Smith & Wesson M&P45 M2.0

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Summary: The description, specs, pricing and photos of the Smith & Wesson M&P45 M2.0 pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

Smith & Wesson‘s (S&W) M&P45 M2.0 is a striker-fired semiauto pistol built on a black polymer frame with a stainless steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP. It’s the next-generation version of S&W’s M&P45 pistols (here’s a link to our v1 info page). You can get it with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety.

Other features include:

  • A 4.6″ stainless steel barrel;
  • an 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim;
  • four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach (small medium, medium-large, large);
  • aggressive grip texturing for enhanced control;

    Smith Wesson MP45 black safety left side photo
    The M&P45 M2.0 with the safety.
  • a newly designed crisp trigger with a lighter trigger pull than the previous version, and tactile and audible trigger reset;
  • an extended, rigid, embedded stainless steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing;
  • front and rear cocking serrations on the slide;
  • a picatinny style rail;
  • a reversible steel magazine release;
  • a magazine safety;
  • an internal lock;
  • a captured recoil guide rod & spring for easier assembly/disassembly;
  • a simple take-down lever for easy disassembly and maintenance, and a sear-deactivation lever so you don’t have to pull the trigger when disassembling the gun;
  • a steel, post, white-dot front sight dovetailed into the slide;
  • a steel, notch, two-white-dot rear sight dovetailed into the slide;
  • a matte black, nitride-hardened Armornite finish on the slide; and
  • and two magazines.

In the future, S&W will likely offer a flat dark earth (FDE) frame and an FDE cerakote-covered Armornite finish on the slide.

The M&P45 M2.0 is reportedly backward-compatible with earlier M&P45 magazines, holsters and accessories. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime service policy.

On camera: Check out GunsAmerica’s video review of M&P M2.0 pistols.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity OAL BBL Height Frame Width (no safety) Weight
.45 ACP 10+1 7.9″ 4.6″ 5.5″ 1.3″ 27 oz.

MSRP: $599

To see a listing of all Smith & Wesson’s M&P brand handguns, click here. To read an in-depth review of the S&W M&P45 Mid-Size, click here. To read an in-depth review of the S&W M&P40, click here.

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Smith Wesson MP45 M20 black no safety left side photo
The M&P45 M2.0 with no safety.

1 comment

  1. The texture on the 2.0 is way too harsh, almost sand-paper like. That alone would make me not want to buy a S&W M&P…

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