New Smith & Wesson M&P9 M2.0 METAL pistol, the charm of heavy metal

The slide and frame have a distinctive Tungsten Gray Cerakote finish. The trigger is a flat face type.

The M&P9 M2.0 METAL is not a tribute to the past, being a modern percussion pistol with a T6 aluminum frame, a 4.25″/108 mm barrel and a breech with optical cut. The magazine capacity is 17 rounds.

The M&P9 M2.0 METAL comes with four interchangeable grip inserts (S, M, ML, L) for optimal hand fit and trigger range.

Slideshow and frame a distinctive tungsten gray Cerakote finish. Built on the M&P platform, the M&P9 M2.0 METAL is also compatible with all M2.0 magazines, slide holsters and palmswells, sure. Other features shared with the rest of the M&P family include a low bore axis, forward slide serrations, Picatinny slide on the dust cover and patented takedown lever and trigger deactivation systems allowing disassembly without pulling the trigger.

The textured polymer front strap contributes to a firm and comfortable grip, as does the 18-degree grip angle.

The M2.0 flat face trigger allows for consistent finger placement and more accurate, repeatable shooting. The improvement also provides a lighter and crisper trigger release.

The textured polymer front sling – yes, there’s polymer even in this gun – contributes to a firm and comfortable grip, as does the 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim and four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts (S, M, ML, L) for optimal hand fit and trigger range. The magazine release is reversible.

Comes with two 17-round magazines, the M&P9 M2.0 METAL carries a price tag of $899, some $270 more than a standard polymer-framed M&P9 M2.0 in 9mm with the same barrel length.