New M&P Pro Series CORE

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Old November 7th, 2012, 06:01 AM   #1
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New M&P Pro Series CORE

For those that haven't seen this yet. S&W is releasing the new M&P Pro Series C.O.R.E. Models. Looks like they will available in 3 flavors M&P40L CORE (178059), M&P40 CORE (178060) and M&P9 CORE (178061).

"3-Interchangeable Newly Enhanced Textured Palmswell Grip Sizes

Slide cut to accept the following optics Trijicon RMR, Leupold Delta Point, Jpoint, Doctor, C-More STS, Insight MRDS
Based on the popular Pro Series line of competition ready firearms, the new M&P C.O.R.E (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) models offer consumers a specialized platform for adding accessory optics to their personal handguns. Engineered to accept six popular styles of competition based optics, the M&P C.O.R.E models are easily adapted to meet any demand. "





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Very COOL!
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Old November 7th, 2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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I'm seriously digging those backstraps. This is a good move for S&W, they even included the prefered 4.5 lb. Pro trigger. Since they've included silencer sights, it would be nice to see it available with a threaded barrel, too.

We milled one of our 5" M&P40 Pro models to accept an RDS with rail adapter, but decided to send it back to the milling machine and cut it so the RDS will flush mount directly to the slide (in our case a J-point, but we might switch to a Delta point in the future).

BTW, they also have plans for a 5" M&P9 Pro CORE, odd that this wasn't listed in the press report. I hope that isn't spilling the beans.



Edit: Added pictures.

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Old November 7th, 2012, 06:59 AM   #4
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Forgive my ignorance here, but the main feature of this CORE model would seem to be that it is ready for optical sight installation without further machine work. I'm not a competition shooter, but it would seem to me that with an optical sight, sight radius, and thus barrel length, is not an issue. The longer slide and barrel of the "L" model would contribute to controllability for competion. I can therefore see the reason behind the 40L offering, but the 40 FS CORE model would seem to have limited appeal. What am I missing here?

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Forgive my ignorance here, but the main feature of this CORE model would seem to be that it is ready for optical sight installation without further machine work. I'm not a competition shooter, but it would seem to me that with an optical sight, sight radius, and thus barrel length, is not an issue. The longer slide and barrel of the "L" model would contribute to controllability for competion. I can therefore see the reason behind the 40L offering, but the 40 FS CORE model would seem to have limited appeal. What am I missing here?

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For USPSA, the 4.25" 9CORE is the one that will actually sell. It will get a StormLake barrel, and a Carver Comp, a DeltaPoint, and a magwell... Then a Apex FSS... DONE: USPSA 9-Major Open gun.

If I can find one, under $600... It's MINE!

JW

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Love to get my hands on one for IPSC Open. For around $1K you could have a reasonably competitive Open gun. With advances in technology we may eventually see optics on LEO guns and civilian defensive pistols. I know red dot sights are the answer for ageing eyes.

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Old November 7th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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Well I just double checked their web site and they added the 9L ( 178058) since this morning.

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Maybe they will make the naming convention consistent for all the long slide models.

The extra engaving is a bit much for my taste.

Look out for lots of sight questions once people start picking them up.

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Thanks, guys, for explaining the reason for The 40FS version. That makes sense to me now. With new barrel and compensator, the shorter version would be the desired starting point for the conversion.

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Interesting. But not for me.

I do like to see the line expand into new markets though, the more of the market the line gets the longer it will stay in production and be supported with parts by the factory. The benefit for me is the more market the line gets the more aftermarket attention will be paid to it. I'd love to have the choices a Glock owner has and the new guns will help.
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This might put a damper on Goteron's efforts.

The Atom Mount - Unity Tactical / L&M Precision Gunworks

However, if S&W can't keep up with demand then I'm sure the Atom Mount will see some buyers if it gets out to the public.
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I like the idea that S&W decided to place the rear sight at the very back of the slide. The longer sight radius will be nice when not using an optic. Plus if you don't have an optic and the rear sight is ahead of the cut out it just looks STUPID.
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That was one of my issues with the Atom Mount, I would prefer the BUIS to the rear. Goteron said a preorder of 25 would need to be made to get them like that.
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I'm seriously digging those backstraps.
Me too. It kind of reminds me of a basketball.
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