Army pistols of the future

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Smith & Wesson is hoping to become the next gun supplier of the U.S. Army. It plans to submit its M&P, a lightweight pistol with a primarily plastic frame. These polymer or plastic pistols have become increasingly popular among civilians and cops. The Army didn't specify whether it wanted a plastic or a metal frame, but it did say the pistol had to be strong enough to pack a punch.

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First published December 8, 2014: 3:07 PM ET

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