As many people know, S&W has decided to come out with a new polymer service pistol that they have named, with no respect for tradition, the "M&P".
For those who don't have the backstory, "M&P" (or "Military & Police") is the official moniker of the fixed-sight K-frame .38 Special revolver that S&W has had in constant production since 1899 (its current catalog designation is Model 10-12, signifying the 12th engineering change to the Model 10 since 1957,) and which was the nearly-universal law enforcement sidearm in America for most of that past century, as well as being used by armed forces around the free world. More than 6,000,000 of them have been produced in that time, many during WWII, when they were called the "Victory Model". The new executive team at S&W seems to think that, like Harley-Davidson, "heritage" is Smith's most valuable commodity, hence the hanging of this hallowed old moniker on a newfangled plastic po-po gun.
Here're some possible suggestions for future developments of this line from S&W:
1) Chamber the gun in .357SIG and call it the "Registered Magnum".
2) Equip the gun with a key lock, fingerprint-recognition lock, and magazine safety, and call it the "Triple Lock".
(There is, apparently, no truth to the rumor that the "M&P" designation on the new pistola stands for "Molded Plastic".)