The new gun announcements at SHOT Show 2023 continue on as Smith & Wesson releases a new pistol chambered in the 5.7X28mm round.
While it seems like Smith may be late to the 5.7 party, with a bunch of guns being released over the last several years, this one is entirely different than any of the others out there.
(Read next: My take on the best 5.7X28 guns.)
Primarily, it is different with what they’re calling the “tempo” system, which is essentially a locking, rotary, two-piece barrel that is said to help the pistol cycle better.
MSRP sits right at $700, and Smith says it comes with two 22 round magazines.
There is an option for a manual thumb safety if that’s your thing, and it is an internal hammer-fired pistol.
Other features are as follows:
- Ambi controls
- Slide cut for optic
- Flat trigger
- Pic rail
- Forward slide serrations
You can learn more about this pistol on S&W’s website.