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Smith 22A

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by 1234Havasu, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. 1234Havasu

    1234Havasu

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    Anyone have any input on the S&W 22A? I'm thinking of purchasing one and would like any and all input, good or bad, on your experience or opinion. Thanks.
     
  2. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    My FFL had one that we shot at the range a couple of times. No problems to speak of and took a reddot easily.
    The only thing is the weird mag release. I would buy one if I could pick it up for $180-200.
     

  3. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    I have one-Very accurate and mine is not ammo picky-it even likes Rem blunderbolts
    The mag release is funky at first but now I LOVE IT
    I have a reddot on it and it's truly a fun gun unless your a
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  4. JFrame

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    Unless S&W has redesigned it since I bought mine (actually a 22S), you might want to lay in a small supply of nylon recoil buffer pads. They get chewed up pretty well after 500-600 rounds. I've heard S&W gives a few out for free if you ask them.

    Otherwise -- my comments echo the others. Mine has been reliable, even with cheap bulk ammo. Surprisingly accurate piece also, and very comfortable in the hand.

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  5. 1234Havasu

    1234Havasu

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    Thanks for the input, folks. Looks like there's one on my "to buy" list.

    Larry
     
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    On my first disassembly of my 22S, I shot the recoil spring across the yard, lost it. Called S&W and asked to buy the spring assy and some buffers. They sent them free then asked if I needed any more help.

    Love the long barrel.

    Great doing business with them and fine support. They actually refused my CCard.

    I hate the finish on the ss frame. Solvents attacked it.
     
  7. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    My recoil buffer is past the 5000(well past)rounds now and gun did come with extra buffer
     
  8. Caladan

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    Our 22A is easily as accurate as our MKIII, Buckmark, and Neos. Also not ammo-picky either. The trigger isn't as nice as the BM or the MKIII, but not bad at all. Very easy to strip.

    Overall a great pistol for the money, with the only possible downside being the somewhat large size of the grip.
     
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    All those positive posts worked. Just closed a deal on Gun Broker. Thanks again!!!
     
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    Enjoy, Havasu -- I hope you have as good experience with yours as those on this thread have had! :)

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  11. Retired Squid

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    Congrat's you bought a very accurate and reliable pistol, the early 22S & A's did have problems but they worked it out. They are about best bang for your dollar, and sometimes called called a poor mans Model 41 they are so accurate and reliable. Their down side is a bad trigger for target use unless you are not competing and can take your time.