SHOT Show 2015: Smith & Wesson New Products Booth Tour by Jeremy S. | Feb 27, 2015 | 16 comments facebook twitter linkedin email Dan and I got a tour of the new-for-2015 products from S&W and Thompson/Center. Details in the video above, and a few photos follow. . . Standard M&P full size & compact in FDE: Special edition 460XVR™ Bone Collector®: M&P Performance Center Ported: comments DickDanger says: February 27, 2015 at 11:25 Bone Collector: it’s a decal that tacks on an extra $100 to the price tag… Reply JohnO says: February 27, 2015 at 11:33 Please remove those inane internal locks on the revolvers. Then I will care. Reply Scrubula says: February 27, 2015 at 11:35 FDE M&P is pretty nice looking. Reply nynemillameetuh says: February 27, 2015 at 12:12 *Sees Hillary hole, closes wallet* Reply hack says: February 27, 2015 at 12:29 Poor quality and bad politics –> S&W not on my “to buy” list. Reply JoeM says: February 27, 2015 at 13:47 So basically nothing really new in the M&P line? How about fixing the triggers and then the accuracy issues with the 9mm. I liked mine when I had it. Then I tried the PPQ. It was a no brainer. Reply Vitsaus says: February 27, 2015 at 13:53 …. and also making it so they can’t fire out of battery. Reply The Stig says: February 27, 2015 at 18:28 The triggers really are terrible. I only started looking into the M&Ps recently because I like the way they point and the ergonomics are great, but those triggers are horrible. I even played with a Performance Center version that had zero tactile or audible reset. The regular ones all have a gritty initial take up and are mushy after that. Please fix the trigger, so I can replace my Glocks. Reply FoRealz? says: February 28, 2015 at 05:56 I just got a recent production M&P 9 full size with the latest barrel revision. I can report that I have had no accuracy issues testing it on paper from 5-25 yards and that the trigger now has an audible and tactile reset. Not as good as my Glocks or PPQ trigger reset, but it is 100% there. I also have to sheepishly admit that despite my initial “meh” thoughts about the trigger, I can run a rack of plates with the M&P way faster than my G17s. The PPQ still rules the roost, but I’m pretty happy with the M&P 9 so far. None of these pistols are bullseye or target guns so a fist sized group will do, but it shoots better than that. I think they finally got the kinks cleared up. Worth a look in my opinion. Dudes who moan a lot about trigger quality on a non-hunting, non specialized target gun are the same guys who say their golf game would have been a couple strokes better if only they had had that super deluxe set of carbon fiber clubs with the special grip material. If only. 🙂 Reply Jeremy S says: February 28, 2015 at 14:54 Yes they were supposed to have integrated the better trigger (a lot of which was reset-related) from the M&P Shield into the rest of the M&P line. I do believe that Walther can be thanked for that trigger quality improvement, as the Shield came out during their partnership and had a heck of a lot in common with the PPS. Anyhoo, the triggers should be better now than they were. There’s a decent aftermarket for upgrades (Apex and a couple others), but I personally wouldn’t do anything to the trigger on a gun that may be used for self defense. For target shooting and competition and hunting and such, sure thing. Reply Frank says: February 27, 2015 at 13:59 It saddens me that I don’t have the FREEDOM to buy a new S&W revolver without an idiotic and aesthetic killing lock hole. I weep for my Country, will continue to boycott S&W. Reply FoRealz? says: February 28, 2015 at 05:59 You can get non- lock 442, 642 snubbies and certain pro series do not have the locks. I hate them too which is why the only Smith revolver I own is a no lock 442. Otherwise it’s Rugers for me, now that old man Ruger and his Fudd politics have passed into history. Reply Accur81 says: February 27, 2015 at 14:39 Cool stuff! Reply Tom W. says: February 27, 2015 at 16:42 Cool gun porn!!! My full size M&P .40 and .40c have never had an issue. Better grip than a lot of others, damn accurate, capable of being fired without a magazine, and easily carried IWB. My old 6906 is tried and tested reliable with every conceivable 9mm ammo. Thanks for the tour Reply Jjmmyjonga says: February 27, 2015 at 17:55 Like the revolvers, best made today IMHO, especially the 8-round 627’s. Reply Charlie says: February 27, 2015 at 18:30 It’s a shame how they ruined the encore product line when they bought TC. I know a few smiths that can’t get parts or barrel blanks right now. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.