M&P 22lr & 9mm, similar or different?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by Vincine, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    How close are the M&P 22lr and M&P 9mm to each other? Are they just as different as the G19 and 22/45 I’m currently shooting? Or is the experience SIGNIFICANTLY more similar in terms of action, weight, feel & operation than not? If my eyes were closed could I tell the difference without firing them?
     
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  2. apwvsd40ve

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    While I don't own either...looking at the website...the size is virtually the same but the options for the 9mm in terms of trigger pull and capacity vary greatly...if you had the right 9mm....it would probably feel nearly identical..imo
     

  3. Vincine

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    Yeah I know. I just sent an email to S&W asking which M&P 9mm would be closest to the 22lr. I'll post what they say.
     
  4. Vincine

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    They responded,”The Full size M&P 9 and 40 are about the same size and weight as the M&P .22.”

    This is less than useful considering the S&W website states:
    the full sized 9mm has a 5” barrel and the 22 has a 4” barrel;
    some M&Ps have thumb safeties and some don’t;
    some M&Ps have a Warren Tactical sight, some have a Novak® Reduced Glare sight, some have VTAC® Warrior, or other sight;
    some M&Ps have double actions and some don’t indicate what kind of action they have at all:
    They have different trigger pulls; etc.

    I replied with the above and asked for SKU#s. I'll post what they say.
     
  5. apwvsd40ve

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    Good call on the reply..that way you are guaranteed to get something very close. I would suggest that you just go to an LGS and look at them..but we all know how that would turn out right now..lol...good luck!
     
  6. rsfrid

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    I have (and use) both. They are virtually indistinguishable from each other other than the logo and looking at the end of the barrel - same weight (pretty much). Take down is a little different, but similar. I thought the M&P22 would be good practice for the 9 but it's not (for me). Trigger feels different and recoil is hugely different. Same holster fits both. Hope this helps.
     
  7. Vincine

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    Which do you have? There are three 22 M&Ps and twenty-four 9mm M&Ps.

    I've a 22/45 & a G19 and they're hugely different to me. I know the recoil is going to be different. I was hoping the trigger weights, sights, grips, etc., on at least one of the M&P9s or M&P40s would be similar to a M&P22. I just can't tell which one from the S&W site. Their spec categories are inconstant.
     
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  8. nickel1911

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    In case your still interested? I own both. They are both very similar with slight differences. The .22 doesn't have interchangeable back straps, so if you use the large back strap on your 9mm you'll notice the difference with the smaller .22 grip. Also, my .22 came with the rear sights blackened, so you can focus on the front sight. That was instantly noticeable to me, as all of my handguns have two dot rear sights. As mentioned before, the takedown and recoil are also different between the two. The .22 is good for training purposes to help build muscle memory with the m&p models. And cheaper range time. It's also extremely fun to shoot!