The S&W M&P R8 is a unique semi-automatic revolver. It has an impressive rate of fire, very high range, good accuracy, and a larger magazine capacity when compared to other revolvers. The spread also resets after every shot, making it an ideal candidate for sustained hipfire. The low damage multiplier to the head is balanced out by extended damage multipliers to the limbs and lower damage drop, significantly increasing the chance for a quick 3-shot kill to the body, regardless of the target's armor. The recoil when aiming down the sights is also very low, greatly simplifying the aiming process at long distances. It is effective for all ranges of combat.
It comes with a unique Leupold Deltapoint sight which provides 1.3x magnification and decreases scope in duration.