Originally Posted by Recomm
I bought my M&P 22 for $425 nib which was an excellent deal considering I was thinking of the .22 conversion kit for my M4 that was going to run almost as much. I have nothing against the ruger I just prefer the look and functionality of the m&p. It comes stock with a picatinny quad rail from the removable rear sight to the removable front sight which allows for lots of toys to be put on it. Along with that is a charging handle and bolt release similar to an actual AR.
Recomm & TekGreg
Originally Posted by TekGreg
If you plan to use an AR-15 or M-4 and have the extra money, it helps your muscle memory to practice with a .22 version of your larger caliber rifle. Just make sure to equip your .22 with the lasers, lights, slings and other goodies from your big gun so that you have the same weight and train your body the exact same way with your .22. Make sure all the switches, battery packs, spare mags - EVERYTHING - is in the exact same place as the big gun. You don't want to re-adjust when you go to your serious caliber. This is a cheap way to train yourself to have good tactics when you do pick up the "Big Gun" and start clearing the house!!
pretty much summed it up for me.
I have multiple Beretta, Springer, and Walther 9mm Pistols, and a 9mm Beretta Carbine. I also have Ruger and Beretta .22 pistols.
As for .22 Rifles, I have a M&P 15-22 I bought in November, and a Sig 522, I picked up about two weeks ago.
Nothing at all against the Ruger 10/22, as it's an exceptional rifle. I just prefer the Tactical Rifle style. My wife has a Marlin 795, which she loves.
I have my 15-22 decked out like I want it. I'm primarily a Bench-Shooter with most of my rifles, but I also like the ability to carry a lightweight rifle and shoot standing, now and then. Keeps me in practice. That's where the Sig 522 came in.
I was looking for a .22 Tactical Rifle, which would let me use it as a Trainer for the Larger Caliber version, sometime in the near future. I'm looking at either the Sig 556 or the AR-15. So, I bought the 556's little Brother, the 522, and it's been a fantastic shooter from day one.
Between the M&P 15-22 and the Sig 522, I couldn't chose one over the other. They're both outstanding shooters! A lot of Pros for both, and no Cons to speak of. Sure... they're more expensive than the Mossbergs and the 10/22's, but I'm Retired/Retired, and these are my Retirement Toys, so I can splurge a bit. Here are a couple of pics of my 15-22 and 522:
The Target is from my 15-22 with Simmons Whitetail 6.5-20x50 Scope at 75 yds. The small groups, were the round Red Bullseye Stickers that come with the Targets. Gives me multiple chances to hone my skills, and not have to change out the target every few minutes:
Of the 4 Rifles the OP mentions on the opening post, none are a bad buy. As for taking out a Meth Head breaking in..... a .22 won't cut it..... he won't even feel it. That's why I keep a 9mm Semi-Auto loaded with Federal HST's by the bedside..... THAT'LL
stop a Meth Head for sure!