M&P CORE – Optic Ready

Photo from smith-wesson.com

Smith & Wesson has announced that its prestigious Performance Center will be adding some new models to their Pro Series line.  The M&P lineup will be joined by four new CORE (Competition Optics Ready Equipment) models: 9mm and .40 S&W models with 4.25″ and 5″ slides.  These new pistols will feature an optional stippled backstrap insert, taller iron sights, and a mounting system for optics.

From their press release:

“Through the use of removable brackets, consumers are able to simply 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® DeltaPointTM, Docter, Insight® MRDSTM and JPointTM, the M&P C.O.R.E. offers quick and custom sight installation for the industry’s top aftermarket red- dot sight manufacturers.”

I’ve of course been working with a Trijicon RMR on an M&P 9mm, and am excited to see this factory option coming on line.  The ability to interchange different optics will really open up the possibilities, as users won’t have to commit an entire gun to a permanent modification for only one optic.


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About Hilton Yam

Hilton Yam is the founder of 10-8 Performance, LLC. He is a full time law enforcement officer in Florida with extensive experience working robbery and violent fugitives. He is currently assigned to firearms training and SWAT. He is a team leader as well as the lead instructor for his team, responsible for providing training in firearms, CQB, rappelling, defensive tactics, and team tactics. Hilton is also responsible for RDT&E of equipment. He has carried a 1911 extensively on duty, and has spent a great deal of time examining what makes the guns succeed and fail.

One thought on “M&P CORE – Optic Ready

  1. This really is an advancement in the evolution of these pistol/optic combos. Now the heat is on the optics makers to step their game up to match. The next generation of these sights have a home ready and waiting, and I expect great things. After two decades we are so close.

    Kudos to S&W for all the interesting things they have done to redeem themselves in the past five or six years. Not sure yet if I like that racy backstrap or not, but it’s a good looking gun for sure.

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