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First Look: S&W M&P22 Magnum Pistol by SHOOTING ILLUSTRATED STAFF

A full-sized pistol that’s optics ready, hammer-fired with a 30 (!) round capacity magazine.

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Smith & Wesson has just released the new M&P22 Magnum, a full-sized polymer-framed pistol chambered in .22 Mag.

This latest addition pistol brings more capacity, and more features to the M&P series. The internal hammer-fired design is paired with the Smith & Wesson’s unique Tempo gas-operated barrel system that keeps components locked in place until the bullet passes the gas port, increasing accuracy and performance. The rimfire .22 Mag. cartridge has a significantly thinner diameter than most centerfire cartridges, which allows the M&P22 Magnum to have a standard capacity magazine that holds thirty rounds.

The pistol ships with two magazines and comes with a fiber optic front sight and a black notched rear sight. It has a flat-face trigger, and it is also optics-ready, allowing you to direct-mount most of the popular micro red dots available today. It is also fully ambidextrous, with a 4.35-inch stainless steel barrel that has an Armornite finish and has a Picatinny-style rail for mounting accessories.

“The M&P22 Magnum combines the best features of our internal hammer fire control system with the patented TEMPO barrel design, creating a smooth operating experience for the shooter. The .22 WMR is a versatile and field-savvy cartridge that has been a legacy among American shooters, hunters, and trappers for decades. Smith & Wesson is proud to offer a new pistol that further supports the use of this cartridge outdoors or on the range,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products.

Smith& Wesson M&P22 Magnum Specifications

  • Width: 1.1 inches
  • Length: 8 inches
  • Height: 5.6 inches
  • Weight: 22 ounces
  • Caliber: .22 WMR / .22 Mag.
  • Capacity: 30 rounds
  • Action: Internal hammer fired
  • Barrel Length: 5 inches
  • Grip: Polymer
  • Sights: Fiber optic front, blacked out rear
  • Optics Ready: Yes
  • Safety: Thumb safety
  • Threaded Barrel: No
  • Frame: Polymer
  • Number of magazines: 2
  • Barrel Material: Stainless steel

The M&P22 Magnum has an MSRP of $649, and for more information on this pistol as well as other products from Smith & Wesson, please visit


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