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Smith & Wesson’s New M&P is Totally Metal

Smith & Wesson M&P40 M2.0 METAL

Smith & Wesson just added another all metal M&P to it’s lineup and this one is chambered in .40 S&W. I was honestly kind of surprised by that. I thought .40 S&W was on its way out, but it looks like there’s still some life left in the caliber after all.

An all metal frame actual is probably a good choice for a .40 pistol, too. The rigid frame and a bit more weight certainly don’t hurt with the snappy round. I’ve shot a ton of .40 through GLOCKs of various models and SIG P229’s and P226’s and the aluminum frame SIGs certainly shot softer.

Smith & Wesson M&P40 M2.0 METAL

If you’re still a .40 fan, or just have a lot of it stacked in your ammo locker and want a new platform for it with all the current features, then the M&P40 M2.0 METAL is probably worth checking out.

 

Smith & Wesson M&P40 M2.0 METAL

 

Features:

Optimal 18-degree grip angle for natural point of aim
Four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts for optimal hand fit and trigger reach – S, M, ML, L
Textured polymer front strap
Wide slide stop
Reversible magazine release
Slide cut for optics
M2.0 flat face trigger for consistent finger placement that allows for more accurate and repeatable shooting
Picatinny-style rail
Low barrel bore axis makes the M&P pistol comfortable to shoot, reducing muzzle rise and allowing for faster aim recovery
Enhanced sear for lighter, crisper trigger let-off
Accurate 1 in 10 twist barrel
M&P’s patented take-down lever and sear deactivation systems allow for disassembly without pulling the trigger

Smith & Wesson M&P40 M2.0 METAL

M&P 40 Metal Specs:

WIDTH: 1.3 in
LENGTH: 7.4 in
HEIGHT:  5.5 in
WEIGHT: 30 oz
CALIBER: .40 S&W
SIZE: FULL
CAPACITY: 15
ACTION: STRIKER FIRED
BARREL LENGTH: 4.22″
GRIP: POLYMER
SIGHTS: WHITE DOT
OPTIC READY: YES
SAFETY: NONE
COLOR/FINISH: GRAY
THREADED BARREL: YES
BARREL MATERIAL: STAINLESS STEEL
FRAME: ALUMINUM
NUMBER OF MAGAZINES: 2
MSRP: $899.00

15 Responses

  1. “thought .40 S&W was on its way out, ”

    Nope. Who ever told you that or from what ever source you got it, was not being realistic.

    1. If nothing else weirdos like me will buy the firearm (or relevant frame parts) and use it to make a 357 Sig. With that said 40 will stick around much like 38 special but may get more expensive than the more common option over time.

    2. Same here. Love the .40 S&W. Don’t see it leaving the scene at all.
      One of my longtime buddies just got his first new gun in years (he simply likes what he already has and doesn’t buy all the latest stuff). What did he choose to go with? .40 S&W

      1. Well I do like how I can use leftover bullets for 10mm and 40sw for load experiments as I finish one caliber.

    3. It isn’t nearly as popular since the FBI switched to 9mm. Ruger stopped making them. Sig dropped both .40 and .357 from their lineup. Springfield only offers it on their old XD line, not including the more improved XDs. Is Glock the only one left carrying .357 Sig?

      1. Yeah pretty much (grumble) you can get conversion barrels fairly easily but even the Sig 320 is starting to run dry on slides for 40/357sig. Ammo is still occasionally available but realistically it is a reloaders round at this point but thankfully starline has a lot of brass to work with and most of the useful bullets carry over fairly well from 9mm. Still way easier than 9×25 Dillon, 480 Ruger and a few others I mess with but that’s not saying much.

    1. I remember seeing one but it was prepandemic and no idea if it is still around. I will drop a link if I find it again.

  2. Point of ignorance, here. Why would I purchase a pistol designed for .40 when I could purchase one designed for 10mm. The 10mm pistol could safely handle .40, but could the .40 pistol safely handle 10mm?

      1. Some compact models (think single stack slim metal frame) may hold up better with 40 than 10mm and be easier to conceal. With that said I think over time much like 357 magnum took over 38 special we may see something similar with 10mm.

  3. “…a bit more weight…”

    A quick check of the specs reveals that my polymer 4.25″ CORE 40 is 0.9 ounces lighter. It’s practically the same weight.

    …the aluminum frame SIGs certainly shot softer.”

    Is it because the frame is aluminum, or is it because they were significantly heavier than your Glock? I thought, if the weight is the same, that aluminum frames transmit more felt recoil than polymer. IMO, the M&P and P30L have less felt recoil than the aluminum framed (and heavier) Beretta 96. I know there are other things at play, but I don’t think it’s a rule that an aluminum frame will always be a softer shooter. I wonder if these aluminum M&P models would have the best of both worlds because they have polymer grip inserts. I like it.

    It also looks like this new model replaces the previous CORE PC model. Now it makes much more sense that they’re offering this.

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