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Smith & Wesson Releases California-Compliant M&P9 Models

California now gets to join the Smith & Wesson M&P9 party as the company releases California-compliant models. Available in M&P9 Shield Plus, M&P9 M2.0 Compact, and M&P9 M2.0 Full Size, the new models offer changes that adhere to the state’s strict firearm policies. This includes a 10-round magazine, magazine disconnect, manual thumb safety, and visual/tactile loaded round indicator.

The Smith & Wesson California-Compliant M&P9 Pistols

Two of the new California-compliant models stem from the M&P9 M2.0 polymer series. Meticulously crafted for personal, sporting, and professional use, the line includes an extended stainless-steel chassis. Likewise, the low bore axis is strategically designed to reduce muzzle rise and expedite target re-acquisition.

In addition, a fine-tuned trigger with audible and tactile reset, along with interchangeable palmswell inserts, help enhance accuracy. The M&P9 M2.0 California-compliant models include the Compact and Full Size.

Also offered in a California-compliant model is the M&P9 Shield Plus. The model is engineered with an 18-degree grip angle, providing a natural point of aim as well as assisting in recoil mitigation. Likewise, a flat-faced trigger ensures consistent finger placement. Additionally, the narrow profile offers an ideal balance between capacity and concealment, and the modified grip texture improves the purchase.

All three California-compliant models feature an elevated and colored loaded chamber indicator for tactile and visual observation. Likewise, all three models also include a manual thumb safety, with the M2.0 models providing ambidextrous operation. In accordance with California magazine requirements, each model ships with two 10-round 9mm magazines.

Finally, each model features a magazine disconnect mechanism, deactivating the trigger when the magazine is removed, preventing it from firing. This is in accordance with California State compliance.


The Smith & Wesson California-compliant M&P9 models are available now with MSRPs of $599.00 – $769.00, depending on the model. For more info, please visit Smith-Wesson.com.

(Photo by Smith & Wesson)

Smith & Wesson California-Compliant M&P9 Specs

  M&P9 Shield Plus M&P9 M2.0 Compact M&P9 M2.0 Full Size
Width 1.1 in 1.5 in 1.5 in
Length 6.1 in 7.25 in 7.4 in
Height 4.6 in 5 in 5.5 in
Weight 20.2 oz 24 oz 24.7 oz
Caliber 9MM
Size Micro-Compact Compact Full
Capacity 10
Action Striker Fired
Barrel Length 3.1 4 4.25
Grip Polymer
Sights White Dot
Optic Ready No
Safety Thumb Safety
Color/Finish Black
State Compliance CA, CO, CT, DE, HI, IL, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA
Threaded Barrel No
Barrel Material Stainless Steel
Frame Polymer
Laser No
Performance Center No
Number Of Magazines 2
10lb Trigger No
MSRP $599.00 $749.00 $769.00

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