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Smith Apples the New M&P


Wanna Shield Yourself from the news that Smith & Wesson will be adding to their M&P line? Good luck with that. As the new pistol’s April 12 NRA intro date approaches, be prepared for an Apple-style shock and awe hype barrage. Not that we don’t like us some M&Ps. Nick probably didn’t make any friends in Smyrna when he called them darned near, well, perfect. Between the .22 and the full size .45, they pretty much have the range covered. Or so we thought. Any ideas?


  1. avatar Robert Farago says:

    I bet it’s going to be . . . perfectly priced.

  2. avatar Tim McNabb says:

    I do love my M&P .40. Reliable, affordable, durable, and accurate. Just shot an IDPA match yesterday with it. I’m looking forward to the results being posted to see how I did.

  3. avatar Severe says:

    A lot of speculation seems to focus on a single-stack pistol version of the M&P for better concealment. This would be in keeping with other manufacturer trends but they could have just added a 9mm to the Body Guard line.

    The most interesting theory I’ve seen was drawn from the emphasis on “Shield Yourself” and reading that as a from that personal bodyarmor.

  4. avatar John says:

    10 mm? .50 AE?

    1. avatar Derek says:

      If they’d make one with at least approaching the same ammo cap (assuming they’d make it with a larger frame) I’d ditch my Glock in a heartbeat.

      Here’s hoping they make a larger frame for a .45 and a 10mm like Glock’s 20 and 21

  5. avatar CA says:

    Shield yourself = gun condoms.

  6. avatar Mitchell, Esq. says:

    Solve the early unlocking, 25 yard accuracy issue as well as the defective mag spring problem…then talk to me. As it stands now, I wouldn’t buy an M&P.


  7. avatar pastubbs says:

    Please let it be a 10mm I replaced my G19 with a M&P40 and no regrets now I need to replace my G29.

  8. avatar Mike in NC says:

    More of a wish than anything else… Smith & Wesson needs to convince me that “M&P” doesn’t really stand for “Metal & Plastic”. Colt has revived some of the old Mustang line; I would like to see S&W follow with a revival of some of the 39xx or 59xx lines.

    1. avatar Jason says:

      From your lips to God’s ears, my friend.

  9. avatar J in Georgia says:

    Hope it isn’t some AR-pistol thing

  10. avatar Ron says:

    The add doesn’t make me think caliber addition. Unless it’s a completely new caliber.
    Could be a new feature,but I can’t think of any that you can’t get on an M&P model now.
    So my guess is:
    1. Slim line.
    2. Really, really tiny .380 / 9mm.
    3.Really, really, really tiny .9mm with silencer.

    1. avatar pastubbs says:

      I actually heard a rumor of a .380 branded M&P

      1. avatar CarlosT says:

        I’m with Ron’s option #3: it’s going to be in that new red-hot caliber: .9mm.

  11. avatar Mike says:

    I’d like to see a 5″ .45. Either a 45L or 45Pro. I have the 9L and it has been a joy to own and shoot.

  12. avatar Elliotte says:

    Maybe they’ve succumb to Nick’s evangelizing, M&P in a new caliber, 300BLK!

    1. avatar Mike in NC says:

      On the carbine/rifle side of things, they are already in that market M&P15 in 300 BLK

    2. avatar John Onderdonk Jr says:


  13. avatar Stephen says:

    10mm for bear country when you don’t have someone slow with you that they can eat instead .

  14. avatar Jordanvraptor says:

    Colby Donaldson signature edition… 🙂

    1. avatar CA says:

      …where the front of the slide is bright bright white to look like Colby is smiling right at whatever you are shooting.

  15. avatar sdog says:

    my buddy has an mp 9mm full size. i like the grip and the sights. the slide lock is ridiculously hard to actuate though.

  16. avatar Mark says:

    An 11mm would provide a “.44 auto”…

  17. avatar Matt G. says:

    As some have said. I’m guessing a slim 9mm for all you tiny people who can’t conceal a real gun.

    1. avatar Mike in NC says:

      I like my slim, old, metal S&W 908 9mm. Not everyone is built to carry a Desert Eagle IWB

  18. avatar Joe in WI says:

    just purchased a smith shield 40, sub for carry, haven’t fired it yet, hope I like it .

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