Smith & Wesson Introduces M&P 22 Compact Suppressor Ready
Suppressor Ready Pistol and Sound Suppressor Adapter Kit Now AvailableSPRINGFIELD, MA--- As shooting enthusiasts across the nation continue to incorporate the use of sound suppressors in their shooting experience, Smith & Wesson is poised to help extend the trend by offering the new M&P22 Compact Suppressor Ready model. Based on the highly popular M&P22 Compact rimfire pistol, the new suppressor ready model is equipped with a supplemental thread adaptor and packaged with the required installation tools that allow owners to quickly and easily add the suppressor of their choice.Manufactured entirely in the United States by Smith & Wesson, the .22 LR pistol provides shooting enthusiasts with M&P accuracy and reliability in a new fun-to-shoot, compact profile. Engineered to professional standards, the new tactical rimfire pistol incorporates a variety of features inherent to the design of the full size M&P centerfire pistol in a new, smaller scale suppressor-ready version."The acceptance of sound suppressors across the shooting sports continues to gain momentum as a growing number of today's firearm owners have been able to use these devices and see firsthand their effectiveness in reducing noise," said Laurel Smith, Brand Director for Smith & Wesson. "This new version of our tactical M&P22 Compact delivers the must-have features that fans of M&P pistols have come to expect combined with the ability to add a suppressor with minimal effort."The new M&P22 Compact Suppressor Ready model features a lightweight pistol built on a polymer frame with an aluminum alloy slide and carbon steel barrel and comes pre-packaged with the required installation tools. For those consumers who already own an M&P22 Compact, Smith & Wesson is also offering a stand-alone sound suppressor adaptor kit that can be purchased separately.The M&P22 Compact Suppressor Ready model is now shipping and carries an MSRP of $409. The M&P22 Compact Sound Suppressor Adaptor Kit is also shipping to authorized Smith & Wesson dealers and has an MSRP of $39. The kit includes a thread adaptor, wrench and thread protector.For more information on the M&P22 tactical rimfire pistol, please visit www.smith-wesson.com.About Smith & WessonSmith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™. As an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies, the company's accessories division produces innovative, top quality products under Battenfeld Technologies, Inc., including Caldwell® Shooting Supplies, Wheeler® Engineering, Tipton® Gun Cleaning Supplies, Frankford Arsenal® Reloading Tools, Lockdown® Vault Accessories, and Hooyman™ Premium Tree Saws. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and Missouri. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.