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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.

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    • I put an Odin Works 12.5″ mlock dpms low handguard on mine, replaced flashhider with M72 brake, gas block with Odin Works adjustable, MFT Minimalist stock.

      It weighs almost 2 ounces lighter than stock configuration and with the brake and adjusted gas block shoots pretty smoothly for a lightweight .308

      It balances better and is handier.

      With an Aero Precision lightweight scopemount and leupold 3.5-10x vxiii tactical scope she prints 1.25 to .79 inch groups at 100 yards with most any 168 gr. Load ive tried including hornady match, black and FED Gold Medal Match, AE 7.62×51 OTM M1A.

      150 gr loads shoot 1.5 or bigger but under 2″

      Good target gun.

  1. 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.

    • It is DPMS low.

      “NON-Swappable” items with other aftermarket parts available are:

      1. Barrel extension
      2. BCG
      3. Charging handle is proprietary but can be replaced with a BCM with and reportedly more recently due to a slight design change of this BCM charging handle, without any modifications.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Greetings— I bought a s/wmp10. Wish I had a ”do over” I would NOT buy it again!!! The bolt fails to hold open without an empty mag.S/W customer support tells me “send it Back”.They didn’t get it right the first time and I refuse to spend the money for shipping, insurance time and effort to give S/W a second chance to do what should have been done the first time. I will NEVER buy another s/w product –Never!!! Be careful with this company

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