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SMITH & WESSON Smith & Wesson® M&P Pistols

Smith & Wesson had law enforcement and the military in mind when they designed the M&P pistol. The pistols incorporate a Picatinny rail for light and laser sight mounting, stainless steel components and unparalleled ergonomic design. An internal locking system on select models prevents unauthorized use. Zytel® polymer frame slide and stainless steel barrel and structural components. Select models have a Novak® Lo-Mount carry rear sight. Two-Tone with Black slide/Flat Dark Earth frame. Available: M&P Kit 9mm – 17+1 capacity. Steel ramp dovetail-mount front sight and steel Novak® Lo-Mount carry rear sight. Stainless steel slide and barrel and structural components. Slide and barrel have a black Melonite® finish. 4-1/4" barrel length. Comes with three 17-round M&P9 standard base magazines, a Fobus holster, a Fobus double magazine pouch and a Smith & Wesson tactical penlight. M&P Kit .40 – 15+1 capacity. Three backstraps let you customize the grip. Crimson Trace® Lasergrips help you acquire a target instantaneously. Factory-set 6.5-lb. trigger pull. Steel ramp dovetail-mount front sight and steel Novak® Lo-Mount carry rear sight. Slide and barrel have a black Melonite® finish. 4-1/4" barrel length. Comes with three 15-round M&P40 standard base magazines, a Fobus holster, a Fobus double magazine pouch and a Smith & Wesson tactical penlight.
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Does this pistol come without the safety?

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State: Missouri
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asked 11 months ago
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mine doesn't have a safety, but the trigger pull is a little longer to compensate for that.

I prefer it this way.
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answered 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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There is no safety aside of the trigger safety.
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answered 7 months ago
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The Smith & Wesson® M&P C.O.R.E. Pistols, Item: IK-217430, is a "striker fire" pistol, that may be purchased with a thumb safety. Not all have a safety.
answered 11 months ago
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what type of action does this handgun have...double? single? or both?

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State: Ohio
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asked 5 months, 3 weeks ago
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It is neither single nor double action. Is is striker action. The initial trigger take-up is way less than double action, and successive shots are similar to single action with perhaps a bit more of trigger release for reset compared to some single action weapons. The initial trigger scoop releases the safety via the hinged trigger, not too unlike the Glock system. I would suggest to just go try one. I like the S & W M&P series handguns better than anything else on the market for action pistol shooting. The CORE version lets you directly mount an optic without paying to have the slide milled.
Country: United States
State: Indiana
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answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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The Smith & Wesson® M&P C.O.R.E. Pistols, item # IK-217430, are Striker-fired double-action pistols.
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Holster?

Anyone know a model number of the holster that is included in the kit?
Country: United States
State: Maine
Age: 26-35
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asked 7 months ago
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Smith & Wesson M&P Two-Tone Handgun Kit Item # IK- 21-7430 comes with a Blade-Tech Revolution holster.
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There is no holster included with this pistol. The only pistol in this line with an included holster in this line of handguns is the standard M & P line, such as the Cabela Smith & Wesson Two-Tone handgun kit. The holster included with that kit is a Blade Tech OWB belt holster that lets you adjust for belt width. I own this hangun as well, and it will accommodate the M & P CORE in the long and short barrel length with optic mounted. It is a vertical holster and less concealable than an FBI holster.
Country: United States
State: Indiana
Age: 56-65
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answered 7 months ago
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Can it be purchased with a Maryland State Police Gun Lock?

I was told to ask by my local FFL dealer.
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
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Refer to the Smith & Wesson website. Your Maryland State requirement does not seem to exist on this competition oriented handgun.. Suggest that you contact Smith & Wesson directly.
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State: Indiana
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answered 7 months ago
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Your FFL should carry them. While there is no "MSP GUN LOCK", they do require a gun sold to either be accompanied by or for the purchaser to have one on hand that obstructs the bore like the long flexible type. A standard trigger lock will not qualify. Guns with internal locks are fine.

If he doesn't have them, buy one at your local sporting goods store and bring it when you buy the pistol.
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State: Pennsylvania
Age: 36-45
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
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All new handguns including the Smith & Wesson M&P Two-Tone Handgun Kit IK-217430 come with some form of lock to comply with the Child Safety Act. We are unable to provide a specific requested gun lock.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Accepts these optics and more?

In the description it says slide cut to accept named optics, but easily adapts to meet any demand. Does this mean it will take other red dots with an adapter? Such as the burris fastfire? Please carify
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State: Ohio
Age: 26-35
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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From experience, I can say that the only sights that will for sure directly work are those named by Smith & Wesson. There is a mount in the kit that will let you mount a Burris FastFire, but at full vertical setting , it will shoot about 3 inches low at only 7 yards. You could elect to place a feeler gauge sort of spacer under the front edge of the mount to raise the point of impact, but is that what you want? This is a competition gun.
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State: Indiana
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answered 7 months ago
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The Smith & Wesson® M&P C.O.R.E. Pistols, item # IK-217430, have a mounting platform in front of the dove tail rear sight. A removable plate allows you to install your preferred sight, just match up your optics mounting screws with the correct base.
Country: United States
State: Nebraska
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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can s&w mp40 range kit be ordered in all black/not 2 tone brown

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
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I think you are not asking a Smith & Wesson CORE question, as the CORE in not offered in a two-tone kit by anyone. Cabela's does not currently have an offering of all black, but the Smith & Wesson site suggests that it is made that way.
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State: Indiana
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At first I didn't like the two-tone, but I have it now. See it in person, you might change your mind, I did. Everyone has the black one, be different.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Yes you can order the range kit in all black from S&W or have Cabela's order it for you
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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Yes, but the gun listed in this question is a Cabela's exclusive. That is why the kit is included. The M&P all black may come with similar "range kit" accessories, but you may not find it with all the goods.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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If the kit is available from S&W in the black, Cabelas retail, can place a special order, with pricing and availably.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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How many magazines are included with the M&P pistols?

