First Look: Smith & Wesson SD9 2.0 Pistol

A budget-friendly pistol gets a new upgrade.

posted on January 31, 2024
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New for 2024, Smith & Wesson is releasing the second generation of its popular SD9 9mm polymer frame striker fired handgun, the new Smith & Wesson SD9 2.0.

Like the original Smith & Wesson SD9 9mm pistol and the earlier models that came before these, the new SD9 2.0 is the value-proposition pistol in the Smith and Wesson lineup. The new SD9 2.0 comes with a very accessible suggested retail price of only $350. Like its predecessor, it also keeps its signature two-tone stainless-steel slide against a black polymer grip and frame. As this is an entry level pistol, it lacks factory optics cuts in order to keep costs low, but it does come with a new and improved Smith and Wesson bladed safety trigger similar to the one standard on most Smith and Wesson M&P 2.0 pistols. The new SD9 2.0 also has a dust cover with length of Picatinny rail in order to accept detachable accessories such as tactical lights.

This basic striker-fired semi-automatic pistol has a compact frame size with a standard magazine of 16 rounds and a 4-inch barrel. Although it’s a double stack pistol, its overall size is friendly for EDC (every day carry) and it has a grip size should fit the hands of most shooters.

Smith & Wesson SD9 2.0 Specifications:

  • Width: 1.29 inches
  • Length: 7.2 inches
  • Height: 5.5 inches
  • Weight: 22.7 ounces
  • Caliber: 9 mm
  • Frame Size: Compact
  • Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
  • Action: Striker-fired semi-automatic
  • Barrel Length: 4 inches
  • Sights: White, three-dot
  • Optic Ready: No
  • Safety: Bladed trigger safety
  • Color/Finish: Gray, Black
  • Magazines Included: 1

To learn more about the new 9mm SD9 2.0 pistol or other products from Smith & Wesson, please visit


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