Smith & Wesson have announced the introduction of a series of new M&P M2.0 pistols to their Performance Center line. The new pistols include guns chambered in 9×19 and 40 S&W with ported barrels and slides cut ready for optics. The new C.O.R.E. pistols are described as having “slides cut for optics straight from the factory and will support the majority of popular pistol reflex sights on the market.”

New C.O.R.E. pistol with optics ready slide

A ported M&P M2.0 .40 SW

Here’s Smith & Wesson’s Announcement in full:

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Smith & Wesson Performance Center announced today that it has introduced a full line of Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols with a variety of competition-ready enhancements. The Performance Center takes the popular M&P M2.0 pistol platform to a new competition ready level. Chambered in 9mm and 40 S&W, the new Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols are available with either a 4.25” or 5” barrel in a variety of configurations. The Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols include features such as ported barrels and slides, fiber optic sights, and slides designed for use with reflex pistol optics.

Tony Miele, Sr. Director, New Products and Performance Center, said, “Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols were designed with the competitive shooter in mind and are packed with features for the competitive shooter. For those looking to mount an optic on their pistol without custom work, the new C.O.R.E. pistols have slides cut for optics straight from the factory and will support the majority of popular pistol reflex sights on the market.”

In addition to the features listed above, the Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols will ship with two full-size magazines, C.O.R.E. models will include mounting plates for the most popular reflex sights, and all models include a Performance Center-branded Tipton® Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit.

The new Performance Center M&P M2.0 pistols are available in the following configurations:

Performance Center M&P M2.0 C.O.R.E. Pro Series® Pistols

  • C.O.R.E. Competition Optics Ready Slide with optics mounting kit
  • Performance Center tuned action with audible and tactile trigger reset
  • 3-Dot white co-witness sights
  • Adjustable trigger overtravel stop
  • Available in 9mm or 40S&W, 4.25” or 5” BBL
  • MSRP starting at $700

Performance Center Ported M&P M2.0 Pistols

  • Adjustable fiber optic sights
  • Ported barrel and slide to reduce muzzle flip
  • Performance Center tuned action with audible and tactile trigger reset
  • Adjustable trigger overtravel stop
  • Available in 9mm or 40S&W, 4.25” or 5” BBL
  • MSRP starting at $700

Performance Center Ported M&P M2.0 C.O.R.E. Pistols

  • C.O.R.E. Competition Optics Ready Slide with optics mounting kit
  • Ported barrel and slide to reduce muzzle flip
  • Performance Center tuned action with audible and tactile trigger reset
  • 3-Dot white co-witness sights
  • Adjustable trigger overtravel stop
  • Available in 9mm or 40S&W, 4.25” or 5” BBL
  • MSRP starting at $714

Check out Smith & Wesson’s site for more details.