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State: Missouri
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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2 magazines are include with all M & P pistols. If you purchase the Cabelas M & P Two-Tone handgun kit, you get the standard M & P pistol in either 9 mm or .40, along with a Blade Tech belt loop holster and double mag pouch, and 3 magazines. I think Smith & Wesson refers to that as a Range Kit.
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State: Indiana
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Mine came with 2 magazines. I've talked with some of my friends who have also bought M&P guns, and so far two magazines seem to be the standard.
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State: Utah
Age: 26-35
Gender: Male
answered 10 months ago
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It all depends which model your getting. From what I seen at my Cabela's all the M&P hanguns came with two magazines but the M&P 40 comes with three. I hope this helps.
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State: Washington
Age: 36-45
Gender: Male
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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2 mags unless you bought a kit like I did I got 3 with it
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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3 magazines come with the gun
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State: Louisiana
Age: 46-55
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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answer 6
The Smith & Wesson® M&P C.O.R.E. Pistols, item # IK-217430, comes with only one magazine.
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State: Nebraska
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What is the weight of the trigger pull on the 9mm model?

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State: Texas
Age: Under 25
Gender: Male
asked 9 months ago
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5 pounds or so. Apex offers trigger mods under 3 pounds, and mine came back at about 2-1/2 pounds, maybe a little on the light side when firing full loads.
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State: Indiana
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answered 7 months ago
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Smith & Wesson rates the trigger pull of the Smith & Wesson® M&P Semiautomatic Pistol Cabela's sku number 02422905 at 6.5 pounds.
answered 8 months ago
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I;m looking for a S&W M&P or a Springfield XDM for a lefthand shooter.

This will be for a young lefthand shooter begining in conpetition.
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I have and love them both. An M&P might be better because it is lighter for a younger person. Practice changing out the mags (unloaded) and you should be fine. Handle both guns to see which one fits better in your hand.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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I am a lefty shooter with 20+ years experience, either of the guns you mention are good choices.

It is unnecessary to modify the magazine release, I find it is easy to actuate the release with the "social" finger on my left hand, the slide stop is usually a trigger finger thing, but I train (as do most now) to actuate the slide with the off hand rather than hit the stop. This is the same action as clearing a stoppage so it is logical to train the hands to go through those motions under all circumstances anyway. If you choose a model with an external safety the ambidextrous version is a must, there just isn't a good way to adapt to that efficiently.
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Age: 36-45
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answered 1 year, 7 months ago
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This gun can be used for both a right or left handed person, the magazine release can be changed for a left handed person.
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State: Nebraska
Age: 46-55
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answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Virtually all of the M&P series semi-auto handguns have ambidextrous slide releases to accommodate us southpaws. They also have a model with Ambidextrous safety too.
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The M&P can be switched to left hand and it does not have to be done by a gunsmith. My buddy is left handed and sold his kimber and bought the .45 M&P so he could switch it to left handed.
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answered 2 years, 5 months ago
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The Smith & Wesson M&P .40 S&W sku 2424058 for example, does not have a safety but the slide release will be on the left side making it a right handed gun.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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I just want to know if a pistol permit is required to purchase a handgun?

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State: Connecticut
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Yes.
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Not in PA.
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In Minnesota you need a permit to purchase or a permit to cary to buy handguns and "assault rifles". Your state laws might be different.
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There is no federal law requiring that, check with your state law, but for most the answer would be no.
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A permit to buy or a permit to carry is required to purchase anything with a pistol grip.
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Cabela’s makes no representations or provides no legal advice that any item is legal to purchase or possess in your location. Please check with your local authorities to confirm legality in your area.
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Does this kit include the 3 interchangeable grips?

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Yes it does, small, medium and large.
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yes it does, comes with a small, medium, large
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Yes it does and they are very easy to change.
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Yes it does. As soon as I got mine home I put the medium grips on. Included are:Large,medium, and small grips.
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Yes. And don't overlook the smaller grip. I am a big guy and was surprised at how comfortable the small grip was after intitally not even considering it due to my size.
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The Smith & Wesson M&P Two-Tone Handgun Kit, item # IK-217430, comes with a Kydex holster and double magazine pouch; three magazines; speed loader; three interchangeable grips; and ear protection.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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magazine

Has anyone got in touch with S&W about different magazine clips ,so you can sell guns to people who live in states that only allow ten round clips?Maybe ask if mags are interchangeable.
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If the gun is sold in the a Gun Friendly state that allows the 17rd mag that is how the gun will be sold.

I know that S&W makes 10rd Mags for this as I purchased a few before I sold my other M&P to my brother who lives in CA. So I made it mag compliant. If you can't find them here- you can find them elsewhere on line.
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State: Arizona
Age: 36-45
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
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The Smith & Wesson M&Ps are available in compliant versions for all states. I expect Cabela's would stock the appropriate models in each store.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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