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

Thursday, December 7, 2017 15:26
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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.

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Outline:

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

Look

  • 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

Feel

  • 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

  • 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

Shooting

  • 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

Loved

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

Liked

  • 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,

Ben



Source: http://modernselfprotection.com/2017/12/07/podcast-214-smith-wesson-mp-m2-0-review/

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