A Smith & Wesson Model 41 has always been high on my “do want” list, but outside of my budget. While it may not appeal in quite the same aesthetic manner, S&W’s brand new SW22 Victory .22 LR has a heck of a lot to offer at a much more affordable price point. Putting a few rounds through it at SHOT Show 2016’s Range Day it proved to be an extremely accurate, soft shooting little pistol with an excellent trigger. Check out those hits on steel at 75 yards and the quick change barrel system in the video above, and read on for further details and photos . . .
MSRP starts at $409 for the model seen above. Go with the threaded barrel and it’s $429.
Volquartsen is ready to go with a handful of replacement barrels.
Swapping them out takes just one hex wrench and maybe 90 seconds.
It ships with the Picatinny rail seen in the photo above, which is easily installed in place of the factory fiber optic rear sight. At the rear of the rail section is a sight notch that works with the factory front.
The front and rear fiber optic sights that come on the SW22 are excellent. I was surprised to hit my first 4 out of 5 shots on a silhouette target at 75 yards, and then followed that up with a 5-for-5 string. It made me look like a better pistol shot than I actually am.