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S&W M22A 10+1 22LR 7" Reviews

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30 Reviews. Average Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4.6 of 5 Stars!</span> [4.6 of 5 Stars!]
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by Christopher W Sunday 18 March, 2012
We took the S&W 22a to the range on Sunday. Proceeded to put 70 rounds through the gun we had no problems with the feeding of ammunition as previously reported in other forums. What did happen was the disassembly button on the front of the gun proceeded to fall off the gun (Broke). We then decided to caution on better side of valor and retired the gun for the day, not knowing if anything else would break. I will now need to call S&W and most likely have to ship the gun back for repair.... not too happy about this. Not a very good first impression. On the positive side: The gun looks great, and shoots even better; straight out of the box with no sight adjustments I was able to shoot a 2in group freehand. This says allot about a gun to me,

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">3 of 5 Stars!</span> [3 of 5 Stars!]
by HAROLD W Thursday 15 March, 2012
As usual Buds shipped very quickly and my gun order arrived in good condition. I put about 200 rounds through this one today and it shoots in tight groups. I used Federal 22LR ammo with no malfunction of any type. I saw a couple of reviews that said you had to be particular about using good ammo with the gun but after today i think I should be able to shoot anything in it. I read that it might be a little heavy for ladies due to the long barrel but the wife did not complain about the weight. It is very steady in your hand with almost no noticable recoil. It is not hard to tear down and clean but you need to be careful of the recoil spring as it will want to come out if you are not careful. The gun came with two clips and as with the rest of the gun there were no malfunctions. To sum it all up I really love this gun. I know I will have many years of pleasant shooting ahead of me. I wish Buds would let you edit reviews as the Springfield XD I reviewed here was returned to the factory due to jamming and came back working flawlessly and I could have put in some good words for it as I am very happy with it also.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by David H Friday 20 January, 2012
I am very impressed with the service from Buds - I ordered this from Buds on Sunday Jan 15th and it was in my FFLs hands, here in WA state, on Thursday Jan 19th !! This is a very nice pistol, I have put 300 rounds through it so far. Started with 100 rounds of expensive CCI Mini Mags, and then 200 rounds of bulk CCI Blazers. The S&W 22 A-1 cycled every round flawlessly. I was shooting indoors so I've only stretched it out to 50 feet so far, but it was impressively accurate, and with the heavier 7 inch barrel stayed on target very well even at rapid fire. I was easily shooting tight groups / one hole after I got the feel of the balance and the sights.The magazines are excellent quality. The fit and feel of the pistol is good. This model has a small thumb-rest on the left side of the soft rubber grip - for right handed shooters. The only thing I dont like is the slide release, which is made of thin sheet metal and a little sharp. But that's my only reservation. I own two Ruger 22 pistols and this pistol feels and shoots better than the 22 45 right out of the box, and just as good as the Mark III. In terms of value - the S&W 22 A is unbeatable - really excellent. Especially if you want a 7 inch barrel. Buy one!!

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Deborah M Wednesday 21 December, 2011
Purchased this 7" model for myself and a 4" barrel model for my mom (she is 83 YO and wanted self defence). They are both nice pistols but they don't like the cheaper bulk ammo. CCI Mini Mags work flawlessly and the Aguilla Interceptor (sort of expensive) works great as well. Had to do a slight sight adjustment, might be my eyes, glaucoma, but once dialed in the 7" model is almost a tack driver. What more would you want from a $250 pistol. Good for target practice as being cost effective with the ammo. Gives the bank account a break from the $ spent to use the big ones.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">5 of 5 Stars!</span> [5 of 5 Stars!]
by Paul S Friday 19 August, 2011
This is my first gun purchase and my first order from Buds. Hands down, you can't find a place cheaper. I ordered the 7" barrel for this model due to having long fingers. Many other guns that I tested felt "small" in my hand. Plus, the added weight (and yes, this thing is heavy for a 22), helps with the recoil, which is almost non-existent. Out of the box, it came with two magazines and a lock. The magazines have a very strong spring and with frequent loading, it can hurt your thumb. I recommend using an auto-loader to reduce the problem. As for the gun itself, the field strip is very easy to accomplish and cleaning is a breeze. After putting a box of Remmington gold jackets from Wal-Mart thru this gun I have mixed feelings. The groupings were very tight, as the extra length and weight of the barrel really helps in that department. This is a heavy gun, which is what I wanted. Ladies, you would be advised to get the shorter barrel unless you have a lot of upper-body strength. I have a few beefs with this firearm. Number one, there were about a dozen or so FTF. While this may just be the ammo or perhaps the break-in period of the gun, only time will tell. The plastic housing on the grips have a little gap near the top of the slide. It just seems like they are a little loose. Also, the magazine release feels like thin metal, plus if you use it instead of racking the slide, it looks like it could wear easily. This isn't a huge issue, as this firearm is to be used for range practice and not tactical encounters. Last but not least, the black on black front and rear sights make it hard to get good contrast on a black bullseye target. Smith and Wesson could have spent a little more time on this portion of the design. With a middle magazine release, this gun is friendly for the southpaws. Before casting a final judgement, I've purchased two additional boxes of ammo from different brands. Once field tested again, I'll update this review and see if they feed better than the Remmington did. Overall, the price can't be beat for this functional if not no-frills pistol. I'll bump it up a star if the FTF's are reduced and can be ruled out due to the ammo, not the firearm.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">3 of 5 Stars!</span> [3 of 5 Stars!]
by John C Friday 29 July, 2011
Dad got a 22/45 so I figured I'd give this a try. Love the look of this gun. Have fired approx 300-500 rounds so far. It's very accurate and fun to shoot. Occasionally after firing the first round it does not rechamber the next one. But only after the first round of the mag. Not sure if it's break in period issues or ammo or what. Overall, i'm quite pleased with this little rascal.

Rating: <span itemprop="ratingValue">4 of 5 Stars!</span> [4 of 5 Stars!]
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