NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Pistol

posted on January 14, 2017

Rimfire practice is not only inexpensive, it is fun, and when a capable gun is tossed in the mix, enjoyment increases. Smith and Wesson’s addition of the semi-automatic SW22 Victory fills a void in the company’s lineup and may appear to be a blast from Smith’s past, with aesthetics similar to the company’s discontinued Model 22A. While pistols are not typically released with an immediate aftermarket line of parts, Volquartsen was on board and ready with a series of easily replaceable barrels—enhancing the look and performance of the Victory. For more on the pistol read the American Rifleman feature story, and watch this week's NRA Gun of the Week video hosted by American Rifleman's Kelly Young.

Specifications:
Model: SW22 Victory
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Chambering: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: blowback-operated, semi-automatic rimfire pistol
Frame: stainless steel
Rifling: 1:15” RH twist
Magazine: 10-round detachable box
Sights: three-dot, green fiber-optic; fixed front; fully adjustable rear
Trigger: single-action; 5-lb., 2-oz. pull
Width: 1.1”
Weight: 36 ozs.
MSRP: $409

Additional Reading:
When Worlds Collide–Smith’s SW22 Victory

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