“New” from S&W: M&P 15-22 Black & Tan

Now even Matt is getting in on the fun. “Hey Nick, it’s a new M&P15-22. Because it’s got a new paint job. New.” Sigh. The M&P15-22, a .22lr version of the AR-15 rifle, now comes with a new paint job. Hooray.


  1. It’s a great little rifle, wonderful training tool and fun at the range, but come on guys…

    This is akin to Ford announcing, “New for 2014: The Ford F-150 Now Comes with A Black/Tan Paint Job”

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Haha, I saw the video and sent it to him as a joke. I didn’t expect him to make a post out of it.

      But I laughed when he did.

      1. Great stuff. I almost feel sorry for “Jim” of S&W for having to keep a straight face while pronouncing this a “new” product for 2014.

      2. avatar Tyler Kee says:

        I read it first in Nick’s normal voice. And then I read it in his ‘deep sigh/sad voice’

        I highly recommend the second.

  2. avatar TTACer says:

    Website says “Tan & Black” apparently they learned a lesson from Nike.

    1. avatar A. Nuran says:

      Nice save on their part. Calling it “Black and Tan” would be a great way to lose every sale to Irish folk in this country

      1. avatar Whatever says:

        I’ll give you one guess as to why I won’t be buying one.

    2. avatar MattG says:

      Dont forget Ben & Jerry’s.

      1. avatar William Burke says:

        Or Yuengling.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    On its website, S&W is calling it “Tan and Black,” rather than “Black and Tan.” Black and Tan has an unfortunate connection to British domination of Eire and would likely upset the Irish-American contingent.

    1. avatar Samuel Leoon Suggs says:

      This is actually legal in Britain being a rim fire and all, at least as far as I know, not sure about importing it.

    2. avatar Sam Spade says:

      In America, this is a Black & Tan. At least to the Scotch Irish in the mountains. Yeah, and it’s not Scot’s.

  4. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    M&p-22 and m&p 15-22 are not the same thing. Otherwise. Cool I guess.

  5. avatar Andrew says:

    Does it come with 3XL elite mall operator clothing?

    1. avatar RockOnHellChild says:

      Standard issue for Covert Underwater Ninja Team Specialists…

  6. avatar Jon in NC says:


  7. avatar drewn says:

    You guys laugh, but in California manufacturers must certify every color of a handgun separately.

  8. avatar PT Stud says:

    Black & tan, time to hit the bar.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      I agree. As for the camo job, it’s pretty nice. I enjoy camo patterns and, NO, it’s NOT a tacticool thing. I’ve been fascinated by camo forever. I study it; it’s inherently interesting.

  9. avatar JoshinGA says:

    Pretty cool looking I suppose. My olive green one isnt going to cut it anymore, must upgrade.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Seems like a variant of the Vietnam Tiger Stripe pattern, which was, as I recall, an extreme optical elongation of the Woodland Pattern, barely in use here and there.

      Tiger Stripe seems to be making a comeback, here and there, in new variations. It was always better than Woodland. The Pentagon is SO prone to use the worst available pattern; I’m not going to go into why I think this is so.

  10. avatar Roll says:

    Instead of “compliant” models, we should say “oppressive government restriction” model.

  11. avatar Bruce L. says:

    I’ve had one for about a year now, and really have fun shooting it. Great gun. I just can’t remember what color it is. Guess I’ll open the safe and look, or not. But the gun is great, whatever the color.

  12. avatar JaxD says:

    I was hoping for a black and yellow, black and yellow.

    1. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

      You know what it is…
      (Yes I thought the same thing too)

      I refer you to the dewalt ar-15

  13. avatar 505markf says:

    Ok, not a new rifle. Blatant attempt by S&W to pander to mall ninjas. I get all that.

    But here I am, a 57 year old OFWG that uses an M1 Carbine for home defense, and I’ve got to admit, that is a fine looking rifle. And I own absolutely nothing that is camouflaged. Rifle is shore purty, though.

  14. avatar Haupt says:

    This rifle is almost worth getting in pink

  15. avatar janklow says:

    well, that’s a hell of a poor name for a rifle.

  16. avatar T says:

    I have been contemplating which threaded .22 rifle for a suppressor host as my stamp should be coming any month now. Finally decided on the M&P 15-22. I went to every shop in town planning on just picking up a threaded black one . Then I saw this camo version and for $50 more, I thought it was pretty cool. And I am no mall ninja. What’s wrong with a little flavor to spruce things up a bit with the line-up? I’m an old guy, and I think it looks nice. Definitely a better camo paint job than I could do for 50 bucks.

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