The following is a press release from Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Corp. has introduced the new M&P15-22 SPORT, its most feature-rich M&P15-22 to date. While the first generation M&P15-22 has been widely recognized as the best .22 LR Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) on the market, the new rifle carries the “SPORT” name and premium Magpul® accessories as standard equipment.
The M&P15-22 SPORT features a 10-inch M&P slim handguard that incorporates the popular Magpul M-LOK system. The M-LOK system allows rifle owners to easily customize their M&P15-22 SPORT by adding accessories without removing the handguard. M&P15-22 SPORT owners have the option of easily mounting numerous M-LOK-compatible accessories or any number of Picatinny-style rail sections designed to accommodate other accessories. Smith & Wesson includes a 2-inch M-LOK rail panel with each rifle.
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The M&P15-22 SPORT comes standard with one of the most popular folding sights systems available for MSRs. The removable Magpul MBUS® front and rear folding sights are lightweight and durable, further enhancing the performance and value of the new M&P15-22 SPORT.
In addition to the standard matte black offering, the M&P15-22 SPORT comes in two of the most popular color options on the market – Kryptek® HighlanderTM and Moon Shine’s Muddy Girl® camo.
The M&P15-22 SPORT will also be available in a Performance Center® exclusive edition featuring an enhanced two-stage match trigger, match grade precision 18-inch threaded barrel and match grade chamber. The Performance Center model is also standard with a VLTOR® adjustable stock and Hogue® grip.
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“By starting with the market leading M&P15-22 rifle and building in enhanced standard features and value, we now offer consumers the opportunity to own a new, superior rimfire modern sporting rifle,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the Smith & Wesson and M&P brand. “The new M&P slim handguard with M-LOK allows the rifle to be easily accessorized while adding to its comfort during shooting. This new component along with the rifle’s standard high-quality features, allow the M&P15-22 SPORT to be ready for a day at the range right out of the box.”
The M&P15-22 SPORT base model has an MSRP of $449 and is sold with a limited lifetime warranty and a lifetime service policy.