Y'all can talk about a guns strength and hardness and aluminum vs steel all day long. But a gun that is made by a company as prestige as S&W comes with reliability. He's not looking for a gun to arm a militia with, he wants a fun shooting gun for his wife and kids. If he's a 100% Glock guy, then he knows how to maintain and keep a gun clean. Most of firearm mishaps occur due to poor maintenance, or using bad ammunition. So stop criticizing eachothers oppinions and let the guy be proud of and enjoy his pistol.
Not heard the bad stuff about the Smith 22's. I don't have one and really have no interest n one but they seem OK. My lack of interet lays mainly in the fact I have a couple really good 22 pistols and probably wont get another...Unless I just can't run from the deal or something. I have a 22/45 Ruger that I put a Tactical Solutions bbl/receiver on that is a serious tack driver. Have no idea what it is made of. Some type of aluminum. Shot the crap out of it and it's still the most impressive 22 auto I've ever held. Got a cheap 1911-22 (Chipppia..That spelled right?) that does as well as I need it to. Not as good as the Ruger but it wasn't made to. Both sure are a blast to shoot!
Look, 22's are usually not usually built like tanks...because they are 22's! Find one and shoot the hell out of it. If the OP likes his Smith then great. I don't think I would but I aint buying it so I can really give a crap truth be told. I hope he and any other person that buys some pistol I don't really care for get more out of it then they ever expected. I just don't see it as my place to tell someone that got a bad gun. If it's the case the truth will come to light pretty quick.
Oh..I really like the Buckmarks too. Great triggers out of the box.
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