M&P 22 Review

After many weeks of waiting all the paperwork is finally done. (Thank you state of NJ for making the whole process so easy! – I’d gladly pay $100 more for an instant check at the time of purchase.)

I disassembled and cleaned my new M&P 22 after my FFl dealer called me and said everything was done and then reassembled the weapon to familiarize myself with it before going to the range.

I brought eight inch and four inch diameter targets and started with the larger while firing Federal 22LR ammo. I went through a single 325 brick before it starting to rain and I called it a day.

2013_Federal_325_ValuePack_sThe M&P 22 fired flawlessly and chewed through the Federal ammo without an issue. I did actually fire one clip with American Eagle and stopped after I had one failure to fire and one failure to eject. I guess I know why those were $3 bucks for a box of 40 rounds.

As always, we shoot safe, using chamber safety flags and a range flag before going downrange to place or examine targets.
It’s amazing how fast 325 rounds of ammo goes!

You can see on my first target that I tend to pull up and to the right like many shooters as I pull the trigger with my right index finger. (Every time I go shoot my first target looks like this and I have to mentally force myself to correct for the motion.)

Then I had to adjust because I was shooting high.

But after a few clips I was putting the rounds into a four inch circle at 15 yards consistently. We’ll see how that improves as I get more range time with the M&P 22.


Like a lot of people the high prices and availability of 9mm and other larger caliber ammunition has driven me to the 22LR and there are a lot of choices out there in terms of what gun to purchase. Personally the M&P 22 gets five stars. It was fun and easy to shoot and is quick to take down and clean.

Best Upgrades For Remington 870

What are the two most important accessories for your Remington 870?

1.)Ghostring Sight – I have to say this makes sighting and tracking so much easier. A must for you Remington 870.


2.)SuperCell Recoil Pad – This is the most important and best improvement you can make for you Remington 870. After shooting fifty shells with the stock pad I ended up with bruises. With the SuperCell Recoil Pad I can go through a case of shells (200) without feeling a thing during, and with no bruising or pain after.  If you only have $25 bucks to spend this is by far the best money you can spend on your shotgun. Worth every dollar times ten.