The M&P15-22 features an SB Tactical SBA3 adjustable pistol brace.

For AR pistol fans, Smith & Wesson just made an exciting announcement marking the return of the M&P15-22. Chambered in .22 LR, the M&P15-22 comes compact with a 25-round magazine, making it suitable for a wide range of purposes.

The Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Pistol Returns

With an 8-inch barrel, the M&P15-22 measures just 25.4 inches fully extended. In a home defense situation, the pistol remains extremely compact for working corners. Measuring just 22.8 inches with the SB Tactical SBA3 adjustable pistol arm brace collapsed, the M&P15-22 becomes highly portable as well. We could easily see this serving as a truck gun, trainer or fun plinker for a day on the range.

A polymer receiver helps keep weight down. The pistol weighs just 53.6 ounces overall. Meanwhile a carbon steel barrel with a 1:15-inch twist provides the heart of the platform. It also includes a functioning charging handle and shell deflector, welcome additions.

An M&P handguard features M-LOK slots for accessory attachment. A two-position safety, one-point QD sling swivel and threaded barrel with muzzle flash provide familiar AR-style components.

A typical blow back action completes a multi-purpose pistol that comes with no sights included. However, the platform includes a full-length Picatinny rail on top. Simply top it with your reflex or red dot of choice, and you’re off and running.

Compact and lightweight, the Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 makes a bold return.

In an era where .223 ammo proves increasingly difficult to find, adding a .22 LR to the stable provides another option. The S&W M&P15-22 retails for $504 . For even more info, please visit

Smith & Wesson M&P15-22 Pistol Specs

  • Caliber: .22 LR
  • Action: Semi-Auto Blow Back
  • Capacity: 25+1
  • Barrel Length: 8 inches
  • Rifling: 1:15-inch Twist
  • Front Sight: N/A
  • Rear Sight: N/A
  • Width: 2 inches
  • Overall Height: 7 inches
  • Overall Length: 22.8 inches (collapsed), 25.4 inches (extended)
  • Weight: 53.6 ounces
  • Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
  • Receiver Material: Polymer
  • Receiver Finish: Black
  • MSRP: $504

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