Never one to rest on its laurels, Smith & Wesson continues to announce new handguns at a breakneck pace; the latest model to be revealed is a M&P M2.0 Compact pistol with a 3.6-inch barrel. It comes with the same features and magazine capacity found in the four-inch-barreled M2.0 models.

“When we launched the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series with a 4-inch barrel last September, we knew it was just the first step in expanding the popular Compact pistol size offering. During the development process, there was considerable interest in a shorter, 3.6-inch barrel concept, and with this introduction, we’re now able to offer our consumers a lighter, shorter compact pistol for concealed carry. While the barrel length is shorter, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6-inch pistol maintains the 15 round, 9mm magazine capacity of the Compact series– an important requirement for many of our customers,” Jan Mladek, GM of the Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said in a statement.

The 3.6-inch-barreled M&P M2.0 Compact comes with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety. In addition, this model sports an aggressively-textured grip; four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts; M2.0 trigger with a tactile, audible reset; white-dot front sight; and a white two-dot rear sight.

This gun is available in both 9mm and .40 S&W. The 9mm variant has a 15-round capacity, while the .40 S&W is a 13-rounder. The pistol ships with two magazines. Two magazine extender sleeves are also included for use with full size mags, Smith’s presser says.

MSRP on the 3.6-inch M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is $569.

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M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm or .40 S&W
  • Capacity: 15+1 (9mm), 13+1 (.40 S&W)
  • Barrel Length: 3.6″ / 9.1 cm
  • Overall Length: 6.8″
  • Front Sight: Steel – White Dot
  • Rear Sight: Steel – White Two Dot
  • Action: Striker Fire
  • Grip: Polymer
  • Weight: 25.9 oz / 734.3g (9mm), 26.7 oz / 756.9g (.40 S&W)
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite Finish
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel – Armornite Finish
  • Frame Material: PolymerPurpose: Enthusiast, Home Protection, Personal Protection, Recreational Shooting

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