I got my belated father's day gift this weekend. The LGS had two day Smith&Wesson "Market Buster Sale" this past weekend and the wifey bought me a new M&P 15-22. The price was right at just $359. My son and I ran a few hundred rounds through it on Saturday and it ran flawlessly. Although it somewhat lighter then my DoubleStar AR-15 the size, fit, and controls are pretty much exactly the same, so it should make for a good economical training device too.