Smith & Wesson M&P10

Smith & Wesson didn’t just dip its toes into the .308 Winchester AR market—it jumped in head first with its M&P10.

A variety of features ensure that the M&P10 stands out from other large-receiver ARs. Among them is a firing pin spring that's designed to eliminate the potential for an unintentional discharge upon chambering a round. The rifle also has a Smith & Wesson-designed and built, patent-pending Enhanced Flash Hider.

The rifle tips the scales at less than 8 pounds, which is relatively lightweight even for an AR chambered in 5.56 NATO—which is saying something, since the M&P is chambered in .308 Win., 7.62 NATO.

You can get a closer look at the M&P10 below, in a video hosted by Shooting Illustrated Managing Editor Ed Friedman.

Technical Specifications:

Caliber: .308 Win./7.62 NATO
Barrel Length:
Overall Length:
37.6" to 40.9" extended
Weight: 7.71 lbs.
Capacity: 10 rounds
Trigger Pull:
6.15 lbs.
6-Position CAR
Suggested Retail Price:

For Further Reading:

142nd NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits: Smith & Wesson M&P10


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5 Responses to Smith & Wesson M&P10

GSPKurt wrote:
May 31, 2013

There are 2 different designs for >308 AR's, DPMS/Stoner SR-25 and Armalite. The DPMS pattern is far more commom than the Armalite. PMag makes magazines for the DPMS pattern rifle.

Don in New Hampshire wrote:
May 30, 2013

I don't know where these after-market magazines are, but would like to know so that I can get a spare. Also, since this rifle comes with no sights, no vendor seems to be able to answer if their sights will co-witness with the likes of an EOTech. As an aside, I am waiting for authorization to return the bolt and bolt carrier since the cam-pin cannot be removed as the cam pin will not come past the - for lack of proper nomenclature - gas fitting on the bolt carrier. Oh, I would like to clean it and go to the range! On the plus side, the ambidextrous mag release and safety controls are a very positive sales feature.

Bob Bolino wrote:
May 29, 2013

I want to know how it shots free hand at 100 yards. How big is the spread on 5shots on bulls I

Doug wrote:
May 29, 2013

Just got one , as did a friend 2 weeks ago ,havnt fired it yet , but my buddys has already been sent back as it ate up the brass on the 1st 5 rounds and then jammed . The same ammo fits his other 308s just fine , also my mags on my other 308 an Armalite ,DO NOT fit this gun . S&W said to my dealer only S&W mags will work , well see,,,,,

Leon Loony wrote:
May 29, 2013

Will S&W be making a 4 round clip for hunting. They said this rifle could be used for hunting but it comes with a 10 round clip.