First Look: S&W Performance Center M&P M2.0 Competitor

A metal frame, optics cut and match-grade trigger are just some of the upgrades.

posted on December 22, 2022
S&W Performance Center M&P M2.0 Competitor

Smith and Wesson has just added another pistol to its new M&P 2.0 metal-framed series product line, the Performance Center M&P M2.0 Competitor.

The Performance Center M&P M2.0 Competitor is an out-of-the-box, match-ready 9mm pistol made from stainless steel and aluminum. Its 5-inch stainless steel barrel and slide with aggressive lightening cuts are perhaps the two biggest features that separate it from the regular metal framed M2.0 pistols. The lightening cuts are in place to allow the pistol’s slide to cycle more quickly. Besides those cuts, the slide is also milled out to be optics-ready, while the standard green fiber optic front sight against a plain but serrated rear sight will have shooters popping steel plates and punching paper targets with ease. Additionally, The Performance Center M&P M2.0 Competitor has improved trigger parts, with an enhanced sear that lightens its trigger pull. The magazine release is ambidextrous and can be revered to either side of the grip depending on shooter preferences.

Smith and Wesson Performance Center M&P M2.0 Specifications:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Capacity: 17 +1 rounds
  • Barrel length: 5 inches
  • Barrel twist: 1:10-inch
  • Weight: 29 ounces
  • Overall length: 8.25 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Width: 1.3 inches
  • Frame material: 7075-T6 Aluminum
  • Slide material: Stainless steel
  • Frame and slide finish: Tungsten gray cerakote
  • Sights: Green fiber optic front sight, serrated plain black rear sight
  • Optics Ready: Yes
  • Includes 4 magazines

The Smith and Wesson Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistol retails for $999. Smith and Wesson will ship these pistols with either a full size 17-round magazine or a 10-round magazine, depending on state compliance. For more information on this pistol or other Performance Center offerings, please visit


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