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Smith & Wesson Introduces M&P22 Compact with Cerakote FDE Finish

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Over the years Smith & Wesson's M&P line of polymer pistols has grown incredibly large, with a wide variety of full size, compact and carry models to meet the different needs of shooters. The M&P22 Compact branch of the M&P family offers shooters comfortable, easy-to-use pistols chambered in less expensive rimfire .22 LR ammo, and it has been very successful for S&W.

Building off this success, the company has announced that it is adding another model to the M&P22 Compact line, this one with a durable and rugged Cerakote Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish on the frame. Designed to be a 15 percent smaller than the full size M&P 9/40, the M&P22 Compact with FDE finish is a tactically inspired rimfire pistol that is both accurate and reliable.

“This new M&P22 Compact model sports a desirable Cerakote flat dark earth frame finish. The Cerakote polymer-ceramic-composite coating on the frame provides a durable finish and enhances the appearance of this popular M&P22 rimfire pistol,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of the M&P Brand. “Target shooters and recreational shooting enthusiasts will appreciate having a new finish option in this compact, two-tone finished M&P .22 LR semi-automatic pistol.”

Similar to its larger, centerfire counterpart, the M&P22 Cerakote FDE pistol is friendly to both left- and right-handed shooters. It provides an ambidextrous manual safety, and it also features a reversible magazine release.

The gun incorporates a Picatinny accessory rail beneath the barrel for aftermarket lights and/or laser sights. The pistol is also suppressor-ready, with 1/2″x28 threads on the barrel and a muzzle cap coming standard.

The new Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Cerakote FDE pistol is available at a price of $429 and ships with two 10-round magazines. Specifications for the M&P22 Compact Cerakote FDE pistol can be found below.

For more info on this new pistol and other Smith & Wesson products, visit

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact Cerakote-FDE
Barrel Length: 3.56 inches
Overall Length: 7.25 inches
Overall Width: 1.48 inches
Overall Height: 5.03 inches
Weight: 15.3 ounces
Barrel Material: Carbon Steel
Slide Material: Aluminum Alloy
Frame Material: Polymer
Frame Finish: Cerakote-FDE
Front Sight: White Dot
Rear Sight: White 2-Dot – Screw Adjustable for Windage & Elevation
Capacity: 10+1

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