As a big fan of anything Smith & Wesson and especially an admirer of their excellent customer service, I am pleased to bring to your attention their newest .223/5.56 M&P AR15 offering. The brand new M&P15 Pistol! Smith & Wesson has a long lineup of AR15 firearms but this is the very first pistol offering. At the moment it seems like this one is solely .223/5.56. Let’s jump right into it!
With this being essentially the first of its kind regarding Smith & Wesson’s AR15 lineup, there are bound to be some changes to the norm. Some examples to note would be the introduction of not only a flat-faced trigger but also the very interesting addition of their own pistol grip. A pistol grip that any Smith & Wesson fan will notice is the very same for their M&P 2.0 series of pistols! This works the exact same way in that you can play with different grip modules to fit your palm. The specifications are as follows:
- CALIBER: 5.56mm NATO/223 REM
- ACTION: Gas Operated Semi Auto
- CAPACITY: 30+1 Rounds
- BARREL LENGTH: 7.5˝ (19.05 cm)
- RIFLING: 1:7˝ Twist
- FRONT SIGHT: N/A
- REAR SIGHT: N/A
- WIDTH: 2.0˝ (5.08 cm)
- OVERALL HEIGHT: 7.0˝ (17.78 cm)
- OVERALL LENGTH: 23.5˝- 26˝ (59.69 – 66.04 cm)
- ARM BRACE: SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable
- WEIGHT: 5.5 lbs. (2494.76 g) w/No Mag
- BARREL MATERIAL: 4140 Steel
- BARREL FINISH: Armornite® Finish – Interior & Exterior
- RECEIVER MATERIAL: 7075 Aluminum
- RECEIVER FINISH: Matte Black
Other notable features would be a Hodge free float handguard with M-LOK slots, one-point QD sling swivel attachment point in arm brace, chromed firing pin, forged, integral trigger guard, and a threaded barrel with a blast diverter. Aside from that bulk of beauty, we also are presented with Armornite finish which Smith & Wesson explains below:
Armornite® finish is a hardened nitride finish that provides enhanced
corrosion resistance, greatly improved wear resistance, decreased surface roughness, reduced light reflection and increased surface lubricity.
Armornite is used on many S&W® and M&P® products imparting a
high level of protection internally and externally where applied.
The current MSRP of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Pistol sits at $896. The quality and reputation that the M&P15 series has should lend itself nicely to this new pistol offering. In a world full of AR pistols I think this one found unique ways to set itself apart and I hope to get to handle one someday.
So there it is! Smith & Wesson’s first pistol offering in the M&P15 lineup and with its own distinctive look. I personally have gotten the chance to handle plenty of AR pistols but this one with that M&P 2.0 grip should be a different feel altogether! I am excited to see what comes of this new pistol. but what do you think? Would you be up for trying out the newest and coolest S&W? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.