On Friday Smith & Wesson disclosed they were not selected to continue into the Army’s next phase in the Modular Handgun System (MHS) evaluation. The Army has not made an official announcement nor are the reason(s) for S&W’s M&P variants rejection been explained. S&W seems to be holding its cards close on its official or unofficial reaction to the news.
I briefly covered S&W’s MHS candidates on SpotterUp to include a rare photo of the most obvious differences between S&W’s entries and their civilian M&P counterparts. According to the staff at the General Dynamics booth (the S&W partner in the MHS) the improved M&P variants will be released to the public soon. Versions of 9mm Glocks, Sig Sauer’s P320, Berretta’s APX and Fabrique Nationale pistols (not the five-seven) remain in the MHS evaluation.