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Smith & Wesson Releases M&P9 M2.0 Competitor Pistol

Smith & Wesson has just announced the M&P9 M2.0 Competitor, a new metal-framed 9mm handgun from the S&W Performance Center designed for competition.

Earlier this year Smith & Wesson released the M&P9 M2.0 Metal, a metal-framed variant of the company’s popular M&P9 pistol. The gun has just received the S&W Performance Center treatment, however, and is now also available as the M&P9 M2.0 Competitor.

The M&P9 M2.0 Competitor, as the name implies, is designed primarily for use in competition. It’s a full-size handgun with a 5-inch barrel and a 17-round capacity in 9mm (10-round models are also available for restricted states). As a competition pistol, the M&P9 M2.0 Competitor also includes several features out of the box designed to make the handgun as soft-shooting and easy to use as possible.

While the M&P9 M2.0 Competitor’s metal frame would normally cause it to weigh more than the standard polymer-framed M&P9, due to the aggressive lightning cuts it actually weighs slightly less (29 ounces versus 29.3 ounces). This was done to move the pistol’s recoil balance point farther back to help reduce muzzle climb. Other enhanced features on the Competitor include an improved trigger, an optics-ready slide and a fiber optic front sight. It also features a flared magazine well and an oversized, reversible mag release for faster and smoother reloads.

The M&P9 M2.0 Competitor is available with either a Tungsten Gray or a two-tone Cerakote finish, and as mentioned it can be purchased with either 17-round or 10-round mags. Each pistol ships with four magazines, and regardless of the model chosen all have an MSRP of $999.

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