Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review
Part 2 - What's In The Box
January 3, 2012

Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

 

When you get the Smith & Wesson M&P22 Pistol, it comes packaged in a hard case as shown below.

Figure 1
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

One end of the box contains two stickers with the critical information.  The top sticker contains:

  • SKU #: 222000
  • Serial #: MP003340 (specific to this pistol)
  • Model #: M&P22
  • Caliber: .22lr
  • Barrel Length: 4.1"
  • Finish (Fin): B (Black)

The bottom sticker contains some of this same information, but it also positively identifies the 12 round capacity of this pistol kit.  Smith & Wesson packages two versions of the M&P22 Pistol.  One version contains a 12 round capacity magazine and the other contains a 10 round capacity magazine to be state compliant for some states.  There may be other differences on the state compliant version, but I'm not sure what they are at this time.

Figure 2
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

The other end of the box has a sticker showing that a fired case is enclosed within the box.

Figure 3
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

When you open the case, you see that the pistol comes with a single magazine and that all the other items are stored tucked under the foam in the lid.

Figure 4
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

The photo below shows all the items pulled from the lid to show the full contents of the case.  This pistol came with the following items.

  • M&P22 Pistol
  • 12-Round Magazine
  • Lock
  • Bag of tools containing a wrench to remove the thread protector on the end of the barrel and two Allen wrenches for adjusting the sights.
  • Fired Case (you may or may not get this case depending on the laws within your state)
  • Safety & Instruction Manual
  • Product Registration Card
  • NRA Pamphlet

Figure 5
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

These next two photos offer views showing each side of the M&P22.  As with most photos in my reviews, you can click on a photo to bring up a higher resolution photo showing the details even better.

Figure 6 - Right Side
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

Figure 7 - Left Side
Smith & Wesson M&P22 Review

 

Thoughts

Externally everything looked good and there appeared to be no issue with the exterior of the pistol nor the function of the slide stop, magazine release or manual safety.  One thing that was clearly apparent was that there is a thread protector or barrel nut (if similar to Walther pistols) on the end of the barrel.  Although I knew it would come that way, without Smith & Wesson having an exploded view in the Instruction Manual it makes it even more difficult to understand this feature.  After a little disassembly I confirmed that this is a barrel nut.

For more detailed photos and commentary, make sure you check out the other parts of this review and feel free to leave comments on my Reader's Comments page.  The following links are provided to help you see other parts of this review. 


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