Performance Center M&P Ported Shield
Smith & Wesson is introducing its M&P Shield pistol, in both 9mm and .40 S&W, with a factory ported barrel and slide. Engineered on a high-strength polymer frame measuring .95-inches in width, the Performance Center M&P Shield is standard with a 3.1-inch factory-ported barrel. The new barrel along with the pistol’s three precision cut ports across the top of the stainless steel slide aid in reducing muzzle flip and improve the ability to remain on target after firing. The new M&P Shield pistols have been further updated with fiber optic sights and an enhanced trigger.
The new Shield Ported pistols, available exclusively from the legendary Performance Center, provide a host of premium features desired by the most astute shooters. Available in both 9mm and .40 S&W, the new models retain original design features that have helped to solidify the M&P Shield's reputation in the marketplace as a reliable and accurate self-defense firearm.
Engineered on a high-strength polymer frame measuring .95-inches in width, the Performance Center M&P Shield is standard with a 3.1-inch factory-ported barrel. The new barrel along with the pistol's three precision cut ports across the top of the stainless steel slide aid in reducing muzzle flip and improve the ability to remain on target after firing. The new M&P Shield pistols have been further updated with fiber optic sights and an enhanced Triger.
The Performance Center M&P Shield is standard with an 18-degree grip angle and a fixed, textured backstrap with additional texturing at the forward portion of the grip. An extended trigger guard allows for operation of the pistol with or without gloves. The new M&P Shield is also engineered with a Performance Center sear for a quick trigger reset and a Performance Center striker plunger for an enhanced trigger pull.
Internal features of the new M&P Shield mirror the standard M&P Series. Its stainless steel internal chassis reduces flex while providing a stable shooting platform and its low-bore axis helps maintain ease-of-use and a comfortable feel. A passive trigger safety prevents the pistol from firing if dropped and a sear release lever eliminates the need to press the trigger in order to disassemble the firearm. A loaded chamber indicator is located on top of the barrel.
The Performance Center M&P Shield is shipped with both an extended and flat magazine offering consumers the ability to customize the length of the grip. The 9mm M&P Shield offers an 8+1 or 7+1 magazine capacity while the .40 S&W M&P Shield is standard with either a 7+1 or 6+1 magazine capacity. Both the 9mm and .40 S&W M&P Shield carry an MSRP of $490 and are backed by Smith & Wesson's Lifetime Service policy.
Machine Engraved SW1911
Smith & Wesson has expanded the company's line of machine-engraved firearms with the introduction of a new, custom designed, machine engraved SW1911 pistol. The new SW1911 features a scrollwork design created by Smith & Wesson's Master Engraver and made possible through the use of a highly precise diamond-tipped tool. The engraving embellishes the all-steel canvas and elevates the venerable 1911 platform to a new level of
sophistication and beauty.
Chambered in .45 ACP, the newly introduced SW1911 pistol showcases decorative machine engraving on the left and right side of the stainless steel slide and frame. This intricate line work extends across the pistol's five-inch barrel and when combined with its glass bead finish and rosewood colored grips, transforms this modern day workhorse into a living piece of art.
The SW1911 fits naturally in the hand and is perfectly balanced with its unloaded weight of 39.8 oz and overall length of 8.7”. The single-action only pistol is standard with 8+1 capacity along with a white dot front sight and a white two-dot rear sight. The customized package is shipped complete in an engraved, wooden presentation case along with the company's lifetime warranty.
The new SW1911 joins a family of engraved firearms which included the Model 442 Airweight® J-Frame, the Model 640 J-Frame centennial version, and the renowned Model 29, all of which come with a presentation case and lifetime warranty.
M&P BODYGUARD 380 Pistol with Crimson Trace Green Laserguard
The popular Smith & Wesson M&P BODYGUARD 380 pistol is now available with a factory-installed green Laserguard laser sight from Crimson Trace. Offering enhanced versatility and security for concealed-carry gun owners, the addition of the green Laserguard allows for improved sight acquisition during daytime use.
