Performance Center® Announces Optics-Equipped M&P Shield® M2.0™

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 now available with 4 inch slide, Porting, 4 MOA Red Dot Optic

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (April 2, 2019) – Performance Center today announced that it has expanded its line of M&P Shield M2.0 pistols, delivering nine new models that include a longer, 4 inch barrel and slides designed for red dot optics.  For the first time ever, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 is available with a slide cut for optics and ships with a red dot included, delivering a slim, red-dot ready concealed carry pistol.

Tony Miele, General Manager of the Performance Center, said, “With the growing popularity of slide-mounted optics, we wanted to design a slim, concealable, red-dot ready pistol for our consumers.  In our minds, the Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 felt like a natural fit for development.  Featuring a combination of M2.0 and Performance Center enhancements, these new pistols are slim, lightweight, and now red-dot equipped for quick target acquisition and easy concealment.”

The new Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 pistols feature HI-VIZ front and rear fiber optic sights, a Performance Center tuned action for a smooth, lightweight trigger pull, and a tactile and audible trigger reset.  Available in 9mm, 40 S&W, and 45 AUTO, these new pistols are enhanced with the M2.0 feature set and are available in multiple configurations: 

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel

  • Features a 4” barrel and slide, providing a longer sight radius for more accurate shots
  • MSRP: $532

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a 4” barrel and optics-ready slide
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
  • MSRP: $826

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0 – 4” Ported Barrel, 4 MOA Red Dot Sight

  • Features a ported 4” barrel and optics-ready slide, reducing muzzle flip and felt recoil
  • Includes 4 MOA Red Dot Sight for quick target acquisition
  • MSRP: $854

In addition to the features listed above, the Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 will ship with a Performance Center-branded Tipton® Compact Pistol Cleaning Kit, which includes bore brushes, a cleaning rod and related accessories to clean the pistol after use.  All Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0 pistols ship with two magazines and include one standard, flush fit magazine and one extended finger groove magazine. 

To learn more about the new Performance Center Ported M&P Shield M2.0, please click here.  To stay up to date on all of the latest news and events, follow Performance Center on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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