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SHOT Day 2 - Smith & Wesson

Discussion in 'SHOT Show Coverage' started by TexasRifleman, Jan 19, 2011.

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  1. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    Not a lot new here. Handled the Governor. 2.5" bbl, Scandium. They are shipping with a 2 rd moon clip so you can vary the load; 2 rounds 45, 2 rounds .410, then whatever. OK, interesting I suppose.

    The S&W rep said "The Governor tells the Judge what to do" lol.

    Marketing at it's finest. But, here's the Gov:

  2. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    M&P .22 Liked this very much.

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    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

  4. avs11054

    avs11054 Well-Known Member

    I think the S&W rep has it backwards. The judge is way cooler IMO
  5. brandon_mcg

    brandon_mcg Well-Known Member

    .22 looks snazzy....i just cant get into the judge or the governor.
  6. LemmyCaution

    LemmyCaution Well-Known Member

    More info on the M&P22, please. MSRP? Action? Do they make it without the thumb safety for commonality with other firearms in the M&P line?

    It's a handsome pistol.
  7. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    The M&P .22 is very cool. As are the AR-style rifles that Smith is running. Overall their booth was epically cool.


    In addition the new hardware on display, they also had a case full of prop guns that had been used in various Hollywood movies. Give you one guess what movie this one was in...

  8. magnumman44

    magnumman44 Well-Known Member

    Of course, Dirty Harry...but what stands out in this picture to me is the picture of the Winchester Compound bow...are they making them now??? I sure didn't know anything about it!
  9. bratch

    bratch Well-Known Member

    Is the M&P22 a 1:1 replica of the fullsize? How did weight compare? Any chance to dry fire if so how did the trigger compare?

    If you can't tell this is the item I'm most excited about this year.
  10. atlp99

    atlp99 Member

    I would like to know more about the M&P 22 also.

    Secondly does the tan M&P still use the melonite treated stainless slide under the tan and what coating are they using for the tan?
  11. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    Governer: six rounds three calibers

    .410, 45 colt and what else?
  12. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    bleah... very disappointing

    I big fat clod-pistol, and a baby-poo M&P

    Whoever is making handgun decisions presently at Smith and Wesson needs to have his ears boxed.
  13. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    The M&P is a phenomenal handgun design, so I can't say that I'd blame S&W for going with what works.

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  14. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Well-Known Member

    Wait so no one is jumping on S&W for obviously copying the Judge, but Ruger gets dumped on for the LCP and LC9?
  15. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

    I'm happy for S&W that they have a plastic pistol that is competitive with the other plastic pistols.

    I own a few plastic pistols myself.
    Admirable for their functionality and economy,... but otherwise charmless.

    If I were equipping a police department, I would buy nothing but inexpensive, plastic pistols.
    If I had to carry it around on my hip all day, every day, the lightweight plastic is definitely the answer.

    I guess its just too expensive and impractical to build many guns like they used to.

  16. TexasRifleman

    TexasRifleman Moderator Emeritus

    And .45 ACP with the supplied 2 round moon clips. Crazy....
  17. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    .450 Adams...or maybe .45 Auto-Rim?

    Bet it feels great to be an 'also ran' eating Taurus dust.

    Eeeeeesh...I feel embarassed for them at this point.
  18. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

    It is sad.

    If I had a nickle for every moron CEO in America today...

    ...In fact, the terms moron, and, CEO are pretty well interchangable anymore.

    This is the drooling diapered senile dimentia phase of what once was Genius, invention, innovation, otiginality, Industrial Know how, Manufacturing might, and real accomplishment and pride of accomplishment.

    All paunchy middle managers muching Tums now, parasiting on the sodden schemes, and, sitting on their fat moddled cabooses at particleboard desks, and...well, oye, yeeeeesh...glad I do not work there...

    Same with Colt, what's left of them...

  19. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Wouldn't it be great if S&W just stuck to what they did best way back in the 1980s? Why, if only they would keep making heavy all-metal 9mm autos with an olde-tyme DA/SA trigger system, why they could sell a handful of them to the old folks who pine for the good old days. Why, that aught to keep the company in business!

    It just sucks that S&W doesn't make museum replicas of what was relevant way back when, and are so stupid, old, impotent, and doddering, that they insist on making very capable modern service sidearms that compete successfully with the most relevant, modern designs available. Shame on them for making the kind of guns law enforcement agencies want to equip their officers with! Shame on them for making the kind of guns that competition shooters use to push the limits of speed and skill.

    Boy are they dumb. They're so stupid that they might just survive instead of fading into irrelevance (*cough*... COLT...*cough*).

    Design moves forward. Designs become MORE SIMILAR as we understand more about human mechanics and ergonomics. As we constantly test and retest and experiment with how humans shoot -- specifically, how to get the most effective hits in the least amount of time -- gun designs will continue to evolve toward a set of optimum characteristics.

    To say innovation has to be, above all else, radically different than what came before is wrong-headed. If what exists is close to perfect, than innovation should be in continued refinement of that concept. Not in revisiting the grande olde past, or diverging from what works bestest for the mostest, just for the sake of being different.
  20. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    Expanding the M&P line is a great decision.
    I find the revolver silly and useless. But plenty of people out there are buying them so it is a good business decision to make one.

    I don't see the problem here.
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