S&W has announced that the M&P15-22 rifles have started shipping. Expect to start seeing the little carbines showing up in your local gun stores soon. I can’t wait, I actually held off buying one of the Colt carbines because I’ve been waiting for the S&W gun to hit the market.
- 16 inch barrel 1 in 15 twist rate
- Will accept 1913 Mil Standard rail accessories
- Looks cool
If you’re an AR shooter, there is no reason you shouldn’t get one of these. Short of building your own .22 LR training rifle from parts, which would cost roughly 1/3 more than just buying the M&P15-22, this is the best .22 LR platform for AR shooters. Here’s why:
|From SHOT SHOW 2009|
The safety, unlike the ridiculous 180 degree safety on the little Colt/Umarex M4 .22, is exactly the same as the safety on whatever AR you have sitting around the house that you use for home defense. I am so excited about this gun.