First Look: Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0 Pistol

The new Spec Series kit also includes a custom blade, optics mounting plates and a challenge coin.

posted on December 9, 2023
M&P9 Metal M2.0 Spec Series

Smith & Wesson is releasing its latest Spec Series Kit with the new Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0.

This new pistol not only sets a new benchmark for the Spec Series line but also places a heightened focus on performance, ensuring users encounter the pinnacle of what Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center models have to offer.

Upgraded features integrated into this Spec Series pistol include a built-in Faxon compensator to mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise, custom lightening cuts in the slide to reduce weight and improve reliability while being compensated, an enhanced sear for a lighter, crisp trigger let-off, suppressor height sights, and a sharp OD Green Cerakote finish. This new look combines the durability of a robust all-metal frame while still maintaining a well-balanced feel in the hand.

“Our M&P polymer handguns have long been recognized for their reliability and ergonomic design. By combining these trusted attributes with the durability of the Metal M2.0 platform and adding modern performance upgrades, we were able to elevate the Spec Series to next level. This design is a bridge between tradition and progress and offers a distinct edge across today’s dynamic shooting environments,” said Corey Beaudreau, Product Manager.

PC M&P Metal 2.0 Specifications

  • Width: 1.3 inches
  • Length: 8.5 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Weight 30 ounces
  • Caliber: 9 mm 
  • Size: Full-sized
  • Capacity: 23 rounds
  • Action: Striker-fired
  • Barrel Material: Stainless steel
  • Barrel Length: 4.8 inches
  • Grip: Aluminum
  • Sights: Night Sights
  • Optics Ready: Yes
  • Color/Finish: OD Green
  • Threaded Barrel Yes
  • Frame: Aluminum
  • Number Of Magazines Included: Four

The PC M&P9 Metal M2.0 Spec Series ships in a custom hard case and includes two 23-round magazines, two 17-round magazines, C.O.R.E. plate system for mounting optics, a karambit-style knife and a custom M&P Spec Series Challenge Coin. The MSRP for the kit is $999. More information on this product and other items from Smith & Wesson can be found at


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