The M&P 15-22 SPORT AR-style rimfire rifle is an incredibly popular, fun little gun that’s sold an a price just about anyone can afford (see our review here). It’s probably been the first long gun for who knows how many thousands of new shooters. Now Smith & Wesson’s adding a new model that ships with a pre-mounted red/green dot optic. MSRP = $469.
New for 2019: M&P®15-22 SPORT™ OR with M&P™ Optic
M&P15-22 SPORT rifle now available with factory-mounted red/green dot optic
SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (April 15, 2019) – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the company’s award-winning M&P15-22 SPORT rifle is now available with a factory-mounted MP-100 Red/Green Dot Optic. Chambered in .22LR, the M&P15-22 SPORT rifle in an optics ready configuration includes a red/green dot MP-100 optic that allows for a quick and easy sighting solution on the reliable M&P15-22 platform.
The M&P15-22 SPORT rifle is chambered in .22 LR and includes a six-position adjustable stock, fully functioning charging handle and twenty-five round capacity. Equipped with the MP-100 optic, the M&P15-22 SPORT OR features a variable intensity dot in both red and green that’s adjustable for both windage and elevation. Featuring a 10” M&P slim handguard with Magpul M-LOK®, the M&P15-22 SPORT OR is easily customizable with compatible M-LOK accessories and offers a great value at an MSRP of $469.00. The M&P15-22 SPORT OR with M&P optic is available in three configurations: a 25 round version, 10 round version, and state compliant model.
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These are underrated. They have a fantastic bolt mechanism that lets them handle almost any type of .22 well. Also very easy to clean compared to almost all other semi-auto .22 designs. Very pleased with ours.
Agreed,while I might have a problem with S&W use and capitulation of the Hillary Hole on their revolvers they deserve a Atta Boy for their S&W M&P 15-22.
I have one, the 2nd time I took it out to shoot, an internal component ejected with a casing. It looked like it was part of the ejector mechanism. I had to send it back for warranty repairs. I have not taken it out since. It had maybe 100 rounds through it at the time of the failure. Just sayin……
lemons will always exist.
I’ve had mine for a 4-5 years, Shot around 3,000 rounds through it, still works great.
Probably have issue per 500 rounds, which I think is pretty good (usually a jam, which takes 10 seconds to fix).
I have one that I mounted UTG CQB red/green T dot optic on. It has been an excellent set up. The rifle’s serial number was one on the recall list. I requested the depth gauge from S&W to check the tolerances on the BCG. It took about 3 weeks to arrive. It checked out to the proper depth. I haven’t had any of the problems described in the recall after 3000+ rounds downrange. The only issue so far. Is that it’s picky about what ammo it like to consume. Seems to prefer ammo on the higher velocity scale. Other than that no real problems.
As AR pistols with braces are very popular can we have one as a pistol please
I mounted a 3moa Red dot on mine .. Very happy .
I have one of these guns, but integrally supressed. It’s the gun I shoot almost every day. The only thing you hear is the bolt cycle. Love it.
I use mine to prep new shooter before shooting an AR and I bring it almost every time I go to the range.
The Beretta ARX-160 is a better rifle.
An airsoft rated above a powdered weapon. SERIOUSLY! Get real!
The ARX-160 is a .22 rifle. Airsoft, what were you thinking of?
CMMG’s Bravo .22LR conversion kit…for the win. Love mine.
Someone on here needs to do a review of it or a similar conversion system.
I have had one since early 2009. Close to 10k rounds with no issues. The periodic failure to fire but cheap bulk ammo will do that. It’s a fun rifle. It can be absolutely filthy and still runs like a top. Outside of a Ruger10-22 it’s the best semi auto rimfire out there.
I really don’t understand. If you want an AR-15, buy one. Although, I don’t understand that either. If you want a quality .22 LR, buy one of them. Of course, you will have to look for one today.
I use my 15-22 as a trainor. It is set up exactly like my AR (stock, trigger, handguard, optic, etc) and I do 250 rds of “warm up” drills at $0.05 per pop. Then I switch over to my standard AR and run drills with 3-4 mags at $0.30 per round. I’m several years and thousands of rounds in at this point, and figure that I’ve paid for the rifle in ammo savings.
And its just good old plain fun.
You mean trainer? I guess I can understand why so many buy AR-15s. About the only thing out there that’s commonly available. But .22 LR? That’s important. Buy a really good one. Or two. Really good ones are not common, but they are out there. You will have to pay for them though. Choice between a Winchester 52 and any AR for the same money? I’ll take the 52.
I enjoy reading about nice things. We here behind the wire in New Yorkistan cannot be trusted with evil implements of destruction as these.
Geez, pistol grip? Standard cap detachable mag? Flash suppressor? Oh the horror.
Happy shooting boys…it is a terrific rifle
Best M4-22 is the Tippmann Arms company in 22. Offers many options from the factory. Check it out. I used to be a S&W 15-22 kinda guy but it was pick about ammo. Only loved to eat CCI. Tippmann will eat any 22LR chambered. This one needs to be reviewed on this site. I have met the owner of the company and is a great guy with a top notch product to offer. Check out their website.
Hey it beats coming with irons! I love mine, thousands of rounds with only ammo related issues. It lets me shoot more for cheap.
Are they still banned by Appleseed or did they get the safety issues worked out on these rifles?
IIRC they were firing out of battery and a few guns were going full auto at their training courses.
As near as I can tell, the ban is still in effect.
Not only is the ban still in effect, the Scholastic Shooting Sports Foundation joined it. Apparently the test gauge isn’t good enough.
“incredibly popular, fun little gun that’s sold an a price just about anyone can afford”
Wow Dan is getting better. He typed three whole sentences to introduce this copy and paste article and only had one spelling error this time.