High-Velocity Handgun: Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7
Beginning with revolvers and growing to include pistols, rifles and even a bullpup-style pump-action shotgun, Smith & Wesson’s Military & Police (M&P) line has garnered a reputation for reliability in the hands of professional users and armed citizens, alike. Given its expansive catalog and a history that dates back to the mid-1800s, Smith & Wesson has been churning out a remarkable number of “firsts” in recent years. Add to that list its first 5.7x28mm firearm in the form of the M&P 5.7 pistol. The potential of the high-velocity cartridge is harnessed by S&W’s brilliant Tempo barrel system, and the pistol offers an astounding 22-round capacity on top of standard features like the flat-face trigger and optic-ready slide. In form and function—including the new FDE finish—the M&P 5.7 continues the tradition of Smith & Wesson’s military and police offerings, and ably expands the line to include the 5.7x28mm chambering.