by American Hunter Staff - Friday, January 15, 2016
SHOT Show 2016 new product announcements have started to trickle out, and the folks have Smith & Wesson were happy to join the party with the announcement of their new M&P15-22 Sport, an update to its wildly popular M&P15-22 line. The new Sport variant will feature Magpul accessories as standard equipment.
The M&P15-22 SPORT features a 10-inch M&P slim handguard that incorporates the popular Magpul M-LOK system. The M-LOK system allows rifle owners to easily customize their M&P15-22 SPORT by adding accessories without removing the handguard. Smith & Wesson will include a 2-inch M-LOK rail panel with each rifle.
"By starting with the market leading M&P15-22 rifle and building in enhanced standard features and value, we now offer consumers the opportunity to own a new, superior rimfire modern sporting rifle," said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the Smith & Wesson and M&P brand. "The new M&P slim handguard with M-LOK allows the rifle to be easily accessorized while adding to its comfort during shooting. This new component along with the rifle's standard high-quality features, allow the M&P15-22 SPORT to be ready for a day at the range right out of the box."
The rifle comes in matte black by default, but will also be available in Kryptek Highlander and Moon Shine's Muddy Girl camo. The M&P15-22 SPORT will also be available in a Performance Center exclusive edition.
The M&P15-22 SPORT base model ships with an MSRP of $449. It's due to be at SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range, so stay tuned to AmericanHunter.org for potential video coverage.
• Model: M&P15-22 SPORT
• SKU: 10208
• Caliber: .22 LR
• Action: Semi-Auto Blowback
• Capacity: 25+1 Rounds
• Barrel Length: 16.5” (41.9 cm)
• Front Sight: Folding MBUS
• Rear Sight: Folding MBUS
• Overall Length: 33.75” (85.7 cm) Extended 30.70” (77.9 cm)
• Grip: Collapsed Polymer
• Weight: 5 lbs. (2,268.0 g)
• Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
• Upper & Lower Material: Polymer
• Finish: Matte Black
For more information, go to Smith-Wesson.com.
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