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    My new S&W 22A-1 Great Fun

    I have a S&W Model 41, I decided that if my son in law comes over it would be nice to have a gun for him to shoot Bulls Eye with. I also really like the looks of the 22A's and wanted a S&W with the life time warranty.
    I picked this 22A up yesterday after ordering it from my LGS, $148.00 Hell of a good price for any gun made in america. I bought the 7" just because I like the longer barrel. I read a lot about these guns on the internet. I know several people that have had problems with them, but mine has fired approx. 450 rounds with out one problem. The trigger is not near as good as my 41 but it's not bad either. It kinda has a two stage trigger pull, 1st stage no resistance at all, 2nd stage take a breath and squeeze, takes a little effort (not the lightest trigger), but it will get better with more rounds as it breaks in. I may even polish it up, but I am not in anyway dissatisfied with the trigger. The gun fired almost as good as my 41. Here is a picture of the gun and a target that it fired from 25 yrds, 10 rounds, scoped with a cheap NcStar 2-7x32 scope ( that works very well and also has a Life time warranty $54.00 on Ebay) using CCI SV ammo. I did pull one round ( dang it ) that target is only 1 1/4" across.

    Here are the pictures


    By jstanfield at 2012-01-07


    By jstanfield at 2012-01-07

    Thanks for looking, I really like the gun and Love the looks
    A+ for S&W
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    Looks like you have yourself a real tack driver there.
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    Yep, it is shooting well. I don't know why S&W has such a bad rep with this gun. Mine is sweet and I loke shooting it. The only thig that I did to the gun besides the scope is to cut the thumb rest off the right side of the grip due to my hands being so small.I wish someone sold a wood grip that is a lot thinner. Oh well I will probably make one myself this summer or when I have time this winter if I stays warmer

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    Welcome from another "Bluegrass Hillbilly"!

    $148 bucks new? Hmmmm......guess I'm gonna have to check those out next time at my local pusher.

    How is it to breakdown and clean? I'm gettin' a tad tired of cleaning my Mark II's these days, after 400 or 500 rounds of Federal Bulk-Pak. Looks to be super-accurate, as evidenced by your target. And I'm ALL about keeping S&W afloat, till they reconsider those !*#$&@ internal-locks!

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    Well this gun Zeus is as easy to clean as the model 41. You press the take down button just in front of the trigger guard and the entire barrel lifts up and off. Then the slide just slips off. Very easy to clean, just as easy to put back together. I clean after every time I shoot, unless it's back to back day's, like today and yesterday.

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    I have been threatening to buy one of those for a long time.I did some digging into them a while back and some of the early ones had problems but it was fixed.

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    I have never had a problem with my .22a either. It will eat shells like nothing, even the cheap ones. I have red dot on mine and it will drive tacks like yours does.

    Great gun, I love mine!!

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    Nice pistol, performance and price! Thanks!

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    I have one of the early ones and it is GREAT! The only problem I had was the first time I cleaned it the finish on the barrel came right off using Hoppes #9. I called S&W about it and they said Hoppes #9 was to harsh. I told them I have used it on all makes of guns for over 40 years and never had a problem with Hoppes. They said I could send it back and they would refinish it, but I decided to keep it that way. So I now have a Stainless barrel or a pinto 22a. Looks cool!
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    Altamont grips

    Hey Altamont Co.has grips 22a grip up on there website.
    I just bought one.


 

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