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Posted: 5/12/2011 8:33:16 AM EDT
As a VERY satisfied new owner of an M&P9 (as well as an M&P15-22 rifle) I am curious to know if anyone has heard if S&W plans on coming out with a dedicated .22LR pistol based on the M&P series, or at least a conversion kit for practice/plinking/training. I'd snatch one up immediately if such a thing were available.
Link Posted: 5/12/2011 8:40:06 AM EDT
[#1]
You mean something like this?

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_785503_-1__757753__ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

I haven't seen one in person yet (or available anywhere).

Link Posted: 5/12/2011 8:42:29 AM EDT
[#2]



Exactly! Cool! Will keep an eye out for one in my area. Thanks!

Link Posted: 5/12/2011 2:12:53 PM EDT
[#3]
From what I am seeing, they won't be available for purchase until sometime between July and September.  

Bummer... my credit card was getting itchy again...
Link Posted: 5/14/2011 7:59:20 AM EDT
[#4]
Express Police Supply had them listed for $281

ETA Link: http://www.ombexpress.com/p_SW280.aspx
Link Posted: 5/16/2011 8:29:59 AM EDT
[#5]





The S&W rep I talked to said it is hammer-fired.



 
Link Posted: 5/17/2011 5:53:56 PM EDT
[#6]
It also won't have the interchangable backstraps.
Link Posted: 5/17/2011 6:09:49 PM EDT
[#7]
Quoted:
Express Police Supply had them listed for $281

ETA Link: http://www.ombexpress.com/p_SW280.aspx


GREAT!!!!  I will have to get one of those on order with my threaded barrel kit 9.
Link Posted: 5/18/2011 7:13:38 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/19/2011 6:33:16 PM EDT
[#9]
Does anybody know what kind of warranty Smith and Wesson is offering on that pistol ?

I'd really like to own one of them.
Link Posted: 5/19/2011 6:36:58 PM EDT
[#10]
Its a Umarex/Walther pot-metal airsoft POS.  I'm calling it now.
Link Posted: 5/20/2011 2:54:54 PM EDT
[#11]
Would be very nice if the slide fit on the frame of my mp9. Challenge for CZ Kadet.
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 6:44:55 AM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
Its a Umarex/Walther pot-metal airsoft POS.  I'm calling it now.


+1......it's a P22 made to look like a M&P.

Link Posted: 5/24/2011 7:32:29 AM EDT
[#13]
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 3:40:03 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:
Would be very nice if the slide fit on the frame of my mp9. Challenge for CZ Kadet.


I agree.  I would rather have a slide conversion kit.
Link Posted: 5/24/2011 4:38:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 5/24/2011 7:09:40 PM EDT
[#16]
Smith & Wesson rep came to the shop I work at today and was telling us about the M&P 22's we are going to get in June.  He verified they are made by Walther/Umarex.  
Link Posted: 5/25/2011 3:42:52 AM EDT
[#17]



Quoted:


Smith & Wesson rep came to the shop I work at today and was telling us about the M&P 22's we are going to get in June.  He verified they are made by Walther/Umarex.  


Disappointing...

 
Link Posted: 5/25/2011 5:34:32 AM EDT
[#18]
I've read that it will have a machined aluminum slide rather than one made of cast zinc like that of the P22,  and closeups of the slide seem to bear that out.

I'm not going to pass judgement until I have one of them in my own hands and get to examine it for myself.

It's a pistol I would seriously want to own if the quality is passable and the price is fair for what you get.
Link Posted: 5/25/2011 8:51:48 AM EDT
[#19]
You mean this one?


IMG_0271 by zer_cool, on Flickr


I played with this at the NRA convention. Felt like a slightly-lightened version of a standard M&P. I plan to get one.
Link Posted: 5/26/2011 3:21:10 PM EDT
[#20]
Quoted:
Its a Umarex/Walther pot-metal airsoft POS.  I'm calling it now.


S&W wouldnt be as stupid as Colt and HK in selling a Umarex POS
Link Posted: 6/4/2011 4:03:19 PM EDT
[#21]
So has anyone heard of these hitting the shelf yet?
Link Posted: 6/4/2011 6:37:34 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Its a Umarex/Walther pot-metal airsoft POS.  I'm calling it now.


S&W wouldnt be as stupid as Colt and HK in selling a Umarex POS


It says in the 2011 S&W catalog that it is made by Walther.
Link Posted: 6/6/2011 3:02:57 PM EDT
[#23]
Quoted:
Quoted:
Quoted:
Its a Umarex/Walther pot-metal airsoft POS.  I'm calling it now.


