Review of the Dawson Precision Fiber Optic Sites for the S&W M&P 22
I absolutely love the M&P 22 – it’s saved me many times over it’s purchase price in the cost of 9mm ammo I didn’t shoot because I was able to shoot less costly .22LR ammo instead. I consider it an important training tool, and a fun gun to shoot as well. But, as I mentioned in my review of the M&P 22, the stock sights leave much to be desired. Here’s a photo of the horrible rear sights on the M&P 22:
To add insult to injury, the front sight is very small, and difficult to line up with the rear sights:
I’ve had the M&P 22 for over a year, and have been looking for replacement sights for the gun nearly that long. Many have tried to adapt S&W sights from a centerfire M&P gun – it’s possible, but not simple. From what I understand, it takes some filing/grinding and ingenuity to make the sites from a centerfire M&P fit on the rimfire M&P 22. As far as I know, Dawson Precision is the first manufacturer to produce replacement sights for the M&P 22. As soon as I was aware of them, I called to place an order. After speaking with the fine folks at Dawson Precision (excellent customer service) I ordered part number 018228 for the rear ($49.95), and fiber optic front sight part number 021211 for $26.00. Shipping was fast, and once received I had my local gun smith install them – here’s what they look like installed on my M&P 22:
As a supplement to this written photo review, I’ve recorded a video which has some neat range footage of me shooting my Dawson Precision sights equipped M&P 22:
If you’re one of the many M&P 22 owners who are dissatisfied with the sights on this otherwise fantastic gun, the do looking to the Dawson Precision sights. They are a quantum improvement over the stock M&P 22 sites.