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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gglass, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. gglass

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    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


    Go M&P!
     
  2. Runningman

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    Actually from what I have read the ATF split the 40 Million dollar contact with S&W and Glock.
     
  3. gglass

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    Do you have anything to back that up?
     
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    I believe the 27 is GEN3.
     
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    I believe you are correct.
     
  8. legion3

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    "D'oh!"

    Perhaps a little due diligence before bragging ;)
     
  9. Nushif

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    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)
     
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    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
     
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    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).
     
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    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
     
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    SIG should have used a classic series gun for this, or the SP2022. The P250 had no chance
     
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    Certainly didn't do anything for their stock, so apparently it isn't a Corporate or shareholder big deal.
     
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