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Fire_Medic
05-21-2010, 19:17
Well I finally forked out the cash and bought my first ever rimfire firearm and it's a rifle. I was looking over the M&P 15-22 and the Sig 522, but after handling the MOE version of the smith it was a clear cut decision. I was thinking of buying the threaded barrel version and then adding the same Magpul parts later but in the color of my choosing, but the price difference between the threaded and the MOE was $60, so it was a no brainer to get it. Aside from the MBUS sights, the MOE grip, and the MOE stock, it also has the built in QD sling swivel sockets on the rear of the lower and a sling swivel was included as well. I wish it would have come with more than one magazine but no big deal, seems standard with almost any firearm nowadays.

Initial impression- well I was just damn impressed. Fit and finish, and the weight or lack there of. This things is VERY light, and functions just like my AR-15 in .223/5.56. Even the bolt catch is operational on this rifle and the bolt locks back after firing the last round so there's no guessing whether you're empty or had a failure.

I bought the rifle, with (4) extra magazines, and an uncle mikes soft rifle case that holds the rifle and has 5 external magazine pouches.

Under $600 OTD for all of it, couldn't be happier.

I put 100 rounds of CCI minimags through it at the shop where I bought it to test it out before bringing it home. The sights are pretty much dead on, and I won't be screwing with them.

Later on tonight the wife and I both went out together to another range and put another 500 pack of Remington Golden Bullets through the rifle with no issues. Once the bolt didn't lock back towards the end of the session and I'll chalk that up to the rifle being dirty, and once when my wife was shooting we had a FTE, but I figured that was something she did wrong as it never happened to me. This was the first time she ever shot an AR type weapon or any rifle for that matter and she liked it and did well.

The accuracy on this rifle is amazing and the recoil, well it just doesn't exist.

All in all I'm VERY happy with my purchase, and can't wait to shoot it again, it's nice to go shoot 500 rounds so cheap, and not have to pick up brass either ;)

All I need now is an optic and a sling and I'm GTG. Looking at the offerings from Primary Arms, not sure yet whether I'm going to go with a micro red dot, a regular red dot, or a scope yet.

I have plans for a suppressor in the future as well. :whistling:

Here's a pic:

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k366/ffgabe/IMG_1834.jpg

M1A Shooter
05-21-2010, 20:21
nice :thumbsup:

M4J0R T0M
05-21-2010, 20:23
Congrats, you made an excellent choice for your first rimfire. I love my 15-22 even though I had to send it in for repairs. I have a PA Aimpoint M3 clone on mine. It works well and the dot is nice and sharp. You cant go wrong with any of the PA clones. This is one of my favorite shooters now.

Fire_Medic
05-21-2010, 20:50
nice :thumbsup:

Thanks brother, I just couldn't resist anymore. :supergrin:

Fire_Medic
05-21-2010, 20:51
Congrats, you made an excellent choice for your first rimfire. I love my 15-22 even though I had to send it in for repairs. I have a PA Aimpoint M3 clone on mine. It works well and the dot is nice and sharp. You cant go wrong with any of the PA clones. This is one of my favorite shooters now.

Yeah I was following your thread the whole while trying to decide.

Read on another board of the new "blue" spring on the BCG assembly and this one had it so I figured it was GTG.

I'll take a look at the M3 clone from PA. How far out do you shoot?

M1A Shooter
05-21-2010, 20:52
where can i find these clones? never heard of PA clones

Fire_Medic
05-21-2010, 21:08
where can i find these clones? never heard of PA clones

Primary Arms- The owner is a member here on GT, and I do believe they're a board sponsor too?

http://www.primaryarms.com/category.sc;jsessionid=49AFA7F70ABE89187C6294A7C059B485.qscstrfrnt01?categoryId=5

Michigun
05-21-2010, 21:34
Wish they'd have had this MOE version when I purchased my S&W M&P-15... especially the threaded barrel... here's how mine sits now:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Michigun/SWMP15/100_0464.jpg



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Fire_Medic
05-21-2010, 21:46
Wish they'd have had this MOE version when I purchased my S&W M&P-15... especially the threaded barrel... here's how mine sits now:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Michigun/SWMP15/100_0464.jpg



.

Looks good brother what red dot is that? :wavey:

Michigun
05-22-2010, 10:48
Looks good brother what red dot is that? :wavey:

Thanks! I like this M&P-22 for sure!

It's a Walther PS22 Red-Dot... I was going to go with the Primary Arms Aimpoint clone (Wanted my S&W M&P-22's optic to match my 'real' AR-15's optic.) but I figured out for just about half the cost I could have the Walther Aimpoint clone-type over the Primary Arms clone.

Reviews on the Walther were just as good if not better then the Primary Arms & the only thing I gave up was not having the Walther turn on or brightness adjust like my real Aimpoints do... from what I read, most of the complaints on the Primary Arms was with this anyways & how the Walther works is a very proven design.

