Smith & Wesson Launches New M&P 10MM M2.0 FDE Pistol

Smith & Wesson Launches New M&P 10MM M2.0 FDE Pistol

Smith and Wesson unveiled its latest innovation on April 23, 2024, the M&P 10MM M2.0 FDE with thumb safety, marking an advancement in the M&P 2.0 Full Size series. This new model, which enhances both power and precision, is designed to meet the specific needs of users seeking a 10mm caliber option.

The new pistol stands out with its balanced dimensions, measuring 7.2 inches (18.3 cm) in length, 5.6 inches (14.2 cm) in height, and 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) in width, making it both manageable and comfortable to use. The total weight of the firearm is 28.5 ounces (808 grams), providing increased stability during shooting without being overly heavy. This model has a capacity of 15 cartridges, ideal for extended use without frequent reloading.

The M&P 10MM M2.0 features a “striker fired” type trigger known for its reliability and quick response, and a 4-inch (10.16 cm) stainless steel barrel that promises durability and precision. The polymer frame not only reduces the weight of the weapon but also enhances its resistance to adverse environmental conditions.

The firearm also comes equipped with white-dot optic height sights, ready to accommodate various types of optical sights. The thumb safety is another major asset, offering additional protection against accidental discharges.

The thumb safety, or thumb safety, is a manual safety feature found on many pistols, like the famous 1911. This safety functions as a lever or switch on the side of the pistol, which the user must intentionally move with their thumb to unlock the firing mechanism, thus enabling shooting. When engaged, the safety locks the movement of the trigger or firing pin, preventing the pistol from firing. This safety feature is valued as it allows for safer carrying of the weapon.

Regarding the advantage of a 10mm cartridge compared to a 9mm, it primarily relates to the increased power and penetration provided by the 10mm. The 10mm ammunition delivers higher energy to the target, which can be advantageous for hunting or defensive uses against large animals, such as bears. However, this comes with greater recoil, which can make controlling the weapon more challenging for some shooters. The choice between 9mm and 10mm thus depends on the specific needs for power and recoil management.

Offered at a suggested retail price of $689.00, the M&P 10MM M2.0 FDE with thumb safety represents a high-quality option for firearms enthusiasts looking for a powerful and reliable new model. Smith and Wesson continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction in the field of personal defense and security.


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