[SHOT 2016] Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Pistols

    SW22 Victory pistols from Smith & Wesson

    The SW22 Victory pistols are the newest members of Smith & Wesson’s line and the .22LR semiautos look more than capable of upholding the brand’s reputation. Every SW22 Victory comes standard with a 5.5″ match grade interchangeable barrel for superior performance and a stainless steel frame.

    SW22 Victory frames feature a Picatinny-style accessory rail for mounting optics or other accessories. Takedown of the modular design is quick and easy with a one-screw system. The thumb safety is steel-reinforced for extra durability. The pistols have an overall length of 9.2 inches and weigh 36 ounces.

    SW22 Victory trigger stops are adjustable to prevent overtravel and provide a perfect shot and quick, accurate follow-ups. Both the front and rear sights are equipped with a fiber optic insert and the rear sight is adjustable. The grips have textured panels for a sure grip and finger cuts for easy magazine removal.

    Three models of SW22 Victory are available: stainless steel, stainless steel with a threaded barrel (1/2-28), and Kryptek Highlander finish. They come with two 10-round magazines.

    When I was at the Smith & Wesson booth, there was always a bit of a crowd around the SW22 Victory displays and it took a while for me to get a chance to get decent photos. There is little doubt that this gun will be getting plenty of buzz during SHOT.

    SW22 Victory pistols from Smith & Wesson

    SW22 Victory pistols from Smith & Wesson

    SW22 Victory in Kryptek Highlander finish

    SW22 Victory in Kryptek Highlander finish

    Shelby Murdoc

    Murdoc is a freelancer who writes at various publications and web sites including Shooting Sports Retailer and GunPundit.com.


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