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You may remember that Smith & Wesson, now American Outdoor Brands, acquired Crimson Trace about a year ago. One of CT’s most recent innovations is their wireless LiNQ System for triggering lights and lasers. So you had to figure it was only a matter of time before AOB blended an M&P rifle with CT sighting technology. The result: the M&P15T. Here’s their press release . . .

M&P®15T Rifle Now Available with Crimson Trace® LiNQ™

Now Shipping M&P15T with M-LOK rifle with Award-Winning Crimson Trace LiNQ

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (August 17, 2017) – Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has collaborated with Crimson Trace Corporation to introduce its new M&P15T rifle complete with a factory installed Crimson Trace LiNQ laser sight and light system. The M&P15T modern sporting rifle and Crimson Trace LiNQ wireless operated system provide the consumer a winning combination of the premium features of the company’s popular M&P15 rifle line, enhanced with the low-light versatility of the award-winning Crimson Trace LiNQ system.

“The M&P15T rifle was the perfect platform to showcase the award winning LiNQ, wireless operated system,” said Lane Tobiassen, President – Crimson Trace. “Together with Jan Mladek, General Manager for the M&P®Brand, we were able to collaborate and develop a firearm package that showcases the versatility of the LiNQ as well as the ability of the M&P15T rifle to adapt to accessories.”

The M&P15T rifle is chambered in 5.56mm NATO and features a 13” M&P®, slim, modular free-float rail system, 5R rifling for excellent accuracy, and Magpul® MBUS® front and rear sights. Equipped with the factory installed Crimson Trace LiNQ, a wireless operated laser sight and light, the M&P15T offers a brilliant green laser and 300-lumen white LED light for low-light shooting situations.

For more information about the M&P15T rifle with Crimson Trace LiNQ wireless operated system, including spec sheets and images, please click here.

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About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

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  1. The problem with all grip switches is that under the stress of a lethal attack, your grip will be a death grip on your weapon and you will most likely not be able to manipulate the light properly. The death grip will activate the light/laser even if you don’t want it on which may give away your position.

    • The obvious market is for operators operating operationally, after slaying sixty five to sixty seven bodies you gain fine motor manipulation skills. It’s in the operator handbook, right after the chapter on proper beard maintenance and humble bragging.

      • I’ve always wondered if you’re not at the kill threshold yet, how many grievously wounded achieve it?

  2. Some hacker is going to build a small transmitter to activate every light in range. Surprise!

  3. If it is even as sophisticated as blue tooth, the best a hacker could do is jam it in whatever state it is in, unless given an inordinate period of time to figure out the frequency and the specific signal for activating it.

  4. The concept is good
    A free float barrel, slim fore end with m lock and back up iron sights
    Add a white light and a green laser and you have a lot of the upgrades most people would put on the entry level M and P 15 to bring it up to a mid level AR 15
    Seems like they are one upping Springfield’s Saint rifle by adding a light and laser to a factory rifle so the owner does not have to buy them separately
    I must say that it looks like the laser is mounted below the light
    I would have put the laser closer to the bore axis

  5. i dont see why they did it like that. why not make it actually built into something. i guess they wanted you to be able to change out the rail and still use the system. i would prefer some kind of tiny device built into the rail or at least an option for that.

  6. Why not go for broke and build the laser in-between the rail and handguard? Or just a foot or two of cabling and a pressure switch built into the grip, and some QD plug for easy separation of the upper and lower not Sure it might be ugly, but functional.

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