M4J0R T0M
05-22-2010, 12:40
Yeah I was following your thread the whole while trying to decide.

Read on another board of the new "blue" spring on the BCG assembly and this one had it so I figured it was GTG.

I'll take a look at the M3 clone from PA. How far out do you shoot?

So far just out to 50 yrds.

Hokie1911
05-22-2010, 20:29
Looks great FM. That was a good price OTD. My local dealer didn't have a MOE in stock, so I picked up the threaded and more or less MOE'd that sucker up. Added the MOE stock, grip, RVG front grip, XTMs (x4), and my MBUS will be in my mailbox on Monday (not pictured yet). Here is the PrimaryArms M3 on it. REALLY happy. Have a Voodoo case on the way too then I'm off to the range to shoot the snot out of this thing.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/rifle/mp.jpg

John Hatcher
05-22-2010, 20:38
Congrats! Love mine also. Going the Magpul F.D.E. route with it just like its big brother.

Fire_Medic
05-22-2010, 21:32
Looks great FM. That was a good price OTD. My local dealer didn't have a MOE in stock, so I picked up the threaded and more or less MOE'd that sucker up. Added the MOE stock, grip, RVG front grip, XTMs (x4), and my MBUS will be in my mailbox on Monday (not pictured yet). Here is the PrimaryArms M3 on it. REALLY happy. Have a Voodoo case on the way too then I'm off to the range to shoot the snot out of this thing.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/rifle/mp.jpg

Looks great brother.

I'm torn between the M3 and the Micro from Primary Arms, can't decide....:headscratch:

I also need a VFG, sling, and rail covers as well. I can't say enough about how much damn fun this rifle is to shoot, and the fact that my wife liked it and wants to shoot it more is VERY nice as well. I might end up with a second one if she confiscates this one. :whistling:

Send me some pics from the range after you shoot it and after your sights come in. :supergrin:

Fire_Medic
05-22-2010, 21:34
Congrats! Love mine also. Going the Magpul F.D.E. route with it just like its big brother.

I wanted to do FDE or FG but the MOE only currently comes from S&W in Black. The price difference from the threaded version to this at the store I went to was $60, so it was a no brainer to me to just get the MOE with the Black furniture. The other thing too was the MOE model has the QD sling swivel sockets on both sides of the rear of the lower and the other models do not. A single point sling is nice for this rifle because it weighs next to nothing.

bac1023
05-23-2010, 04:18
Congrats! :cool:

cyphertext
05-23-2010, 04:56
I took my son back out to the range and we put another 300 rounds or so through it. I love this rifle. I may have to go get myself one!

3rdgen40
05-24-2010, 10:04
Congrats Brother ! Looks good.I have to ask one thing though.Why didn't you just buy a .22 upper for your AR ? Oh wait...did you sell that ? :dunno:
I have a hard time keeping up with your gun collection....:faint:
Anyway...have fun with your new toy.:supergrin:

M1A Shooter
05-24-2010, 11:03
i think he even has a hard time keeping up with it :tongueout:

Hokie1911
05-24-2010, 13:49
Looks great brother.

I'm torn between the M3 and the Micro from Primary Arms, can't decide....:headscratch:

I also need a VFG, sling, and rail covers as well. I can't say enough about how much damn fun this rifle is to shoot, and the fact that my wife liked it and wants to shoot it more is VERY nice as well. I might end up with a second one if she confiscates this one. :whistling:

Send me some pics from the range after you shoot it and after your sights come in. :supergrin:

Here you go my man. MBUS on today. :supergrin:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/rifle/mp022-1.jpg

Fire_Medic
05-24-2010, 18:03
Congrats Brother ! Looks good.I have to ask one thing though.Why didn't you just buy a .22 upper for your AR ? Oh wait...did you sell that ? :dunno:
I have a hard time keeping up with your gun collection....:faint:
Anyway...have fun with your new toy.:supergrin:

Never had a ,22 upper for my AR and considered one but this was cheaper and allows me to shoot .223 while my wife can shoot .22lr

Fire_Medic
05-24-2010, 18:03
i think he even has a hard time keeping up with it :tongueout:
:honkie:

Fire_Medic
05-24-2010, 18:04
Here you go my man. MBUS on today. :supergrin:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/rifle/mp022-1.jpg

Looks great brother congrats.

racer88
05-29-2010, 13:27
Got my 15-22 MOE today! My first rifle. Should be good for some cheap range fun.

Fire_Medic
05-29-2010, 14:59
Got my 15-22 MOE today! My first rifle. Should be good for some cheap range fun.

Congrats!

You're gonna be hooked........:whistling:

Bob RI
05-29-2010, 16:50
Congrats! I've been eyeballing one of these - would be a great companion to my 6.8 AR.

