The Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 Gets a New Two-Tone FDE Look

Earlier this year we reported on the new M&P 5.7 from Smith & Wesson (below). The pistol is a well-executed, albeit slightly late entry into the 5.7x28mm market. The initial release was only offered in an all-black model. However, Smith & Wesson is now offering it in a two-tone option with a new FDE frame.

The Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 Now in Two-Tone FDE

When the M&P 5.7 first debuted, it was only available in two models. Both models featured a black polymer frame with a black Armonite slide finish. The two options were separated only by the inclusion or exclusion of a manual thumb safety.

However, Smith & Wesson is now expanding the line by offering a two-tone model for a striking, contrasting aesthetic. This new model features the classic black Armonite finished slide and black controls paired with a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) toned polymer frame. The two-tone aesthetic pairs nicely with other FDE equipment and accessories for a cohesive theme.

(Photo by Smith & Wesson)

The new colorway still takes advantage of the things that make the M&P 5.7 popular. This includes the 5-inch threaded, gas-operated, locked-breech Tempo Barrel System with 1:9 twist rate. Likewise, the optic-ready pistol features a four-slot Picatinny rail for mounting lights or lasers.

Additionally, the single-action flat-face trigger maintains a crisp break and promotes consistent finger placement. Featuring an impressive 22-round capacity, the M&P 5.7 ships with two magazines for ample range time between reloads.

However, the two-tone M&P 5.7 comes at a slightly higher MSRP of $719.00, where the all black models are $699.00.

Full details on the M&P 5.7 can be found below.

On January 17, 2023, Tactical Life reported:

The 5.7x28mm continues to prove itself as the little cartridge that could. It just keep finding new favor with interesting semi-automatic pistol releases. The latest entry–the new Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7. This bad boy packs a whopping an overall capacity of 22+1 rounds of the smoking-fast cartridge.

Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 Details

Right from the jump, this pistol owns that looks that most of these 5.7’s have. But it retains a lot of M&P styling as well. It gains the slim profile and grip. And an internal, hammer-fired, gas-operated, locked-breech TEMPO barrel system stands out. The barrel doesn’t cam open until the bullet passes the gas port, according to S&W.

The new Smith & Wesson M&P 5.7 pistol packs 22+1.

Other features include a slide cut for optics, keeping with current trends. A reversible magazine release and ambidextrous slide stop, along with a manual thumb safety (optional), provide utility. A flat-face trigger brings consistency in finger placement. Forward slide serrations and Picatinny rail provide usual touches.

The pistol ships with two, 22-round magazines. Now that’s sporty. This full-size pistol, with it’s 5-inch barrel, should prove to be a real shooter. For more info, visit

S&W M&P 5.7 Specs & Features

The M&P 5.7 ships with two 22-round magazines.
  • Caliber: 5.7x28mm
  • Frame Size: Full-Size
  • Action: Internal Hammer-Fired, Gas-Operated, Locked-Breech
  • Overall Capacity: 22+1
  • Barrel Length: 5 inches
  • Rifling: 1:9″
  • Front Sight: Steel, White Dot
  • Rear Sight: Steel, White 2-Dot
  • Frame Width: 1.1 inches
  • Overall Height: 5.25 inches
  • Overall Length: 8.5 inches
  • Sight Radius: 7.125 inches
  • Grip: Slim, textured
  • Overall Weight: 26.7 ounces
  • Barrel Material: Stainless Steel
  • Barrel Finish: Armornite
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Slide Finish: Armornite
  • Frame Material: Black Polymer

Editor’s Note:

We’ve seen several companies jump into the 5.7 market in recent years. The Ruger 57 and FN Five-seveN each brought a ton of attention back to the cartridge. Now a new entry from S&W will likely further fuel the fire. Maybe we could argue this one is a little late to the table, that’s fair. But we fully expect S&W’s version to be well executed. Look for a full review when we get one on the range real soon.

Didn’t find what you were looking for?

Source link: by Tactical Life at