First Look: Smith & Wesson M&P 10 mm M2.0 Pistol

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posted on November 16, 2021
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Smith & Wesson recently introduced the latest addition to its M&P M2.0 line of handguns, which is the 10 mm variant. The new 10 mm comes with enhanced features, including optics-cut slide with the C.O.R.E. system, giving users the ability to mount various optics of their choice. The handgun has an impressive 15+1 capacity, comes with two magazines, and utilizes a M2.0 flat face trigger that is designed to improve trigger finger placement to allow for the most consistent, accurate shooting possible. 

“Having not made a 10 mm semi-automatic hand gun since the 1990’s, it’s a pleasure to re-enter that space with the M&P10 mm M2.0 pistol," John Myles, Smith & Wesson’s Senior New Product Manager, said. "The 10 mm caliber has its own following, and our customers have been asking us to bring one back. We are excited to launch this product using the M&P45 M2.0 as a building block to support existing aftermarket accessories that are readily available, as well as adding new enhanced features like the optics ready slide and the new M2.0 flat face trigger.”  

These new handguns are purpose-built with the consumer in mind. The 10 mm includes the standard M2.0 features and is available with or without an ambidextrous manual thumb safety. Smith & Wesson will offer a shorter 4-inch configuration of the handgun to allow for quicker clearance of a holster or a slightly longer 4.6-inch configuration to provide for a longer sight radius, which in turn helps to optimize the accuracy of the barrel’s 1:10-inch twist rate. The M&P10 mm M2.0 comes with a 18-degree grip angle, four interchangeable palm swell grip inserts, and enhanced grip texture to help manage recoil and give shooters a firm purchase on the firearm. 

The MSRP on the M&P10 mm pistol is $654 to $665, and more information can be found at smith-wesson.com

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