M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol Selected as 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year

M&P M2.0 Compact wins 2019 NRA Publications Golden Bullseye Award.

M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol
M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – -(AmmoLand.com)- Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it’s M&P M2.0 Compact pistol has won the NRA Publications’ 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol incorporates the popular M&P M2.0 feature set, including an aggressively-textured grip; four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts; a light, crisp M2.0 trigger; and a 15 round magazine capacity.

Designed for personal protection, the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series, available in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 AUTO, has expanded to include both a 4” and 3.6” barrel version in a variety of configurations.

M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol

Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P brands, said, “We are honored that the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol has been selected as the 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year. This is the first time we’ve offered a compact M&P pistol in 9mm with a 15 round magazine in this size, and it has been very well received by our consumers. The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol delivers a compact carry advantage, building upon the popularity of the M&P M2.0 platform and feature set.”

To qualify for a NRA Golden Bullseye Award, products must be reliable, innovative in design and function, and perceived as a value to the purchaser. Winners of a Golden Bullseye Award are selected by a seven-member committee of NRA Publications staff members with more than a century of collective experience in the shooting and hunting industry. The 2019 Golden Bullseye Awards will be presented during the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • To read the full American Rifleman review of the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol, click here.
  • For more information on the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol, click here.

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  • 24 thoughts on “M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol Selected as 2019 American Rifleman Handgun of the Year

    1. I really like my 4″ 9mm. Very easy to hit with. S&W got all the little things right with this pistol. The ergos are superb.

    2. I loved mine with one exception: the 2.0 grip was way too aggressive for iwb carry. Also thpught the 2.0 trigger (much like the Glock gen 5 trigger) was a marketing gimmick. I found the trigger not significantly improved over the late “1.0” triggers.

    3. I’m glad I stumbled upon this article. It validates my purchase of what is now my third S&W handgun. My first purchase was a Gen 1 Shield chambered in 9mm in 2017. My second is a 380 EZ purchased in 2018 and I now have the M&P 2.0 compact..While I have not taken it out to the range I’m so looking forward to doing so.

    4. I am a hard core S&W owner. I have the M&P 40, M&P 45 3.0, 380 EZSlide, and my true favorite is the one I call my dirty Harry gun, the 6 inch 44 Magnum. I carry my 40 and my 45 as conceal carry. I really like the grips that S&W includes with the M&P’s.
      GREAT GUNS!!!!

      1. @Richard N., I too am S&W owner and have been for many years. These handguns are very well made, extremely reliable, and are fun to take to the range. I learned years ago that your investment is in the ammunition that you shoot down range and a quality firearm makes it all worthwhile.

    5. It’s a good pistol and I hope they sell a million of them. But wth is the criteria for pistol of the year? Why should anybody care? I’ve unfortunately stopped trusting reviews in Rifleman when I realized they frankly aren’t honest with us, and will never criticize anything. Every article follows a recipe so specific a robot could write it. I get that every pistol needs to be fired for accuracy but I really don’t need a table with standard deviation for each load. I mean this pistol, for instance, should be fairly accurate. Unless it is outside of the range expected for a defensive pistol I don’t need charts and graphs in the magazine.

    6. I have owned and carried a M & P 40. Bought it new in 2010 . Smith and wesson build a very good hand gun. Accurate and easy to maintain. There revolvers are also one of the best. Very accurate. I have no doubt about this one. Has to be a good one, because its built in the Great USA.

    7. I bought this gun last year and i love it! This award validstes my decision to buy tis weapon because you get 100 different opinions on which gun is best.i have 5 different makes and the 2.0 is absolutely a great choice

      1. Do you notice a difference in accuracy between the 4in and 3.6? I have the 3.6 but kind of wish I got the 4in instead. I shoot fine with the 3.6 but just curious if you notice a difference. Thanks!

      1. I did too, Alan! This is my 1st personal CCF pistol. I went to great lengths searching for that “just right” feel in a gun… even considering revolvers. And I found it in the S&W M&P 380EZ Shield. My only complaint, I wish the magazine held more than 8! …. ….and yes, I do carry more than one mags.
        Safe shooting and
        God Bless the USA and you
        Scott

      1. Yeah, they bought this one. Smith & Wesson hasn’t made a pistol worth anything since the turn of the century, customer service has drastically declined as well. Better off buying a Walther, Canik or Ruger.

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