S&W Performance Center Announces Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 now available with 4 inch slide, Porting, 4 MOA Red Dot Optic.

S&W Performance Center Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol
S&W Performance Center Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., – -(AmmoLand.com)- Performance Center today announced that it has expanded its line of M&P Shield M2.0 pistols, delivering nine new models that include a longer, 4 inch barrel and slides designed for red dot optics. For the first time ever, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 is available with a slide cut for optics and ships with a red dot included, delivering a slim, red-dot ready concealed carry pistol.

Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “With the growing popularity of slide-mounted optics, we wanted to design a slim, concealable, red-dot ready pistol for our consumers. In our minds, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 felt like a natural fit for development. Featuring a combination of M2.0 and Performance Center enhancements, these new pistols are slim, lightweight, and now red-dot equipped for quick target acquisition and easy concealment.”

The new Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 pistols feature HI-VIZ front and rear fiber optic sights, a Performance Center tuned action for a smooth, lightweight trigger pull, and a tactile and audible trigger reset.

Available in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 AUTO, these new pistols are enhanced with the M2.0 feature set and are available in multiple configurations:

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel

  • Features a 4” barrel and slide, providing a longer sight radius for more accurate shots
  • MSRP: $532

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a 4” barrel and optics-ready slide
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
  • MSRP: $826

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Ported Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a ported 4” barrel and optics-ready slide, reducing muzzle flip and felt recoil
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
  • MSRP: $854

In addition to the features listed above, the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 will ship with a Performance Center-branded Tipton® Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit, which includes bore brushes, a cleaning rod and related accessories to clean the pistol after use. All Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 pistols ship with two magazines and include one standard, flush fit magazine and one extended finger groove magazine.

To learn more about the new Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0, please click here. To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, follow Performance Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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  • 14 thoughts on “S&W Performance Center Announces Optics-Equipped M&P Shield M2.0 Pistol

    1. Unfortunately, I live in CA so we can’t buy these new models. Does anyone know if these new Performance Center 4” Barrels & longer optic slides will fit & work properly on the original Shield?
      I’ve seen people do similar with Glocks with great results

    2. You guys are missing the point, even tho this is coming from the custom shop this is not your idea of a custom gun, it’s theirs, they put it out and if you like it you buy it, if not oh well, if you want a custom gun, send it to a custom builder, they are still rolling in an assembly line just at a (hope) better quality control

    3. So why make a pistol that is built for concealment and ease of carry and make it harder to to do its job? Why would you bother getting a Shield with all that crap on it instead of just getting something else from the MP line that already has a longer barrel? Creating a solution to a nonexistent problem.

      1. Why not? You can still buy the original Shield if you don’t like this… Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for it. Just out of curiousity, what other single stack does S&W offer with a longer barrel?

      2. I have been carrying a Glock 26 with a JPoint milled in AIWB since 2011. It isn’t any harder to conceal than a 26 without the optic. This will be the same.

      3. Thinner profile makes it easier for some people to conceal than the thicker M&P 2.0 Compact 4 inch. 4 inch barrel gets noticeable better expansion than 3 inch, especially three heavier clothing.

        Winter I can conceal a 2.0 Compact 4 inch appendix just fine, but I prefer the thinner profile on the summer.

        If this was milled for an RMR I’d jump on it personally.

      4. We decide in a SHIELD 4” because is thinner than the rest of M&P and for WE women because is thinner is better for our small hands, all the crap is because we can pay for all that.It is the future of firearms LONGER 4” and slender.

    4. Why not something fo the M&P 380 ez is this your forgotten gun there are a lot of people using them dont they matter
      I have looked for a lazzer the only one I can find is a universal looked for an inwb holster the only one I can find is a universal whats up or am I just looking in the worng places

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