Surprised it took so long

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  1. Jim1392

    Jim1392 Whatevuh Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Smith & Wesson Inc. announced today that it has introduced the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol to its M&P M2.0 pistol series. The latest addition to the M2.0 family, the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol features a smaller, subcompact frame that’s ideal for concealed carry. With a 12+1 round capacity in 9mm, the M&P M2.0 Subcompact pistol series includes the full array of M&P M2.0 enhancements. Available in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 Auto, the M&P M2.0 Subcompact joins the existing Full Size and Compact pistol options that are available in the M2.0 line.
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    Just in time. o_O
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    HELL.....the more the merrier...…………………………..
     
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    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

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    They should have named it HellCan’t. :D
     
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    zuerjoha I *really* like Glock 19s

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    I wish they'd release one in 10mm but the size of the .45 subcompact.
     
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    Meh. S&W took the M&P 1.0 Compact frame, used 2.0 texturing on the frame, slapped a 2.0 3.6 slide and barrel on top, and renamed it a Subcompact.

    The good news is that the 1.0 Compact magazines live on as the 2.0 Subcompact magazines and the 2.0 grip inserts are available for anyone who wants to use them.
     
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    But the bigger news is, they’ve developed a subcompact with one round less capacity than the one that had one more round of capacity.

    And it only took them 2 years. o_O
     
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    Will it have the customary barrel fitting that causes premature barrel unlock in recoil?

    Asking for an irritated 2.0 owner.
     
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    Derek8404 Plank Owner Charter Member Supporting Member

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    well, yeah.....all that an the upgraded trigger, ambi slide release is kinda what the 2.0 is..
     
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    No, no - the 1.0 already had an ambi slide release; the 2.0 has the lock to make sure the ambi slide release does not let the slide go forward when you slam in a magazine.
     
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    Well, even so. It doesn’t change my point.
     
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    tod0987 Say What?

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    scratches head... size wise. This is a capture taken from the blog of crossbreed holsters. They had a write up that was decent.

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    No, it doesn't change your point and I'm generally being cranky with S&W.

    The "new" M&P 2.0 Subcompact is really nothing more than a 3.6 Compact with a reworked 1.0 Compact frame. Given that S&W already had the parts and engineering for the new Subcompact, it is a cheap and logical model for S&W to build.

    Regarding @tod0987 excellent comparison of specs for the M&P line, the Shield is 4.6" tall while the Subcompact is 4.3" tall with a flat base plate. Having owned 2-3 Shields in the past and currently a 1.0 Compact, the pistol with a shorter, fatter grip and a 12-round double-stack magazine is surprisingly easier to conceal than the pistol with a longer, slimmer grip and a 7-round single-stack magazine. And, yes, 0.30" less height does seem to make a difference while 0.25" more width does not; go figure.
     
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    WOW! S&W makes auto pistols??? I love the 52s and 41s, but they make others??? I knew in 1982 they stopped making revolvers, but this is quite the news!!;):cool::rolleyes:
     
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