Springfield PD Upgrades to S&W M&P 2.0 as Official Duty Pistol

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Pictured, left to right: Mark Smith, President, and CEO of Smith & Wesson; Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood. IMG Smith & Wesson

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (December 15, 2020) – Smith & Wesson Inc. announced today that the city of Springfield, Massachusetts has transitioned to the Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0 as its official duty pistol. Previously, the Springfield Police Department’s primary duty pistol was Smith & Wesson’s M&P40 pistol. Smith & Wesson will be providing over 600 pistols as part of this upgrade, including four engraved pistols for the Springfield Police Department’s Command Staff.  Smith & Wesson presented the Springfield Police Department with their engraved pistols during a recent ceremony at Smith & Wesson’s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“The new M&P M2.0, with its aggressive texturing and tactile trigger reset, provides law enforcement with the ultimate in reliability and dependability.  This upgrade to the M&P M2.0 should carry the Springfield Police Department through many years of service.  Most importantly, we’re proud that our pistols are called on to protect law enforcement in Smith & Wesson’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts,” said Matthew Fehmel, Senior Director of Global Professional & International Sales for Smith & Wesson.

“We’re very appreciative of the entire team at Smith & Wesson.  They have the best and safest products on the market.  Their company being based in our city and many of their employees living in Springfield has led to a long-term partnership that our officers take pride in,” said Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

The M&P M2.0 comes with four interchangeable palmswell inserts and a light, crisp M2.0 trigger with a tactile and audible reset.  The pistol features a molded polymer frame designed for comfort and durability, as well as the optimal M&P pistol 18-degree grip angle for a natural point of aim. Chambered in 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45 Auto, the M&P M2.0 pistol is available in full size, compact, and subcompact variants.


About Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality handgun, long gun, and suppressor products to the global consumer and professional markets under the iconic Smith & Wesson, M&P, Thompson/Center Arms, and Gemtech brands. The company also provides manufacturing services including forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services. For more information call (844) 363-5386 or visit smith-wesson.com.

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SEMPAI
SEMPAI
11 months ago

Upgrade? LOL what were they using before?

Don
Don
11 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

M&P40.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL
11 months ago

But is the PD sticking with .40 S&W or downsizing to 9mm?

Bill
Bill
11 months ago
Reply to  DIYinSTL

Yes. This seems a slightly important kind of question to say something about. Powerful S&W 40, or wimpy 9mm?

musicman44mag
musicman44mag
11 months ago

The city of Springfield has a new gun for their law enforcement officers and it is a smith and wesson. They should be carring XDM”s made by Springfield or rename their town to Smith or Wesson. LOL Some city folk just cant get it right.

Nanashi
Nanashi
11 months ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

S&W is headquartered in Springfield, Ma. Springfield Armory Inc. just purchased the name of the now-defunct Springfield Armory and is actually based in Geneseo, Illinois.

Last edited 11 months ago by Nanashi
Steve
Steve
11 months ago
Reply to  Nanashi

With most products made in Croatia also.

N/A
N/A
11 months ago
Reply to  Steve

, The XDM’s would not have their present low retail price if they were made in Illinois.