NEW M&P 22 Magnum Pistol From Smith & Wesson

Doug E
by Doug E
S&W M&P 22 Magnum Pistol

Smith & Wesson has just announced a new pistol to the M&P series, the M&P 22 Magnum, that boasts a 30-round capacity. The new semi-auto S&W M&P 22 Magnum pistol utilizes a gas operated system, and features an internal hammer, fiber optic front sight, and is optics-ready. This model includes a frame-mounted manual safety which is ambidextrous, along with slide stop controls on both sides of the pistol. You can read Smith & Wesson’s press release and specifications below.

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S&W M&P 22 Magnum Pistol

SPRINGFIELD, MA., (7/11/2023) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announces the release of the new M&P22 MAGNUM pistol, chambered in 22 WMR.

This latest addition to the M&P series is all about bringing more. More capacity, more reliability, and more features. Its internal hammer-fired design, paired with the TEMPO gas-operated barrel system, keeps components locked in place until the bullet passes the gas port, increasing performance. With a staggering 30-round capacity, the full-size polymer frame M&P22 MAGNUM ships with two magazines so you can spend less time reloading and more time training. It comes with a fiber optic front sight, black notched rear sight, and is optics-ready, allowing you to direct-mount most of the popular micro red dots available today.

“The M&P22 MAGNUM combines the best features of our internal hammer fire control system with the patented TEMPO barrel design, creating a smooth operating experience for the shooter. The 22 WMR is a versatile and field-savvy cartridge that has been a legacy among American shooters, hunters, and trappers for decades. Smith & Wesson is proud to offer a new pistol that further supports the use of this cartridge outdoors or on the range,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products.

The M&P22 MAGNUM is fully ambidextrous, has a 4.35-inch stainless steel barrel with Armornite® finish, includes a flat-face trigger, and Picatinny-style rail for mounting accessories. This pistol is proudly made in the U.S.A. and has an MSRP of $649.00.

M&P 22 Magnum pistol from Smith & Wesson

Specs:

WIDTH 1.1 in
LENGTH 8 in
HEIGHT 5.6 in
WEIGHT 22 oz
CALIBER 22 WMR
SIZE FULL
CAPACITY 30
ACTION INTERNAL HAMMER FIRED
BARREL LENGTH 5
GRIP POLYMER
SIGHTS FIBER OPTIC
OPTIC READY YES
SAFETY THUMB SAFETY
COLOR/FINISH BLACK
STATE COMPLIANCE N/A
THREADED BARREL NO
FRAME POLYMER
LASER NO
PERFORMANCE CENTER NO
NUMBER OF MAGAZINES 2
10LB TRIGGER NO
BARREL MATERIAL STAINLESS STEEL
22 WMR pistol
You can view more photos of the .22 WMR pistol on the product page HERE, or check out Smith-Wesson.com for their entire line of products.

What do you think about the new S&W M&P 22 Magnum pistol? Did you foresee this model hitting the shelves after the M&P 5.7 was released? If you’re interested in purchasing one, what do you plan to use it for the most – hunting, pest control, plinking, self-defense? Let us know in the comment section!



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Doug E
Doug E

Doug has been a firearms enthusiast since age 16 after getting to shoot with a friend. Since then he's taken many others out to the range for their first time. He is a husband, father, grandfather, police officer, outdoorsman, artist and a student of history. Doug has been a TFB reader from the start and is happy to be a contributor of content. Doug can be reached at battleshipgrey61 AT gmail.com, or battleshipgrey61 on Instagram.

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  • Steve_7 Steve_7 on Jul 22, 2023

    What military or police wants to use .22WMR in a pistol?

  • Tallahassee Tallahassee on Jul 27, 2023

    I love .22 plinkers. Far cheaper at the range. This one looks great with the optics. Might give this one a try.

    • Tallahassee Tallahassee on Jul 27, 2023

      @Tallahassee Ouch. Just noticed the $600 MSRP... probably pass on this one.

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