October 19, 2023
Smith and Wesson have announced their first MSR-style pistol caliber carbine (PCC), named the Response. Chambered in 9mm, the Response has a 23+1 capacity out of the box and ships with two 23-round M&P double-stack magazines. The carbine uses Smith’s FLEXMAG system, which consists of interchangeable magwell adapters that allow the firearm to use different S&W magazines, along with the mags from other manufacturers like Glock. Included with the Response at release are two FLEXMAG kits that let both M&P magazines and G17/G19 magazines be used.
“The Smith & Wesson Response is our solution for the PCC shooter that enjoys MSR platforms and prefers interfacing capabilities with various pistol magazines available in the market today. Its compatibility with the vast network of MSR aftermarket accessories allows the user to easily customize the Response to their specific preferences and needs. Smith & Wesson listened to the consumer and our goal was to deliver a completely versatile pistol caliber carbine that would be a perfect companion to your sidearm. This design is our response,” said John Myles, Senior Product Manager.
The Response has a 16.5” threaded barrel, polymer handguard with Picatinny-style rail and M-LOK slots, MAGPUL MOE SL stock, flat face trigger, and an M&P grip with four interchangeable palm swell adapters. It has an overall length of 35-3/8 inches fully extended and weighs just under 6 pounds.
The new Smith & Wesson Response could be an interesting option for those looking to enter the PCC market, considering its feature list and price tag. MSRP $799.
For more information on the S&W® Response, visit smith-wesson.com and stay tuned to Guns & Ammo for all the latest news and reviews.
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