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By Drew Bryant
March 2nd, 2023,

Over the years, Pistol Caliber Carbines have gained popularity as a versatile firearm’s platform. A PCC can be used for a fun day at the range, a competition, or for self-defense. Now, Smith & Wesson has entered the PCC market with the M&P FPC or Folding Pistol Carbine. The new folder from S&W comes optics-ready, features a unique folding mechanism, and uses M&P magazines.

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

Press Release

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc., a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, is proud to introduce its new folding pistol carbine, the M&P FPC.

Chambered in 9mm, the optics-ready FPC has a length of 30⅜ inches and a compact folded length of 16⅜ inches. It comes equipped with three double-stack M&P pistol magazines, including one 17-round and two 23-round mags. This new carbine features an integrated recoil buffer system, ½-28 threaded muzzle, and in-stock magazine storage for making reloading fast and efficient. The horizontal folding mechanism of the FPC provides a locking latch to enable secured transport and prevents interference with most top-mounted optics or accessories.

The team at Smith & Wesson aimed to design a pistol carbine that was compatible with various M&P series pistol magazines. We exceeded that initial desire by introducing side-folding mechanics that deliver a unique compact feature and allow the user to keep their sight system mounted on the gun both in the folded and extended positions. Extra magazine storage in the buttstock, familiar M&P fire controls and reliable palmswell grip adaptors all make this new pistol carbine a great addition to the M&P family,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products.

Additional features include a handguard with an upper Picatinny rail and M-LOK® slots for accessory mounting capabilities, a flat-face trigger design that offers a crisp single-action trigger break, and four interchangeable palmswells for maximum comfort. The M&P FPC also comes with a carrying bag designed with multiple Velcro® storage compartments to secure additional equipment for easy transport. This new folding pistol carbine is proudly made in the U.S.A. and has an MSRP of $659.00.

For more on the M&P FPC and other S&W firearms, click here.

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