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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police)

Semi-Automatic Pistol

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The Smith and Wesson M and P model is a dual-service product for use by military and police units.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 9/17/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The M&P ("Military and Police") is a conventional semi-automatic handgun offered by Smith & Wesson in .22 LR, .380 ACP, 9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and .45 ACP flavors. It was introduced in 2005 and has been adopted by a plethora of police and military security forces while also proving popular for civilian personal defense. Finishes include black and dark earth with barrel lengths measuring 2.75 inches to 5 inches. Due to the variable chamberings offered, magazine capacities differ between six and seventeen rounds total. The action is consistent across all types in the series, being of a short-recoil design with locked breech approach. Sighting devices are also highly variable between each in-family model.

As is the case with nearly any semi-automatic pistol released today, the M&P is offered in full-sized frame forms down to compact frame forms to suit customer requirements. Models in the series include the "Pro Series", the "Mid-Size", and the "Bodyguard 380".

Operators of the series range from Afghanistan National Security Forces and Australian police elements to the Royal Thai Army and several American police and parks forces.


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- Close Quarters Battle (CQB) / Personal Security
- Sidearm
Overall Length:
190 mm (7.48 in)
Barrel Length:
108 mm (4.25 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
1.54 lb (0.70 kg)
Iron Front and Rear (variable fits)
Semi-Automatic; Short-Recoil; Locked Breech
Muzzle Velocity:
1,215 feet-per-second (370 meters-per-second)
Effective Range:
165 ft (50 m; 55 yd)
M&P - Base Series Designation
M&P22 - 4.1" barrel; .22 LR chambering
M&P Compact - 3.1" barrel; variable chambering
M&P FS - 4.25" barrel; variable chambering
M&P9L - 5" barrel; 9mm chambering
M&P9 PRO - 4.25"-5" barrels; 9mm chambering
M&P40 PRO - 4.25"-5" barrels; .40 S&W chambering
M&P45 - 4"-4.5" barrels; .45 ACP chambering
M&P45c - Compact model in .45 ACP
M&P Shield - 3.1" barrel; 9mm or .40 S&W chambering
M&P Bodyguard 380 - 2.75" barrel; .380 ACP chambering

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