I'm wondering how long S&W will be able to support their vast array of centerfire semi-auto handguns:
Classic Metal Frame guns (whatever they call those 39/59 type guns)
Now I know that the 1911 satisfies a specific market, but I'd like to see their sales numbers on the SW990, 39-series, and Sigma. So far, I'm not sure what any of them offer that the M&P doesn't do better.
The Sigma probably just got a temporary reprieve with their acquisition by the Army for the Afghanis (Afghanistanis? Afghans? Wasn't this in an episode of the Office?). As long as they are cranking them out for the military, might as well sell some on the side. That survival kit with a Sigma leaves me baffled...
The 39-series guns are probably still in the holsters of more than a few police departments, but M&Ps are where S&W will push from now on. S&W may be scared that if they discontinue the 39 series, that the PDs using them will gravitate towards another mfg as the replacement, instead of the M&P.