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Colt M4 .22 vs S&W M&P 15-22

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by PROderboom, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. PROderboom

    PROderboom

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    Hey guys,

    I did my best to search for a thread on this topic, but failed to find one. Maybe I'm just an idiot, if so, please direct to the thread.

    As you can see, I would like your input on what rifle is a better rifle or just simply more reliable. I live and die buy Glock so I highly depend on the reliability of my firearm. This purchase would be for fun only, so defense is not a factor in my purchase.

    Any help is appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. boomhower

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    Get the M&P, it's a great rifle and dirt cheap. The Colt isn't a Colt, just has the name stamped on it. Don't know a lot about the Colt but I know tons and tons of happy M&P 15-22 owners.
     


  3. I own a 15-22 and it has the exact same controls of a real AR. It also takes the same stocks (mil-spec diameter tube) and other accessories. I ended up buying 8 mags for it because it is simply more fun than a person could have at the range. Highly recommend. I've heard the Colt/ Umarex version is not as authentic to a real AR (controls/accessories) as the S&W.
     
  4. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

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    Another vote for the M&P 15-22 from a very happy owner. Fun, fun, FUN!

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  5. TunaFisherman

    TunaFisherman Halibut Hunter

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    I own one. My Ruger 10/22 is jealous as the 15/22 is my new love
     
  6. Shooter64

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    M&P is the way to go. It uses real AR trigger parts and the bolt rides on stainless steel rails. If I remember, the bolt in the colt rides on zinc alloy.

    My M&P will group 5 rounds of CCI std velocity in a .375" group at 50 yards. That's with a 4moa Aimpoint.
    [​IMG]

    Sent from TapTalk 2
     
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  7. plouffedaddy

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    15-22 all the way. Ultra reliable and a great training aid for future warriors...
     
  8. Rancher

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    If I had a "do over" would get a CMMG conversion for my AR's. I have 3. Really like (liked) my M&P until a primer from a Remington Golden screwed it up. My son was shooting it and the Goldens are not a ammo they suggest using in one, my/his fault.

    Check out the reviews on ar-15.com and go from there.

    I do like the M&P but would go a differnet route if I could. IMO a .22 should be able to shoot anything I feed it. All my others have done fine. Still have to get a new extractor for mine. Been to lazy/busy to call S&W. A member here knew the problem right when I described it.

    If you do not have an AR for a conversion I would say get the M&P, the Colts are crap. Not a fan of the Rugers either.

    Rancher
     
  9. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Most AR conversions i've seen had issues.

    The M&P will run and run hard.

    The Colt is a flaming piece of crap.


    The fact that the M&P disassembles like a real AR is also a plus.
     
  10. porschedog

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    I have the Colt, it isn't a pos, sorry
    Yes, the S&w is nice, no doubt, but no need to slam the Colt until you have tried it
     
  11. plouffedaddy

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    Agreed. I had two conversions---at least 1-5 malfunctions per mag in any gun with any ammo.

    The M&Ps been awesome. I sold my kits for $240 and bought the M&P for $370. Glad I did. The reliability is worth another $130 IMO...
     
  12. Ewalk

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    I was Lucky To Have Friends That Owned Both And I Shot Both. The Decision Was Made For Me By How Many Issues The "Colt" Had. I Am Very Happy With My M&P, I Will Be buying The Target Model Soon.
     
  13. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  14. I would pick the M&P. It is so well liked the guys that brought you some of the nicest ambi safety levers, have also developed ambi selectors for the M&P.

    Battle Arms M&P 15-22 ambi selectors.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  15. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    +1 on the 15-22. I love mine and would recommend it to anyone.
     
  16. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    M&P gets my vote. It has real AR controls and is actually made by the company who's brand it bears out of quality materials. Can't say that for the "Colt".

    The only difference between it and a real AR is the weight

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  17. bunk22

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  18. KalashniKEV

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    Neither. They're both junk guns licensed out to toy companies.

    RUGER 10/22.
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2012
  19. Shooter64

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    That statement is invalid.


    Sent from TapTalk 2
     
  20. KalashniKEV

    KalashniKEV

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    Truth bomb.
    BOOM.
    Deal with it.