As we have reported in this space before, Smith & Wesson recently made a historic move from its ancestral home in Massachusetts to Tennessee. This was due to increasingly onerous state regulations on the iconic company's products, but S&W's dedication to the Second Amendment means a constant focus on the future. The future began for S&W on November 5, 2021, when Smith & Wesson executives broke ground for its new headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee. To commemorate this new landmark in American history, Smith & Wesson has released 2,100 limited edition M&P15T II engraved rifles.
Just like Smith & Wesson's move to Tennessee, the M&P15T II is a fairly recent development ... but its roots are well entwined in American history. Engraved on the magazine well is a bald eagle, American flag and the text “Since 1852 Protecting the 2nd,” representing the company’s commitment to the Second Amendment and its customers.
The M&P 15T II is already a hot ticket among NRA Women! (You can read more about the base model here.) This special-edition engraved rifle features a free-float 16” barrel that features 5R rifling with a twist rate of 1:8. It is equipped with a mid-length gas system delivering reduced recoil and efficient cycling. A forged, oversized trigger guard provides maximum clearance when wearing gloves, and the rifle is equipped with a new flat-face trigger for a crisp and consistent trigger pull.
The M&P15T II comes standard with a Radian Raptor-LT charging handle, providing ambidextrous manipulation. Also included is a Magpul CTR carbine-length stock and a 15” aluminum M-Lok handguard topped with Magpul MBUS sights. MSRP $1,372; Smith-Wesson.com