Purchased this today. I've been wanting a nice, .22LR for inexpensive range practice for some time. Now I've got one. I chose the S&W over the Ruger brand because of the smoother trigger. I've shot the Ruger 22s before, so I figured I'd try something different. This is the newer model 22A, so it's been slightly tweaked from the older versions (so I'm told). Will have a good range report soon (.22 is still cheap so I'm going to shoot the crap outta this one).