Smith & Wesson announced two new variants in the M&P line of rifles. The first is a new M&P10 that ships with a 20-round Magpul magazine. Prior M&P10 rifles shipped with five- or ten-round magazines. This version of the gun will retail for $1,619.
The second new variant is in the M&P15 line. Smith & Wesson will now offer an all black version of the .300 Whisper rifle. Recently, this gun has only been available in Realtree APG camo.
Previously, S&W offered an all black version of the rifle with a 16″ barrel and a quad-rail. After that model was discontinued, the company continued to offer a complete upper assembly with the quad-rail. That was also discontinued.
Smith & Wesson stated that the new black rifle will not come with rails, and instead it will have a standard, ribbed handguard instead.
The 16″ barrel has a 1:7.5″ twist. A 30-round Magpul magazine is standard with the rifle. Retail will be $1,119.