M&P22 - MP-Pistol Forum


This is a discussion on M&P22 within the Polls forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I am inclined to hold my breath and wait for a better alternative to the M&P22 made by Walther. What does everyone else think?...

Go Back   MP-Pistol Forum > Smith & Wesson MP Forum > Polls

View Poll Results: Get an M&P22 or wait for something better?
Why wait, get an M&P22 now (single-action hammer fired, no changeable grip straps, no parts or action compatability) 27 41.54%
Wait for a conversion so I can use my after-market/custom grips, and action parts. 18 27.69%
Pray for something from S&W that has parts compatibility with service caliber M&Ps. 13 20.00%
Not interested or do not care about .22LR in an M&P 7 10.77%
Voters: 65. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old May 9th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #1
Senior Member
jasonuscg's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Salish Sea
Posts: 4,539
I am inclined to hold my breath and wait for a better alternative to the M&P22 made by Walther. What does everyone else think?
jasonuscg is offline  
Old May 9th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #2
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: North, Idaho
Posts: 109
I was thinking of getting one, but did not no the full story. I thought it was my M&P only in 22. Knowing this I may put it off. A conversion kit would be great if and when one ever comes out. No fair Glock gets all the extra goodies.
BARobinson is offline  
Old May 9th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #3
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 643
Originally Posted by jasonuscg View Post
I am inclined to hold my breath and wait for a better alternative to the M&P22 made by Walther. What does everyone else think?

I think people are putting way too much emphasize on this little 22LR being a training device instead of a plinker that has the same dimensions as our 9mm, 40Cal, 45 Cal M&P's. I've read, 'The backstraps don't change, so I'm not buying it.' and 'It's not striker fired, so I'm not buying it', and 'I rather have a conversion, so I'm not buying it.'

My opinion, I like the feel of the M&P; so I'm excited to have a reliable (Unproven, but I expect it will be based on S&W's backing their products) 22LR which has the same basic size and shape as the current M&P's. What are my alternatives, the Walther P22, which is a fun little gun but really really small; the Sig Mosquito which is a POS from what I've heard; the Ruger or Browning (Good guns, but kind of a different category)

So, once I get the word it doesn't have any serious bugs; I'm buying one. I plan on using it as a fun, inexpensive little shooter when I go to the range. I suspect it will make a great silencer host and look just fine sitting beside my other M&P's.


Evolution is offline  
Old May 9th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #4
Site Staff
luke2-2008's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Somerset, Ky
Posts: 2,805
Jason check out the portal tab. That is the only way it works these days.
luke2-2008 is offline  
Old June 28th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5
DavidC77's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Westhampton, MA, USA
Posts: 174
I would vote for # 5

#5 Both............A M&P 22 to have fun with and a conversion kit for M&P FS and a conversion kit for my M&P compact

That's what I want, I hope they make the kits.
DavidC77 is offline  
Old March 11th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #6
mi77915's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4
I am new the sport of handguns and I have rented (4) different 9mm handguns within the last 3 or 4 weeks to try to help in my decision making process of which to buy. My favorite one out of the bunch was the M&P9, this one just "felt" right in my hand. Being on a budget (like lots of people), I had to weigh EVERYTHING about the pending purchase, that includes the cost of ammo. Since I am new to the sport, and need to practice a lot to become "comfortable" in the sport, I decided to get the M&P22. Yes, some people think this is not a good training pistol, but I COMPLETELY disagree!!! In order for my skills to progress to where I feel they need to be, I would be spending lots of money on 9mm ammo. I can purchase about 8 to 10 times as much 22 caliber then I can 9mm. Yes, I know that it may not be the same type of gun, recoil is a lot different, but for a beginner, I personally think this is the way to go.

I will definitely be purchasing a 9mm handgun in the future (maybe 6 or so months away), but for now, I am having a GREAT time learning all about the necessary skills that I will need to excel at this sport.

I have been involved in many different hobbies over the past 40 or so years, and in everyone of them, 99% of the people entering these hobbies always started out as a beginner. You have to learn to walk before you can run.

Just my 2 cents,

mi77915 is offline  
Old March 12th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #7
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Mayodan NC
Posts: 26
I own a M&P 22 and must say it has been flawless, In fact i would own a second one just because. I own a M&P .45c and a M&P .40c and also couldn't be happier than them also. The only thing i wish is that they would include is the interchangeable grip option and 10.000 rounds to start with. I blister through rounds like candy in mine... LOL

Good choice in for my 2 cents...
XTREMEM&P is offline  
Old March 17th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #8
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 30
I just received my new M&P22 two days ago and have ran approximately 250 rounds through it. I did have three failure to feed, but I think it was from inserting the magazine too hard. I believe this caused the rounds to angle up too much, all failures were on the second shot. Other than that, it was flawless and an absolute pleasure to shoot. I have the 9mm version so this gun is a no brainer for a practice gun. I can't say enough good things about his gun. S&W hit a home run with it. I really like the fact that it is a full size gun as I have large hands and this fits so well. If your are a S&W owner and have any of the M&P pistols, this is in my opinion, the only choice. I can't quit shooting mine it is so much fun. I hope whatever you do get works well for you. This one just fit my needs to a tee. The m&P22 works, the conversion may or may not work as well. After all the positive reviews I picked what I perceived to be the sure bet.
Shooting Padre is offline  
Old March 17th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #9
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 30
I received an Email from Apex and the said they are beginning work on a .22 conversion for the M&P pistols. It is a big project and they have no further information at this time, but stated that when they do, it will be all over the internet. Just thought I'd pass that along.
Shooting Padre is offline  
Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:35 AM   #10
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 67
Buy the MP22 shoot the heck out of it and enjoy it, when Apex comes out with theirs sell your MP22 and buy the kit. Win Win you "rent" a MP22 for a while then get the match grade kit in the mean time your practicing cheaply
x10 is offline  
Old March 19th, 2014, 09:17 PM   #11
Junior Member
ClydeHill's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Washington State
Posts: 28
M&P22 before Shield

My 1st S&W gun was a model 36 (J frame). 2nd was an M&P9FS. 3rd was an M&P9c. Then what? Shield 9 was on my short list but I just couldn't justify it because the 9c was so amazing for CCW. But... 4th was an S&W 686+ and 5th was the M&P22. I still can't justify the Shield. But that's really because I work at a university where I'm not allowed to carry. Otherwise, I'd grab the next Shield I saw.
ClydeHill is offline  
Old March 20th, 2014, 06:37 AM   #12
Senior Member
mustangman's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: La Grange, Texas
Posts: 676
Picking one up this weekend. Daughter/dad kinda thing. She wants to learn on "a gun like dads"
mustangman is offline  
Old March 20th, 2014, 07:04 AM   #13
Mike25's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Illinois
Posts: 315
Originally Posted by mustangman View Post
Picking one up this weekend. Daughter/dad kinda thing. She wants to learn on "a gun like dads"
That's the same reason got mine. She loves it as do I
Mike25 is offline  

  MP-Pistol Forum > Smith & Wesson MP Forum > Polls

Search tags for this page

beginner m&p 22 or m&p 9mm


places that sell walther p22 in somerset ky.

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2012 MP-Pistol. All rights reserved.
MP-Pistol is a M&P pistol enthusiast forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. of Springfield, MA.