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Old 12-28-2012, 14:00   #1
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Thoughts on M&P22 pistol?

I like my M&P's and have given thought to getting a M&P22. They make a 10rd and a 12rd model. Haven't seen any mags for sale ans figure the gun only comes with 1 mag. I don't care it it's a 10rd or a 12rd gun. The 10rd model looks to about $30 less. Other than that I don't see much difference. How does it shoot? And what about reliability? Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2012, 14:29   #2
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I have a Walther P-22 that has been very reliable with CCI Mini-Mags. I have been thinking about the S&W as well or maybe a Ruger as my next .22 pistol. My only demand is that it must have a threaded barrel for my new Gemtech suppressor.


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Old 12-28-2012, 14:44   #3
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I'm not a fan, Joe. While I have nothing against the M&P22 in particular, I'm not into the rimfire replicas. I'd rather put my money into a true rimfire design.

I started a thread on the subject a couple months ago...

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1451463

I guess it should be a fun plinker for you, but far from a serious shooter. They're just not that well made, sorry to say.
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Old 12-28-2012, 15:10   #4
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I own a M&P 22.

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As BAC points out, it's not what I consider to be a "target" .22lr pistol. It gives decent accuracy, but nothing like either of my Ruger MKIII's.

The M&P 22 is the perfect training analog for the center-fire, full size, M&P 9 & 40. The ergonomics are the same. The trigger feel on the M&P 22 isn't exactly the same as it's center-fire siblings, but it's real close.

The M&P 22 is a hammer fired, blowback pistol. It has an aluminum slide. It has a front dot, rear notch sight set up. My only gripe with the M&P 22 is the rear sight. I wish it had a 2-dot. Because of the aluminum slide, I'm not willing to drift on a steel center-fire M&P pistol's steel 2-dot sight.

Mine has digested at least 6 bricks of Federal Bulk .22lr by now. No failures related to the gun. The few failures were ammo related. I see no unusual wear or degradation in performance.

If you do buy one, be sure to clean out the packing grease Walther slathers on it. Cleaning off the packing grease is not the same nightmare as cosmolene removal, but it was annoying. The packing grease is of a thick viscosity, almost Vaselene like.

If you locate a 10 round magazine buy it. If you reside in a State without magazine capacity restrictions, you can turn the 10 round into a 12 round. Remove the base plate. Remove the metal plug limiter. Voila, 12 round mag.
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Old 12-28-2012, 16:05   #5
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My son has one and it is reliable and a very fun plinker. We really like it.

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Old 12-28-2012, 16:37   #6
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The thing is that Walther doesn't even build them. They're built by Umarex, the airsoft company, who also build the P22. I guess they make good training pistols, but for the money, I'd sooner go with a serious rimfire for more accuracy and better quality.
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Old 12-28-2012, 16:59   #7
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I'm not a fan, Joe. While I have nothing against the M&P22 in particular, I'm not into the rimfire replicas. I'd rather put my money into a true rimfire design.

I started a thread on the subject a couple months ago...

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1451463

I guess it should be a fun plinker for you, but far from a serious shooter. They're just not that well made, sorry to say.
Well, I got tired of looking for extra mags. The only one's I found were from S&W at $32 each! No way in hell I'm paying $32+shipping for a 10 round .22 mag. So...I bought this instead.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/77287

And I still get 10 rounds.
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:40   #8
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That's a MUCH better choice, in my opinion.

Congrats Joe!
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