Smith & Wesson Expands M&P Series with New M&P22 Compact Pistol

Compact .22LR Pistol Delivers Popular M&P Features in a Smaller, Rimfire Package. Made in U.S.A. – Accessories Available – Ammo Rebate with Purchase.

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Pistol
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Pistol
Smith and Wesson
Smith and Wesson

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--( Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that it has added a new model to the company's flagship line of M&P polymer pistols with the introduction of the M&P22 Compact.

Engineered to professional standards, the new tactical rimfire pistol incorporates a variety of features inherent to the design of the full size M&P centerfire pistol in a new, smaller scale version.

Manufactured entirely in the United States by Smith & Wesson, the .22 LR pistol provides shooting enthusiasts with M&P accuracy and reliability in a new fun-to-shoot, compact profile.

To round out the shooting experience, from now through December 31, 2014, Smith & Wesson will ship 222 rounds of Winchester .22LR ammunition to each M&P22 Compact consumer who redeems the promotional coupon.

James Debney, President and CEO of Smith & Wesson, said, “The new M&P22 Compact gives consumers the opportunity to own and experience a unique tactical sporting pistol engineered with premium features that have made the M&P line of handguns a leading standard in the shooting sports. ”

“Target shooters, recreational shooting enthusiasts or anyone looking to add more excitement to their shooting experience can now enjoy a compact .22 LR semi-automatic pistol with all the adaptability and versatility that are synonymous with the M&P brand.”

Designed to be 15% smaller than the full-size M&P 9/40, the new M&P22 Compact is lightweight, comfortable in the hand and conveniently carried. Like its centerfire sibling, the M&PP22 Compact accommodates the needs of both left and right-handed shooters with its ambidextrous manual safety and reversible magazine release.

Its Picatinny-style accessory rail underneath the barrel easily accommodates after-market lights and laser sights when using in various light conditions and sporting activities. This pistol is suppressor friendly and is standard with a 3/8 inch x 24 threaded barrel with muzzle cap for easy accessorizing.

Shooters of all experience levels will appreciate the crisp, 5.8-pound trigger pull with reset which makes shooting the M&P22 Compact easy and fun.

The M&p;P22 Compact began shipping to select partners in mid-July and is available now for immediate shipment to dealers. In addition, a variety of high quality accessories are immediately available from the industry's top holster, laser and after-market sight manufacturers. Buyers can instantly personalize their M&P22 Compact with high quality accessories from companies including Crimson Trace, DeSantis, Laserlyte, LaserMax, Streamlight, Triple K, and UM Tactical.

The M&P22 Compact has an MSRP of $389 and ships complete with two 10-round capacity magazines.

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M&P22 Compact Specifications:

  • Barrel Length: 3.56″
  • Overall Length: 6.65″
  • Overall Width: 1.48″
  • Weight: 15.3 oz.
  • Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
  • Slide Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Frame Material: Polymer
  • Front Sight: White Dot
  • Rear Sight: White 2-Dot – Screw Adjustable for Windage & Elevation
  • Capacity: 10+1

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms™. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Pistol
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Pistol
  • 9 thoughts on “Smith & Wesson Expands M&P Series with New M&P22 Compact Pistol

    1. 10 round magazines? My M&P 9c carries 12 rounds of 9mm, they couldn’t get at least 15 22LR in there? LOL

      But yeah, I am saving my 22LR for my survival rifle, not going to waste it at the range target shooting.

    2. @Thumper – 10 rounds is going to be the new maximum magazine capacity if the politicians get ‘their way’. S&W is just complying beforehand. Remember S&W cut a deal with the Clinton administration in 1994 or thereabouts. Google it.

    3. Give it some time. Someone will come out with a modification to the mag to give it more capacity. TandemKross has a five round extensions for the Ruger SR22 giving it the ability to have 15 rounds in the clip. I’m not sure who is doing it but there is also a extension kit for the M&P22 as well. And besides if you really need that many rounds, the M&P mags can be had in 12 round capacity.

    4. Even S&W model 41 only comes with a 10 round mag and its over $1000.00. Browning too with their Buckmark pistols. Most target matches require 10 rd. mags. USPSA is 10 rd limit for even 9mm guns.

    5. Hopefully Smith & Wesson will have Smith & Wesson M&P®22 Compact “without” threaded barrel like the full size Smith & Wesson Model M&P22 – CA Compliant model for California , please.

    6. S and W or the gunshop screwed me! 8/15/15 bought an 22 compact, the rear sight blade, screw that holds it in and I suspect a spring were missing, and I think some tools( wrench to remove the barrel nut, for sure) missing also. Called S and W ant they sent blade and screw but no spring, if needed and no exploded diagram to install parts, I have several other of there guns but I guess this is last one, don’t just copy Taurus but the same quality also!

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