New for 2019: Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact FDE

posted on September 16, 2019

Smith & Wesson’s award-winning M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is now available in a popular Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish. The newest in a series of additions to the M2.0 platform, the M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4-inch pistols in Flat Dark Earth have a Cerakote-finished FDE slide, polymer FDE frame and the enhanced M2.0 feature set. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol is purpose-built for both personal and professional use.

The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series features an aggressively-textured grip, four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts, and a light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset and is available with or without an ambidextrous thumb safety. The M&P9 M2.0 Compact 4-inch pistol comes standard with a white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight and has a magazine capacity of 15+1 rounds.

The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited warranty and lifetime service policy.

Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Compact FDE Features

  • Low barrel bore axis makes the M&P pistol comfortable to shoot reducing muzzle rise and allowing for faster aim recovery.
  • Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim.
  • Four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach - S, M, ML, L.
  • Aggressive grip texture for enhanced control.
  • M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull.
  • Tactile and audible trigger reset.
  • Accurate 1:10-inch twist M&P M2.0 barrel.
  • Extended, rigid, embedded, stainless-steel chassis to reduce flex and torque when firing.
  • Armornite durable corrosion resistant finish.

MSRP on the M&P M2.0 Compact FDE is $569, and more information is available at


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