By TGO David
I'm starting a thread to chronicle my efforts to build a semi-custom M&P M2.0 Compact to rival the Glock 19 in my EDC suite.
As Smith & Wesson are currently offering a $50 rebate on the M&P series of handguns, I purchased another 4-inch M2.0 Compact 9mm strictly for the purpose of sending its slide off to Primary Machine to be milled for a Trijicon RM07 red dot. It should be delivered to them tomorrow (Friday, Aug 10) and will then be in their queue for the next 2-3 weeks.
The configuration I have specified for it is as follows:
Mill slide for RMR and for Glock rear sight dovetail behind the RMR. Install plain black suppressor-height sights. Glock rear, M&P front. Proper height for co-witness. Cerakote slide Graphite Black
This will be in addition to the other 4-inch M2.0 Compact 9mm that I have been carrying for several months now. I'll leave it with iron-sights only. This unit with the red dot sight will very likely become my new EDC.
I will post updates here as I learn more about the ETA for its return to me.
This photo is not mine but it is similar to what I have in the works. Mine does not have the thumb safety and the front sight is different.
The slide and RMR arrived safely at Primary Machine's location today and was signed for by their staff. The 2-3 week [estimated] countdown begins!
The slide was completed and shipped back out to me on Wednesday the 15th. It is due to arrive today. As soon as it does I will of course take photos and post them. I should be able to get it to the range this weekend to dial it in and see how it runs.