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M&P Compact 22

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bbqreloader, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. bbqreloader
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    I didn't want to hijack someone elses thread. My question is does anyone have one and pros/cons?
    Looking at buying one for a plinker and to start the kids on some handgun training.
    Thanks for any info
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    I have one.
    Pro: 100% with MiniMags. Good with other brands. Even SV now it is broken in.

    Con: Kind of dinky. I bought the compact because it is US made and has a good reputation, better than the Umarex full size. But dinky.
    Typical plinker trigger. Conventional hammer fired, not striker like 9mm. Should take a trigger job if you tore into it.
     
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  3. Rubber_Duck

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    I have one. I have avoided semi-auto .22 pistols for many years because of reliability problems with most on the market but the M&P 22 Compact has turned that around for me. A main selling point for me is that it's made by S&W in-house here in the USA and it's not some cheap pot metal junk design like the Umarex-made rimfire pistols.

    I have shot hundreds and hundreds of Mini-mags without any failures. Even value pack ammo runs great, with maybe 1 stoppage every 500 rounds from a dud. I've even CCWed it loaded with CCI Velocitors. It's very accurate as well, I've been really happy with mine and for the first time in years I can train inexpensively with .22LR again.

    It's very easy to take apart and clean. I will probably change the sighs to fixed ones later as a personal preference. The only con I can think of is that it's a bit small in the hands, feels like a toy.
     
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  4. GarySTL

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    I've got both the Compact and Full Sized M&P 22s. The compact is the nicer of the two, but I've had no issues with either one. The full sized is nice because it uses the same holster as the 9 and 40, so if you wish to practice at a slightly lower cost that would be a consideration.

    They are both easy to add a suppressor as there are adapters that replace the nut that holds the barrel in tension.

    I do prefer the feel of the compact over the full size.
     
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  5. Hasaf

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    I purchased one of these for my wife for christmas. I haven't made it to the gun store to pick it up yet.

    My wife went to a range and tried a large number of pistols and this is the one she said that she liked.
     
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  6. BC17A

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    The only con I can think of with my 22 compact is when shooting cheap, low velocity, bulk ammo. It'll function fine for about 150-200 rounds, then start having ejection problems. I either have to do a quick clean of the chamber, or switch to CCI mini-mag to have it reliable after it starts acting up.
     
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  7. RUT

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    I have one and for the most part it does what it's designed for. It's never missed a beat and doesn't seem to be ammo sensitive. However, I find it to be a bit too small and light for my liking, and tend to shoot much better with my Ruger Mklll and Beretta Neos.
     
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  8. Boarhunter

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    Buy it. It fits your needs to a T.

    I have one and shoot it often. I bought one for one of my daughters who likes to practice with semis. My neighbor shot mine, and now uses his as an understudy for his Shield.

    Several others I have taught to shoot bought one as their first handgun.

    I think you will like it..

    BOARHUNTER
     
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  9. Rubber_Duck

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    Here’s some quick shooting I did at 7 yards with my M&P 22 Compact:


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  10. Destructo6

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    Bought one for the kids and to be a suppressor host. For this, it's been perfect.

    I've shot a variety of ammo, but mainly standard velocity with only ammo as failures (fired on second strike).

    Being 85% of the size off a standard M&P, it fits kid-sized hands well, but finding holsters has been difficult.

    I sold off a Ruger 22/45 to fund the MP 22C and don't regret it.
     
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    Update: Got it last week and ran it thru some trials for ammo. Took my daughter (11) to range today. She had an absolute blast (pun intended) and loved it. Thanks for the advice, glad I made the purchase. She was only running it at 3yds but wanted to work on the fundamentals. 200 rounds later had to break the news to her that our range time was up but could always reserve some more. Would post a pic of her but her smile would take up the page:), but she was awful proud of her final target, took it home to show to momma.
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  12. Jimmy Hoffa

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    I purchased a M&P 22 Compact last month for training and fun. I love everything about it. 1,000 rounds of plinking grade ammo thru it without one single failure. Super comfortable ergonomics, nice trigger, sights, light weight, easy take down, etc. I don't plan on using the Picatinny rail or threaded barrel but neither detract from the gun. No regrets with this purchase.

    It would be impossible for me to decide between my Ruger 22/45 modified Target and the M&P. Complete opposite guns but each with virtues.
     
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