April 2014

S&W Adds Various 2014 Models

New items include an M&P Bodyguard 380, a 308-chambered M&P10/20, an M&P15 in 300 Whisper, and more.

Smith & Wesson Corp. has broadened its flagship line of M&P Series products with a new concealed carry pistol as well as new sporting-rifle options for 2014.

Leading the company’s lineup is the M&P Bodyguard 380 ($379, No. 109381). The M&P BG380 pistol benefits from new fish-scale serrations on the rear of the slide. It ships complete with two magazines. Chambered for 380 ACP, the lightweight sub-compact pistol features a polymer frame with a black, Maximum Corrosion Resistant (MCR)-coated stainless-steel slide and barrel. The new M&P BG380 comes standard with a 2¾-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5¼ inches and an unloaded weight of only 11.85 ounces. Other features include a rapid second-strike capability, thumb safety, take-down lever, and stainless-steel drift-adjustable sights.

The M&P15-22 Multi-Color expands the cosmetic range of the rimfire rifle with new patterns available for 2014. Now offered with a Tan/Black (all $559, No. 811059), Pink Platinum (Threaded Barrel with A1-Style Comp, No. 811051), Purple Platinum (No. 10041), or Harvest Moon Orange camouflage finish (No. 10043), the M&P15-22 semi-automatic rifle is available in both standard and state-compliant models.

Extending the company’s lineup of multi-purpose modern sporting rifles chambered in 308 Win., Smith & Wesson has released a new M&P10 variant with a 20-round Magpul magazine ($1619, No. 811308). The M&P10 comes standard with ambidextrous dual magazine releases, bolt catches and reversible safety selectors (long/short). Designed to be ambidextrous, the M&P10 is also one of the lightest rifles in its class, tipping the scales at only 7.71 pounds. Other features include 5R rifling, an adjustable 6-position CAR stock, patented Smith & Wesson enhanced flash hider, and an 18-inch barrel.

Another new addition to the M&P15 rifle line is the availability of an all black modern sporting rifle chambered in 300 Whisper/300 AAC Blackout ($1119, No. 811302). Manufactured with all of the same features as the previously released version that was only available in a Realtree APG finish, the new all-black variant is designed to operate with or without a sound suppressor and is equipped with a 5⁄8-24 threaded barrel along with an A2-style flash hider. Other standard features include a 5R rifled barrel, single-action trigger, and 16-inch barrel with a 1-in-7.5-inch twist rate.

For 2014, Smith & Wesson has unveiled its first-ever L-Frame revolver chambered in the powerful 44 Magnum with the introduction of the Model 69 Combat Magnum ($849, No. 162069). A five-shot revolver with a stainless-steel frame and cylinder, the new revolver is capable of handling the lightest 44 Special loads to the heaviest 44 Magnum loads. The L-Frame revolver has a 4.25-inch barrel and an overall weight of 37.2 ounces. The Model 69 has adjustable rear sights, a red ramp front sight, glass bead finish, two-piece barrel, ball-detent lock up and full topstrap and barrel serrations.

New for Smith & Wesson in 2014 is the re-introduction of the K-Frame Model Combat Magnum ($849, No. 162662). Chambered in 357 Magnum and originally produced from 1970 to 2005, the Model 66 was a mainstay in many law-enforcement officers’ holsters. The new Model 66 features a stainless-steel frame and cylinder and a glass-bead finish. The Model 66 has a 4.25-inch barrel and an overall length of 9.6 inches. The revolver has an unloaded weight of 36.6 ounces and comes equipped with a red ramp front sight and an adjustable white outline rear sight. The Model 66 also features synthetic grips, ball-detent lock up, full top strap barrel serrations and a two-piece barrel.

Refinished in a new version is the Smith & Wesson multicaliber revolver, now in a matte-silver finish ($809, No. 160410). The S&W Governor is chambered for .410 2½-inch shotshell, 45 ACP or 45 Colt. The new Governor features a patented, heat-treated scandium alloy frame with stainless-steel cylinder. The six-shot revolver also features a snag-free front sight, a shock-absorbing grip, plus 2-shot and 6-shot moon clips for the 45 ACP. The single/double action revolver has a 2.75-inch barrel and an unloaded weight of 29.6 ounces.

For 2014 Smith & Wesson has also introduced the California-compliant models of the 9mm ($389, No. 123900) and 40 S&W SDVE pistols ($389, No. 123400). Featuring a 10-round capacity magazine, tactical loaded chamber indicator, and magazine safety, the new pistols are compliant and approved for sale in California. The new self-defense pistols retain original design elements, including a polymer frame with stainless steel slide, two-tone finish, striker-fired action and 4-inch barrel. Each pistol is standard with a white-dot front sight, a fixed two-dot rear sight and an unloaded weight of 22.7 ounces.