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Smith & Wesson Introduces New M&P15-22 SPORT Rifle

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Article first appeared at Ammoland.com

Ammoland – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that it has introduced the new M&P15-22 SPORT, its most feature-rich M&P15-22 to date.

While the first generation M&P15-22 has been widely recognized as the best .22 LR Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) on the market, the new rifle carries the “SPORT” name and premium Magpul accessories as standard equipment.

The M&P15-22 SPORT features a 10-inch M&P slim handguard that incorporates the popular Magpul M-LOK™ system. The M-LOK system allows rifle owners to easily customize their M&P15-22 SPORT by adding accessories without removing the handguard. M&P15-22 SPORT owners have the option of easily mounting numerous M-LOK-compatible accessories or any number of Picatinny-style rail sections designed to accommodate other accessories. Smith & Wesson includes a 2-inch M-LOK rail panel with each rifle.

The M&P15-22 SPORT comes standard with one of the most popular folding sights systems available for MSRs. The removable Magpul MBUS® front and rear folding sights are lightweight and durable, further enhancing the performance and value of the new M&P15-22 SPORT.

In addition to the standard matte black offering, the M&P15-22 SPORT comes in two of the most popular color options on the market – Kryptek® Highlander and Moon Shine’s Muddy Girl® camo.

The M&P15-22 SPORT will also be available in a Performance Center® exclusive edition featuring an enhanced two-stage match trigger, match grade precision 18-inch threaded barrel and match grade chamber. The Performance Center model is also standard with a VLTOR® adjustable stock and Hogue® grip.

“By starting with the market leading M&P15-22 rifle and building in enhanced standard features and value, we now offer consumers the opportunity to own a new, superior rimfire modern sporting rifle,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the Smith & Wesson and M&P brand.

“The new M&P slim handguard with M-LOK allows the rifle to be easily accessorized while adding to its comfort during shooting. This new component along with the rifle’s standard high-quality features, allow the M&P15-22 SPORT to be ready for a day at the range right out of the box.”

The M&P15-22 SPORT base model has an MSRP of $449 and is sold with a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime service policy.

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The new Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 SPORT models will be featured at the 2016 SHOT Show® Industry Day at the Range™ and in the Smith & Wesson booth throughout the convention.

For more information on Smith & Wesson’s M&P family of products, including the complete line of M&P15-22 SPORT rifles, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading provider of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on towww.smith-wesson.com.

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