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By Drew Bryant
July 15th 2023,

Earlier this week, Smith & Wesson announced its newest edition to the M&P series, the M&P 22 Magnum. The new M&P 22 Magnum is a gas-operated system with an internal hammer. S&W chose this system for enhanced performance and reliability. The new pistol features a fiber-optic front sight with blacked-out rear sight, ambidextrous controls, and comes optics ready. The new M&P 22 Magnum also includes two 30-round magazines.

Below is the press release for Smith & Wesson’s new M&P 22 Magnum.

Press Release

SPRINGFIELD, MA., (7/11/2023) – Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, today announces the release of the new M&P22 MAGNUM pistol, chambered in 22 WMR.

This latest addition to the M&P series is all about bringing more. More capacity, more reliability, and more features. Its internal hammer-fired design, paired with the TEMPO gas-operated barrel system, keeps components locked in place until the bullet passes the gas port, increasing performance. With a staggering 30-round capacity, the full-size polymer frame M&P22 MAGNUM ships with two magazines, so you can spend less time reloading and more time training. It comes with a fiber optic front sight and black notched rear sight and is optics-ready, allowing you to direct-mount most of the popular micro red dots available today.

The M&P22 MAGNUM combines the best features of our internal hammer fire control system with the patented TEMPO barrel design, creating a smooth operating experience for the shooter. The 22 WMR is a versatile and field-savvy cartridge that has been a legacy among American shooters, hunters, and trappers for decades. Smith & Wesson is proud to offer a new pistol that further supports the use of this cartridge outdoors or on the range,” said John Myles, Senior Manager of New Products.

The M&P22 MAGNUM is fully ambidextrous, has a 4.35-inch stainless steel barrel with Armornite® finish, and includes a flat-face trigger and Picatinny-style rail for mounting accessories. This pistol is proudly made in the U.S.A. and has an MSRP of $649.00.

The M&P 22 Magnum adds another competent option to the ever growing M&P series of handguns. Featuring ample round capacity, ambidextrous controls and comes optics-ready. The new pistol has the flexibility to be a good-range gun or a viable choice for self-defense. The M&P 22 Magnum has the ability to morph to the shifting needs of the end user with ease.

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