When the brand new 2.Zero line of Smith and Wesson M&P Sequence of pistols hit the market earlier this yr, I used to be like a child in a sweet store, as a result of I’m a giant M&P fan. My very first pistol was a M&P9 Full-Dimension that I picked up in 2010, and I completely love taking pictures that pistol. Again then, I wished one thing that was full-size that I may take to the vary, use for residence safety, and even perform in public – however now, I’ve since realized that I’m fallen in love with the compact line of pistols because of EDC. I did take a look at the 1.Zero M&P9C that was a 12+1 rd capability pistol that was nice for EDC, however it was a tad bit too small for me. I ended up getting a Glock 19 Gen Three again within the day and the remaining is historical past. I all the time wished that Smith and Wesson would come out with one thing the dimensions of the Glock 19, however it appeared prefer it wouldn’t be.
Nicely, lo and behold, Smith and Wesson lastly launched the brand new 2.Zero M&P9C in September 2017, and it’s being accepted throughout. When my native gun store, Clayton Weapons, bought their first cargo of the M&P9C 2.0, I needed to go check out it! After I walked over to the show case, it actually caught my eye, but it blended completely with the full-size 2.0, so I nearly over-looked it.
The general really feel of this pistol is simply superb. Coming in at 1.5lbs, it’s going to make an incredible EDC pistol. With it’s tough, aggressive grip texture, the polymer grip suits and feels properly within the hand – although I’ll be a bit of involved about it gripping my shirt and even placing holes in my shirts if carrying hid. However I digress. The polymer body is bolstered with an prolonged inflexible embedded stainless-steel chassis to cut back flex and torque when firing. Additionally, like the two.Zero full-size, the M&P9C comes with a 1913 rail to mount your flashlight or laser of your selection.
This 4″ 1:10″ twist barrel pistol is the whole lot that makes Smith and Wesson nice. The stainless-steel barrel and slide are coated in Smith and Wesson’s Armornite Coating, making it proof against the climate parts. Wanting on the slide, it has the reduction cuts identical to the full-size 2.Zero and rounded its edges to make it snag free and in addition shaving off 0.7oz in comparison with the 1.Zero M&P9C. The Novak 3-Dot sights are nice, however I want they got here with manufacturing unit with Night time Sights, however I’m positive it’ll be coming quickly.
Like most compact pistols out available on the market, the M&P9C comes with two 15rd magazines, making it an incredible contender towards the Glock 19. With the M&P9C general size coming in at 7.3″, general top coming in at 5″, and the general width coming in at 1.3″, it’s nearly similar to once more, the Glock 19. I feel Smith and Wesson is a bit of late to the compact celebration (compared to the Glock 19), however it’s making a fashionably late look.
The set off on this pistol, in my view, is simply superb. It’s primarily based off the M&P C.O.R.E. fashion pistol. The typical set off pull is coming in at 6lbs 24oz. The set off pull is easy and crisp and the reset is audible and good. It has good set off attain and this pistol may be tailor-made to fit your needs, because of the interchangeable backstraps. The M&P9C comes with 4 backstraps- S, M, M/L, and L. One other good thing that makes this pistol nice for any shooter moreover the backstraps, is the actual fact it has an ambidextrous slide launch and the journal launch may be converted for the left handed shooters.
The take-down of the M&P9C is rather like the 1.Zero fashion pistol. Take away journal, lock slide again, flip the take-down lever down. Now, you’ll be able to both launch the slide after which pull the set off, or you’ll be able to flip the gold retainer within the body down after which the slide will launch with out pulling the set off.
In relation to holsters for this pistol…it’s a bit of robust in the intervening time. It seems that some customized kydex holster producers are making some, however but they’re nonetheless arduous to seek out in the intervening time. It appears to be like like aftermarket equipment are going to be coming to the market like evening sights. However the evening sights which are the market now for the full-size 2.0, like from Trijicon, may go. I’ve but to substantiate this, so purchase with warning in case you are wanting evening sights.
So far as aftermarket triggers go, I’m unsure if the APEX set off would match, I might assume it will, however you already know what can occur whenever you assume. Magazines will likely be out there and I’m assuming they’ll be coming in round $30-$40, however the 17rd full-size magazines will match the compact. In order that’ll work out for the individuals who carry the spare larger capability magazines and whenever you go to the vary.
With an MSRP of $569 and promoting regionally for round $479.99, it’s an incredible purchase for an EDC pistol. The M&P9C 2.Zero comes with Smith and Wesson’s Lifetime Service Coverage, making it straightforward if points come up. The Compact 2.Zero line of pistols at present solely are available in 9mm and 40S&W. I’m positive with time, the 45ACP will greater than seemingly make an look, however solely time will inform.
As all the time, ya’ll be good and be protected!