Smith & Wesson (M&P) Awarded ATF Firearms Contract


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gglass
September 14, 2010, 12:52 AM
After Sig was dropped due to reliability concerns, everyone in the gun forum world predicted an easy win for Glock... Surprise, surprise! The M&P has emerged victorious, and is now available to multiple agencies under the ATF contract.

S&W Awarded ATF Contract (http://www.ammoland.com/2010/09/13/smith-wesson-awarded-atf-firearms-contract/)


Go M&P!

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Runningman
September 14, 2010, 12:57 AM
Actually from what I have read the ATF split the 40 Million dollar contact with S&W and Glock.

gglass
September 14, 2010, 01:00 AM
Actually from what I have read the ATF split the 40 Million dollar contact with S&W and Glock.

Do you have anything to back that up?

REAPER4206969
September 14, 2010, 01:06 AM
Do you have anything to back that up?
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) awarded GLOCK Inc. a 10-year contract worth up to $40 million.


http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlanta/stories/2010/09/06/daily21.html

FatPants
September 14, 2010, 01:09 AM
Glock
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=bd51b091482215c94c1c9c89b799f26f

S&W
https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&tab=core&id=e121e835387839577bc2b57c2897e987


Looks like it will be the M&P .40 and the Gen4 Glock 22/27

REAPER4206969
September 14, 2010, 01:11 AM
and the Gen4 Glock 22/27
I believe the 27 is GEN3.

FatPants
September 14, 2010, 01:50 AM
I believe the 27 is GEN3.

I believe you are correct.

legion3
September 14, 2010, 08:14 AM
Do you have anything to back that up?

"D'oh!"

Perhaps a little due diligence before bragging ;)

Nushif
September 14, 2010, 08:29 AM
Kinda, odd, tbh.
If I were to carry both brands I'd carry a Glock 19 and that sweet, sweet M&P 9c. Those silly agencies and their .40. 8)

kd7nqb
September 16, 2010, 03:29 AM
As a M&P .40 owner this makes me very happy. For one reason, MAYBE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WE WILL HAVE A GOOD SELECTION OF HOLSTERS MADE FOR THIS GUN. Its very odd to me how few holsters are available for my M&P

Skylerbone
September 16, 2010, 12:35 PM
kd, here's a bit of help for you. Sometimes sellers neglect to mention that a holster fits the M&P as they are the new kid in town.

http://www.midwayusa.com/Search/#M%26P%20holster____-_1-2-4_8-16-32

The above list contains 9 pages, you'll have to sort out the compacts, .45s and 40/9/357 models for yourself. Good luck.

Skylerbone
September 16, 2010, 01:25 PM
FWIW, the "contracts" awarded are simply an open invitation to all federal agencies to choose freely among the pistols mentioned without conducting their own extensive, expensive trials. No more than $40 million may be spent on either manufacturers' weapons. In other words, these particular pistols have been "approved".

It will still be up to individual agencies to determine whether or not their agents will be allowed to carry them. (and sadly, being govt. agencies, they will likely conduct their own extensive, expensive trials to the same conclusion).

9mmepiphany
September 16, 2010, 02:19 PM
the "contracts" awarded are simply an open invitation to all federal agencies to choose freely among the pistols mentioned without conducting their own extensive, expensive trials. No more than $40 million may be spent on either manufacturers' weapons. In other words, these particular pistols have been "approved".

This is correct and is similar to the German Police Pistol Trials of the late 70s when they approved the P5 (Walther), P6 (Sig) and P7 (H&K) with each agency selecting the best fit for them

Strahley
September 16, 2010, 04:02 PM
SIG should have used a classic series gun for this, or the SP2022. The P250 had no chance

DAdams
September 17, 2010, 02:38 PM
Certainly didn't do anything for their stock, so apparently it isn't a Corporate or shareholder big deal.

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