While the 5.56mm NATO round is effective in many circumstances, Smith & Wesson offers the M&P10 for those times when only a 7.62mm NATO will do. This rifle uses an 18-inch barrel with a patented flash suppressor.
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The M&P10 is optics ready with a Picatinny rail and a low-profile gas block. S&W also equipped this rifle with a six-position-adjustable stock and chromed the gas key and bolt carrier. A 20-round Magpul PMAG magazine is included with the M&P10 rifle.
Designed to replicate the operations and features of the centerfire M&P15, this .22 LR rifle makes an excellent training tool. It has a quad-rail handguard to allow a shooter to attach all of the normal accessories that are found on the defensive rifle for realistic training. Likewise, the Picatinny rail on top of the receiver means a red-dot sight can be added to further enhance the training experience.
While it’d be impossible to count the times a police officer has been saved by a backup gun, I imagine many of those guns were revolvers wearing the Smith & Wesson emblem. The M&P340 is a modern Centennial revolver with a hidden hammer. This style of wheelgun allows it to be drawn from deep concealment without clothing catching on a hammer spur. Chambered in .357 Magnum, this handgun has a bright XS Sight Systems 24/7 tritium front sight for easy aiming during the day or at night.
Chambered in one of the most popular cartridges for law enforcement duty use, the M&P40 is a full-sized pistol rugged enough for any mission. These striker-fired, polymer-framed pistols have a stainless steel internal chassis for incredible strength and durability. Smith & Wesson designed the M&P40 with interchangeable palm swell inserts to adjust the overall size of the grip to best match the shooter. The standard-capacity magazines hold 15 rounds, and the three-dot sights help you get on target quickly.
One of the most popular guns on the market today is the M&P Shield. Available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, these guns work great as backup guns and as off-duty/concealed-carry pieces.
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With single-stack magazines, Smith & Wesson was able to build them very thin. The three-dot sights are large enough to be used effectively, but they won’t snag on clothing when drawn from concealment. Versions with and without thumb safeties are available.
For more information on the M&P series, please visit Smith-Wesson.com.
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