By Drew Bryant
July 31st, 2022,

When it comes to the handgun market Smith & Wesson has had great success with the M&P series of striker fired handguns. The M&P 2.0 has been a heavy hitter for the firearms manufacturer. Over the years being adopted by law enforcement and private citizens for its reliability, accuracy, and affordable price point. Smith & Wesson recently unveiled their newest offering to the Spec Series with the new M&P M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series. The new pistol allows for the end user to select from a host of different options to customize their pistol. The new Spec Series pistol ships with a front and rear slide serrations, a threaded barrel, optics cut slide, suppressor height sights, and two 23-round magazines.

Below, is a press release from Smith & Wesson on the new M&P M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series.

Press Release

Born from evolutions in the professional and shooting enthusiast spaces, the M&P® Spec Series™ line advances with its 3rd iteration. The newest edition places emphasis on delivering a package that is ideal for those looking to hone their skills and push their limits. The new Spec Series™ pistol comes complete with co-witness sights and a 4.6˝ threaded barrel, making it an optimal choice for suppressed shooting. Also included is our C.O.R.E.™ system, designed to give the user the ability to mount their preferred handgun optic to maintain accuracy and proficiency when firing. The inclusion of two 23-round 9mm magazines means less time reloading and more time practicing. The additional 15-round magazine trims down the overall size of the new Spec Series™ and allows for a more concealable package. The M&P® Spec Series™ kit includes an M&P® knife that features a 4˝ blade with an overall length of 9˝ and a collectable M&P Spec Series™ Challenge Coin.


• One flush-fit 15-Round magazine and two 23-Round magazines
• M2.0™ flat face trigger for consistent finger placement that allows for more accurate shot placement
• Picatinny-style rail
• Forward slide serrations
• Optics mounting plates included

• M&P® Folding Knife – folding knife with 4″ Tanto-style blade, window breaker and seat belt cutter. 9″ oal (opened)
• M&P Spec Series™ Challenge Coin – 3D, high-relief sculpted design, die-struck medallion. Solid nickel metal with antique finish and hard baked enamal. Clear acrylic capsule.
• Custom Fit Plastic Case

Availability subject to applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and ordinances.

The new Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0 Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series Pistol Kit is available now on the company’s website or your local S&W retailer. The new Spec Series pistol will retail at $799 MSRP. For more on the new Compact Spec Series and other Smith & Wesson firearms, click here.

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