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    Colt or M&P

    Which too choose Colt or M&P?

    I’ve been….make that my son`s have been looking too compare the 22lr “Colt M4/22 OPS” & the “S&W M&P 15/22 MOE” for the begging period of their Christmas gift.

    They've found pros/cons on both of these so anyone who has any experiences with these; what say you?

    Found um both in the $425. range at two LGStores so which too choose?
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    I think there are less cons with the S&W.
    No experience except nephew has a friend who has the M&P, and they like it.

    Which one feels better in their hands?
    Which one did the LGS have spare mags, holsters , etc etc .
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    Quote Originally Posted by zamboni View Post
    Which too choose Colt or M&P?

    I’ve been….make that my son`s have been looking too compare the 22lr “Colt M4/22 OPS” & the “S&W M&P 15/22 MOE” for the begging period of their Christmas gift.

    They've found pros/cons on both of these so anyone who has any experiences with these; what say you?

    Found um both in the $425. range at two LGStores so which too choose?
    I own the 15/22 and my son and I love it. I was looking at the Colt at the time but if I remember correctly it is not actually manufactured by Colt but by Umarex. A maker of Airsoft guns. While this may or may not affect your decision I just thought I would point it out. The 15/22 is also able to use most if not all AR15 accessories if you so choose to do any sort of adding on. Anywho like I said we love ours and enjoy shooting it. Goes to the range with us every time.
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    Yeah, the Colt is manufactured by another company, I just forget who at the moment. I'd go for the S&W. It's a solid little rifle.
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    Colt is UMAREX, Colt licensed them to sell them they are a division from Walther. The Smith has very little parts and it runs great the Umarex, has small little parts. and some of them I don't even think are accessible by the user.
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    I'd personally go with the S&W. A friend brought his over and we put it through hell without any hiccups and it was a joy to shoot.
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    no question- the SW
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    S&W is a safer bet. If we were talking a 5.56 I would say Colt.
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    I had a 15/22. It worked great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonconsiglio View Post
    Yeah, the Colt is manufactured by another company, I just forget who at the moment. I'd go for the S&W. It's a solid little rifle.
    The Colt is manufactured by Carl Walther, it is imported by Umarex USA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    Colt is UMAREX, Colt licensed them to sell them they are a division from Walther. The Smith has very little parts and it runs great the Umarex, has small little parts. and some of them I don't even think are accessible by the user.
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    For the .22lr versions, I would go S&W M&P 15/22.

    For the real 5.56 versions, I would go Colt over M&P.

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    This is a NO BRAINER, M&P! I got one. One of my finest firearm purchases. Flawless, super accurate, and most of all FUN!
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    I have the M&P 15-22 it is the better .22lr of the bunch. Mine is more accurate than my 10-22 and gobbles most any bulk ammo even the dreaded Remington Golden bullets! The magazines for the 15-22 are way better than any of the other .22 AR's which is why I think they are more reliable. Good Luck!Updated Garage pics 053.jpg
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    I am not familiar with the Colt, but I have owned the S&W 15/22. What I like about it is the fact that all the control features are the same as an AR. So when he graduates to the larger gun, he won't have to learn the controls again, and it's cheaper to practice with. Mine operated flawlessly, it is a fun gun to shoot.
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    Having shot both, there is no way I would trade my 15-22 for the Colt. The Colt had a tight magwell and loads of malfunctions, whereas my 15-22 has been problem free so far.

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