The original Smith & Wesson M&P polymer service pistols aren’t new – they’ve been on the market now for over ten years. Like the pervasive Glock, they do an excellent job of meeting a wide variety of “mission” requirements. They’re suitable for duty use and have made big inroads at law enforcement departments across the country.
Given the variety of size configurations, they also make great concealed carry and home defense pistols. The M&P pistols are well suited for competition too. The company (and the Performance Center) have created long-slide and ported versions with different sight options. Last, but certainly not least, they’re also just peachy for recreational and plinking use.
After the decade mark, the company introduced the next Generation of M&P pistols – the 2.0 series. Designed to address complaints from the originals, they offer compelling new features.