Smith & Wesson M&P15T, now available with Crimson Trace® LiNQ™ System

    M&P 15T with M-LOK and Crimson Trace LiNQ System. Photo: Smith & Wesson

    Due to Smith & Wesson’s recent acquisition of Crimson Trace it didn’t take a crystal ball to predict that we’d be seeing more Crimson Trace accessories bundled with Smith & Wesson products, and this example falls into that category.

    The Crimson Trace’s LiNQ is a “Wireless Green Laser Sight & 300 Lumen LED White Light Sighting System for AR-Type Modern Sporting Rifles“. There is also a version available for AK variants.

    The MSRP for the S&W M&P-15T with LiNQ is $1,499 on Smith & Wesson’s website, though the price for the LiNQ system itself has come down over the course of the year. TFB reported in November 2016 that the LiNQ system debuted with a price of $650, and the current regular price on Crimson Trace’s website is $429, with a “Special Price” available at the time of this writing at $389. If we then compare the MSRP of the S&W M&P-15T (without LiNQ) to the S&W M&P-15T with LiNQ we see a difference of $310 for the light/laser system, so we do see some savings when purchasing them together.

    The features of the M&P15T rifle with LiNQ are published as:

    • Crimson Trace® LiNQ System®
    • 5R Rifling
    • Magpul® MBUS® Sights
    • 13” M&P, Slim, Modular Free-Float Rail System with Magpul® M-LOK® Capability
    • 2” M-LOK® Picatinny-Style Rail Panel Included
    • Patented S&W® Flash Suppressor
    • Lightweight, Contoured Barrel
    • Forged, Integral Trigger Guard
    • Armornite® Finish on Barrel – Interior and Exterior

    Crimson Trace® LiNQ™ System
    • Patented Instinctive Activation™ laser system operation button is found on the front of the pistol grip
    • Windage and Elevation Adjustments
    • Battery Life: 2 Hours
    • Secure singular closed system

    4 Modes of Operation
    • Light and green laser together
    • Green laser only
    • Light Only
    • Laser and strobing light modes

    A more detailed data sheet with additional pictures can be found here.

    Thanks to TFB’s Adam  for assistance with this article.

    Corey R. Wardrop

    Corey R. Wardrop is the Museum Curator for the Institute of Military Technology in Titusville, Florida where he manages one of the finest, if not the finest, firearms collections in the country. Corey is a former OIF infantry Marine and has worked professionally in the firearms industry for over 20 years. In 2014 he obtained an unrelated Bachelor of Science degree from one of the nation’s leading diploma mills. Through his work at IMT he is currently studying CAD design with an emphasis in reverse engineering rare firearms.
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