By: Friedrich Seiltgen

Copyright © 2022

Smith & Wesson has announced the third iteration of their Spec Series pistol line with the limited-edition M&P9 M2.0 Compact Optic Ready Pistol Kit!

Press release from Smith & Wesson:

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, introduces the new M&P M2.0 Compact Optics-Ready Spec Series Pistol Kit.

Born from evolutions in the professional and shooting enthusiast markets, 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 polymer frame is finished in a Bull Shark Gray.  The spec series is equipped with the M2.0 flat face trigger for consistent finger placement, which allows for more accurate shot placement.  It has a picatinny rail on the dust cover for lights and lasers.


The slide features Smith & Wesson’s C.O.R.E mounting system which allows the shooter to mount a variety of optics on the slide.  There are several optics mounting plates included for various red dot types.  There are also suppressor height 3 dot sights that will co-witness with most red dots.  There are aggressive forward slide serrations, and a 4.6-inch threaded barrel with M&P Spec Series logo laser engraved on it.  All finished with a Bull Shark Gray Cerakote.


Type: Semi-Automatic Striker Fired Pistol

Caliber: 9x19mm

Magazine capacity: comes with 2-23 round and 1–15 round magazines

Sights: Suppressor height 3 dot sights with optics cut slide for micro red dot.

Barrel Length: 4.6 Inches, threaded ½ x 28

MSRP: $799



But wait, there’s more!  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.  Get down to your Smith & Wesson dealer and check it out!

That’s all for now folks!   Please keep sending in your questions, tips, and article ideas.  And as always – “Let’s Be Careful Out There”

Friedrich Seiltgen is a retired Master Police Officer with 20 years of service with the Orlando Police Department.   He conducts training in Lone Wolf Terrorism, Firearms, and Active Shooter Response.  His writing has appeared in RECOIL, The Counter Terrorist Magazine, American Thinker, Homeland Security Today, and The Journal of Counterterrorism & Homeland Security International.  Contact him at