Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory

85%

GUNCRITIC SCORE

Reviews: 26
GUNCRITIC SCORE 85%
Total reviews: 26
Positive: 18
Mixed: 1
Negative: 7
Retail Price: $346.00
Used Value: $224.90
Sale Price: $298.00

How would you like to rate Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory?

Best Deals» more deals

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Info

The SW22 VICTORY® is constructed on a single-action, enclosed hammer-fired, blowback semi-automatic design. Chambered in .22 LR, the SW22 Victory comes highly featured with innovative design qualities that include a match-grade, interchangeable barrel for superb accuracy on the range or in the field along with a simple one-screw takedown design.

The pistol’s high-end features, modern styling and enriched functionality place the SW22 Victory in a category of its own with an affordable price to match.

• Removable Interchangeable Match Barrel
• Steel Reinforced Polymer Thumb Safety
• Picatinny-Style Rail Included
• Fiber Optic Front Sight
• Adjustable Fiber Optic Rear Sight
• (2) Ten-Round Magazines Included
• Adjustable Trigger Stop
• Stainless Steel Frame
• Textured Grip Panels with Finger Cuts for Easy Magazine Removal

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Specifications

Primary Uses
 
Shooting
Shooting

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Photos

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Videos

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Pricing

Poor
Condition
$139
Excellent
Condition
$313
Used Gun
Fair Market Range $320 - $334
Fair Market Price $327
MSRP $346.99
New Gun
Price history for Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory
  • Highest Price: $339.02
  • Lowest Price: $329.97

Where to Buy Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory - Best Deals

  • Smoky Mountain Guns & Ammo
  • $299.99
  • National Gun Owner Association & Buyers Club
  • $330.99

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Ammo Deals

  • Aguila .22lr High Velocity 40gr Solid 50ct Box BGS: 44448
  • $1.00
  • Winchester Ammo Ww22lr Wildcat 22 Long Rifle 40 Gr Lead Round Nose 50 Bx/ 100 C BGS: 65309
  • $1.00
  • Federal Ae22 Standard 22 Lr Copper Plated Hollow Point 38gr 40box/100case BGS: 67020
  • $1.00
  • Armscor 22lr 40gr. Solid Standard Velocity, 50rds BGS: 411554380
  • $1.00
  • Winchester 22lr Super X Hight Velocity 40 Grain Lead Round N BGS: 65121
  • $2.00
  • Winchester 22 Long Rifle Super X 37 Grain Lead Hollow Point BGS: 65124
  • $2.00
  • Federal 22 Long Rifle 40 Grain Copperplated Solid High Veloc BGS: 65667
  • $2.00
  • Federal 22 Long Rifle Gold Medal Target 40 Grain Lead Subson BGS: 65849
  • $2.00
  • Federal 22lr Hv 40 Grain 510 Lightning 50 Rounds BGS: 65989
  • $2.00
  • Rem Thunderbolt 22lr 40gr Rn 50/100 BGS: 66288
  • $2.00
  • Federal Ae5022 Standard 22 Long Rifle Solid 40 Gr 50box/100case BGS: 67086
  • $2.00
  • Fiocchi Pistol Shooting Dynamics 22 Long Rifle Lead Round No BGS: 76616
  • $2.00
  • Cci 960 Quiet-22 22lr 40 Grain Lrn 50/bx BGS: 79871
  • $2.00
  • Fed Ae22sup1 22lr Cop 42sup 50/100 BGS: 85765
  • $2.00
  • Cci 0035 22 Lr 40 Gr Standard Velocity 50rds BGS: 89892
  • $2.00

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Q & A

There are no questions related to Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory

Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory Reviews

Positive: 23 Mixed: 0 Negative: 3
  • 60

    Initial problems.
    The SW22 pistol is excellent quality. I was surprised when my first attempt to fire the a round was unsuccessful. Turns out the bolt would not go into battery. I had to tap it forward 1/16" into place in order to pr...oceed. Next round: same thing. It became more reliable as I emptied the magazine. I tried releasing the bolt with the slide release, and made sure not to ride back the slide.I think it could be a feeding issue. I polished the contact areas of the bolt, the feed ramp, as well as the notch where the extractor and extractor groove. I will head to the range and report back. On a side note, another man was at the range beside me that just bought the Victory from the same store on the same week and he had zero issues. more

