I like Smith & Wesson products. But I am glad I didn't pay attention to the gunnie world back when they were voluntarily bending over and acquiescing to the gun banners. That would have led to a bad taste in my mouth and might make me more reluctant to purchase their products.
That said, I have only bought one new Smith. A .22 revolver. Model 617. It has a pimple-lock on it that's ugly, but, since it's a .22 that is less of an issue to me.
If they want me to buy factory new revolvers, they'll ditch this dingus. I'll wait til then to get a 625 or an R8.
Maybe a M&P one day. Or their version of a 1911. One day. Maybe. I'd rather spend my cash on a revolver
I guess they don't want my money.