NEW Smith & Wesson® M&P® 15-22 SPORT™ Rifle Now Available in Magpul® Original Equipment MOE SL® Models

NEW Smith & Wesson® M&P® 15-22 SPORT™ Rifle

Now Available in Magpul® Original Equipment MOE SL® Models

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (May XX, 2016) – Smith & Wesson today introduced the M&P 15-22 Sport™ MOE SL model (Magpul Original Equipment Slim Line).  Now available with American-made Magpul accessories as standard equipment, the dedicated .22 LR M&P rifle retains the look and operating features of the company’s popular M&P rifle line, with the enhanced ergonomics of Magpul accessories.

“As we continue to offer shooters enhanced features and control on a factory built platform, we are especially excited about this newaddition to our extremely popular family of M&P15-22 Sport rifles,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson’s M&P Brand. “We continue to look for new and innovative ways to evolve the M&P rifle series and offer consumers enhanced features. Outfitting the M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL with Magpul original equipment is just another step in creating the ultimate shooting experience.

Engineered on a high strength polymer upper and lower receiver, the M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL delivers reduced weight and serves as an ideal training firearm for law enforcement, as well as a popular choice with consumers for recreational shooting purposes. In addition to the standard features of the M&P15-22 SPORT rifle, which include front and rear MBUS® folding sights and the M&P Slim M-LOK® handguard, the new M&P15-22 SPORT MOE SL models are equipped with a Magpul MOE SL mil-spec carbinestock, SL Grip, and Magpul Type2 M-LOK rail covers.  The M&P15-22 SPORT MOE SL is available in black or flat dark earth finishes and comes complete with a 25 round .22LR magazine.

Magpul MOE SL Carbine Stock (Mil-spec) features:

  • Improved cheek weld with sloped comb profile. 
  • Shielded ambidextrous release lever prevents snagging and accidental adjustment.
  • Angled rubber butt pad offers an anti-slip surface and increases impact protection.
  • Push button QD socket and sling loops for additional mounting options.

Magpul MOE SL Grip features:

  • Greater vertical grip angle that bring the primary hand in closer to the shooter's body.
  • Beavertail backstrap for enhanced ergonomics.
  • Slimmer width for a slightly smaller feel.
  • Aggressive TSP texture (Trapezoidal Surface Projections) for positive control in all environments.

Magpul M-LOK Type 2 Rail Covers features:

  • Heavily textured contact surface for positive control in all environments

The M&P15-22 SPORT MOE SL model has an MSRP of $499 and is sold with a limited warranty and a lifetime service policy.  For more information on the M&P15-22 SPORT rifle models please visit www.smith-wesson.com.  For more information on Magpul accessories, please visit www.magpul.com.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a leading provider of quality products for the shooting and outdoor enthusiast, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms and hunting and shooting accessories, to the  global consumer and professional markets. The company’s firearms division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As a leading provider of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing, and gun cleaning supplies, the company’s accessories division produces innovative, high-quality products under several brands, including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman® Premium Tree Saws. The company’s manufacturing services division provides forging, machining, and precision plastic service for outside businesses. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.   

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