Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ColoradoShooter77, Jan 3, 2017.
• New M&P M2.0 crisp trigger with lighter trigger pull.
• Tactile and audible trigger reset.
• Accurate 1 in 10” twist M&P M2.0 barrel.
The ergonomics of the M&P were already superior, the sights good and the pistol reliable. Addressing the trigger and the barrel's accuracy should make a pretty good striker-fired service pistol outstanding.
The biggest thing that needed addressing, on average, was the accuracy, IMO... if they have done that, great.
Now I understand why I was able to get one for $400 2 weeks ago... No inkling they were coming out with an updated version.
I'd already have one of their "Victory" .22lr pistols if they'd stuck with using the M22A magazine (or used M&P 22 mags) instead of yet another unique magazine.
Wasn't that mainly an issue with the earlier fullsize?
My 9 Compact version from 2008 or 09 seems reasonably accurate considering I only shoot it freehand/standing and 90% pfnthe time in the 20ft to 60ft range.
According to the articles I've read the slide has been slightly lightened but it will still use all the previous magazines and holsters.
This is a key question. I first assumed the 2.0 would use the original mags -- but since you asked, I then remembered that my (newer) SIG M11-A1 and P-229 Legion use the dash-1 magazines and although the old P-228/229 mags work, they're a looser fit and the dash-1 mags do not work in the old P-228/229 pistols ... so, great question. I'll bop on over to the S&W forum and see if this question's been answered there ...
My answer to your question would be yes, although my employer adopted this pistol in 2008 or so and frankly, the accuracy was acceptable for us (not great, merely average service-pistol accuracy, but sufficient for our needs) -- but the semi-auto purists out there widely decried the M&P's accuracy and slammed the barrels used in the first series. The last order we got in has somewhat improved accuracy, but really, with a sample size of over a few hundred pistols, I thought the criticism of the early M&P's accuracy was a tad overblown.
Thanks Old Dog.
I thought I was right in thinking that it wasn't an issue with the/my compact.
Surprised they added steel to strengthen the frame and reduce frame flex. Oh and having a safety and mag release that ambidextrous will make those lefties happy....if they like the gun.
I'm waiting on some reviews to come out. should be interesting.......
Trigger felt like most every other striker trigger to me. If it was improved, it's still nothing to write home about. Ergonomics were good, just like the old m&p, but I didn't care for the sharp and aggressive stippling. (but I don't like sharp guns. Heavily checkered 1911s and I aren't friends either)
To sum up, if you handed me both guns in the dark, the only way I could tell a difference was stippling, and I like the old one better. But that is just me. The next guy to grab it while I was there loved it and bought it.
Yes it is redesigned to prevent slide from going forward when slamming in a magazine. It is a two position stop. It must be down to get the slide back on. No more spring holding pressure in a upward position.
This review might give you a better idea as to how it works...:
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