It is actually here – consider this S&W’s apology for the Governor! The new M&P-22 is exactly what we’d hoped for, a .22 LR version of the M&P pistol, which has the exact same dimensions at the 9mm and .40 S&W pistols. If you’re looking for a dedicated .22LR trainer to go with your M&P pistol, now you have the option.
It does have a thumb safety, some users will like this, some won’t, but the nice thing about this is that if you have the M&P without the thumb safety, don’t use it. If you have the M&P with the thumb safety, you can practice with your .22 LR trainer the same way you would with a full-size gun. This is the kind of stuff I’m excited to see from S&W, and I can’t wait until these hit shelves.