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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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