Smith & Wesson has upgraded its M&P 15-22 lineup yet again, this time with Sport MOE-SL models.
Smith & Wesson's M&P 15-22 has been one of the most popular and effective .22 LR AR platforms for several years. A rimfire AR affords shooters the ability to train and become familiar with the AR's ergonomics and operation without the recoil and added expense of .223/5.56 NATO rounds, and the M&P 15-22 has consistently been one of the more reliable offerings in this category.
Earlier this year, Smith & Wesson revealed a new Sport version of the classic M&P 15-22 that offered the rifle with premium Magpul accessories straight from the factory. Now, the manufacturer has expanded the M&P 15-22 Sport line by introducing new MOE-SL (Magpul Original Equipment – Slim Line) models.
“As we continue to offer shooters enhanced features and control on a factory built platform, we are especially excited about this new addition to our extremely popular family of M&P15-22 Sport rifles,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson’s M&P Brand. “We continue to look for new and innovative ways to evolve the M&P rifle series and offer consumers enhanced features. Outfitting the M&P15-22 Sport MOE SL with Magpul original equipment is just another step in creating the ultimate shooting experience.”
The new Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport MOE-SL is engineered on a high-strength polymer upper and lower receiver for weight reduction and comes with features standard on all M&P 15-22 Sport rifles such as Magpul's MBUS front and rear folding sights and Slim M-LOK handguard. These features already make the M&P 15-22 Sport MOE-SL an excellent choice for tactical training or for simple plinking.
However, the new M&P 15-22 Sport MOE-SL models also come equipped with a Magpul MOE SL mil-spec carbine stock, SL Grip and Magpul Type-2 M-LOK rail covers. The MOE SL carbine stock provides improved cheek weld and has a shielded, ambidextrous release lever for adjustment, and the SL Grip offers a slimmer, more ergonomic feel with a greater vertical grip angle, a beavertail backstrap and an aggressive TSP (Trapezoidal Surface Projections) texture for added control. The rail covers similarly feature a heavily textured surface for positive control in any environment.
The new Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 Sport MOE-SL models are available in black or FDE (flat dark earth) finishes and come with one, 25-round magazine. MSRP is currently listed at $499. For more information on this new product offering or other products, visit Smith-Wesson.com.
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If I hadn’t already picked up a 15-22 a few months ago I’d be all over this. Love it!