SHOT 2013 Preview: Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E

By Dave Dolbee published on in Firearms, General, News

Smith & Wesson M&P C.O.R.E (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) models offer consumers a specialized platform for adding accessory optics to their personal handguns. Engineered to accept six popular styles of competition-based optics, M&P C.O.R.E models are easily adapted to meet any demand.

Smith and Wesson M&P Core

At the foundation of the M&P C.O.R.E. resides a specialized mounting platform on the slide of the pistol that you can conveniently change to match the desired optic. Through the use of removable brackets, you are able to install the corresponding mounting screws to achieve the precise fit and height required. Designed to work in conjunction with the Trijicon RMR, C-More STS, Leupold DeltaPoint, Docter, Insight MRDS and JPoint, the M&P C.O.R.E. offers quick and custom sight installation for the industry’s top aftermarket red-dot sight manufacturers.

M&P C.O.R.E. models will be available in 9mm and .40 S&W with either a 4.25- or 5-inch barrel configuration. Engineered as a true competition platform, each model will retain original design features including a polymer frame with a through-hardened stainless steel slide and barrel, ambidextrous operating controls, striker fire action and Melonite finish. A loaded chamber indicator is present on top of the slide and rear scalloped slide serrations enable easy firearm manipulation.

The 9mm M&P C.O.R.E. features a 17+1 round magazine capacity and the .40 S&W variant features a 15+1 round capacity. Without a mounted optic the 5-inch barrel models have an empty weight of 26 ounces while the 4.25-inch pistols measure two ounces lighter. www.smith-wesson.com

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