Important Safety Recall Notice for Smith & Wesson M&P 12 Shotguns

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (October 18, 2021) –  Smith & Wesson Inc. has received two field reports of cracked barrels involving the M&P12 Shotgun. To ensure that all of our Shotguns meet Smith & Wesson’s high standards for quality, we are implementing this Safety Recall of all M&P12 Shotguns manufactured prior to October 15, 2021, to ensure there are no barrel anomalies or conditions that might adversely affect the safety, function or performance of the firearm.

We are asking all M&P12 Shotgun owners to stop using the product immediately. To begin facilitating the repair process, contact Smith & Wesson at 833-957-3476, or via email at, to receive instructions, as well as a prepaid shipping label for the return of your M&P12 Shotgun to Smith & Wesson.

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About Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc.

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality handgun, long gun, and suppressor products to the global consumer and professional markets under the iconic Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Thompson/Center Arms™, and Gemtech® brands.  The company also provides manufacturing services including forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services.  For more information call (844) 363-5386 or visit  

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  • Daveg October 22, 2021, 6:43 pm

    This might have been prevented if they didn’t eliminate quality control? Save a buck spend two🤩

  • Clint W. October 22, 2021, 10:14 am

    Hard to believe S&W’s mass production did not include product evaluation and destructive testing QA. Perhaps they don’t have a big enough proof round as used in rifles and pistols, or, maybe all that was actually done and a couple hand loaders out there had a custom load that did in the barrel. I myself have experimented with safe but different powders and loads for rifle and pistol, but when it comes to the thousands of shot shells I have reloaded, I always stick to the recommended powder amounts. Shotgun barrels always look like repurposed EMT to me. Then again, maybe S&W should stick with revolvers.

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