S&W's Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0 Spec Series

— News DeskCADRE Dispatch

Smith & Wesson has announced the fourth installment of their annual special release, otherwise known as the Spec Series. This year’s model, the Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0, is unique from the previous versions. It is the first iteration with features that tap into the expertise and craftsmanship of the Smith & Wesson Performance Center.

This is a limited-edition handgun that’s designed to be fast and flat shooting. The company says that combining the trusted M&P design with the metal platform, topped off with modern performance upgrades brings the Spec Series to the next level.

“This design is a bridge between tradition and progress, and offers a distinct edge across today’s dynamic shooting environments.” ~Corey Beaudreay, Product Manager.

Smith & Wesson 2023 Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0 Spec Series kit
The 2023 Spec Series kit ships in a custom hard case with the Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0, two 23-round magazines, two 17-round magazines, a karambit-style knife, and a custom M&P Spec Series Challenge Coin. (Photo Credit: Smith & Wesson)

Tech Specs and Special Features

The Performance Center M&P9 Metal M2.0 Spec Series is a full-size striker-fired 9mm pistol built on the M&P9 aluminum frame. It is 5.5 inches in height with an overall length of 8.5 inches. Capacity is 23 rounds. It is 1.3 inches wide and weighs 30 oz. The gun features several upgrades, which include:

  • A 4.8-inch threaded barrel with a specially designed, built-in Faxon compensator to mitigate felt recoil and muzzle rise. That means faster target acquisition and follow-up shots.
  • Aggressive slide serrations and custom lightning cuts in the slide to reduce weight and improve reliability while being compensated.
  • An enhanced sear for a light, crisp trigger let-off.
  • Suppressor-height white-dot sights with tritium inserts.
  • C.O.R.ETM Sight System for mounting red dots.
  • OD Green Cerakote finish with black accents.

MSRP for the kit is $999.

Check out the launch video from Smith & Wesson.

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