Smith & Wesson has a lot of popular firearms in their inventory, but there are some that definitely pay the bills more than others. That short-hand list likely includes the Sport II 5.56 NATO, Shield 9mm/.40 S&W, and the Performance Center C.O.R.E. 9mm. Keeping that in mind, even if Smith & Wesson has some golden geese on their hands someone is bound to complain its the wrong shade of gold. Something more flat dark earth colored would obviously be better, right? Well, Smith & Wesson listened to consumers and added in some new variations of their bread ‘n butter models.
Smith & Wesson is not reinventing the wheel with any of these small modifications. They are worth-while upgrades though for more picky customers. Flat Dark Earth is the new black in terms of popular firearm colors. The addition of M-LOK furniture on the Sport II should please a lot of people as M-LOK continually grows in popularity. With competitors such as the Sig Sauer P320 and Springfield Armory XD(M) OSP shipping with a Sig Sauer Romeo1 and Vortex Venom respectively, it only makes sense that Smith & Wesson add a mini red dot optic to their C.O.R.E. straight from the factory.