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Smith & Wesson Military & Police

Semi-automatic pistol

S&W M&P

Ergonomics was a key point designing the Military & Police pistol

 
 
Caliber 9x19 mm Parabellum
Weight (empty) 680 g
Length 190 mm
Barrel length 108 mm
Muzzle velocity ?
Magazine capacity 17 rounds
Sighting range ~ 50 m
Range of effective fire ~  50 m

 

   The Military & Police pistol was developed by Smith & Wesson company. It first appeared in 2005. As its name suggests it is intended for military and police sales. However it is also available for civilian customers.

   The "Military & Police" name is a trademark of Smith & Wesson company for the last 80 years or so. Before it was used for the most successful revolver, designed by this company.

   The Military & Police pistol was adopted by more than 20 countries. However in most countries it is used by law enforcement forces. It is used by numerous US police departments. Military operators are Iraq, Lebanon, Peru and Singapore.

   This pistol is chambered for .40 S&W, .375 SIG, .45 ACP and 9x19 mm Parabellum ammunition. The .40 S&W version is mainly used by law enforcement use, while the 9x19 mm is indented for military use.

   This pistol has a completely new design. It evolved from a Smith & Wesson Sigma. However it looks differently and none of the parts are interchangeable. Also it has some features of the Smith & Wesson SW99 pistol. The frame is made of polymer. Slide is made from stainless steel. Ergonomics was a key point designing this firearm.

   The Military & Police is short recoil operated. It uses Browning-type locking. The pistol has a double-action trigger. The Military & Police is fully ambidextrous. Slide release lever is located on both sides of the frame.

   The 9 mm version of the Military & Police is fed from a 17-round magazines. Magazine release button is reversible. The pistol comes with two magazines.

   Both front and rear sights are dovetailed into the slide. These can be easily adjusted or replaced by tritium sights for shooting at night. Range of effective fire is about 50 meters.

   There is an accessory rail under the barrel. It can be used to mount laser pointer or tactical flachlight.

   Grip backstraps are replaceable for improved ergonomics. Each pistol comes with three backstraps of different shapes and sizes. So each shooter can tailor this pistol to suit his hand.

   Numerous variants of this pistol exist, including compact versions and target models.

 

 
S&W M&P

S&W M&P

S&W M&P

S&W M&P

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