At the Ct State IDPA Champions match earlier this month there were several S&W higher ups who shot the match. S&W was a major sponsor. I spoke with one who is very involved with the M&P line. He told me that the next one out was going to be a commander sized 45. The compact was projected for roll out early next year.
FWIW, I verified today that there are some smaller .45-cal M&P's in existence but it's not yet in production. I was told a compact .45 will be at SHOT and put into production for sale early in '08. Everyone who's handled the gun has been thoroughly impressed. I haven't seen it in person myself.
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