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Old 02-29-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Picked up a s&w m&p 15-22 last night for a cheap trainer
Its gonna be nice not burning through all my 5.56 rounds in order to further my skills with the ar platform, hell ill even get some malfunction clearing drills in as well since my BCM refuses to malfunction

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Old 03-01-2012, 12:32 AM   #2
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Congrats. As far as malfunctions as the old saying goes tap, rack, bang. Tap the magazine, rack the charging handle, attempt to fire. Don't worry it hardly works.

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Nice, ZombieKiller83! There've been some good prices on the 15-22 lately so you're smart to jump on it. I like going with a complete gun instead of a .22lr upper or conversion kit. This way you've got another complete rifle for about the cost of an upper.

If you want malfunctions try Remington Golden Bullet. My Colt M4 22lr has a few FTFs per 30rd magazine and I've heard the S&W doesn't like it either. Federal Value Pack works great in both the S&W and Colt. These things are fun little ARs!

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Nice, ZombieKiller83! There've been some good prices on the 15-22 lately so you're smart to jump on it. I like going with a complete gun instead of a .22lr upper or conversion kit. This way you've got another complete rifle for about the cost of an upper.

If you want malfunctions try Remington Golden Bullet. My Colt M4 22lr has a few FTFs per 30rd magazine and I've heard the S&W doesn't like it either. Federal Value Pack works great in both the S&W and Colt. These things are fun little ARs!
You know they showed me the Colt and i absolutely loved it right up until i operated the safety . Don't know why they went with the 180 degree safety but other than that it seemed like a real solid platform. I had one rule and one rule only, had to 100% mimic the controls of my ar i.e. 90 degree safety, bolt catch and charging handle. Definately liking the fact that i can swap out the FCG on the Smithy . Don't know how durable that polymer hammer can be but with a lifetime warranty i suppose i could run it with zero worries. Can't wait to touch 1000 rds off and not feel guilty about it
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It's the best 22 AR I've shot.

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You know they showed me the Colt and i absolutely loved it right up until i operated the safety . Don't know why they went with the 180 degree safety but other than that it seemed like a real solid platform. I had one rule and one rule only, had to 100% mimic the controls of my ar i.e. 90 degree safety, bolt catch and charging handle. Definately liking the fact that i can swap out the FCG on the Smithy . Don't know how durable that polymer hammer can be but with a lifetime warranty i suppose i could run it with zero worries. Can't wait to touch 1000 rds off and not feel guilty about it
Yeah there are a few things about the Colt I don't like but I liked that it had exactly the same heft of a real M4 and the pony rollmark, even though it's actually made by Walther. The Colt .22lr looks and feels like an M4 where the S&W operates more like one. I wouldn't pay $100 more for the Colt but did find one for $450 just $50 more than the basic Smith.

Either one is a LOT of fun though!
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Congrats on the new M&P .. I have the same one and love it !!! They are so quiet you can almost shoot without hearing protection. And how can you beat shooting all day for $20 bucks.

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