More Info on the S&W M&P-10: Fully Ambi Controls, Camo Option


Dan and I just roped a S&W rep for a good half hour (with help from our pals at GunUp), and he spilled the beans on the new M&P-10 rifle that we’ve been reporting about today. The thing will come in two versions: the standard black version we featured last post and the camo version as featured above. The camo version, though, will come with a 5-round magazine instead of the 20-rounder. Also included: fully ambidextrous everything . . .


The stock is Magpul’s MOE stock from last year (that I reviewed and loved on a precision rifle), and works great on this gun. The ambi bolt catch is also nicely done and makes the nerd within quite happy. Also ambidextrous is the magazine release and the safety selector, which makes it great for lefties as well as righties.

The trigger, however, is pretty shitty. If its meant to be a single stage, then it has a MASSIVE amount of creep. If its meant to be a two stage trigger, then it has no perceptible wall before the break. In short, it is quite possibly the shittiest trigger I’ve felt in a long while. The good news is that the AR-10 trigger is pretty damn easy to replace.

Oh, and MSRP? A cool $1,729 for the camo and slightly less for the straight black.


About Nick Leghorn

Nick Leghorn is a gun nerd living and working in San Antonio, Texas. In his free time, he's a competition shooter (USPSA, 3-gun and NRA High Power), aspiring pilot, and enjoys mixing statistics and science with firearms. Now on sale: Getting Started with Firearms by yours truly!

7 Responses to More Info on the S&W M&P-10: Fully Ambi Controls, Camo Option

  1. avatarZack says:

    Accepts Magpul’s SR-25 mag I hope?

  2. avatarsudo says:

    Is it a Norgon ambi-catch or did they make something different?

  3. avatarBen says:

    Is this a DPMS or Armalite pattern AR-10? I don’t know the difference unless I’m told, but it will be important for people buying aftermarket parts to know.

  4. avatarJeff the Griz says:

    hey I’ll take the camo one, it will be the one the gun grabbers won’t take because it’s camo and they cant see it, lol

  5. avatarelnonio says:

    Got one today. Absolutely true about the trigger, I think I’ve been spoiled. But not nearly as bad as a CETME’s… which is ironic for a former Spaniard to say! $1,650 plus tax, no sights.

  6. avatarronnie says:

    Bought one myself. Cammo of course. Need advise on good upgrades. Scope size for long range. This gun is awesome. Very comfortable to me. Cost for myself $1,660.00 + 2 boxes of Hornady 165 grain. Hope I did good

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