon its success by introducing our newest Shield in the popular M&P M2.0 series of products.”

The 2.0 enhancements bring a trigger with a lighter trigger pull and an aggressive grip texture to the Shield, which is available in several models both with and without a manual thumb safety, chamberings in either 9mm and .40 S&W, and options for white dot sights or tritium night sights. The series also has options that come from the factory with an integrated Crimson Trace laser that features two laser modes and ambi activation.

MSRP runs from $479 for the basic models to $499 for those equipped with lasers and $579 for tritium. They ship with one standard and one extended grip magazine.

Team S&W champion shooter Julie Golob shows off the newest Smith in the stable in the below footage courtesy of American Rifleman.

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