Reviewed By: Earl H on 09/02/2020
An excellent target pistol in which I added a red dot to. It is an amazing shooter. Or a "good little shooter" as Hickock 45 would say. There is only one problem, the barrel comes loose when shooting a lot or rounds. I have learned to check it when shooting and carry the proper Allen wrench, and/or use some lock tight. I've had no problems with its functioning other that the barrel loosening. I put on one of the upgraded barrels shortly after purchase, not that I needed it, but it looks very cool.
Reviewed By: David D on 11/29/2017
Finally got a chance to shoot the new Victory last Sunday at the range. It's a great pistol and I love it. Sorry I didn't purchase one sooner. Ran at least 100 rounds through it with no problems at all. It's got a nice weight to it and virtually no recoil. Fiber optic sights are great too. Did not even have to make an adjustment right out of the box. It's very difficult to miss anything.
With Bud's discount for qualified professionals I couldn't match the price anywhere.
Unfortunately, I'm going to have to return the pistol to Smith and Wesson for repair. The takedown set screw will not move so I cannot clean the firearm. I've succeeded in bending the supplied key and stripped a decent socket drive key. Set screw was factory installed way too tight. Hopefully S&W won't have the pistol too long.
Otherwise, very pleased with the pistol.
Reviewed By: TERRY B on 08/11/2017
Excellent tack driver from S&W. At first the take down screw worked loose after 50 rounds, but easy fix with a rubber o ring . Service from Buds was excellent as usual
Reviewed By: Tom M on 07/31/2017
Very nice 22 pistol, very user friendly, accurate and easy to operate. I especially appreciate how simple it is to disassemble for cleaning....far easier than competitors. Seems to digest most any ammo I feed it. I recommend highly. And Bud's service was exceptional once again!
Reviewed By: Brian M on 07/27/2017
Fun little 22. So far has been mostly reliable (Golden Bullets with their loose bullet causes feed issues), accurate, easy to clean, feels good in the hand.
Reviewed By: Stephen C on 05/09/2017
Excellent customer service, excellent price with the Veteran's discount & free shipping, great product and delivered on time in short order.
Reviewed By: David H on 04/04/2017
This 22 is a keeper. Very solid build and very accurate. Fun and inexpensive to take to the range. Found the best price at Bud's and service is spot on.
Reviewed By: John B on 02/22/2017
The S&W Victory belongs to my wife. Since obtaining it, she has forsaken all other guns. The only problem is that it is a bit fussy about the ammo. Other than that, it is great. We have not experienced any of the problems written about by others with this gun. My wife is happy, so I am happy.
Reviewed By: Robert P on 09/20/2016
500 round review. I LOVE this target pistol. Get some extra magazines, its so fun to shoot you will get sick of loading 2 mags at a time. Feels good in the hand and has a WONDERFUL trigger for something in this price range. Ease of disassembly for cleaning is a 10! But along with that comes my single issue and the reason I rated this a 4/5. No matter how hard you tighten the allen bolt that attatches the upper to the lower, it will eventually loosen up during rapid fire sessions. In 500rds it has happened to me on 2 seperate ocassions.
Reviewed By: Theodore E on 03/29/2016
Smith "borrowed" many features from the Ruger Standard line of pistols in producing these, and that isn't a bad thing at all. Any owner of the Ruger will find themselves instantly familiar with the operation of the pistol. The added bonus is that the Victory field strips without man-words, or the need to watch, and rewatch instruction videos. It a super pistol in the shooting department as well and this from a revolver guy. Smith has a hit with this one