Smith & Wesson Introduces New M&P15 Pistol in 223/5.56!
I have to admit I am a big admirer of Smith & Wesson and especially so with how they treat their customer and deliver a quality, American made product. That all being said I am glad to inform you of the newest introduction in their M&P15 line of firearms. The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Pistol! At the moment it seems like this one is solely 223/5.56. Let’s jump right into the specs!
In a world full of AR15 based pistols it is pleasant to see Smith & Wesson set themselves apart with a number of unique features all bundled up in one package. Some features to note would be the introduction of not only a flat-faced trigger, but also the very interesting addition of their own pistol grip. A pistol grip that any Smith & Wesson fan will notice is the very same for their M&P 2.0 series of pistols! This works the exact same way in that you can change out different grip modules to fit the palm of your hand better. The specifications are as follows:
- CALIBER: 5.56mm NATO/223 REM
- ACTION: Gas Operated Semi Auto
- CAPACITY: 30+1 Rounds
- BARREL LENGTH: 7.5˝ (19.05 cm)
- RIFLING: 1:7˝ Twist
- FRONT SIGHT: N/A
- REAR SIGHT: N/A
- WIDTH: 2.0˝ (5.08 cm)
- OVERALL HEIGHT: 7.0˝ (17.78 cm)
- OVERALL LENGTH: 23.5˝- 26˝ (59.69 – 66.04 cm)
- ARM BRACE: SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable
- WEIGHT: 5.5 lbs. (2494.76 g) w/No Mag
- BARREL MATERIAL: 4140 Steel
- BARREL FINISH: Armornite® Finish – Interior & Exterior
- RECEIVER MATERIAL: 7075 Aluminum
- RECEIVER FINISH: Matte Black
Some more notable features would be a one-point QD sling swivel attachment point in the arm brace, a Hodge® rail free float handguard with M-LOK® slots, forged upper and lower receiver, integral trigger guard, a chrome firing pin, and a threaded barrel with a blast diverter. Aside from that chunk of characteristics we also are presented with Armornite® finish which Smith & Wesson explains below:
“Armornite® finish is a hardened nitride finish that provides enhanced corrosion resistance, greatly improved wear resistance, decreased surface roughness, reduced light reflection and increased surface lubricity. Armornite is used on many S&W® and M&P® products imparting a high level of protection internally and externally where applied.”
The new Smith & Wesson M&P15 Pistol has an MSRP of $896. As far as AR15 style pistols I do not think that is a bad price point at all, especially coming from a company that has a reputable lifetime warranty and great customer service. I think this new pistol has a good home with Smith & Wesson’s M&P15 style firearms!
So there you have it! Smith & Wesson Introduces their first Pistol offering in the M&P15 lineup and with both callbacks to their other handguns as well as their AR15’s. I personally have gotten the chance to handle plenty of AR pistols, but this one with that M&P M2.0 grip should be a different feel altogether! I am excited to see what comes of Smith & Wesson’s new pistol, but what do you think? Would you be up for picking up the newest S&W AR15? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.