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· Atlanta Overwatch
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I’ve been wanting one of these since I saw it in a magazine a month or two ago. It’s identical to the regular M&P 2.0 4.25”, but with one big difference. Instead of polymer the frame is 7075-T6 aluminum. It uses standard 17 round M&P 2.0 9mm mags, and standard M&P holsters.

It comes with two 17 round mags, and four different size back straps. It is optic ready and comes with a set of mounting plates to mount most common slide mounted red dots.

I’ve always preferred the feel of metal frames in my hand, and this pistol just felt right when I held one a few weeks one. The 2.0 trigger feels great to me. Magazine reviews report a 5.5 lbs trigger pull, but it feels lighter than that. Supposedly the straight trigger that breaks at 90° contributes to the light feel. The OEM sights are a standard metal three dot set up.

On the range it doesn’t disappoint. The texture of the back strap and front strap of the grip make a firm hold easy. It tips the scales at 30 oz compared the the 24.7 of its polymer brother. The weight makes it a pleasure to shoot and very soft recoiling. I ran 50 basic 115gr target rounds tonight, along with 50 hot +P hand loads. The hot loads were Berry’s 124gr Hybrid Hollowpoints over 6.3gr of Alliant Power Pistol. This is the same formula that Federal says pushes a 124gr Gold Dot to 1225fps out of a 4” barrel. It tends to be a snappy round, but the aluminum frame made it soft shooting.

I was having a bad arm night, and it affected my aim. I still managed to keep a decent group in the 7-10 yard range. To be honest though, I was also shooting more for familiarity and reliability testing than I was trying for max accuracy. I’ll push accuracy at a later date.

I have a Swampfox Liberty red dot inbound for it, along with OWB Kydex from Cornerstone Kydex and Muddy River Tactical.

I’ll post more as I get more rounds through it, but after my initial short range session I’m very happy with it.

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· Deplorable bitter clinger.
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This is a nice gun. Handled one at the counter a few times. Good buy!
 
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Not plastic. Major point in its favor.

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That is a sweet pistol. I am glad S&W is making a model that one can conceivably take right out of the box into a USPSA match and not get completely spanked in Limited Minor or Carry Optics!

I'm fairly gear invested in the Glock ecosystem for competition right now or I would be more interested myself.

As a Smith and Wesson investor though, I am glad to see them do this :)
 

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That is a sweet pistol. I am glad S&W is making a model that one can conceivably take right out of the box into a USPSA match and not get completely spanked in Limited Minor or Carry Optics!

I'm fairly gear invested in the Glock ecosystem for competition right now or I would be more interested myself.

As a Smith and Wesson investor though, I am glad to see them do this :)
They do also have a Performance Center “Competitor” version with a longer barrel/sight radius, fiber optic sights, flared magwell, and lightening cuts on the front of the slide.
 
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