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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?...


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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%
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Old May 9th, 2011, 02:53 AM   #1
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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?
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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:15 AM   #2
 
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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.
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Old May 9th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #3
 
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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.



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Old May 9th, 2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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Jason check out the portal tab. That is the only way it works these days.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #5
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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.
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Old March 11th, 2012, 08:39 AM   #6
 
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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,



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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #7
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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...
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #8
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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.
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Old March 17th, 2012, 06:20 AM   #9
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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.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 10:35 AM   #10
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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
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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.
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Old March 20th, 2014, 06:37 AM   #12
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Picking one up this weekend. Daughter/dad kinda thing. She wants to learn on "a gun like dads"
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Old March 20th, 2014, 07:04 AM   #13
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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
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