Gunmaker readies new pistol
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
By WILLIAM FREEBAIRN [email protected]
SPRINGFIELD - Smith & Wesson began production yesterday on a new pistol it hopes will crack the military and police markets.
The M&P pistol should be shipping by the end of the week, said spokesman Paul Pluff.
The new part-plastic gun has been designed specifically to appeal to law enforcement customers. It will simultaneously ship to retail and police customers, with a suggested list price of $695, Pluff said.