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.