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Old November 28, 2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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How do you guys like the S&W M&P15-22?

Seems to have great reviews. Any cons? Do they all come with the flash hider (looks so cool lol)? Best place to buy one?
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Old November 29, 2012, 02:37 AM   #2
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They are a lot of fun, good cheap to shoot plinkers also great for kids. Saw a really good deal at Sportsmans Warehouse last week for around $300
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Old November 29, 2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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My thoughts on the M&P (video review link)

It's a great gun; 0 issues to date.

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Do they all come with the flash hider (looks so cool lol)? Best place to buy one?
They don't all come with the flash hider. Buds, jet guns, and a few other places get them in stock relatively frequently and they have good prices as well.
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:28 PM   #4
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Great guns. I didn't want to like them at first because they're mainly plastic, but shooting them has won me over.

We have 3 with 5-6k rounds through them and a failure rate of about .2%, which seems about on par with the occasional bad .22 round.
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Old November 29, 2012, 12:40 PM   #5
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I like that the operating controls work the same as my .223 ARs. No issues with mine. Lots of cheap practice.
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Old November 29, 2012, 01:04 PM   #6
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Saw a really good deal at Sportsmans Warehouse last week for around $300
Wow, great price! Wish we still had Sportsmans Warehouse in our area. best price I've seen is $369.
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Old November 29, 2012, 05:48 PM   #7
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They work pretty much the same as the originals,and are very reliable. I used to go to the range 2 or3 times a year. Since I got my 22 knockoff I go 2 times a week.
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Old November 29, 2012, 06:48 PM   #8
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I owned one for about a year here is my opinion.

Pros:
Accurate
Reliable
Quad rail
Lightweight
All around great rifle

Cons:
Made of plastic and polymer
Difficult to change rail
I am not a big fan of the extremely long magazine

I ended up selling mine to buy a CMMG Quebec-A. It is a standard AR lower, with a .22 upper. It has a dust cover and F/A, which isn't a big deal at all. The reasons I decided to get rid of it were just my opinion. I like having one closer to the weight and profile of an M4. My CMMG has a 14.5" exposed barrel, with 1.5" of extra barrel length inside the upper to bypass the pesky tax stamp.

I would recommend the M&P15-22 to anyone. I personally just prefer the Quebec-A over it. But please know the CMMG is not any better, but just more of what I wanted. I also wanted to be able to change uppers after seeing the CMMG. It is equally as accurate. So what I am saying is the M&P 15-22 is a top notch .22. You will most likely be tickled to death with it. If you can get one for the $369 that Sportsman's Warehouse had them for, you need to be on that like a duck on a junebug. The are a ton of fun.
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Old November 29, 2012, 07:20 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info guys!

Should I pay the extra money for the MOE version? Also, how do you guys like the SIG 522 versus this? I suppose they're not really the same thing, though. Basically I just want a fun .22 rifle. Almost 100% sure I'm gonna get the 15-22 MOE, but it never hurts to look around. Thanks all!

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Old November 29, 2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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The Smith seems to be the best of the bunch. More satisfied owners than I've ever seen for a firearm. I'm sure the Sig is just fine as well but the Smith looks and functions like a real AR. As far as your original question regarding a flash hider, the answer is no. There are compliant models out there that do not have a flash hider.

As for the MOE, if you like the MOE furniture, then the MOE is a great value. Much cheaper than trying to add the Magpul gear yourself after the fact.
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Old November 30, 2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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Question...i loved how quiet the Henry Goldenboy was, will the 15-22 be as quiet?
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Old December 1, 2012, 07:25 AM   #12
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Can't say that I've shot a Henry Golden Boy but can tell you that the 15-22 is pretty quiet.
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Old December 1, 2012, 09:08 PM   #13
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have had one since they came out. love it and have ran quite a few bricks of ammo thru it. you can trick em out just like your ar15/ar10. cheap plinking thats what is was meant for.
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Old December 1, 2012, 09:25 PM   #14
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How well do they function with cheap bulk ammo?
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Old December 1, 2012, 10:43 PM   #15
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With any ammo on the recommended list (in the link above) mine has ran extremely well (99%). I buy all my ammo in bulk.
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Old December 1, 2012, 11:10 PM   #16
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I've had my 15-22 for a couple years. Have shot several thousand rounds of CCI Blazer and Federal bulk pack ammo without a single malfunction. I picked up a couple 10 round magazines - didn't like the length of the 20 rounder. I put a Primary Arms red dot scope on it and find it to be quite accurate. A great little plinker in all respects and the operation and takedown is very similar to it's bigger brothers.

I wasn't keen on the polymer construction at first, but don't even notice it now.
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Old December 2, 2012, 12:08 AM   #17
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Another very satisfied owner of a 15-22. One of my most fun rifle to take to the range.
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Old December 2, 2012, 07:12 AM   #18
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Great rifle, it is my only semi auto 22 that will run subsonic ammo like a champ.
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