PSA

S&W 15-22 issue!

Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today that the Company has identified two M&P15-22 firearms from recent production on which the breech face counter bore depth was not within manufacturing specification. In those firearms, the lack of depth may allow the bolt, upon closing, to crush the rim of the case, causing the round to fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially resulting in multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

The safety alert applies to all M&P15-22 firearms manufactured before February 1, 2019. We believe these are isolated incidents, however, any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, we are asking all consumers of all M&P15-22 firearms manufactured before February 1, 2019 to immediately inspect their firearms for this condition.

Full article HERE, at ammoland.com.

h/t Ricky S.


Comments

PSA — 10 Comments

  1. “… causing the round to fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially resulting in multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.”

    And don’t forget, ATF will then cheerfully prosecute the owner for having an unpermitted automatic weapon.

  2. I bought one on a Black Friday special deal in November, I have put at least a thousand rounds through it without a hiccup, I have 5, 25 round magazines and use it for Steel Challenge. Heck of a gun for a decent price and yes, when I read about the possible problem I went online to the S&W website and ordered a free gauge to check the clearance. I am sure my gun is all right but why not find out and not waste ammo if it decides to run the magazine out.

    • Yes, OT, and Rev. Paul wasn’t just joking. BATFEIEIO has prosecuted folks before whose weapons malfunctioned & fired repeatedly, auto-style, even from a malf. One would think it’d require intent, but it doesn’t, according the the RSHA–oops, I mean ATF.

      • The only place where it requires intent to prosecute you for a crime is for Hillary’s email server

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