Smith & Wesson Releases Tennessee Special M&P9 M2.0 and Shield Plus Pistols

In recognition of the company’s historic move to Tennessee, these new handguns display a laser engraved Tri-Star emblem on the barrel.

by posted on April 6, 2024
Smith Wesson Tennessee

Smith & Wesson has announced the release of four Tennessee Special Makeup pistols from the M&P9 M2.0 and Shield Plus series. 

This new offering includes two 3.1” barrel M&P9 Shield Plus micro-compacts with and without a thumb safety, a 4” barrel M&P9 M2.0 compact with a thumb safety, and a 4.25” barrel M&P9 M2.0 full-size, also with a thumb safety. In recognition of the company’s historic move to Tennessee, these new handguns display a laser engraved Tri-Star emblem on the barrel, paying homage to the state flag and its representation of the three Grand Divisions: West, Middle and East Tennessee. 

“M&P striker-fired pistols have remained a cornerstone of Smith & Wesson’s legacy over the years and embody our brand’s ethos of reliability, performance and durability. These extensions proudly bearing the engraved Tri-Star emblem are a tribute to our historic move and the rich heritage of our new home in Tennessee,” said Andrew Gore, product manager, handguns.

Smith & Wesson’s commitment to excellence shines through the M&P flagship series, renowned for its reliability, superior ergonomics and performance. Available in a variety of frame sizes and capacities, the M&P M2.0 and Shield Plus series are proven platforms designed with modern features for everyday carry, personal-defense and training applications. 

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