S&W wouldnt be as stupid as Colt and HK in selling a Umarex POS


It says in the 2011 S&W catalog that it is made by Walther.


I Googled it & found this.

Link Posted: 6/7/2011 5:04:41 AM EDT
[#24]
I guess I don't understand why manufacturers would come up with a whole new pistol, instead of just designing a new slide and magazine, especially if they're in a rush to "ride the wave" of .22 clone popularity.  I would rather have a upper unit with a fixed slide/barrel and a smaller reciprocating slide than a whole different gun, but maybe there are design limitations there I'm unaware of.
Link Posted: 6/7/2011 3:54:26 PM EDT
[#25]


i saw one at S&W last week.  i am waiting on AAR's before i purchase one.  although, i may rent one next time i'm there.
Link Posted: 6/7/2011 4:00:42 PM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
I guess I don't understand why manufacturers would come up with a whole new pistol, instead of just designing a new slide and magazine, especially if they're in a rush to "ride the wave" of .22 clone popularity.  I would rather have a upper unit with a fixed slide/barrel and a smaller reciprocating slide than a whole different gun, but maybe there are design limitations there I'm unaware of.


You must have missed the part about the striker being problematic with the .22LR cartridge.

Link Posted: 6/7/2011 9:34:03 PM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Quoted:
I guess I don't understand why manufacturers would come up with a whole new pistol, instead of just designing a new slide and magazine, especially if they're in a rush to "ride the wave" of .22 clone popularity.  I would rather have a upper unit with a fixed slide/barrel and a smaller reciprocating slide than a whole different gun, but maybe there are design limitations there I'm unaware of.


You must have missed the part about the striker being problematic with the .22LR cartridge.



No, I read the article, it just doesn't make any sense to me.  What does the primer care how the firing pin is actuated, as long as it's struck with the proper force?
Link Posted: 6/9/2011 10:10:52 AM EDT
[#28]
I wish S&W would have gone with the conversion kit vice a dedicated .22.

From what I've been told, the frame won't accept the Apex goodies, so that's a bummer.

Still, a .22 version of the M&P is cool anyway. I'll be getting one.
Link Posted: 6/18/2011 12:05:55 PM EDT
[#29]
Anyone know if there will be a threaded barrel available for this?
Link Posted: 6/18/2011 2:40:45 PM EDT
[#30]
Link Posted: 6/18/2011 3:47:27 PM EDT
[#31]





Quoted:





Quoted:


I guess I don't understand why manufacturers would come up with a whole new pistol, instead of just designing a new slide and magazine, especially if they're in a rush to "ride the wave" of .22 clone popularity.  I would rather have a upper unit with a fixed slide/barrel and a smaller reciprocating slide than a whole different gun, but maybe there are design limitations there I'm unaware of.






You must have missed the part about the striker being problematic with the .22LR cartridge.








Advantage Arms is able to make a striker-fired conversion for Glocks, why couldn't Smith & Wesson make one for the M&P?





 
Link Posted: 6/19/2011 11:18:41 AM EDT
[#32]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Quoted:
I guess I don't understand why manufacturers would come up with a whole new pistol, instead of just designing a new slide and magazine, especially if they're in a rush to "ride the wave" of .22 clone popularity.  I would rather have a upper unit with a fixed slide/barrel and a smaller reciprocating slide than a whole different gun, but maybe there are design limitations there I'm unaware of.


You must have missed the part about the striker being problematic with the .22LR cartridge.


Advantage Arms is able to make a striker-fired conversion for Glocks, why couldn't Smith & Wesson make one for the M&P?
 


Ask S&W.

Link Posted: 6/19/2011 4:56:44 PM EDT
[#33]
Not sure about those since I heard the slide is aluminum alloy. Doesn't fill me with confidence even though it's only a .22.
Link Posted: 6/20/2011 11:20:48 PM EDT
[#34]
my .22 conversion slide for my 1911 is aluminum and so is most of the M16, M4, Ar15 family...they've all worked fine for me.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 3:23:45 AM EDT
[#35]
Quoted:
Not sure about those since I heard the slide is aluminum alloy. Doesn't fill me with confidence even though it's only a .22.


Machined aluminum is fine for the slide of a .22 rimfire pistol; it's cast pot metal that presents a problem.

If the slide for the new pistol is machined from aluminum bar stock, and I believe it is,  it will be GTG.
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 9:02:38 AM EDT
[#36]
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 9:14:44 AM EDT
[#37]
any time frame for this pistol?
Link Posted: 6/21/2011 9:16:43 AM EDT
[#38]
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