Smith & Wesson Releases a Folding Pistol Carbine: Introducing the FPC

Man holding S&W FPC in 9mm.
The all-new folding pistol carbine from Smith & Wesson. (Photo: S&W)

SPRINGFIELD, MA., (2/28/2023) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, is proud to introduce its new folding pistol carbine, the M&P® FPCTM.

Chambered in 9mm, the optics-ready FPC has a length of 30 3⁄8 inches and a compact folded length of 16 3⁄8 inches. It comes equipped with three double-stack M&P pistol magazines, including one 17-round and two 23-round mags. This new carbine features an integrated recoil buffer system, 1⁄2-28 threaded muzzle, and in-stock magazine storage for making reloading fast and efficient. The horizontal folding mechanism of the FPC provides a locking latch to enable secured transport and prevents interference with most top-mounted optics or accessories.

The FPC folds.
The FPC is chambered in 9mm. (Photo: S&W)

“The team at Smith & Wesson aimed to design a pistol carbine that was compatible with various M&P series pistol magazines. We exceeded that initial desire by introducing side-folding mechanics that deliver a unique compact feature and allow the user to keep their sight system mounted on the gun both in the folded and extended positions. Extra magazine storage in the buttstock, familiar M&P fire controls and reliable palmswell grip adaptors all make this new pistol carbine a great addition to the M&P family,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products.

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The Folding Pistol Carbine is folded in half.
MSRP is $659. (Photo: S&W)

Additional features include a handguard with an upper Picatinny rail and M-LOK® slots for accessory mounting capabilities, a flat-face trigger design that offers a crisp single-action trigger break, and four interchangeable palmswells for maximum comfort. The M&P FPC also comes with a carrying bag designed with multiple Velcro® storage compartments to secure additional equipment for easy transport. This new folding pistol carbine is proudly made in the U.S.A. and has an MSRP of $659.00.

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Profile view of the Smith & Wesson Folding Pistol Carbine.
. It comes equipped with three double-stack M&P pistol magazines, including one 17-round and two 23-round mags. (Photo: S&W)

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®, 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 smith-

Smith & Wesson, M&P, and FPC names and logos are trademarks of Smith & Wesson Inc. in the United States and other countries. © 2023 Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. All rights reserved.

M-LOK® is a registered trademark of Magpul Industries Corp., and Velcro® is a registered trademark of Velcro IP Holdings, LLC.

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  • Mike March 6, 2023, 12:30 pm

    Looks just like another weapon the F T A will be looking at banning or taxing as an SBR !

  • Frank L Pero March 6, 2023, 12:17 pm

    Too bad you can’t find one to purchase at retail. As usual, we’re our own worst enemy. No shortage of unscrupulous dealers buying at wholesale and selling at 2x retail.

  • Sig Armored March 4, 2023, 3:26 am

    Will it be coming out in 40. or better yet 10mm here in the near future?

  • PilotBill March 3, 2023, 10:27 pm

    Make this in 10mm, or 44 mag and you’ll have my money tomorrow!

  • alan March 3, 2023, 11:57 am

    yay finally! id buy one but i already bought a KT-SUB2K w mcarbo parts.
    if it has a non recip charge handle and last round bolt hold…unlike the sub2k, i will buy one.
    this one allows you to keep red dot and fold too. plus great price w 3 mags!
    thanks S&W.
    a little late to the game but u did good.

  • Matt Kase March 3, 2023, 10:08 am

    How about a folding carbine-caliber carbine?? There really is no tactical civilian use-case for a PCC over a rifle caliber gun of the same size. If you have the ability to carry a weapon with a rifle-sized footprint, there are very few reasons not to chamber it in a rifle caliber. (Yes, different story for LEO/mil entry teams with suppression, etc.)

  • Steven Bell March 3, 2023, 4:21 am

    S&W better have production ramped up. This is the pistol carbine we’ve been waiting for whether we knew it or not. They nailed the price just right. It wouldn’t shock me if dealers bumped the price up until production met demand.

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