Smith & Wesson Introduces New and Improved M&P15-22 Pistol
Awesome news everyone! Smith & Wesson is introducing a new and improved M&P15-22 Pistol. Any admirers out there like me will know that at one point Smith & Wesson did offer an M&P15-22 variant, but it was discontinued a few years ago. This one breathes all sorts of new life into the design by incorporating what the other one was missing…an arm brace! Let’s jump in, shall we?
This new member of Smith & Wesson‘s M&P15-22 series has the usual and obvious AR15 style features. What sets this new one apart from both the old discontinued one and all the rifle versions is this one has a nice compact barrel and an adjustable arm brace. I think this newest offering was a fantastic choice considering the world’s affection for AR pistols. The specifications are found below:
- CALIBER: 22 LR
- ACTION: Semi-Auto Blow Back
- CAPACITY: 25+ 1 Rounds
- BARREL LENGTH: 8˝ (20.32 cm)
- RIFLING: 1:15˝ Twist
- FRONT SIGHT: N/A
- REAR SIGHT: N/A
- WIDTH: 2.0˝ (5.08 cm)
- OVERALL HEIGHT: 7.0˝ (17.78 cm)
- OVERALL LENGTH 22.8˝ (57.9 cm) Collapsed 25.4˝ (64.5 cm) Extended
- ARM BRACE: SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable
- WEIGHT: 53.6 oz. (1519.6 g)
- BARREL MATERIAL: Carbon Steel
- BARREL FINISH: Black
- RECEIVER MATERIAL: Polymer
- RECEIVER FINISH: Black
The MSRP of the new Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Pistol sits nicely at $504 which is a tiny bit more than its older rifle brother. For a semi-auto 22LR in a tactical configuration, I find that price to be very fair. I think for people out there looking for a more compact, fun gun or even a practice version of their big boy AR pistol would find this to be a great offering.
So, here it is guys! Smith & Wesson did it…they brought it back! I am very excited about this cause I love the compact feel of an AR pistol and even more so I chomp at the chance to play with an American-made .22 Long Rifle. All that aside what do you guys and gals think? Would you be interested in going to the range with a 22LR AR pistol? As always, let us know all of your thoughts in the Comments below! We always appreciate your feedback.