For those who laughed at FN’s new Golden State guns, Smith & Wesson sees opportunity in the huge California market, too. As you can see from the photos, Smith’s taken a slightly different approach to designing around the left coast’s ludicrous attempts at hobbling America’s favorite rifle. Here’s their press release . . .
Smith & Wesson Now Shipping California Compliant M&P®15 Sport™ II Modern Sporting Rifles
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (August 9, 2017) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the company has begun shipping its industry-leading M&P15 Sport II and M&P15 Sport II OR rifles in California-Compliant versions. The popular M&P15 Sport II rifles have been designed to comply with current California standards for semi-automatic centerfire rifles.
Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands, said, “The M&P15 Sport II is a market leader in modern sporting rifles, and we are now offering the California market two new compliant M&P15 Sport II rifles. Known for a winning combination of price, features and proven performance, the M&P15 Sport II rifle is ideally suited for sport, recreation, target and protection use.”
Chambered in 5.56mm NATO, the California Compliant M&P15 Sport II and M&P15 Sport II-Optics Readyrifles have a ten round magazine, fixed stock and ambidextrous safety selector. Both rifles feature the durable Armornite finish on the interior and exterior of the barrel for enhanced corrosion resistance. The M&P15 Sport II – CA Compliant rifle comes standard with a Magpul® MBUS® rear sight and A2 front post, with an MSRP of $739.00. The M&P15 Sport II OR-CA Compliant rifle is designed to be optics-ready and features a Picatinny-rail gas block and top rail system for easy mounting of optics, with an MSRP of $719.00.
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