Took the M&P 22 to the range today. I fired 100 rounds of CCI Mini-Mag. I estimate I fired another 250 rounds of Winchester Bulk 36gr copper plated. The M&P 22 gave me no issues at all.
I bought the M&P 22 primarily as a training analog for the M&P 9. Weapon manipulation is the same. The sight picture is roughly the same. The M&P 22's trigger feels real close to the M&P 9's.
In my hands, the M&P 22 is less inherently accurate than my Ruger 22/45RP. It's probably because I'm still acclimating myself to it. I can hold 2" groups at 25 - 30 ft. For what I need the M&P 22, this is perfectly acceptable to me.
I like to cut roughly 3" square pieces of cardboard, stick 2" diameter circular dots, and send them out between 21ft. & 30ft. Both of the targets below were out at roughly 25ft.
Last week's M&P 9 target prior to the acquisition of the M&P 22:
This week's M&P 9 target, having warmed up with the M&P 22:
Groups are starting to get tighter. I'm starting to get a bit more overall consistency.
Before the M&P 22, I'd fire 350 rounds of 9mm through the M&P 9 to get in good practice. This week, 100 rounds of 9mm.
I'm loving the M&P 22. It's saving me a bit on ammo, and increasing the number of trigger presses on the firing line.