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Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7x28mm Handgun: First Look

The Smith & Wesson M&P5.7 pistol is built on the new gas-operated, locked-breech, rotating Tempo Barrel System to maximize the shooting experience of the popular 5.7x28mm round. Here's a first look.

Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7x28mm Handgun: First Look

(Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson)

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. has announced the new full-size M&P 5.7 pistol with a 22-round capacity.

In an effort to enhance the performance of the increasingly popular 5.7x28mm round in a polymer handgun platform, Smith & Wesson set out to deliver a new and innovative design that will offer a more reliable, accurate, and consistent shooting experience. Designed within the M&P5.7 is Smith & Wesson's new gas-operated, locked-breech, rotating Tempo Barrel System. Developed to harness the speed of the round, this new 5-inch barrel allows for a quicker extraction once the bullet passes the gas port, creating a more secured fireform effect. This key feature allows for increased precision following the first trigger pull and works to utilize the ballistic advantages of the 5.7x28mm round.

Smith & Wesson Adds 5.7x28mm M&P Handgun
(Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson)

“The M&P5.7 is an exciting new pistol from Smith & Wesson that incorporates a gas-operated Tempo Barrel System to effectively harness the 5.7x28mm round, creating a lighter recoil for an overall better shooting experience. Like all Smith & Wesson firearms, the M&P5.7 is proudly made entirely in the USA and is backed by the Smith & Wesson Limited Lifetime Service Policy. Whatever your purpose, the M&P5.7 is versatile, fun, and a must-have,” says Andrew Gore, Product Manager, Handguns.

The M&P5.7 is slide cut for optics to accommodate your preferred micro red dots, has a Picatinny-style rail for added accessories, and includes a 1/2x28 threaded muzzle with thread protector to allow for suppressed shooting capabilities. Its single-action flat-face trigger maintains a crisp break and is designed to allow for consistent finger placement that translates to more accurate and repeatable shooting. This pistol boasts a 22-round capacity and ships with two magazines.


MSRP: $699.00

Check out the M&P5.7 at www.smith-wesson.com.

To stay up to date on all the latest news and events, be sure to follow Smith & Wesson on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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