Shooters like the Shield so much that Smith & Wesson has now brought out the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 pistol. Coming from the S&W Performance Center this gun contains well-thought out features that make this gun even better. And, its available in all three calibers — 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP — that shooters love for self defense.

“When we launched the Ported M&P Shield in 2015, it was an instant success,” said Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center. “While the popularity of the M2.0 platform continued to expand, we knew we needed to develop a Performance Center pistol with M2.0 enhancements, and the M&P Shield felt like the natural place to start. This new pistol features a ported barrel and slide direct from the factory, as well as all of the M2.0 enhancements and multiple sight options: a homerun for every day carry.”

To start, the company ported the barrel and slide for reduced muzzle flip. However, it didn’t stop there. The gun also features aggressive grip texture, front slide serrations and a Performance Center-enhanced M2.0 trigger. This trigger ensures a light and crisp trigger pull, every time.

In addition to caliber, shooters can also choose their sights. The new Shield comes with either HI VIZ fiber-optic sights or Tritium Night Sights. Both provide excellent target acquisition in low light conditions, but the Tritium also cost more.

Additionally, the Performance Center Shield M2.0 ships with a Performance Center-branded Tipton Compact Pistol Cleaning kit, which includes bore brushes, a cleaning rod and everyting else needed after a day at the range.

Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol

  • Action: Striker-fired semi-auto
  • Caliber: 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP
  • Barrel Length: 3.1″; 3.3″ for .45 ACP
  • Overall Length: 6.1″; 6.5″ for .45 ACP
  • Frame: Black polymer
  • Slide: Stainless steel
  • Finish: Armornite
  • Sights: Tritium or HI VIZ
  • MSRP: $623; $539 with HI VIZ sights

For more information about the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0, please visit

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