New Smith and Wesson Victory Pistol! (SHOT Show 2016)

The new Smith and Wesson Victory .22lr pistol has a silhouette reminiscent of the Ruger MK, Browning Buckmark, or even the old Model 41, but it has some new features that will make even the most discerning shooter raise an eyebrow. While changing the barrel out on some .22 pistols is a chore, the Victory has made it so that even the least handy among us can make short work of it!

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Alex C.

Alex is a Senior Writer for The Firearm Blog and Director of TFBTV.


  • Steve Rothaug

    Been calling a few local shops this morning, no luck yet. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these.

  • Chris Cosby

    You mention removing the barrel but how is the general take down? I’m looking for something to replace my ruger 22/45 which is a pain in the ass to take apart and clean.

    • From what the rep showed, it is VERY easy. He had it taken down in under a minute.

      • De Facto

        Easier or harder than a CZ75?

        • Sean

          I don’t think too many things are easier than a CZ75

          • Redfoot

            H&K USP.

          • James

            S&w 22a or the star super b…

          • Sean

            I just tried my 22a and the CZ back to back. The CZ was easier. I could even do it one handed.

    • Paper clip and flip flopping the mainspring pin on the hammer. I tell you, paperclips for 22/45 or Mk pistols is a necessity!

    • Nashvone

      Get a Majestic Arms Quick Strip kit. It was worth the money the first time I got mine dirty.

    • Cymond

      Skip ahead to 1:04 and watch for the next 20 seconds. The upper and lower are held together by a single Allen head bolt.

  • Darhar M.

    I have a Ruger Mk II & III both bull barrel target models.
    Both function perfectly and yet cleaning them is a chore due to their
    design. Over time it gets easy but only after a dozen or so disassembly/reassembly

    I will buy a S&W Victory if only to add to my collection but if cleaning is a breeze
    and accuracy is good I will retire my Rugers to the bugout bags.

    • Sean

      I don’t think anyone actually cleans Ruger .22s. I have had mine for 20 years. I have taken it apart twice. I just spray brake cleaner after every few times I shoot, and re oil as needed. I figure I can go another 10 years til I need to clean it again.

      • Darhar M.

        That is your prerogative.
        I clean my Rugers after 2k rds.

  • James

    Not bad but not anything much better than my 22a. (which cost like $150 used) Still waiting for the day I can just stroll into walmart and grab a brick of 22 again…

  • Chris Moorhead

    Looks like it was designed by a committee, or something Scaramanga would use when he’s not carrying the gold one.

  • Joel Thompson

    Out of curiousity, has anyone heard anything about the new M&P for the XM17 competition? Proposals are supposed to be submitted at the end of the month, and a shareholder slide indicated that S&W was looking to reveal it’s next generation of M&P. It’s very odd they haven’t said anything about it yet.

  • adverse

    Is there something to tame the recoil on those things?