This rifle is really fun to use, I have served in U.S. Army (infantry) shooting all of the big caliber weapons, but this little .22lr is one of my favorites. Besides the polymer body, this rifle feels just like the real thing, but more importantly for me is the quality and ease of disassembly.
I was going to buy a Ruger 10/22 but when I saw how similar (M4 rifle) and easy this rifle breaks down for maintenance I just had to get it. Not many 22lr rifles are as easy to clean as this one. Yea I get looked at by my veteran friends like its a toy and I cannot do much with it but when they try it out they love it, plus they use their 5.56 AR15 about once or twice a year, because 5.56 ammo is not cheap. I try to use mine at least twice a month. This is a good training rifle because it operates like any other non-22lr AR rifle, with the other AR Style 22lr manufacturers there are some noticeable differences that any AR fan can see, many of them is just like a 10/22 inside with AR body built around it. If your thinking about buying an AR style 22lr and you are still wondering what to get, well go on youtube and see for yourself how the other manufactures build their 22lr AR's compared to this one.
Only issue with this rifle is that you may get yours with a loose extractor which is not Budsguns.com fault, it is an issue that comes from the S&W manufacturer, but S&W knows this and fixes the issue for free. I sent my S&W 15-22 to S&W and got it back within 2 weeks, and now I do not even get one extraction issue with this rifle, it works great. Only misfire you will get are with the cheapest 22lr bullets you buy, but this rifle even spits these out pretty well.
Its not the Caliber of the weapon that makes you a Marksman, it is your technique and knowledge of it.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!