Tucson_1
05-31-2010, 18:02
Another happy 15-22 owner. I'm glad you're enjoying yours. I've done a short review of mine here as well. I really like this thing and went with the MOE package too. I had it out this morning along with my regular AR and I had a blast. I put about 250 rounds though it without issue and the session cost me next to nothing. :cool: I had a Bushnell Holosight on mine but decided to go magnified instead. I can go from 1.25 to 4.5 magnification and that makes it even more fun to shoot. I'm having a great time with this neat little plinker.

racer88
06-04-2010, 22:20
Shot my 15-22 MOE today for the first time. Was also my son's first time shooting (his own Crickett). Due to my 9 y.o. son's short attention span, I only had enough time to run about 100 rounds through the 15-22. Every single round was flawless. (Federal 550 bulk pack from Walmart) No malfunctions at all. I found it to be a very enjoyable rifle to fire. A guy in the next lane asked me if I was renting it. Nope.. bought it last week. He lamented that he's been trying one to rent so he could see if he liked it. So, I loaded up a mag and invited him to try it. He was really surprised at the gesture. He loved it. Dude was a horrible shot, but he loved it. :) My son hit the target far better, and it was his first time shooting! :D

racer88
06-06-2010, 16:54
Here's mine! Added a Primary Arms M4 red dot sight.

Fireman1291
06-08-2010, 04:52
Hey brother!

Thats the gun I'm saving up for. I didnt know they had a threaded MOE version.....can you tell me the SKU# thats on the S&W box?

racer88
06-09-2010, 20:26
Hey brother!

Thats the gun I'm saving up for. I didnt know they had a threaded MOE version.....can you tell me the SKU# thats on the S&W box?

SKU 811034

Hope that helps!

Fireman1291
06-10-2010, 08:51
SKU 811034

Hope that helps!

Thanks I found it later that day from onpointfirearms.com and our numbers match. Thanks!

I just set aside $300 from this paycheck towards it! :supergrin: I'll be nice buying a gun for once and not another suppressor.

Kcolg
06-13-2010, 09:56
Just ordered my MOE version yesterday (S&W model # 811034) what is a good source and price for extra mags? Do places like Academy Sports carry them? or is it more of a special order thing?

Glockaholic
06-13-2010, 11:31
Just ordered my MOE version yesterday (S&W model # 811034) what is a good source and price for extra mags? Do places like Academy Sports carry them? or is it more of a special order thing?

Try here:

http://www.44mag.com/prodinfo.asp?number=SWMP2225

hasselbach
06-13-2010, 11:58
So cool, better than converting an AR to 22.

I want to get a suppressor for my AR, but I keep reading you have to have a different one for 22LR than for 223.

Can anyone expand on this? I like the ones that you can take apart as well to clean them.

Before I go out and drop 800 bucks, I want to get the right one.

Fireman1291
06-13-2010, 12:20
So cool, better than converting an AR to 22.

I want to get a suppressor for my AR, but I keep reading you have to have a different one for 22LR than for 223.

Can anyone expand on this? I like the ones that you can take apart as well to clean them.

Before I go out and drop 800 bucks, I want to get the right one.

.22lr is a extrmemely dirty round that leaves unburnt power and lead everywhere. When shooting through a can it will leave lead deposits all over the 1st,2nd,3rd, baffles. This is easily done with non copper washed subsonic lead ammo in under 500rds. Now if you have a dedicated 22 take apart can you are good to go. But if you were using a centerfire can on a .22lr then put the same can on your AR15 the heat and pressure will dislodge the lead which could result in a baffle strike, and/or fill your expensive can with lead as most centerfire cans dont come apart for cleaning...except for the TAC-16 which is a POS.

Fireman1291
06-13-2010, 12:22
^
That being said...

For this host a silencerco sparrow is my vote for suppressor of choice. Its full auto rated, easily opened, easily cleaned, and quiet.

For a centerfire 5.56mm can on a 16" AR the AAC M42K or ranger2(budget) is a great contender. Other offerings from OPSinc, KAC, surefire are great as well.

hasselbach
06-13-2010, 12:39
^
That being said...

For this host a silencerco sparrow is my vote for suppressor of choice. Its full auto rated, easily opened, easily cleaned, and quiet.

For a centerfire 5.56mm can on a 16" AR the AAC M42K or ranger2(budget) is a great contender. Other offerings from OPSinc, KAC, surefire are great as well.
The top two posts are excellent information, thanks.

That's what I heard that the 22lr was extremely dirty, so a can that I can take apart is the way to go.

hasselbach
06-13-2010, 13:00
Is the Sparrow only for 22lr? Does anyone make a unit that I can fire 556 and 22lr with?

Fireman1291
06-13-2010, 17:36
The sparrow is .22lr only,

explore this site...
http://www.silencerco.com/Silencerco/#/22sparrow/features/

As far as a dual use .22lr/5.56mm can, its considered bad ju ju and is to be avoided for previous mentioned potential problems. My advice, save and buy both. Its a lifetime investment anyway.