View Full Version : 1st Tactical .22 Sig 522 Vs S&W M&P 15-22

03-18-2011, 1:14 PM
Ok After much Debate, I've narrowed down my choice to Either the Sig 522 And the MP15-22. Sig has killer price @ Sac black rifle. $369.99 Even the Regular price @ Turners $499.99 is Not bad. Build quality is good. I don't like that it has no sights, You have to buy a scope, or Laser. also rails come seperate. Comes with a nice hard Plastic Case not just a cardboard box. The MP 15-22 MOE is great comes with magpul stock, grip. Has fold down adjustable sights, Rails galore, & Extreme light weight. I'm almost gonna flip a coin. What are your 2Cents?

03-18-2011, 1:16 PM
S&W....I'm gonna pick one up....cool little rifle!!!!

green grunt
03-18-2011, 2:39 PM
S&W MP15-22 ,
1 range trip awhile back there was a shooter using the Sig, was having trouble getting good groups , loaned him some CCI Velocitors and his group was cut in half , $5.00 a box of 50...not plinking ammo...
the S&W I was shooting shot better groups then the Sig , with both the CCI's and the wally-world cheapo $19.00 a box of 555 count ammo.
the S&W can shoot the cheap stuff just as well as the Sig shot the more costly stuff...
bottom line.......buy what ever floats your boat ! .......oh...and buy lots of ammo....a tactical 22 is ssooo much fun to shoot....

you will be well served with either Sir....................................JMHO

03-18-2011, 7:20 PM
I'd go sig. Already have a range report (of sorts, Adrenaline) 900 rds on the first outing. Forged receiver is same alloy and quality of m16A4. 15-22 is a tough glass reinforced nylon, but I handled one and well I feel a metal receiver has a charm to it you'll enjoy just handling the rifle. maybe the 15-22 is more accurate, I use bulk ammo at the range so the point is rather moot.

03-18-2011, 9:24 PM
I went with Sig as well. Really love this rifle. If you want the quad raid get the 522 SWAT. You can find plenty of pics in this forum. I don't know what the other guy is talking about, but most of the reviews I've read state that Sig is the more accurate and less ammo finicky rifle of the two. Both had initial problems out of the gate, but quality has been very good as of late. You really can't go wrong with either. Just go handle them both and see what feels better for you.

As for my 522, it shoots everything I feed it, and is as accurate as I'm capable of being.

On a side note, for some unknown reason, there seems to be some hostility from the S&W 15-22 crowd towards the SIG 522. IMHO both are great rifles, it just a matter of preference. 15-22 is polymer and thus lighter and modeled after the AR. The SIG is milled aluminum and modeled after the Sig 556.

03-18-2011, 9:49 PM
+1 for the SIG 522. Great rifle ... My son now shoots it!!

03-19-2011, 2:48 AM
I went with three, actually, the M&P15-22, Sig522 and GSG5.
Just got the Sig and haven't shot it yet. I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do.

03-19-2011, 6:08 AM
Now I have to convince my wife that Calguns wants a M&P 15-22 comparison so I need to go pick one up. ;)

I'm pleased with the 522 but can't compare it to the M&P. One person at the range must have had another tactical .22lr because he held my rifle and said that it was heavy. It is the same build as its big brother so if you are expecting a light-weight air soft type gun...don't get the Sig 522. Personally, I liked the heft of it.....but I am not scrawny so....it really doesn't seem heavy to ME.

03-19-2011, 8:51 AM
If you want rails for the 522, you can pick up a Sig 556 plactic rail for less than $50, lost of Sig556 owners ditched their plastic fish gill handguards. Sig522 is the only 22lr tactical to gobble ammo reliably from all loarg manufacturer

03-19-2011, 9:06 AM
Does'nt the Smith have a BHO on last round like a real AR

03-19-2011, 11:10 AM
I have the 522 and like it. I considered the S&W when it came out. It felt a little too light. I prefer my guns to have a little heft in them.

03-19-2011, 1:57 PM
Thank you everyone for your input! I just bit the bullet. I paid for my M&P15-22 MOE at Turners. I got it for the sale price $25 off...... So It covers half my tax or 1 box of CCI 22LR Tactical. so it was $534.98+$30 DROS+Tax Well now comes the long wait.....

03-19-2011, 5:42 PM
a very long 10 days indeed! I just got my 522 out of jail yesterday..can't wait to go shoot tomorrow!

I don't think you can go wrong with either a 522 or 15-22. :D