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Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact vs Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Magnum

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact

SAO Compact Pistol Chambered in 22 LR

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Magnum

DAO Full-Sized Pistol Chambered in 22 WMR

What is the difference between a Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact and Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Magnum?

The Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact and Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Magnum are both pistols from the famous manufacturer Smith & Wesson. Despite being a part of the same M&P line, these two handguns differ in a few ways. The M&P 22 Compact is a compact-sized SAO (single-action-only) pistol chambered in 22 LR, with size dimensions of 6.65 inches in length, 1.48 inches in width, and weighs 15.3 ounces. It boasts a discreet size, with a slim width that makes this model highly concealable. In terms of capacity, it holds ten rounds. On the other hand, the M&P 22 Magnum is a full-sized DAO (double-action-only) pistol chambered in 22 WMR. It's larger than the Compact model with size dimensions of 8.4 inches in length, a slightly slimmer 1.13 inches in width, and weighs a bit more at 22 ounces. Despite the slightly increased weight, its slim width design enhances its concealability significantly. This model clearly outmatches the compact in terms of magazine capacity, holding a substantial 30 rounds. In summary, both the M&P 22 Compact and the M&P 22 Magnum share a similar slim and concealable design from Smith & Wesson. They differ mainly in size and cartridge, with the Compact leaning more towards concealment with its smaller size and the Magnum offering more firepower with a larger capacity and different cartridge.


  Length L Height H Width W Weight W
M&P 22 Compact 6.65 in 5.03 in 1.48 in 15.3 oz
M&P 22 Magnum 8.4 in 5.9 in 1.13 in 22 oz


  Barrel BBL Trigger Website
M&P 22 Compact 3.56 in SAO smith-wesson.com
M&P 22 Magnum 4.35 in DAO smith-wesson.com


  22 LR 22 WMR
M&P 22 Compact 10 (+1) -
M&P 22 Magnum - 30 (+1)

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