August 17, 2021
Smith & Wesson announced today that it has introduced a new, bullpup-style pump-action shotgun: the M&P12. Designed for home protection, the new M&P12 shotgun is packed with features in a compact, maneuverable package. The M&P12 is chambered for 12 gauge 3-inch shells but is able to accept a combination of standard 2 ¾-inch, 3-inch magnum, and mini-shell loads, offering the user a variety of load options to best suit their needs. The M&P12 also features complete ambidextrous controls, an M&P grip, picatinny-style rail, and more.
Kyle Tengwall, Vice President of Marketing, said, "Smith & Wesson has a long, storied history of making handguns for self-defense, yet no conversation around personal protection can be complete without mentioning the 12 gauge shotgun. With the introduction of the new M&P12, Smith & Wesson is able to offer our consumers a personal protection product in a variety of categories: pistol, revolver, rifle, and shotgun. Today, we’re excited to unveil the M&P12 – a new category introduction for Smith & Wesson, and a firearm that’s purpose-built for protection and a blast to shoot at the range."
The M&P12 shotgun is built on a reliable, pump-action platform with two independent magazine tubes that feature load-assist buttons to simplify loading and unloading. Each tube can hold up to 7 rounds of standard 2 3/4-inch shells, or up to 6 rounds of 3-inch magnum shells. Mini-shells can also be utilized for maximum ammo adaptability. Magazine tubes are easily selected using a simple, push-button selector, providing the operator with a visual cue of which magazine tube is feeding the barrel.
The M&P12 features fully ambidextrous controls, utilizing an oversized action release that can be engaged from either side of the firearm as well as the familiar AR-style ambidextrous safety selector. Hallmark M&P features can be found throughout the shotgun, including the new M&P grip with four interchangeable palmswell grip inserts to customize fit for the user. The M&P12's bullpup design delivers maximum maneuverability with an overall length of 27.8 inches, as well as M-LOK slots on the barrel shroud to easily accessorize with lights, lasers, and more. The M&P12 shotgun ships with both modified and cylinder choke tubes, four palmswell grip inserts, a 15-inch cable lock, choke-tube wrench, and a hard-plastic, foam-lined case.
- Reciprocating cover with release button for clearing damaged shells
- Assist buttons on each magazine tube to make loading/unloading easier
- Push-button magazine tube selector
- Ammo adaptability
- Two independent magazine tubes
- Tactile loaded chamber indicator
- Picatinny-style rail on top for sights/optics
- M-LOK slots on barrel shroud
- 15-inch cable lock
- Foam-lined, hard, carry case
- Choke tube wrench
- Modiﬁed and cylinder choke tubes included (Rem Choke compatible threads)
- Caliber: 12 Ga
- Capacity: 6, 7
- Color: Matte Black
- Safety: Ambidextrous safety selector
- Length: 27.8 inches
- Action: Pump
- Stock: Synthetic Fixed Stock
- Grip: M&P with Four Interchangeable Palmswell Grip Inserts
- Barrel Material: 4140 Chrome-Moly Vanadium Steel
- Barrel Length: 19 inches
- Weight: 132.8 oz.
- SKU: 12490
- MSRP: $1165
For more information about the Smith & Wesson M&P12 Bullpup Shotgun, please visit: smith-wesson.com
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