A compact, side-folding 9mm carbine with M&P pistol controls and M&P magazine compatibility: Smith & Wesson hits the flourishing market of pistol caliber carbines with its new M&P FPC.
Thanks to an easy-to-use side folding mechanism, the 9mm M&P FPC has a 16.25”/413 mm long barrel but folds from 30.4" to 16 3/8" (772 mm to 416 mm) – quite compact for carry, cleaning, and storage. The charging slide/handle also doubles as retainer when folded. System is a simple and reliable blowback.
As a plus, they stress at S&W, since the horizontal folding design with locking latch doesn’t interfere with top-mounted optics, you're able to mount any optic without losing zero. The carbine is in fact optics-ready and comes with no iron sights. The video below shows its features in full.
Video: Smith & Wesson M&P FPC pistol caliber carbine
Smith & Wesson M&P FPC
The list of strengths does not stop here, anyway. The Smith & Wesson M&P FPC brings superior ergonomics with interchangeable palmswells, M2.0 stippling, and a light and crisp flat-face trigger.
It can also carry two additional M&P magazines in the stock – the carbine is compatible with M&P full-size and compact pistol double-stack magazines. (The in-stock magazine storage uses a quick-release tab system.)
The barrel has a 1/2x28 threaded muzzle with thread protector for the mounting of muzzle devices or suppressor. Other features include:
- Integrated recoil buffer system.
- Aluminum frame.
- Reversible magazine catch.
- M-LOK slots on handguard with Picatinny-style rail on top.
MSRP in the USA of $659. The price includes a carrying bag with additional storage and Velcro straps, one 17-round magazine and two 23-round magazines.
Smith & Wesson M&P FPC specs and price
|Barrel Length: ||16.25”/413 mm |
|Overall Length: |
30.4”/762 mm; folded: 16 3/8"/ 416 mm, width: 2.5”/63 mm
|Weight (unloaded): ||5.03 lb/2,280 g |
|Magazine Capacity: ||17 or 23 rounds|
|Barrel Material: ||4140 Cm|
|Price (MSRP in the U.S.): ||$659|