S&W M&P M2.0 Metal: Performance Redefined

The Smith and Wesson M&P line is popular among concealed carriers due to the reliability and overall performance of the pistols. And while the vast majority of the line is made from polymer, and the line itself was founded on the basis of lighter weight polymer guns, there’s also a metal option: The Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal. If you’re looking for a seriously rugged, high-performing pistol, this might be the gun for you.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal framed pistol
The Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal is a metal-frame pistol designed for serious use and durability. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Details from the gun maker:

The lightweight and rigid metal frame of the Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 Metal provides an extraordinary foundation for higher performance. Built on the M&P platform, it is compatible with all M2.0 magazines, slides holsters and palmswells.

M&P M2.0 Metal
The M&P M2.0 Metal ships with four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach— S, M, ML, L. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Features of the M&P M2.0 Metal:

  • Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim
  • Four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach—S, M, ML, L
  • Textured polymer front strap
  • Wide slide stop
  • Reversible magazine release
  • Slide cut for optics
  • M2.0 flat face trigger for consistent finger placement that allows for more accurate and repeatable shooting
  • Picatinny-style rail
  • Forward slide serrations
  • Low barrel bore axis makes the M&P pistol comfortable to shoot, reducing muzzle rise and allowing for faster aim recovery
  • Enhanced sear for lighter, crisper trigger let-off
  • Accurate 1 in 10 ̋ twist barrel
  • M&P’s patented take-down lever and sear deactivation systems allow for disassembly without pulling the trigger
  • Accepts any 17 round M2.0 magazine
  • Comes with two 17-round magazines
  • Fits standard M&P9 holster
Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal pistol, holstered
The all-metal pistol is made for durability and superior performance. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

This pistol is offered chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum with a 17 +1 capacity. Its metal construction makes it more durable and the additional weight also helps mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise. Interchangeable grip inserts make it simple to customize the size of the grip to the hand of the user. Classic Smith and Wesson serrations are located at both the forward and rearward portions of the slide. This is a solidly-built, carefully-designed handgun made for dedicated shooters interested in self-defense, range time, and general use.

The slide on the Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal is optic ready.
The slide on the Smith and Wesson M&P M2.0 Metal is optic ready. (Photo credit: Smith and Wesson)

Specifications

  • Model: M&P M2.0 Metal
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Capacity: 17+1
  • Optics: Yes
  • Color: Two-tone
  • Safety: No thumb safety
  • Length: 7.4 inches
  • Front Sight: Steel White Dot
  • Rear Sight: Steel White 2-Dot
  • Action: Striker Fire
  • Grip: Interchangeable Palmswell Inserts (4)
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel with Armornite Finish
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Material: T6 Aluminum
  • Slide Finish: Tungsten Gray Cerakote
  • Frame Finish: Tungsten Gray Cerakote
  • Barrel Twist: 1 in 10 RH
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 inches (10.8 cm)
  • Weight: 30.0 ounces
What do you prefer, the classic polymer M&P or the all-metal design? Tell us what you think in the comments.
Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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