    July 22, 2018
    kgelles
  • 60

    Initial problems.
    The SW22 pistol is excellent quality. I was surprised when my first attempt to fire the a round was unsuccessful. Turns out the bolt would not go into battery. I had to tap it forward 1/16" into place in order to pr...oceed. Next round: same thing. It became more reliable as I emptied the magazine. I tried releasing the bolt with the slide release, and made sure not to ride back the slide.I think it could be a feeding issue. I polished the contact areas of the bolt, the feed ramp, as well as the notch where the extractor and extractor groove. I will head to the range and report back. On a side note, another man was at the range beside me that just bought the Victory from the same store on the same week and he had zero issues. more

    July 18, 2018
    kgelles
  • 100

    Great target pistol
    I picked up this gun and took it home to clean before going to the range. I fired 100 rounds with the best accuracy I have ever had. The gun feels amazing in my hand. It is a beautiful gun with a very nice finish. The on...ly downside I experienced was I had a tendency to engage the safety inadvertently. I'm sure its because I have very large hands. It is something I will have to work on. I would highly recommend this gun. more

    July 5, 2018
    BIGBOY ROWDY
  • 100

    Fine Performance, Typical S&W Quality
    I purchased this from the excellent Missouri City Academy. I own several .22lr handguns, my favorite being the S&W M&P .22 full sized. This was on sale at a great price, and I'm delighted at buying it. It�...39;s much more substantial in the hand than my M&P .22, being all stainless. Finish is flawless, like jewelry. It's considerably heavier than my little Browning Buckmark, which gives no recoil at all. The sights are beautiful, I'll keep them also. Love the metal mags. Overall, I have no complaints. This is NOT for EDC, too heavy and too large. But--for everything else you'll love it. And I got it for $50 less than anywhere online. Thanks, Academy! more

    July 2, 2018
    rk556
  • 100

    Great and fun pistol
    I bought pistol one week ago. Couldn't ask for a better handgun. I have put around 600 rounds through it so far. Almost perfect except it doesn't like cheap ammo. Easy to clean, accurate, and I love the fiber o...ptics. Really good for older eyes. Customer service was great also. Salesman was great. Buy it. You will not be disappointed. more

    July 1, 2018
    Greg1219
  • 100

    GREAT 22 FIELD PISTOL
    I'm basically a Ruger guy, but this S&W Victory is a GREAT PISTOL. I have fired thousands of rounds through the pistol and almost no problems (1 or 2 failures to fire with very old ammo). Very accurate and well ...balanced in the hand. To the guy who took the gun apart right after he purchased it, WHY? That is likely your problem. Other than wiping out the bore occasionally, I've put thousands of rounds through 22 pistols and never disassembled them. (Probably because Ruger 22's are so difficult to reassemble). You will not regret purchasing this pistol. more

    June 24, 2018
    Big Al
  • 100

    Great plinker
    I bought this s few weeks ago and have ran 500+ rounds through it. Probably the best 22 pistol I have ever shot, fun accurate, great trigger and high quality. Super easy take down and cleaning. Only complaints are smalli...sh grip (good ergonomics but have to concentrate to keep firm grip), magazine reloading knob is small and hurts my thumb after reloading a few hundred rounds (easily remedied with mag reloading tool), and disassembly lug came out of barrel because factory forgot loctite (easy fix). i would buy again in a heartbeat. more

    June 24, 2018
    Mike
  • 100

    Quality firearm for my needs
    Bought on Friday and put 600 rounds through it on Saturday. Didn't matter what ammo I was using. All bulk from Win, Rem and Fed. With 100 rounds of CCI MiniMags thrown in the middle. Not a single failure. I always w...ant to trust the manufacturer on pistol sights so I will get a 2nd shooter to make sure it is truly going left. I have had my GSG 1911-22 for 3 years and it mirrors this, going right side. Home striped it when I got back and was pleased with the lack of grime that is usually found with bulk 22. I can assume that it channeled it down the barrel as the end was the only place showing typical dirt for 600 rounds. This is a great shooter, can't wait to make a holster for it to carry when I am walking the fence line. more

