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Range Trip today with new SW M&P 22 (and Beretta 92A1)

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Took my brand new Smith&Wesson M&P 22 to the EFGA range today in Easton PA to give it a thorough workout. I put an entire box (525 rounds) of CCI Blazer bulk pack thru the gun, without a single FTF or FTE. I actually expected to have at least a few failures, but not a one !!

 

In summary, I can conclude that this is a VERY fine weapon, and an absolute joy to shoot. I am extremely impressed with this gun's build quality, shootability, sights, and general overall feel.

 

One thing that I need to do is fine-tune the sights.....they are way off. I'll do that on my next range trip. Also took my Beretta 92A1, and ran 150 rounds through it.....also without a single FTE or FTF ! Both are AWESOME guns !!

 

Here are some pictures of both guns:

 

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my good friends was also way off right out of the box. I would say 3-4 inches from 25 yards

 

Shooting 3 or 4 inches off at 25 yards for a stock gun..... either your finger or the ammo.

 

36 or 40 grain?

 

If you like the gun, shoot better ammo, or try good quality Standard Velocity ammo.

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Glad you had fun.

 

Define way off?

 

With 22's, they can shoot vastly different depending on bullet weight and type. Other consideration, is your sight picture and your trigger discipline.

 

Hi Maksim -

Maybe I'm used to the Beretta, but when I point the Beretta and shoot, it is totally dead-nuts accurate. The M&P 22 was not like that today.

 

The first test I did was at 7 yards. Should be pretty easy to get your sight picture, then shoot. The bullet should go at least about where you were aiming, and at 7 yards, at worst, should be off maybe 6 inches (again, at worst). My M&P 22 was off like 1-2 feet !! Seemed like it was going hard left. I was using a splatter target which helped me see where I was hitting. I then intentionally pointed quite a bit right, and it then hit the splatter target. Again, this was at only 7 yards !!! Shouldn't be happening. Can only imagine how bad at 15 and 20 yards. :-)

 

I had both kids with me today, so I didn't have time to zero in the sights.....had to keep my eyes on them :-) Was merely happy to shoot it today to get the feel and see how well it handled 525 rounds, then the next time I will do the adjustments.

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How do you like the 92A1? Looking at picking one up as soon as my P2P gets in.

 

The Beretta 92A1 is a total quality gun! Very pleased with it, and it is EXTREMELY accurate. I plan on "tuning" the sights on the M&P 22 on my next range trip to mirror the accuracy of the Beretta.

The gun has a relatively large grip and fits my (larger) hands perfectly, which was the first thing I loved about it. Also, I have the Italian version.

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