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Over the last few years, more firearm manufacturers are building pistols chambered in the exotic 5.7 round. Ruger jumped into the market a few years back with the Ruger 5.7 and then the PSA 5.7 Rock at Shot Show 2022. Now, Smith & Wesson has entered the foray with the M&P 5.7 pistol.

The new M&P 5.7 is the latest pistol in the M&P family. The new 5.7 pistol from Smith & Wesson features gas operated, locked breech barrel system called the Tempo barrel system. This means the barrel doesn’t cam over until the bullet passes the gas port. This allowed for enhanced reliability and increased recoil management by the end user. The M&P 5.7 also features front and rear slide serrations, ambidextrous controls, optics ready, and holds 22 rounds of ammunition per magazine.

Below is the press release from Smith & Wesson on the M&P 5.7.

Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, MA., (1/17/2023) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, is proud to announce the new full-size M&P®5.7 pistol with a 22-round capacity.

gas port, creating a more secured fireform effect. This key feature allows for increased precision following the first trigger pull and works to utilize the ballistic advantages of the 5.7x28mm round.

“The M&P5.7 is an exciting new pistol from Smith & Wesson that incorporates a gas-operated Tempo™ Barrel System to effectively harness the 5.7x28mm round, creating a lighter recoil for an overall better shooting experience. Like all Smith & Wesson firearms, the M&P5.7 is proudly made entirely in the USA and is backed by the Smith & Wesson Limited Lifetime Service Policy. Whatever your purpose, the M&P5.7 is versatile, fun, and a must-have,” says Andrew Gore, Product Manager, of Handguns.

The M&P5.7 is slide-cut for optics to accommodate your preferred micro red dots, has a Picatinny-style rail for added accessories, and includes a 1/2×28 threaded muzzle with thread protector to allow for suppressed shooting capabilities. Its single-action flat-face trigger maintains a crisp break and is designed to allow for consistent finger placement that translates to more accurate and repeatable shooting. This pistol boasts a 22-round capacity and ships with two magazines.

Pick up the TEMPO™ with accurate and consistent results from the M&P®5.7. 

Product Features

• Internal hammer-fired, gas-operated, locked-breech TEMPO™ barrel system (barrel doesn’t cam open until bullet passes gas port).

• Slim, optimally textured grip.

• Ambidextrous slide stop and Manual Thumb Safety.

• Reversible magazine release.

• Slide cut for optics.

• Flat-face trigger for consistent finger placement allows for more accurate and repeatable shooting.

• Picatinny-style rail.

• Forward slide serrations.

• Crisp single-action trigger break.

• Accurate 1 in 9˝ twist barrel.

• Comes with two 22-round magazines.

The new M&P 5.7 is available for purchase and retails at $699 MSRP. For more on the M&P 5.7 and Smith & Wesson other firearms, click here.

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