S&W M&P15-22: A .22 LR Tactical Rifle

    The latest addition to the M&P15 family of AR-15 rifles is the M&P15-22. S&W have designed what they call “the ultimate .22LR platform”. From the press release:

    “In designing the new M&P15-22, our engineers pulled out all of the stops to develop the ultimate .22LR platform,” said Tom Kelly, Vice President of Marketing for Smith & Wesson. “The rifle’s operating features, functionality and durability are exactly what you would expect from any of Smith & Wesson’s tactical rifles. By remaining true to the standard AR-15 design while offering all of the preferred features found on the M&P Rifle Series, the M&P15-22 is well suited for a variety of recreational shooting applications while also being an extremely viable training firearm for law enforcement and military personnel. Shooters will find the M&P15-22 to be a great firearm for multiple uses with the reduced recoil and economical .22LR caliber ammunition.”

    The rifle features:

    * A3 style flat top upper receiver
    * A2 front post sight
    * A2 rear sight
    * M4 style collapsible stock
    * Quad rail handguard


    Barrel length: 16″
    Magazine capacity: 25 rounds
    Barrel twist: 1:15
    Upper Receiver: A3
    Weight: 5 lbs (unloaded)
    Length: 31″ (stock collapsed)

    UPDATE: The MSRP is $499 (Matt from S&W PR confirms this),

    S&W M&P15-22. Click to expand.

    Murdoc has a photo of the rifle posted at GunPundit.

    Steve Johnson

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