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Old 02-19-2012, 08:44 PM
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Anyone seen theses?
It doesn't cost that much more than a MP 15 22.
M-15/22 .22 LR Carbine with 16" Barrel and Black Furniture

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i live just down the road from Armalite and like their line, but i only paid 330.oo for our 15/22. so 750 is a boat load more to me..
are they hiring where you work?? ;-)
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i live just down the road from Armalite and like their line, but i only paid 330.oo for our 15/22. so 750 is a boat load more to me..
are they hiring where you work?? ;-)
Yes you may have paid $330 for your 15 22 but they retail for $500-$769 depending on what model you get. You could probably get the Armalite for $600
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I paid $399 for mine; the Armalite wouldn't have come close to interesting me, even if it were legal in Connecticut, which from the photo, it doesn't appear to be.

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Doesn't look to shabby. I'd love to try one out.
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It's funny the advertisment made fun of S&W M&P 15/22 by calling it a "Plastic Peashooter"... So, let me get this right, I can spend $700 for an all aluminum Peashooter?.... It's still shooting a 22LR..

My vote is M&P and I'll spend the other $300 on my fiancee... or ammo, or both...
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It's funny the advertisment made fun of S&W M&P 15/22 by calling it a "Plastic Peashooter"... So, let me get this right, I can spend $700 for an all aluminum Peashooter?.... It's still shooting a 22LR..

My vote is M&P and I'll spend the other $300 on my fiancee... or ammo, or both...
I noticed that too.

"ArmaLite's M-15/22 is NO plastic peashooter. It's made from aircraft grade aluminum forgings top and bottom!"

They must be paying their marketing guy a lot. lol.

The Armalite a full fledged standard AR forged lower mated to a .22lr upper. You can take that lower and slap on a 5.56 upper, magazine & it will work.

I can do the same thing my mating a CMMG .22lr dedicated upper to my M&P 15-Sport lower. The advantage of such a system is that it replicates the weight of a major caliber AR during practice.

It's not better or worse than a 15-22, just a different option.

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JaPes, 10-4, just one of the other options one can do. I thought of just purchasing a dedicated 22LR upper and switch it when I want to shoot the 22LR. But the cost of most uppers are the price of a completed full rifle, or M&P 15/22. I figure, for the price of just the upper, I could have a complete full firing rifle, so it was the M&P 15/22 that won out..
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Not to mention that many of those dedicated AR .22 can be a little cranky in operation. I have seen a few of them puke in rimfire competition.If I was just going to use it for some AR practice it is a legitimate option. If I was planning on shooting tactical matches with it, I prefer the AR15-22 as it is stone reliable. The difference is comparing something designed from the ground up to be a .22 and oh, yeah you can use lots of AR parts to something that was only made into a .22 as an afterthought, and costs as much as a .223.
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Nice looking gun but I think the M&P in better looking and cost less. That is with MOE, red dot, 3X and other odds and ends.


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JaPes, 10-4, just one of the other options one can do. I thought of just purchasing a dedicated 22LR upper and switch it when I want to shoot the 22LR. But the cost of most uppers are the price of a completed full rifle, or M&P 15/22. I figure, for the price of just the upper, I could have a complete full firing rifle, so it was the M&P 15/22 that won out..
I followed the same exact rationale. For the way I shoot, having a different platform for .22lr & .223/5.56 makes sense.

For those running a super tuned trigger in their lower ($250+ cost) or other accessories that provide a distinct difference, a dedicated .22lr upper makes sense.

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Not to mention that many of those dedicated AR .22 can be a little cranky in operation. I have seen a few of them puke in rimfire competition.If I was just going to use it for some AR practice it is a legitimate option. If I was planning on shooting tactical matches with it, I prefer the AR15-22 as it is stone reliable. The difference is comparing something designed from the ground up to be a .22 and oh, yeah you can use lots of AR parts to something that was only made into a .22 as an afterthought, and costs as much as a .223.
Yup. Other than a dedicated .22lr upper to mount on a standard AR lower receiver. There are the CMMG drop in kits. It comes with a drop in .22lr BCG & a magazine.

The downside to a drop in kit for a .223/5.56 upper is that .22lr shoots dirty. It can foul a gas tube up real quick.
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Hmm sounds like some hating going on at Armalite. I guess my Springfield XD 40 is a "plastic pea shooter" too. Time will tell if its gonna be as good as the 15-22. Also the warranty on the M-15/22 is limited and only good for 1 year.

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I think it seems like a good option for people who want to get into the AR platform. Start with cheap plinking, and then when you want to you can replace the upper (which can be sent to your house with no FFL) and suddenly you have a full sized AR15 since the lower is a standard AR lower.

Since I already have a 15-22 I wouldn't go out of my way for another 22 AR, but if this was out there a year or so ago I definitely would have some thinking to do.
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It's funny the advertisment made fun of S&W M&P 15/22 by calling it a "Plastic Peashooter"... So, let me get this right, I can spend $700 for an all aluminum Peashooter?.... It's still shooting a 22LR..

My vote is M&P and I'll spend the other $300 on my fiancee... or ammo, or both...
I couldn't tell that they were specifically referring to the S&W unit. Most of the Colt, Mossberg, etc units are plastic also.

I looked at their manual.

THEY PROVIDE A PARTS LIST AND AN EXPLODED VIEW DRAWING!!!!!!
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Mn Doggie, the Colt and Umarax are aluminum and built like an air gun, they do have metal, but it is by no means a good design. Mossberg has an all plastic AR look-a-like, but it is just plastic over an old 22lr designed rifle and it feels like plastic. S&W has a better design over all and feel, I've held all of the above three, I like the Colt and Umarax (but not the guts), the Mossberg I would touch, looks cheap and feels like a toy. Again just my opinion.. PS the colt has a pencil thin barrel inside of the outer barrel, it is a airgun make over, really bad as far as build... Good Luck.
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