M4-22 PRO: Has Tippman Created The Ultimate Training Carbine?

M4-22 PRO: Has Tippman Created The Ultimate Training Carbine?

Upgraded with some solid new features, the M4-22 Pro appears an excellent choice in .22LR training rifles.

What do you get with a Tippmann M4-22 Pro:

  • Caliber: .22LR
  • Barrel Length: 16 inches
  • Capacity: 25
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Stock: Adjustable
  • Twist Rate: 1:16
  • Length: 31.25″-34.5″
  • Weight: 5.22 lbs

A surprise to the AR world in recent years is Tippman Arms jumping into the game. The name Tippman might sound familiar to the average shooter, but one that’s difficult to place exactly, unless you have some pretty niche gun interests. That’s because the Indiana company has resided one off from those that burn gunpowder most of its history, with most of its contributions falling in the realm of paintball guns and air rifles.


Early success with the M4-22 Classic, Tippman has continued to expand on its catalog of .22LR ARs with the introduction of the M4-22 Pro. Like the earlier iteration, the rifle is designed as a trainer, offering the heft, operation and ability to upgrade (it’s compatible with most Mil-Spec AR parts) of a standard M4-style rifle. Yet, the new addition offers a few extras — for no extra charge — to the original. Chief among these, the Pro comes with a truly free-floated barrel. Given the Classic was dependable in the accuracy category, the new carbine should shoot the lights out. Other notable upgrades on the older model of the M4-22 are a nickel-plated bolt and a 25-round magazine.

It’s a fairly clever system – both in the Classic and Pro variants — yet it comes at a premium. Boasting an MSRP of $549, the tactical plinker is at the spendier end of the class of firearms. However, if you need a training rifle that’s economical to … well … train with, there are few that offer what Tippman has put on the table.

From the company:

Fort Wayne, IN – Tippmann Arms Co, LLC has launched a new M4-22 model: M4-22 PRO

Here at Tippmann Arms, we are excited to announce the latest addition to our extremely popular .22LR semi-automatic rifle offering, the M4-22 PRO.

The M4-22 PRO is a premium .22 caliber semi-automatic tactical rifle with aluminum upper and lower receivers and has the look, feel and controls of a true M4. The M4-22 PRO is largely mil-spec compatible and will accept most AR15 stocks, handguards, buffer tubes, and sights. The M4-22 PRO is a perfect platform for competition and training applications or backyard plinking.

The PRO has all the standard features of our M4-22 Classic like all Aluminum Receivers, Solid Steel Barrel, Bolt Catch, Ejection Port Cover, Charging Handle, Forward Assist, and Flip-Up Sights plus we added a new 25 round magazine, Nickel Plated Bolt, Gen2 Grip, and a 9″ M-LOK Free Float Handguard.

M4-22 Pro Features:

  • Composite Free Float Handguard
  • 16” 4150 Solid Steel Barrel with Parkerized Finish
  • Nickel Plated Bolt
  • Gen2 Grip
  • Semi-Automatic
  • Aluminum Upper and Lower Receiver
  • New 25 RND Magazine
  • Functional Forward Assist
  • Bolt Catch
  • Charging Handle
  • Adjustable Flip Up Sights
  • Shell Deflector
  • 4 ½ Pound Trigger Pull
  • Ejection Port Cover
  • Adjustable Stock
  • 1/2 x 28 Threaded A2 Birdcage
  • Popular AR Platform
  • Easy Push Pin Disassembly
  • Full Length Top Picatinny Rail
  • 2-Position, Receiver Mounted Safety Lever
  • Ambidextrous Sling Adapter Plate
  • Mil-Spec FCG (With the exception of the Safety lever. It is proprietary.)
  • Allows For Drop in Trigger Assemblies
  • Standard “bicycle lock” Storage Safety
  • Compatible With Most Standard AR15 Components and Accessories
  • Owner’s Manual

For more information on the M4-22 Pro, please visit: www.tippmannarms.com.

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Elwood Shelton is the Digital Editor for Gun Digest. He lives in Colorado and has provided coverage on a vast spectrum of topics for GD for more than a decade. From reloading to tactical training and a slew of gun reviews, his years of experience with firearms provide an in-depth and studied look at guns, ammo and anything else that goes BANG!


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