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Old 02-29-2020, 08:08 PM
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After waiting and waiting and trying to overthink things, I finally picked up an M2.0 compact in .40 S&W today. I ran about 150 rounds through it at the range today and I have to say I'm fairly amazed. It was very mild in the recoil department and I was very accurate with it. Overall, it's pretty awesome and I have to say it surpassed my expectations significantly. My LGS had it priced (new) at $349 so that's excellent also.

Virtually all of the feedback I see on these things in internet forums is positive but I can't understand why I don't see more forum traffic and Youtube videos on these things. In my looking around Youtube, I've only found a few people who have done shooting videos on M2.0 compact 40s compared to the thousands of shooting videos on things like Glock 23s (which have admittedly been around longer). I just don't really understand why the M&Ps don't get more buzz. Made in the US, excellent quality, excellent value, great size....can't really ask for more.

The compact size is perfect. It provides a great grip and has enough capacity to serve as a home defense gun but still compact enough to carry.

If anybody has been thinking about getting one of these but hesitated like I did, I encourage you to pull the trigger (pun intended). I'm impressed.
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Old 02-29-2020, 08:42 PM
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The 2.0 compact is a fantastic pistol. I've seen tons of reviews for the 9. Anything in .40 doesn't get much notice these days.

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Old 02-29-2020, 08:55 PM
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I have a 40, 2.0 Compact and purchased 357 Sig and 9mm conversion barrels for it. No one is making compact conversion barrels so I had to purchase full size barrels and have my local smith cut them down and also do an 11 degree crown. So now I have one pistol in 3 calibers. IMHO, the OP is right on target with his comments.....
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:43 PM
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Zebra no issues with using the same mags?
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Old 03-01-2020, 01:48 PM
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Are these the 4 inch or 3.6 inch barrels? Just wondering if there is much difference in balance between the two.
Considering the 4 inch compact in 9mm.

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Old 03-01-2020, 03:56 PM
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I think the 3.6 fills a nice carry niche..

I know people say barrel length doesn't matter, but people also say other lengths don't matter

Check the chart:
Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 3.6" Compact vs M&P 9 M2.0 4.0" Compact size comparison | Handgun Hero
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Old 03-01-2020, 05:18 PM
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I bought the 4-inch model. I have other short-barrel guns so I wanted something close to the G19/G23 size class: 4-inch barrel, 5-inch height.
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Old 03-02-2020, 11:12 PM
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I sold my .40 pro series 1.0 4.25" a few months ago. I found myself missing the .40 caliber round so much that I've since purchased a shield .40 1.0, and a new 2.0 40 fullsize. I have 6 M&Ps, all fullsize aside from the shield, and my daily carry is a Glock 19 Gen 5 as I am a lefty. I have been considering switching from 9mm to .40 as my carry caliber, but not fond of carrying the shield due to the unreversable mag release. So, It looks like I'm going to be on the market for an M&P 40 compact 4".
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:13 AM
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I still love the S&W 40 round.. Found myself slowly drifting away from 40 to 9mm... but regretted it.. as .40 is still plentiful and affordable.

So off to local gun show, took my Gen 1 9mm full size with apex poly trigger kit and i-dotnight sights..2 mag. Had some wear as this was a shooter..

Found a private seller, sitting on table was a 5" Performance Series C.0.R.E. chambered in 40. Came with 6 mags and appeared to have been barely fired.

Guy said make me offer.. .40 doesn't move. I showed him my 9mm which I only had $340.00 into all total..

We even traded..

I ran like Forrest Gump after the hand shake and brought this beauty home..

Only issue.. no C.O.R.E. plates.. supposed I can find some later down the line..

So good to have .40 again.
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Zebra no issues with using the same mags?

Iím not Zebra, but no issues For me using .40 in 9mm mags. 9mm in .40 mags, not so much.
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I'm also a fan of the 40cal. ctr1970, I think you walked away with the best deal between you and the seller. Sure wish there were more folks willing to part with their 40's just because they don't like the caliber. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:38 AM
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Took it shooting a few weeks ago.. the high sights take some getting used to.. may swap them out for normal height sights. As I don't plan on mounting an optic.
But once i got used to POA, this is one soft shooting .40 and very accurate with the stainless barrel.

Won't be walking away from .40 again.. may find a 9mm upper and have 2 calibers..


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Iím not Zebra, but no issues For me using .40 in 9mm mags. 9mm in .40 mags, not so much.
There were a couple questions; This is the 4" compact and the I use specific 9mm and 40 caliber magazines so I can not comment on 9 in a 40 and 40 in a 9 for reliability...
What I can report is that when the 9mm is used with the 40 recoil spring setup, the slide moves very slow. I never had any malfunctions, but if one was going to carry the 40 with a 9 conversional barrel, I would definitely change the recoil spring assembly as well to the specific caliber.
All in all it's a nice setup for a 3 in one pistol....
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