This is the best out-of-the box M&P Smith & Wesson has offered for concealed carry, off duty or duty use to date. Accuracy is as good as these pistols get, reliability is excellent, and the 2.0 upgrades are noticeable. Carry a full-sized magazine with a spacer for duty, swap out the shorter magazine for off duty or concealed carry. It fit in my duty holsters using the TLR-1 or Surefire X300. It’s about perfect for concealed carry, no loss in ballistic efficiency, a bit easier to conceal with 15+1 rounds of ammunition. For those using one pistol for most needs this is a fantastic choice. Use a light, or not, but either way if you are looking for a carry pistol you can fight with if needed this one needs to be at the top of your list. Contact Smith & Wesson, Dept. OT; Tel.: (800) 331-0852 ; Web:


Weight: 24 Ounces

Overall Length: 7.3 Inches

Barrel Length: 4 Inches

Frame: Polymer

Sights: White dot standard / Trijicon HD XR as tested

Magazine Capacity: 15+1 standard, 17+1 with Spacer

Retail Price: $569.00


Load                                     Velocity                      Accuracy

Hornady                               1,120                        1.50 inches
135-grain +P

Sig Sauer                             1,180                        1.65 inches
124-grain V-Crown

Black Hills                            1,340                         1.70 inches
115-grain +P

Speer                                   1,154                        1.75 Inches
124-grain Gold Dot

Doubletap                             1.300                        1.60 Inches
115-grain TAC-XPD

Bullet weight measured in grains, velocity in feet per second by Pro Chrony Digital chronograph. Accuracy in inches for 5-shot groups at 25 yards fired from a platform using a bag for a rest.