Who needs yet another .22 Long Rifle Pistol? That’s what I thought when I got my hands on a Smith & Wesson Victory at a pre-launch showing a few years back. In fact, it looked like other pistols already on the market, like the Smith 22A pistol for example.
So what is the Victory? It’s a semi-automatic like the Ruger Mark III, but it’s easy to clean. Unlike so many .22 pistols, it’s actually designed to field strip easily – and much, much more.
The Victory is a stainless steel gun with a bead-blasted matte finish. That means it’s got some weight, which I consider a good thing in an accurate plinking pistol. Depending on the specific model, it checks in at just about 36 ounces empty, or about 2 ¼ pounds.
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