Smith & Wesson has been busy retaking the law enforcement and personal defense world with their M&P series that there weren’t too many new things to view at their booth this year. However, I did find the VTAC II M&P 15 and I thought I’d share it with you. Nothing earth shattering in design, but a nice combination.

S&W M&P15 VTAC Rifle

This is a standard semi-auto M&P15 .556 mm AR-15 style rifle with Viking Tactical (VTAC) furniture, which compliments the M&P 15 nicely. S&W made this a mid- length platform and claims that this will lower recoil and increase accuracy, along with higher 2nd shot hit probability.


Smith & Wesson M&P15 in 300 Whisper, 300 BLACKOUT

Smith & Wesson M&P15 300 Whisper
The new S&W M&P15 rifle comes chambered in 300 Whisper and will also chamber 300 BLACKOUT cartridge.

Smith & Wesson announced a new M&P15 rifle chambered in 300 Whisper.  The S&W rifle will also chamber the popular new 300 BLACKOUT cartridge.

Two versions of the new M&P rifle will be available: one with a Realtree APG finish (shown here) and one with a black finish.  The Realtree version of the M&P15 will feature a 5/8-24 threaded barrel along with an A2-style flash hider, while the black version of the rifle will use a Yankee Hill flash hider.  Both rifles will have a 16″ barrel.

The black version of the 300 Whisper rifle will have a free floating, 10″ quad rail for accessory attachments.  Both rifles are “optic ready” with a Picatinny rail for the addition of traditional or electronic sights.