I received this S&W 22A yesterday from my local FFL and immediately took it to the range to shoot. Many people say you should clean your new firearm well before its first use, but I wanted to see how it performed straight from the factory.
I can't say how the iron sights are because before I fired a single round I mounted a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot scope on it. My indoor range is only 25 yards long, but at 25 yards I was able to put every single round on paper and 95% of those rounds on target, not to shabby for just out of the box with no adjustments.
This is a great gun, good weight, good feel, and all around a nice shooting gun.
I have one gripe though, the magazine claims that it can hold 10 rounds which is quasi truth, I really had to ham the 10th round in there occasionally denting the case below. Then when I went to chamber a round, quite often the round would cock off to one side or the slide would catch it and not allow it to seat into the barrel. IF it did decide to feed properly the first shot went of perfectly but 100% of the time it would fail to eject, so I would have to manually eject and then the rest of the 9 rounds fed flawlessly.
Solution? I don't know yet.. I am going to clean it very well tonight and just load 9 rounds until everything loosens up a bit and we will see how it goes.
All in all a great gun still even if I can't load 10 rounds.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]