M&P 22 pistol as a trainer for the M&P 9

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by WCS55, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. WCS55

    WCS55 New Member

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    Anyone have both the M&P 22 and the M&P 9mm (or 40)?

    I'm in the market for a plinker/fun gun and can't decide between the 22/45 or the M&P22. I want to work on my technique and not rack up a bill - but don't know of it's a viable option or if it's different enough from the centerfire M&P that I should just go with the cheap and highly respected ruger 22/45.

    Thanks for the feeback
     
  2. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    I’ve been thinking almost the same thing, to get similar .22LR & 9mm pistols. I was thinking developing my basic pistol marksmanship with the .22LR, before & in addition to, working with the 9mm would be cost effective. However, 9mm is cheap. Not as cheap as 22LR but pretty cheap. The cost of a decent .22LR pistol buys a whole lot of 9mm. I may get a .22LR pistol anyway, but it won’t be because it’s a cost effective training strategy.
     

  3. rpritchard0001

    rpritchard0001 New Member

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    I have both M&Ps and I have a Ruger 22/45 MkIII. The M&P is WAY better for training purposes. It fits in all of my M&P9 holsters and the Ruger's trigger is way too short and light to give you the same feel as the M&P. Plus the M&P22 holds 12rds. My personal opinion is hands down the M&P22 over the 22/45. You wouldn't be disappointed with the Smith. I hope this helps.
     
  4. 97cobra

    97cobra New Member

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    Gun shop by me has a .22 colt gold cup trophy for $350. Blued. Gorgeous gun. Almost bought it when I put money down on a SS gold cup in .45.