Smith & Wesson M&P 45 2.0 Compact
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There are many shooters who believe self-defense begins with a “4” and ends with a “5.” However, they also want a compact pistol. Because of this Smith & Wesson has introduced the M&P 45 2.0 Compact.

The Smith & Wesson M&P 45 2.0 Compact in .45 ACP comes with all of the features of the M&P 45 2.0, along with a 4-inch barrel. These include a lower bore axis for reducing muzzle rise, as well as an 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. It also features an aggressive grip texture for control and the much lighter 2.0 trigger. The trigger even has both tactile and audible trigger reset for faster follow up shots.

This striker-fired semi-auto also comes with four interchangeable palm-swell inserts for customizing feel, along with two 10-round magazines. Even better, its rigid embedded stainless steel chassis reduces both flex and torque during use. It’s also available with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety, and it even has an accessory rail for attaching lights and lasers.

Additionally, the pistol’s steel white-dot front sight and dual white-dot rear sights provide natural aim and quick follow up shots. The polymer grip is matte black, while the stainless-steel barrel and slide feature a black Armornite finish.

Since its introduction, the M&P 2.0 pistol series has long been popular with both law enforcement and civilians. And now, larger-bore advocates have a compact version in one of the most popular calibers in the country. However, the M&P 2.0 is also available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, which provides ample choices in a self-defense handgun.

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Smith & Wesson M&P 45 2.0 Compact Specs

Caliber: .45 ACP
Action: Striker-fire semi-auto
Barrel Length: 4″
Overall Length: 7.2″
Weight: 28.2 ozs.
Frame: Stainless steel
Finish: Armornite
Grip: Polymer
Front Sight: White dot
Rear Sight: White two dot
Capacity: 10+1
MSRP: $569

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