Smith & Wesson makes new G19-size M&P Compact 2.0 pistol official

The Glock 19 rival has finally been released… Smith & Wesson’s M&P 2.0 Compact is available in 9mm and .40 S&W

“The M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series bridges the gap for those who want a single firearm for professional use, personal protection, carry, or practice at the range,” said James Debney, president and CEO of American Outdoor Brands Corporation, in a statement. “We believe the new M&P M2.0 Compact series will be sought after by consumers whose purchase option in this category has, until now, been limited primarily to the Glock 19 or 23.”

Going through the specs: The M&P Compact uses a 4-inch barrel and has a 15+1 round capacity in 9mm and 13+1 in the .40 variant with an unloaded weight of just under 24-ounces. This is a dead ringer in comparison to the Glock 19 and 23 and a hair lighter than the 26-ounce P-10 C series from Czech gun maker CZ.

Other features on the Compact include an accessory rail, four interchangeable palm swell grips, stainless slide with an Armornite coating, and an 18-degree grip angle. The gun ships with two magazines and a pair of mag extension sleeves for using full-sized magazines. MSRP on both models is $569, though retailers will likely have it for less than that.