[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7

Austin R
by Austin R
[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7

Smith & Wesson chose SHOT Show 2023 to unveil their new M&P 5.7 pistol. This feature-packed pistol sports a factory-threaded barrel and magazines that carry a whopping 22 rounds. I had a chance to look over the M&P 5.7 on the show floor today and here’s what I found.

[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7

[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
The first standout feature of the M&P 5.7 is the threaded barrel that is threaded 1/2×28 for suppressor use.
[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
Smith & Wesson also developed new flush-fit steel magazines for the M&P 5.7 that bring the capacity up to 22 +1.
[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
Two versions are being produced, one with thumb safety and one without (pictured above). Both come from the factory optics cut in the Sheild RMS-C pattern for red dot use.
[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 - White Dot Sights
The 5.7 uses an internal hammer-fired system rather than the striker-fired system found on the rest of the M&P family of pistols.
[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
In addition, there’s a new Tempo rotating bolt system that’s been added. This prevents the slide from traveling rearward until the bullet has left the barrel. This creates better lockup and increases accuracy according to Smith & Wesson representatives.

The M&P 5.7 can be found on the Smith & Wesson website here. These pistols have an MSRP of $699 and are expected to ship to dealers next month. Thank you to Smith & Wesson for taking the time to walk me through this new pistol.

[SHOT 2023] Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
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Product Features

The New M&P 5.7 will light up the range and quicken your pulse. With its rotating 5” Tempo™ Barrel System, the new M&P 5.7 utilizes the ballistics of the 5.7 x 28 round in tandem with the repeatability of the Tempo System. Get worry-free consistency, in a 22+1 handgun. Take control and feel the fast.

  • Internal hammer-fired, gas-operated, locked-breech TEMPO™ barrel system (barrel doesn’t cam open until bullet passes gas port).
  • Slim, optimally textured grip.
  • Ambidextrous slide stop and Manual Thumb Safety.
  • Reversible magazine release.
  • Slide cut for optics.
  • Flat-face trigger for consistent finger placement allows for more accurate and repeatable shooting.
  • Picatinny-style rail.
  • Forward slide serrations.
  • Crisp single-action trigger break.
  • Accurate 1 in 9˝ twist barrel.
  • Comes with two 22-round magazines.
  • MSRP: $699
Austin R
Austin R

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  • Harald Mustafah Harald Mustafah on Jan 19, 2023

    The grip was way too thin for its length, very uncomfortable compared to the FN or PSA guns. But the barrel lockup and fixed sleeve looks like a great design - totally sidesteps the problem of rotating barrels with threaded attachments. Wonder how dirty it gets between the sleeve and barrel.

  • Lapus Lapus on Jan 20, 2023

    Right price tag! FN 57 have to worry!