Dette er en videreudvikling af C.O.R.E. modellen ved at pibe og slæde er portet fra fabrikken, hvilket gør den til en ren Open pistol. Den leveres med rødpunkt sigtet, Leupold DP PRO
Smith&Wesson skriver om Performance Center Ported:
Precision built to be the most accurate and reliable firearms, M&P pistols are an experience you have to feel to believe. Durable and comfortable, they are capable of handling as many rounds as you are. Engineered with an attention to detail and superior ergonomics; built on high-strength polymer frame reinforced with a rigid stainless steel chassis. M&P pistols are the new standard in reliability when your job is to serve and protect and your life is on the line. The Performance Center Ported M&P9 offers discerning shooters premium features including a factory ported barrel and slide.