The green Laserguard is factory installed on the non-integrated laser M&P BODYGUARD 380 models. To activate the laser, firearm users engage Crimson Trace's Instinctive Activation™ switch, which utilizes a button to easily activate the laser when the firearm is held in a natural firing grip. The laser is fully adjustable for windage and elevation.
"The M&P BODYGUARD 380 with green Laserguard by Crimson Trace is the latest addition to extend our M&P line of firearms with green lasers. This new model joins the extremely popular M&P Shield™ pistol in 9mm and 40 S&W, both of which are also available with a factory installed green Laserguard," said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the M&P® Brand for Smith & Wesson.
The M&P BODYGUARD 380 retains original design features including a 2¾-inch barrel, which contributes to an overall length of 5¼ inches and an unloaded weight of just 12.3 ounces. With its slim-line ergonomic grip, the pistol fits comfortably in the hand and points naturally. Compact, sleek and ergonomic, the M&P BODYGUARD 380 provides owners with optimal personal protection in an easy-to-carry platform.
Additional features on the M&P BODYGUARD 380 include a high-strength polymer frame with a stainless steel slide and barrel. The pistol's double-action fire control system allows for rapid second-strike capability. Adding to its simplicity, the new M&P BODYGUARD 380 is standard with a manual thumb safety and an external take down lever and slide stop. To help aid in quick sight acquisition when the laser sight is not in use, the pistol is standard with stainless steel, drift adjustable dovetail sights. The M&P BODYGUARD 380 has a 6+1 capacity, comes with two magazines and is backed by Smith & Wesson's lifetime service policy.
Performance Center TALO Model 642 J-Frame Revolver
TALO .38 S&W Special Revolver with enhanced features
The Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight, one of the company's most popular self-defense revolvers, is now available in a special edition offered exclusively through the Performance Center and TALO Distributors Inc. Manufactured by the skilled hands of Smith & Wesson master gunsmiths, the new TALO exclusive J-Frame revolver offers an easy-to-carry personal protection package with enhanced features available only through the legendary Performance Center.
Chambered for five rounds of .38 S&W Special +P, the Model 642 is an ideal personal protection handgun with its lightweight aluminum alloy frame and durable stainless steel cylinder. The hammerless J-Frame model has been elevated by the Performance Center with a hand-tuned action that gives the revolver its renowned smooth double-action trigger pull. Additional Performance Center upgrades include a chrome-plated, polished trigger and high bright, polished cylinder flutes, side plate screws and thumbpiece.
The Model 642 is easily concealed with its 1.875-inch barrel design that contributes to an overall length of 6.31 inches. With an unloaded weight of 15 ounces, the revolver fits comfortably in the hand and is fitted with a set of custom, synthetic grips with wood inserts. These functional yet stylish grips bring an added degree of sophistication to this classic revolver. The Model 642 is standard with an integral front sight and a fixed rear sight for added durability. The double action only revolver also features a matte silver, two-tone finish and is standard with the Smith & Wesson lifetime service policy.
TALO finish M&P Pistols
Available with Kryptek Typhon Finish
The new M&P pistols featuring a specialized Kryptek Typhon Finish encompass calibers ranging from .22 LR to .40 S&W in both full-size and compact models.
The TALO exclusive M&P pistols now available with Kryptek Typhon finish include the M&P9 (full-size and compact), M&P40 (full-size and compact), M&P BODYGUARD 380 with and without internal Crimson Trace® laser and the M&P22 Compact. The internal features and specifications of the new M&P pistols mirror their standard version counterparts. The new Kryptek Typhon finish, characterized by the company as "serving those who operate when and where others will not venture," features a black-tone finish offset with Kryptek's multi-directional pattern. The bi-level layering of patterns incorporate background transitional shading and sharp random geometrical foregrounds to create a three dimensional effect that ensures the utmost in concealment at both close and long ranges.
The latest additions to the M&P family of products provide consumers with added options when selecting a firearm for personal protection or recreational shooting. Each model has been specifically engineered to meet the high standards of today's professional operators and when combined with the new Kryptek Typhon