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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police)

Semi-Automatic Pistol

United States | 2005

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

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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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Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
165 ft
50.3 m | 55.0 yds
1,215 ft/sec
370 m/sec
Muzzle Velocity
The physical qualities of the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police). Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
190 mm
7.48 in
O/A Length
108 mm
4.25 in
Barrel Length
1.54 lb
0.70 kg
Semi-Automatic; Short-Recoil; Locked Breech
.22 LR; .380 ACP; 9x19mm Parabellum; .40 S&W; .357 SIG; .45 ACP
10-round detachable box magazine (model dependent)
Iron Front and Rear (variable fits)
Notable series variants as part of the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police) Semi-Automatic Pistol family line.
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.
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national small arms listing.

Contractor(s): Smith & Wesson - USA
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