SHOT Show is just around the corner, which means that a wave of “new” products is crashing down upon us like the Great Wave off Kanagawa. I put “new” in quotes because “new” products these days tend to simply be a mixture of “it now comes in FDE” with a sprinkling of “we added another caliber.” Smith & Wesson seems to be bucking that trend somewhat, still calling their latest creation new but using the “2.0” designation. Which I like.
News comes via our friends at TFB that Academy accidentally leaked the details of an improved version to the much-loved M&P series ahead of what we have to assume is the official launch. Improvements include a new trigger (which was one of the biggest complaints about the platform), a better finish, and including an additional backstrap in the box to ensure a good fit. The products have since been removed from Academy’s website suggesting that the leak was truly accidental. The retail price appears to be basically unchanged. More when we get our hands on one.