Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol Review

By Kevin Reese
This review is part three(3) of a five(5) part series of new guns or interesting guns for 2016. Click the Next button at the bottom to read more. : Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol Review

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol
Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol
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USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- All or nothing, high stakes competition handgun shooting,,, or just plinking with the family on a Saturday morning?

The new 2016 Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory .22LR does both with the kind of exceptionally reliable, repeatable consistency that commands respect! Well, that and it looks ultra-cool, too!

Unfortunately, looks aren’t everything so it’s good to know the SW22 most certainly does shoot as good as it looks!

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol

What else do I like about the Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol ? I am a fan of diversity and the SW22 delivers in true modular form. Not only do the slide and other critical components breakdown quickly for efficient on-the-fly cleaning and maintenance, the sights, barrel, grip and other accoutrements are easily replaced in mere seconds! As an example, while the SW22 comes standard with a 5.5”, 1:15 twist, stainless steel bull barrel, the model in the image sports a beautifully crafted, precision machined stainless steel Volquartsen I-Fluted barrel that can be changed out in under a minute. Even the rear sight is removable with a single screw. Want optics? Simply change out the rear sight and install the included picatinny rail!

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol
Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol

The standard non-slip textured grips also are easily replaceable; however, you may like the feel and adjustability the standard grips include, like textured front and backstraps and removable grip sides for a slimmer feel, perfect for smaller hands.

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol
Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol

While the Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory 22LR Pistol looks like it might be the .22LR pistol you’ve been looking for, it offers much, much more than meets the eye. And, with an MSRP of just $409 for the base model, $429 for the threaded barrel model and $459 for the Kryptek Highlander camo model, mark my words, “You’re going to start seeing a lot of SW22s on the range as well as at your favorite .22 pistol competitions!”

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About Kevin Reese:

Kevin is an award-winning outdoor writer, photographer, videographer, speaker, host of Global Outfitters TV Show’s GO Tips and a Marine Corps veteran. He owns and administers www.mainbeammedia.com and Main Beam Blog at blog.mainbeammedia.com. The Main Beam Blog offers great articles, press releases, outdoor industry news and reviews.

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david bos
david bos
1 year ago

greatest gun I own for hardcore 22 action. over 1000 rds and not one failure to feed. awesome!!!!

Joseph Walsh
Joseph Walsh
4 years ago

Wow this gun shoots awesome right out the box. So many bullet holes in the same spot at 30 yards with iron sight. I fed it all kinds of cheap ammo and no failures of any kind. 1500 rounds and I did not clean it and still runs like a champ. I got the fluted 7″ barrel but having so much fun with the factory one have not changed it yet. Lifetime warranty, how can you beat it? Comes apart easy with one screw. Just put a little blue thread lock on and you are golden. Thank you S&W, keep… Read more »

Ryan in Alabama
Ryan in Alabama
3 years ago
Reply to  Joseph Walsh

I had to send mine back to the factory. Customer service was great, but it cost us a match in Ohio when the gun was out of service. It wasn’t me, it was the gun. 2 of 3 Victories on our shooting team had that issue.

Vic
Vic
4 years ago

Fired 60 rounds mixed mfg ammo 1 failure to eject at 20 yards shooting clays hit them consistently I am old shakes and not blessed with the best eyesight any more. This pistol in the right hands is awsome

Ryan in Alabama
Ryan in Alabama
4 years ago

I bought one of these last week. 4 failure to extracts in the first 100 rounds using Remington Golden Sabers. Sight out of the box is off. Way off. Like 4″ up and 3″ right at 20 yards off. Elevation and windage are adjustable on the rear sight, but who wants to start a new relationship with that much work? It’s beautiful to look at and feels wonderful in the hand, very light trigger, easy to shoot, but after 150 rounds and 20+ sight clicks back and forth, I’m hitting patterns of 2-3″ at 10 yards (I quit trying for… Read more »

Janek
Janek
4 years ago

Is this gun S&W’s response to competitor Ruger’s MKIII 22/45?

mac
mac
4 years ago

More of a sales pitch than a review. Worthless

abudine
abudine
4 years ago

A review with no grouping information and no comments on trigger weight/breaking – not very useful 🙁

Rafael
Rafael
4 years ago

I have tried to purchase one, but they are not yet available in 33401 area of Florida