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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/22/2009 at 10:45
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 19, 2009) - Smith & Wesson Corp., the legendary 157-year old firearms maker, announced that it would expand its Military & Police (M&P) Rifle Series with the introduction of a new tactical rifle chambered in .22 LR - the M&P15-22. The dedicated .22 LR platform offers the fit and feel of the company's popular M&P15 rifle, while being chambered in the more economical ammunition.

Engineered on a high strength polymer upper and lower receiver, the M&P15-22 benefits from reduced weight while retaining the looks and operating features of the standard M&P15 rifle. The new semi-automatic rifle features a 16-inch barrel with a twist of 1 in 15 inches. The M&P15-22 is standard with a six-position collapsible stock to accommodate a variety of shooters and shooting positions, an A3 style flat top upper receiver with a quad-rail handguard for easily mounting optional accessories and an A2 pistol grip for improved firearm control.

The new tactical rifle also features a fully functional charging handle, an AR-15 style magazine release, bolt catch and a two-position receiver mounted safety. The M&P15-22 is complete with a removable 25 round magazine along with a removable A2-style front post sight, an adjustable A2-style rear sight and a single stage trigger. An optional barrel shroud is also available.

"In designing the new M&P15-22, our engineers pulled out all of the stops to develop the ultimate .22LR platform," said Tom Kelly, Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson. "The rifle's operating features, functionality and durability are exactly what you would expect from any of Smith & Wesson's tactical rifles. By remaining true to the standard AR-15 design while offering all of the preferred features found on the M&P Rifle Series, the M&P15-22 is well suited for a variety of recreational shooting applications while also being an extremely viable training firearm for law enforcement and military personnel. Shooters will find the M&P15-22 to be a great firearm for multiple uses with the reduced recoil and economical .22LR caliber ammunition."

The M&P15-22 has an unloaded weight of approximately 5 pounds. The rifle measures a compact 31 inches with the stock collapsed and 34 inches with the stock fully extended. The M&P15-22 is designed to accept all 1913 Mil. Std. rail adaptable accessories, Mil-Spec carbine stocks and most standard after-market AR-15 pistol grips.
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I was expecting a 9-shot K-frame...
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Looks like a lot of fun and a very good trainer too.  I bet 10/22 sales will suffer some if the price is right.
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I think there is a convertion kit for the 10/22 to make an Ar type rifle.
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as cool as that thing looks, logic tells me that not to many working class folks like me will pass up a $200 10/22 for a (i assume) $500+ s&w for there kids to beat up. and im sure its not like s&w probably intended it for such use, either. but the 10/22 is pretty stiff competition, like the remington 870 pump shot gun.
on the other hand it would be cool for the older kids, or for yourself.


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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Looks like a lot of fun and a very good trainer too.  I bet 10/22 sales will suffer some if the price is right.
 
If the price is right what does age matter, they are both semi auto rimfires?
 
I agree the price will probably be higher.  I am hoping that they are aiming at the #1 .22 semi auto seller, the 10/22.  People hot rod 10/22's and dump a small fortune into them all the time.  Check out rimfirecentral.com.  The 10/22 has never really had any real competition and my point was, if S&W is smart they would have identified this and hopefully positioned the M&P close enough to get some of the 10/22 market share.
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thats very true, the 10/22 is like a honda civic, everybody make aftermarket parts for them so you can make them look bad. i dont think no matter how hard you try though you can make a 10/22 look like an ar 15 style rifle though.
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I bet the S&W will sell a ton just for the look alone and take away the 10/22 ruled market.Or they could be like me and want one of both.

 

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I don't know about Honda Civics, more like Chevy 350's.
 
There are literaly tons of stocks to convert 10/22's to look like AR's, M249s, even Bullpups.
 
 
 


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ive got a 10/22 and it looks like a geo metro next to that ferrari from s&w! it is sweet looking for sure
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This is a 10/22 covertion Pyro. Nordic RGR-800 so it can be done buddy.
 
 
 
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while the stock and fore end do look excellent the action looks "wonky"
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

 i dont think no matter how hard you try though you can make a 10/22 look like an ar 15 style rifle though.
 
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

while the stock and fore end do look excellent the action looks "wonky"
 
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

 i dont think no matter how hard you try though you can make a 10/22 look like an ar 15 style rifle though.
 
Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

while the stock and fore end do look excellent the action looks "wonky"
 
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Another one of my threads gets........PYRO'D.  Down the Toilet

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