For AR pistol fans, Smith & Wesson just made an exciting announcement marking the return of the M&P15-22. Chambered in .22 LR, the M&P15-22 comes compact with a 25-round magazine, making it suitable for a wide range of purposes.
The Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Pistol Returns
With an 8-inch barrel, the M&P15-22 measures just 25.4 inches fully extended. In a home defense situation, the pistol remains extremely compact for working corners. Measuring just 22.8 inches with the SB Tactical SBA3 adjustable pistol arm brace collapsed, the M&P15-22 becomes highly portable as well. We could easily see this serving as a truck gun, trainer or fun plinker for a day on the range.
A polymer receiver helps keep weight down. The pistol weighs just 53.6 ounces overall. Meanwhile a carbon steel barrel with a 1:15-inch twist provides the heart of the platform. It also includes a functioning charging handle and shell deflector, welcome additions.
An M&P handguard features M-LOK slots for accessory attachment. A two-position safety, one-point QD sling swivel and threaded barrel with muzzle flash provide familiar AR-style components.
A typical blow back action completes a multi-purpose pistol that comes with no sights included. However, the platform includes a full-length Picatinny rail on top. Simply top it with your reflex or red dot of choice, and you’re off and running.
In an era where .223 ammo proves increasingly difficult to find, adding a .22 LR to the stable provides another option. The S&W M&P15-22 retails for $504 . For even more info, please visit smith-wesson.com.
Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Pistol Specs
- Caliber: .22 LR
- Action: Semi-Auto Blow Back
- Capacity: 25+1
- Barrel Length: 8 inches
- Rifling: 1:15-inch Twist
- Front Sight: N/A
- Rear Sight: N/A
- Width: 2 inches
- Overall Height: 7 inches
- Overall Length: 22.8 inches (collapsed), 25.4 inches (extended)
- Weight: 53.6 ounces
- Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
- Receiver Material: Polymer
- Receiver Finish: Black
- MSRP: $504