Had a chance to buy a new in box, unfired by original owner, Smith & Wesson M&P22 Compact for 80% of what Cabela's is selling them for (before sales tax), so I bought it. Couldn't help myself. First impressions: I like the sights better than those on my SR22; and I like that the safety goes DOWN to fire, and UP for safe. I think I also like that it is single action from the start, no double action first shot like the SR22. I like the grip, the size and the overall feel of the M&P22 Compact. I don't like that you are not supposed to dry fire it, as I can, and do to a limited extent, with my SR22. I had been entertaining visions of posting half-dollar size groups with my new toy. Well maybe I can some day, after lots of practice, but I sure didn't achieve that today. The first 50 rounds (Remington Golden Bullet bulk) were scattered across the paper nearly 7 inches wide and about 4 inches top to bottom. Mostly low, fairly evenly distributed left and right. Distance was 30 feet. I'm deadly on 12 oz soda cans with my SR 22 at that distance. Would have just kicked up a lot of dirt onto them today. Had one fail to feed on the last round of the third magazine. No, I didn't clean it before I shot it; just eyeballed it and called it clean enough to try. So the jury is still out on this one; guess it won't be replacing the SR22 right off quick.