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    Posted: 08 March 2013 at 1:34am
So the local IDPA group, SADPA, has introduced a couple of .22 categories in the 3 gun matches, for a couple of reasons. A good one being cost. It is simply too expensive to run a 5.56mm rifle here. At R20 000+ a gun and R7 a shot, we're talking a rich man's game.

And there are plenty of people who have .22's already.

So I got myself one. A S&W 15-22.


It was a standard model threaded barrel one, it is currently wearing a Magpul MOE stock, Viking Tactics light mount with a Streamlight PT1-L, a cut off Magpul RVG grip that's used like a hand stop, some no name ladder rail covers and a AimpoinR (sic) knock off red dot.

The front sight has to be run this way around because the light mount sits where the thumb screw for the sight mount does. I could move it back, but why?

I have a whole bucket of parts that will be used over the next couple of months to see what I like most. This setup is almost identical to the Airsoft setup I used to use (Replace the "fixed" sights with MBUS) so it is comfortable for me. But I've got AFG1 and '2s, I've got Trot forward grips, I've got a couple of different sights, I also have a 416 style pistol grip I want to use when I get confident enough to replace grip.

I also want to SBR it when I get the time/money. I am also busy building a suppressor for it.

It can be used in SADPA 3 gun matches in the .22 rimfire class. And for general plinking.

Yes the light is Tan, I was going that way originally, but then went FDE. The Magpul FDE matches each other and the light mount and the pistol grip I will be installing. The rail covers match to the eye but the camera tells a different story! Oh well.

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Ah, so you're up to speed on 'support hand fully forward' tactical carbine shooting, excellent. Have you seen/tried the Magpul angled foregrip yet? I friggin' love mine.
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Yeah I have, I have an AFG1 and an AFG2. I'm not totally sold on them yet. I have one on my GBB Airsoft gun. I use the shorty vertical grip more like a hand stop.



I may try the AFG's again.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FreeEnterprise Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 March 2013 at 5:32pm
Very cool. I ALMOST "pulled the trigger" on a one of those around Thanksgiving, but I didn't... Now they cost almost DOUBLE what they were then. (I was looking at one for $269, now any of them are over $500...)
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I ♥ the AFG. Had one on my M4 and would never go back to a vert again.
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Why not run a dedicated 22 upper?
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Local licensing issues. It is as much trouble to get an upper/conversion kit as it is to get a whole .22 rifle.

The cheapest AR-15 pattern rifle you can get here is the Norinco at about $1400. The next is the NEA at $2500. Colt's are available for around $3750. Then you get the expensive ones :p

Throw in a conversion kit......

Or you can get a 15-22 at $700.

And this is a range toy. It isn't ever going to be used as a combat rifle so I don't need the cross compatibility.

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Welp, that makes sense. 
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I have spent the morning putting on the AFG1, and replacing the "fixed" sights with MBUS. Lets see how she runs next weekend.

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