Smith & Wesson has had tremendous success in the pistol market with the M&P series of handguns. Making some of the market’s best selling handguns for personal defense, concealed carry, and duty pistols for law enforcement. The company also has an M&P series for the AR-15 as well but, not as successful as their pistol M&P series. Now, Smith & Wesson has expanded their M&P series into unforeseen territory. Meet the M&P 12 shotgun.
The M&P12 is a bullpup pump action shotgun. That can shoot 2 3/4” and 3”-inch 12 gauge shotgun shells. The new bullpup can also handle mini shells and comes with three different magazine tubes to load up your ammunition.
Below, is the press release from Smith & Wesson on their M&P12.
SMITH & WESSON® LAUNCHES NEW M&P®12 SHOTGUN
New M&P12 Shotgun Delivers Innovation, Capacity in a Compact Package
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (August 17, 2021) – Smith & Wesson announced today that it has introduced a new, bullpup-style pump action shotgun: the M&P®12. 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” shells but is able to accept a combination of standard 2 ¾”, 3” 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” shells, or up to 6 rounds of 3” 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”, 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” cable lock, choke tube wrench, & hard plastic, foam-lined case.
The MSRP on the new M&P®12 shotgun is $1,165. To learn more, click here.
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