View Full Version : Another .22 RF AR15!
A couple months ago, Colt introduced a .22 RF version of the AR15. It's made by Walther in Germany and inported by a paintball distributer (can't recall name). Today, I saw a S&W M&P AR15-22 .22 RF rifle. Like the Colt, the lowers will not accept a CF upper and also like the Colt, they area complete rifle. Both come with a 30 round mag. The S&W lower is polymer; the Colt is pot metal. Both are high $ plinkers.
The Colt goes for around $600; the S&W for $500.
I have a friend that bought the Colt,
neat looking rifle, horrible trigger, and it would not take a AR FCG
I have not had a chance to handle a SW yet,
but have read good things about it on other forums,
I have handled both and I got to check them out at the NRA Convention earlier this year. I prefer using a dedicated upper on a real AR-15/M-16 lower.
Jager (sp) use to make a .22 RF version of the AR-15 in the 80s.
I have a .22lr DPMS upper coupled to my slab-sided Colt lower. Rifle is very accurate.
El Paso Mark
Saw and handled one of the Colt's a few weeks ago at Sam's Shooter's Emporium in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Also the .22LR MP-5 and .22LR AK-47 (Though I forget who made that one). And put a magazine through a BAR at their indoor range, but that's another story. All three are, um, cute :p Not something I'm gonna run right out and buy as there's too many other "Serious" items/guns to purchase, but they certainly seem like they'd be a load of fun and a blast to shoot.
Just shot a Colt m4 22lr. The Walther barrel is a great shooter. We were at the local 50' indoor range. Off the rest [which wasn't easy because of the 30rd mag] and using Remington Eley Club ammo I shot a couple of groups with all 5 shots touching and one that was one very small bullet hole. I'll post pics later of the groups, need to take pics of the target. Trigger was horrendous, weighing in at 9lbs,3ozs on average. never pulled below 9lbs,2ozs with a max of 10lbs on one test. It amazed me that I shot it as well as I did with that hard of pull, but concentration on trigger squeeze while staying on target does help.
Send it to Compass Lake for a trigger job:)
Powered by vBulletin™ Version 4.0.2 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.