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


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


Upgrade? LOL what were they using before?




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.


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 1 year ago by Nanashi

With most products made in Croatia also.


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