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Smith and Wesson M&P22 Compact Gun Review

By Melissa


Smith and Wesson M&P22 Compact Specifications

Gun Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson

Model: M&P22 Compact

Caliber: 22LR

Barrel Length: 3.5″

Ammunition Capacity: 10

Price: $389


Smith and Wesson M&P22 Compact Usage and Features

Primary Use      

Target Shooting/Training

Are You Right or Left Handed? 


What features does this gun have that appealed to you?

Double safety, ambidextrous magazine release, easy to operate slide stop lever, easy takedown lever, white dot sights, good size, light with low recoil. The beaver tail above the back of the grip keeps a safe distance between my hand and the slide.

Tell us about shooting this gun.

I find this firearm easy to load, easy to rack the slide, easy to aim, easy to shoot. What a perfect size, shape and weight.

Please share: How does it fit your hand, how do you like the sights, how difficult is it to rack the slide, how would you describe the trigger pull, and how would you describe the recoil?  

After renting revolvers and pistols at different ranges, once again I rented an M&P22 Compact and instantly knew this is what I wanted to own. From the beginning, racking the slide was simple and aligning the white dot sights. Trigger pull is easy, the firearm is lightweight and recoil is minimal. It’s perfect for me!

How reliable is it?           

Consistently reliable, I have had no misfires to date.

Any problems with any type of ammunition?    

I use only mini mags 40 grain with no misfires.

Does the gun have any specific ammunition requirements? If so, please explain:             

The suggested ammunition is .22LR. Different brands can be used, but better to use several boxes of the same brand initially to verify reliable loading.

Was it easy to take down and clean? Please share.         

It was so easy to take down and clean, I went in a second time and reversed the magazine release. Shooting left handed it’s natural to have the magazine release on the right side.

Would you recommend this gun?            


For someone considering this gun, what would you tell them? 

Purchasing a gun is like buying a pair of shoes. It has to fit and feel good. Someone asked me once if the gun felt good and I answered I didn’t know how it was supposed to feel. After shooting five different revolvers and semi-automatics at ranges, I held each one again and instantly knew when the M&P was in my hand, I had to own it. And I bought it. It’s awesome.

Anything else you would like to share about the gun?   

The M&P22 Compact has all the safety features to help anyone become comfortable shooting. As far as I am concerned, this is a quality handgun — in materials and workmanship — supported by the highest respected name in the firearm industry — Smith & Wesson. Thank you.

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