Anyone in the gun community will probably have heard of Smith and Wesson. Makers of high quality firearms, their lineup is huge and they offer a wide variety of different guns in just about every caliber imaginable. With the recent rise in popularity of the AR-15, it was no surprise when Smith and Wesson introduced their own version, included in their M&P lineup. Included into these AR-15s was the M&P 15-22 rifle, a 22 rim fire version of the famous AR configured exactly like its bigger brother.
Why would you want to shoot a 22 rim fire AR-15? There are actually a ton of benefits. First, the recoil is significantly less in a 22 long rifle than a 223 or 556 AR. This makes shooting a little more enjoyable and less punishment on the shoulder. It is also great for teaching new or inexperienced shooters. Another added benefit is the cost of ammo. You still get the Ar-15 shooting experience without breaking the bank to do so. These benefits led to the development of this gun, and its popularity has only skyrocketed since its introduction. This Smith and Wesson M&P rifle is configured exactly like a regular AR-15, making training and shooting it just the same.
The M&P 15-22 sport rifle is a blast to shoot. The M&P stands for military and police, as these lines of guns were developed and designed with those intended purposes. They have been widely adopted with law enforcement and military forces not just here but around the world, ensuring that Smith and Wesson has made some quality guns that are not only accurate but rugged. The 15-22 is no different, and while maybe not designed itself for military or police use, it is a great training tool as the gun is almost identical to the original M&P AR-15 and even has all of the same controls and cosmetics. For shooters wanting to experience shooting an AR-15 but are a little nervous about it or want to work their way up to it, this is an excellent choice to get started with.
The M&P 15-22 rifle is not only a great gun to practice with, it is fun to shoot. With lots of rounds at your disposal and minimal recoil, you can easily shoot this gun all day long and still come back wanting some more. If this gun sounds like something you may want to try out yourself, here at Machine Guns Vegas we have plenty of M&P 15-22 rifles that you can shoot for yourself, whether it is to test it out, get more familiar with the AR-15 platform, or just to have some fun and blow off some steam. Whatever your reason is, we can help! Smith and Wesson hit a home run with this gun, and it is no surprise as to why it has become so popular all over the country. Come and see it for yourself and shoot it at our gun range!