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Trying to decide between the M&P 22 and the Ruger SR 22. Any preference? I am looking for a good practice pistol and something my wife would feel comfortable shooting. I have read good and bad on both of these, but wanted your opinions.
 

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We own the SR22 and it has performed flawlessly!!! It's a great little pistol that anybody can shoot. You won't regret buying this pistol especially since they are very reasonable in price.
 

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M&P22 is made by Umarex, just like the Walther P22 and the SIG Mosquito.

Unlike those guns, it appears to actually be worth a damn.

M&P22 is full size. Only down side is that it only comes with one magazine.

The SR22 appears to be a great pistol as well, but is smallish. Not picky about ammo though.

Both appear to be great guns. I favor the SR22 because it is cheaper, magazines are cheaper, and it appears to be more reliable. I did see a M&P22 for under $400 the other day though and nearly bought it. I don't think you can go wrong with either.
 

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my wife and i have a SR22. we bought it for her and she really enjoys shooting it. its very accurate and pretty reliable. we only exprienced a few jams one day but that was with some very dirty, ammo and alot of duds. but since then no problems. we have fed it about 6 different brands of ammo and all but one it shoot great. heres my wife shooting it.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/video/wife-shooting-her-sr22-15.html

watch the targets bounce.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/video/shooting-ruger-sr22-13.html
 

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I don't see a downside to either pistol. The M&P 22 seems like it would be a great understudy pistol for the M&P 9/40.
 

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I purchased the Ruger SR22 for my bride because she said if she didn't go to the range with me she wouldn't see me. She is turning out to be a regular Annie Oakley - Who knew, and she is have fun to boot. My preference was the Ruger over the M&P 22 because it gets along with more brands of 22LR ammo. Given the challenge of getting 22LR ammo these days I wanted to make sure of a broad universe of availability. Still having difficulty getting 22LR ammo.
 

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I went with the Mp22 due to the DA type trigger, all my other handguns are DA so I went with it, if I had all DA/SA I would have went with the SR22
 

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the Ruger SR22 is a compact gun, the M&P 22 is full sized. There are advantages to both. But grip comfort needs to be paramount. My sister owns an SR22 and we shot that and an M&P yesterday. she found the M&P a bit too large for her hands, but she shot it more accurately than her SR22.

It's best to have her shoot them both and see what she favors. Both are great firearms, although their forms are a bit different. I will add that the Ruger is a bit of a tough pistol to field strip when cleaning and the M&P is far more straight forward, but that's just me.
 

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the Ruger SR22 is a compact gun, the M&P 22 is full sized. There are advantages to both. But grip comfort needs to be paramount. My sister owns an SR22 and we shot that and an M&P yesterday. she found the M&P a bit too large for her hands, but she shot it more accurately than her SR22.

It's best to have her shoot them both and see what she favors. Both are great firearms, although their forms are a bit different. I will add that the Ruger is a bit of a tough pistol to field strip when cleaning and the M&P is far more straight forward, but that's just me.
To clarify , it's easy to dissassemble... Harder to assemble.
 

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SR22 (as well as many other Rugers) is a bugger to strip, the M&P however, is quite simple.
 

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I bought the SR22 for my wife to get more trigger time. I have an xd40 and wanted something full size for her to practice with but she didn't like the feel of the m&p and loved the sr22. I may pick up a gsg 1911-22 at some point because she liked that second best and I like 1911s as well.

Btw, the sr22 couldnt be easier to break down and reassemble ... My wife had no problems either.
 

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I have the Walther P22 which is quite similar to the S&W. I have literally thousands upon thousands of rounds through it and have never had to replace anything. My wife and daughter both love shooting it, and my mother (who, best of my recollection, never shoots anything) got one after shooting mine. It'd be hard to find something that has better value (like $325) that can perform so well. I have not personally fired a SR22 but I have recommended it to others
 

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really? can the MP22 be any simpler than the SR22??
My sis' isn't that easy. It's very difficult to remove the slide and consequentially also hard to get the slide back on properly, you almost have to finesse them on and off. And with any pistol with the barrel that is attached to the frame, it's a tough clean as well. Just my experiences with them.

the M&P is simple, just lock the slide, back flip the switch and slowly release the slide and done.
 

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I have the Walther P22 which is quite similar to the S&W. I have literally thousands upon thousands of rounds through it and have never had to replace anything. My wife and daughter both love shooting it, and my mother (who, best of my recollection, never shoots anything) got one after shooting mine. It'd be hard to find something that has better value (like $325) that can perform so well. I have not personally fired a SR22 but I have recommended it to others
slight correction. the waltherp22 is similar to the ruger sr22. not the MP22.
 

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My sis' isn't that easy. It's very difficult to remove the slide and consequentially also hard to get the slide back on properly, you almost have to finesse them on and off. And with any pistol with the barrel that is attached to the frame, it's a tough clean as well. Just my experiences with them.

the M&P is simple, just lock the slide, back flip the switch and slowly release the slide and done.
not trying to be bossy or disrespectful. perhaps, you and or your sister need to take it apart more often? to be honest i probly take that pistol apart at least once every 2 weeks. perhaps yours just needs more breaking in??
 

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not trying to be bossy or disrespectful. perhaps, you and or your sister need to take it apart more often? to be honest i probly take that pistol apart at least once every 2 weeks. perhaps yours just needs more breaking in??
That sounds very bossy! (Kidding). You may be right although the last time at the range the RSO had the same issue we ha with it. It sucks for me because I am the one that ends up dealing with it because my sister is a bit of a wuss when it comes to it. I strip my firearms several times before I even fire them. I'd rather get it all down before it gets dirty plus I have to clean the pistol before I even put anything into it.
 

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I have a couple M&P 22's and really like them. I upgraded the sights with fiber optics and picked up several mags at Grabagun for $24 each. After a short break in they have been perfectly reliable and very accurate. Plus they are a lot of fun. My kids love them too. I looked at the SR22 and thought it was well made, but was way too small for me. Felt like a compact 380. When it comes to Ruger I will just stick with my 22/45 MKIII.
 
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