In addition to being fun to shoot, rimfire guns and airguns are excellent training tools for new and youth shooters. Here are several great new rimfires and airguns for 2016.
Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport II
An updated version of its popular and reliable M&P 15-22 Sport, the Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport II now comes with a slimmer, ergonomic forend that has M-LOK attachments. It still has a Picatinny rail on top and an adjustable stock. The gun’s sights are updated to Magpul MBUS folding sights, and it comes with one 25-round magazine where legal. It’s available in basic black, Kryptek Highlander or Muddy Girl patterns. State compliant versions are also available, which include a fixed stock and a standard 10-round magazine. ($449; Smith-Wesson.com)
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Spring 2016 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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