Friday, June 22, 2012

Training on the Cheap

Great gas mileage and it comes in black-on-black!

As I mentioned in my Father's Day blog post, my daddy has always taken care of me when it comes to music and guns. This past Christmas was no different as he totally surprised me and blessed me with a Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22. This fun little rifle is a scale model of an AR-15 with almost identical function and parts adaptability, only it uses proprietary .22 LR magazines and fires .22 exclusively. The receiver and furniture are all polymer and the steel barrel is threaded with a standard A2 flash hider. I've attached numerous AR-15 goodies to mine, as the handguard rail has 4 picatinny extended length rails, the receiver extension tube is mil-spec diameter, and it has fully functioning lower receiver controls.

Training with the 15-22 is CHEAP compared to big brother, with bulk .22LR ammo usually coming in around 3 cents per round, versus 30 cents per round for bulk brass M193 5.56 ammo. On top of that, it's really fun to shoot as there is no recoil at all and the rifle is light and a joy to shoot. This is a great starter for women or children who want to learn to shoot. I did an in-depth review of my 15-22 rifle a few months ago and you can find that HERE. The 15-22 gets a big Two Thumbs Up in my book.

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