S&W Releases M&P Compact with a 3.6" Barrel

Smith & Wesson has made it's popular M&P M2.0 Compact even more concealable by chopping down its barrel but without sacrificing ammo capacity

The 9mm version of the new M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6" is still 15 rounds, like the Compact model.
The 9mm version of the new M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6" is still 15 rounds, like the Compact model.mfg photo

Smith & Wesson has announced a new addition to its popular line of M&P M2.0 handguns, this time a Compact version with a 3.6” barrel, making it an even more concealable handgun, without sacrificing magazine capacity.

The name isn't exactly inspired—it's called the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6" and it features the enhanced M2.0 feature set, and the same magazine capacities as other M&P M2.0 Compact 4" pistols.

“When we launched the M&P M2.0 Compact pistol series with a 4″ barrel last September, we knew it was just the first step in expanding the popular Compact pistol sizeoffering. During the development process, there was considerable interest in a shorter, 3.6″ barrel concept, and with this introduction,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of S&W and M&P brands. “We’re now able to offer our consumers a lighter, shorter compact pistol for concealed carry.  While the barrel length is shorter, the M&P M2.0 Compact 3.6″ pistol maintains the 15 round, 9mm magazine capacity of the Compact series– an important requirement for many of our customers.”

A profile shot of the snubby new M&P9 M2.0 Compact 3.6".
A profile shot of the snubby new M&P9 M2.0 Compact 3.6".mfg photo

The new pistols, available in 9mm and .40 S&W, come with or without an optional ambidextrous manual thumb safety, along with other M&P features like an aggressively textured grip, “four interchangeable palmswecl grip inserts, and a light, crips trigger with a tactile audible reset.”

The handgun comes with a standard white-dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight and an accessory rail.

Magazine capacities are 15 rounds in 9mm and 13 rounds in .40 S&W.

The pistol ships with two magazines, including two magazine extender sleeves for use with full-size magazines, as well as a limited warranty and lifetime service policy.

Smith & Wesson M&P9 / M&P40 M2.0 3.6" Compact Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm / .40S&W
  • Action: Striker Fired
  • Capacity: 15+1 (9mm), 13+1 (.40 S&W)
  • Barrel Length: 3.6"
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel - Armornite Finish
  • Overall Length: 6.8"
  • Weight: 25.9 oz.
  • Front Sight: Steel - white dot
  • Rear Sight: Steel - white two-dot
  • Grip/Frame Material: Polymer
  • MSRP: $569