Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com

Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/)
-   .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f21/)
-   -   Any Issues With The M&P 15-22 ? (http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f21/any-issues-m-p-15-22-a-66032/)

Reshoot 06-08-2012 08:27 AM

Any Issues With The M&P 15-22 ?
 
Does anyone have first hand knowledge of issues with the S&W M&P 15-22?

Have there been any design changes to the gun, since it was first introduced?

The reason I ask is because a gentleman has offered to sell me what he refers to as an "early" model. Every time he says "early model" I get this image of a red flag in my brain.

Thanks!

Dave

oakmag 06-13-2012 04:14 AM

From what I know the early model had a bad spring in it. The new models come with a blue spring which fixed the jamming issue. The old spring was red. S&W will replace it if you send it to them.

Reshoot 06-13-2012 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oakmag (Post 834440)
From what I know the early model had a bad spring in it. The new models come with a blue spring which fixed the jamming issue. The old spring was red. S&W will replace it if you send it to them.

Thank you, for that piece of information!

JonM 06-13-2012 01:58 PM

The spring thing is about it.

I need to clean mine about every 2500 rounds as thats about when fails in feed extract firing start.

Superb 22lr rifles.

ScottA 06-13-2012 02:26 PM

There was an issue in the early models with a misadjusted extractor that caused FTE's. My brother in law's 15-22 had this issue. S&W fixed it promptly.

As for mine, the only thing I've noticed is they tend not to like the cheap Federal and Remington ammunition.

rachilders 06-14-2012 05:24 AM

Actually, I believe that the real difference between the "early" model 15-22's and the current production guns is the older guns don't have a flash hider while the new guns do. I got mine several years ago just after the 12-22 was introduced and even after 2,000 rounds, I have never had an issue. There may be a few other minor differences but I don't know of anyone with the solid barrel design (no flash hider) who's had any problems with the gun. Also, there are now several different options available in the the 15-22 line while the original model was one style/size/color fit's all.

Hollander 06-14-2012 11:05 PM

I recently purchase one and it now has about 800-900 rounds through it. Broke it in with MiniMags - 300rds. Now I feed it Federal bulk pack from WalMart and it eats them like candy. It does not particularly like the Remington golden bullets but no problems with Federal. I clean it after evey session and keep it well lubed with Mobil One synthetic. It runs like a champ and it is so much fun it is almost indecent. My local LGS quit selling the other 22s except for Ruger and the S&W.


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:36 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.