Jumping into the pistol-caliber carbine market with a handy 9mm rifle that shares the same lineage as its successful M&P series pistols, S&W's new gun folds at the barrel for easy storage.

The new M&P FPC carbine stems from its family tree, logically using the grip, magazines, and surface controls of the M&P9 M2.0 pistol. The upper half, however, is radically different, sporting a 16-inch barrel inside of a lightweight handguard complete with M-LOK accessory slots. The carbine is both optics and suppressor ready, with a 1/2x28 TPI threaded barrel and a full-length top Picatinny rail for sights or glass. Meanwhile, the side-folding barrel prevents loss of zero.

The S&W M&P FPC carbine
The S&W M&P FPC carbine. Overall length when deployed is 36.25 inches. (Photos: S&W)
The S&W M&P FPC carbine
The stock includes on-carbine storage for extra magazines, and the FPC ships with one 17-round flush fit and two 23-round extended mags. It is backward compatible with both original M&P9 and M2.0 compact and full-sized double-stack mags. 
The S&W M&P FPC carbine
When it comes to the grip, the FPC even accepts the M&P9's standard interchangeable rear palmswells. 
The S&W M&P FPC carbine
Folded length of the new M&P FPC carbine is just 16.375 inches...
The S&W M&P FPC carbine
...and it stows neatly in its included zipper bag, with room for extra mags and Twinkies. 

"The team at Smith & Wesson aimed to design a pistol carbine that was compatible with various M&P pistol magazines," explained John Myles, Smith's senior manager of new products. "We exceeded that initial desire by introducing side-folding mechanics that deliver a unique compact feature and allow the user to keep their sight system mounted on the gun both in the folded and extended positions." 

From 36 to 16 inches in seconds. 

The new M&P FPC carbine has an MSRP of $659. This puts it within striking distance of KelTec's existing folding stocked SUB2000 series and is much more affordable than Trailblazer's swing-stocked Pivot rifle. 



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