Can someone name a pistol that isn't made to price point?
S&W M41 maybe?
The Sig 210 - again, maybe?
Don't know for sure what price point S&W really had/has in mind.
I do know that if S&W ad sunk a little bit more into the manufacturing of them, it would show a lot.
I looked at the 22/a vs the 22/s when I bought my 22/s, and there's a good bit of difference between the way the two appear.
Other than the buffer, the only thing I'm really concerned about w/my 22/s, is the cheesy hook on the barrels where they hook onto and attach to the frame.
I get real anal about swapping barrels and handle that chore w/kid gloves.