Profile image
By Modern Self Protection
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Podcast 214 Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 Review

Thursday, December 7, 2017 15:26
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Click to download from iTunes

Click Here Get Notes by Email


Today:  The cool new M&P M2.0 guns.  I got to fire three different variants putting about 650 rounds down range.  And I liked them… most of them.


  • Upcoming Courses
    • Click here for current course list.
    • Currently Looking to set up next year.  Email me if you have any place you’d like to see me teach.
  • Got Ammo? Need it? Go to Lucky Gunner.  When I need ammo, it’s where I go.  Check it out.  Great prices and a really easy site to use.
    • Get Better for only a couple bucks a month
    • Over 60 pieces of content to train you to be better.
    • Free Video on the front page
    • Discounts to courses and holsters
    • Newest Interview gives you all the information you need to know about Pelvic Shots: Do they work? Should you use them?
    • Sign Up Here!


Guns’ Characteristics

  • Striker Fired
  • Grip Angle at 18˚ (like a 1911)
  • 4 Interchangeable palm swell grip inserts
  • Armornite Finish
  • New Trigger
  • Steel Chassis

What’s the Difference:

  • Weight
    • Original 27.5 oz
    • 0 Full Size 27.8 oz
    • 0c 24.0 oz
    • 0 15 rds 28.0 oz
    • Glock G17 25.06 oz
    • Glock G19 23.99 oz
  • Full Length Internal Frame
  • Trigger Bar
  • Texture


  • Really Awesome with the new texture and color
  • New Slide cut with forward serrations looks cool
  • The FDE Color is actually good looking
  • Finish of slide and frame match better
  • Big metal sights


  • Feels good with the new texture and different back straps
  • Texturing sticks to the hand
  • Correct Grip angle
  • With my big hands I can feel if there is a mag in or not
  • Points very well


  • Fit and Finish on the guns is good
  • Better then what I would expect for the price
  • Barrel lockup was solid and accuracy was good on the 3 I used for the test
  • Fit everything the same as the original


  • 3 Different Guns Used and shot 660 rounds
    • Full Size 200 rounds
    • Compact 360 rounds
    • Shield A little less then 100 Rounds
  • Full Sized
    • Used second day of a class I taught. Borrowed from someone that got it brand new
    • Shot just like my gun
  • Compact
    • Used for the second day of Critical Defensive Handgun by Paul Carlson
    • Ran tons of drills w/ Tulaammo in it
    • Shot well
    • Reloads where good
    • I liked the 15 round mags better then the 17
    • Liked the recoil impulse better then a Glock 19
    • Follow ups where still fast and easy
    • Didn’t bother my hand even after all day
  • Shield
    • The same…
    • Liked the more aggressive checkering because the gun doesn’t fit my hand (it’s too small)
    • Don’t like the price increase
    • Will probably just have my checkered for the price


  • Different Trigger Bar and Sear engagement
  • Loved the “Broke in feeling trigger”
  • Same Holsters
  • Same Magazines
  • Same almost everything


  • Look of slide
  • Aggressive Texture
  • Price on the M2.0

Didn’t Care For

  • 4th Blackstrap
  • Aggressive Texture against bare skin
  • Same Slide and Barrel Design
  • Different between the full size and compact slide is .25”

Could do without

  • The name is still too long (it got longer not shorter)
  • Mag extensions still suck for them all
  • Couldn’t find any difference between the Shield 2.0 and original except texturing and slide serrations
  • Price on the Shield
  • Slide Serrations are only good for looks

Thanks for listening, don’t forget to check out the Shooter’s Club, and if you need ammo check out Lucky Gunner.

Stay Safe,



We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories


Top Global

Top Alternative



Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.