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Smith & Wesson
Model M&P
Smith & Wesson Pistol M&P .40 S&W Variant-1
Scale To:
Gun Dimensions Width:1.2-in
Length:7.5-in Height:5.5-in
Barrel:4.25-in Weight:27.45-oz
Variant 1 of 2
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (180 grain bullet)182520
  • Recoil Factor (180 grain bullet)8.4 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity16 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor94%
Gun Specifications
Type:Pistol
Produced:2006 -
Caliber:.40 S&W
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:striker single-action (SA)
Safety:passive trigger safety
Magazine:15-round
Frame:Zytel polymer
Grip:integrated polymer
Sights:ramp front, Novak Lo-Mount rear
Notes:interchangeable grip inserts
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
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Gun Value
MSRP:$462.00Used Est:$350.00
Last Update:11/29/2020
About the Gun

While not their first endeavor into polymer frame striker-fired pistols, Smith & Wesson's M&P features many design improvements over their lower cost Sigma series pistols. These features include an improved trigger action, field interchangeable palm swells, black Melonite finished stainless steel barrel and slide with twin scalloped slide serrations, a Zytel polymer frame reinforced with a stainless steel chassis, and an accessory rail.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .40 Smith & Wesson
Alias: N/A
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:180 grains
MV:1014 ft/sec ME:411 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed as a joint venture between Winchester and Smith & Wesson. It was an effort to to create a cartridge with the same power as the 10mm Norma round that the FBI had just started using, but in a shorter case. The shorter cartridge would facilitate accuracy and allow use of a smaller, more comfortable grip frame. The .40 S&W has become the cartridge of choice for many law enforcement agencies in the United States.

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