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Smith & Wesson M&P (Military and Police)


Semi-Automatic Pistol (2005)


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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: 09/17/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
2005

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Classification


Semi-Automatic Pistol


Smith & Wesson - USA
National flag of Afghanistan National flag of Australia National flag of Belgium National flag of Canada National flag of Colombia National flag of Egypt National flag of France National flag of India National flag of Iraq National flag of Italy National flag of modern Japan National flag of Lebanon National flag of Malaysia National flag of Mexico National flag of Pakistan National flag of Peru National flag of Singapore National flag of South Korea National flag of Spain National flag of Sri Lanka National flag of Taiwan National flag of Thailand National flag of the United States Afghanistan; Australia; Belgium; Canada; Colombia; Egypt; France; India; Iraq; Italy; Japan; Lebanon; Malaysia; Mexico; Pakistan; Peru; Puerto Rico; South Korea; Singapore; Spain; Sri Lanka; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago; Thailand; United Nations; United States
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Pistol / Sidearm
Compact design for close-quarters work or general self-defense.


Overall Length
190 mm
7.48 in
Barrel Length
108 mm
4.25 in
Empty Wgt
1.54 lb
0.70 kg
Sights


Iron Front and Rear (variable fits)


Action


Semi-Automatic; Short-Recoil; Locked Breech

Semi-Automatic
One shot per trigger pull; self-loading or auto-loading action aided by internal mechanism; trigger management (and initial cocking) typically required by the operator; subsequent shots are aided by the unlocked / moved bolt.
(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


.22 LR; .380 ACP; 9x19mm Parabellum; .40 S&W; .357 SIG; .45 ACP

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 9mm pistol cartridge
Graphical image of a .357 SIG pistol cartridge
Graphical image of a .40 S&W (Smith & Wesson) pistol cartridge
Rounds / Feed


10-round detachable box magazine (model dependent)
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
165 ft
(50 m | 55 yd)
Muzzle Velocity
1,215 ft/sec
(370 m/sec)


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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