New from Smith & Wesson: M&P9 Tennessee Special

In 2021, Smith & Wesson announced their move from their long-time home in Connecticut to a 650,000-square-foot headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee. To celebrate this change in the company’s identity, Smith & Wesson is releasing a limited run of M&P9 and Shield Plus Tennessee Special pistols.

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To celebrate their historic move to Tennessee, Smith & Wesson is releasing a run of M&P 9 Tennessee Special pistols.

Tennessee has been historically divided into West, Middle, and East. The tri-star state flag pays homage to this, and Smith & Wesson has laser engraved it into the barrels of its excellent M&P line of polymer-framed pistols.

“M&P striker-fired pistols have remained a cornerstone of Smith & Wesson’s legacy over the years and embody our brand’s ethos of reliability, performance, and durability. These extensions proudly bearing the engraved Tri-Star emblem are a tribute to our historic move and the rich heritage of our new home in Tennessee,” said Andrew Gore, Smith & Wesson’s Handgun Product Manager.

This limited run covers across several versions of the M&P. These include:

  • The M&P Shield Plus Microcompact 3.1-inch barrel, with and without a thumb safety.
  • The M&P 2.0 Double-Stack Compact 4-inch barrel and safety.
  • The M&P 2.0 Full Size 4.5-inch barrel and safety.

These pistols are chambered in 9mm Luger and are functionally the same as any other in the M&P line, suitable for deep concealment up to duty, save for a bit of Tennessee flair. The M&P Shield Plus models are available and have an MSRP of $549. The larger M&P compact and full-size models each have an MSRP of $669 and $679, respectively.

Terril is an economic historian with a penchant for all things firearm related. Originally a pot hunter hailing from south Louisiana, he currently covers firearms and reloading topics in print and on his All Outdoors YouTube page. When he isn't delving into rimfire ballistics, pocket pistols, and colonial arms, Terril can be found perfecting his fire-starting techniques, photographing wildlife, and getting lost in the archives.

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