Smith & Wesson is working on a new limited edition run of M&P pistols, The Spec Series. The Spec Series Kits include an optics-ready two-tone M&P pistol bundled with a Crimson Trace optic, M&P fixed blade knife, and a challenge coin.
The initial Spec Series Kit will be a M&P2.0 OR Full-Size pistol chambered for 9mm Luger. Like other full-size M&P pistols it has a 17+1-round capacity and comes with a 4.6-inch threaded barrel. It has a black frame and a flat dark earth slide with black accents.
“The M&P Spec Series is a limited edition offering with an exclusive pistol that features the best enhancements our M&P line has to offer – an optics-ready slide, threaded barrel, two-tone color combination, and more,” said Smith & Wesson’s Vince Perreault. “As an added bonus, the M&P Spec Series Kit includes an M&P fixed blade knife and a custom challenge coin that’s sure to excite enthusiasts.”
The included mini red dot sight is a CTS-1500, which has a 3.5-MOA auto-dimming dot with about a 20,000-hour battery life. The pistol also comes with suppressor-height 3-dot night sights.
Every Spec Kit comes with a color-matching two-tone M&P Full Tang boot knife, with a 4.5-inch blade and a 9-inch overall length. It has a polymer handle and a black nitride finish and comes with a molded nylon sheath. The challenge coin has the Spec pistol on one side and the M&P Shield badge on the other.
Including an optic with the Spec is an interesting decision, since many shooters have an individual preference when it comes to optics. But it’s still nice to see a complete package that’s ready for the range right out of the box, without adding a lot to the final price point.
As far as pricing goes the Spec runs a bit higher than some semi-custom and higher-specced M&P2.0 pistols, but not by much. With all the upgrades and a custom fit hard case, the Spec Series Kit is $917, and may be found for less online and in stores.
While Smith & Wesson has only announced one version of the Spec Series, the name implies that there’s more in the works. Being that the initial Spec is suppressor-ready, a lot of people are going to want to see it in .45 ACP, as well as in mid-size and compact versions for everyday and concealed-carry.
Time will tell what Smith & Wesson has for the future of the Spec Series. For now, visit Smith & Wesson online for more information about this pistol and the rest of their line-up.