How do the M&P22 magazines compare in size to their full-sized brothers? e.g. will they fit properly in the same magazine carriers?
If it wasn't mandated to have the thumb safety on the M&P22 vs. a full-caliber M&P, this would make a nice training piece. Minor difference, I know, but enough that you'd likely need holsters specific to accommodate the thumb safety (pretty sure my full-sized Raven is not interchangeable with the thumb-safety equipped pistols).
Will a no-thumb safety version come to the US? Who knows... if one did show up, I'd be first in line!
I'm sure this is a fun pistol regardless. Glad to hear it's not too picky with ammo. Happy shooting!