    June 18, 2018
    DanTmaN67
  • 60

    Nuts n bolts
    Pick up the sw22 a month ago took it to the woods next day to run it for the 1st time and it wouldn't cycle stove pipe lodged ect . so i youtubed to see if there was a common problem and there was , the ejecter need...s to the bent like 2mm outwards . after i did that i could run subsonic rounds without a hickup . i feel i shoundnt of had to work on a new gun but its a good shooter lol more

    June 7, 2018
    Big n
  • 60

    Nuts n bolts
    Pick up the sw22 a month ago took it to the woods next day to run it for the 1st time and it wouldn't cycle stove pipe lodged ect . so i youtubed to see if there was a common problem and there was , the ejecter need...s to the bent like 2mm outwards . after i did that i could run subsonic rounds without a hickup . i feel i shoundnt of had to work on a new gun but its a good shooter lol more

    June 6, 2018
    Big n
  • 100

    Great Shooter
    After purchasing the SW22 on the recommendation of good review we are very pleased. The first time at the range we test fired 20 rounds each of 9 different brands of ammo. It functioned without one single problem. Firing... from the 7 yard line every one of the 180 rounds was within a two inch circle. Very pleased with this pistol and would highly recommend it if you want a good target or steel challenge pistol at a reasonable price. more

    March 26, 2018
    51flyer
  • 100

    Excellent gun
    Bought this about 3 weeks ago! I have put about 400 rounds though the gun of various makes. The gun is accurate, bolt smooth, I have smaller hands so I will have to get an extension for the mag release. The safety is sup...er sinsitive (which I don’t like much). Overall it feels great in the hand, I love the weight and sights but most importantly it hits the target. Only rounds I had issues with were American Eagle 38 grain and some with the thunderbolt. No issues with federal match, CCI’s, federal Champion or brazzers. Also, I have had ZERO trouble with the takedown screw coming loose. I have read that Smith and Wession has fixed this issue and will also sent you a replacement screw if needed. more

    January 28, 2018
    Chb123
  • 100

    It cycles everything (from match to high velocity type). The trigger is nice. It breaks at slightly below 4lbs with a small, but predictable creep. It's also very accurate. From a rest it can do 0.75" or better at 25Y. T...he only minor issue was that the barrel lug came loose. Some blue loctite resolve that issue. The scope rail also can come loose (some purple loctite solved it). I'm overall very happy with this pistol. more

    January 27, 2018
    Kaveh
  • 100

    Excellent tack driver
    I was in the market for a entry level target pistol for competition and being the S&W fan boy that I am, i needed no further convincing when I saw this pistol go on the Academy’s “hot deal” price. O...verall the pistol is heavy & solidly built, which is what you want in a target gun. Field stripping was easy and maintaince is a breeze. The fiber optic sights are very bright in daylight and required some minor adjustments to get on target. Swapping out the rear sight for the included rail was simple and with the addition of my ultra dot optics i now can give these guys a run for the money at our competitions. If you’re looking for a great target pistol you can’t go wrong with the sw22 Victory. more

    October 10, 2017
    RGVshooter
  • 100

    One of the best target pistols I've shot
    I've had this gun for about 2 months and have fed it about 2k rounds. It has one of the best triggers out of the box of any gun I've shot. I recently shot a friend mark IV with an aftermarket trigger and the Vi...ctory out of the box is almost as good. Whatever problems they were having with the disassembly screw have been corrected. I've stripped mine down a dozen times without issue and have had any trouble with the screw getting loose. It eats everything I've fed it without complaint. Excellent gun. more

    July 25, 2017
    shawn706
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    Just bought this gun. Read all the reviews and even watched Hickok45. So here is my take, Great Gun! I fired multiple brands of 22LR and the gun was flawless. I shot both slow and rapid fire. I actually tried to get the ...gun to jam to no avail. The gun is easy to dissemble and clean. It was very accurate for an everyday shooter out of the box. The trigger has a crisp break. Overall I highly recommend this gun. The take down screw is a little tough to remove at first. I didn't have any issues with it during range time. I would recommend using a blue loc Tight if you has issues. more

    July 6, 2017
    Icedoc
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    This is a great rim fire pistol! Fun and cheap to shoot. Mine has fired everything that I have fed it. Definitely invest in the after-market "Halo" slide ring though. The slide is a bear to rack without it. Had... to send mine back to S&W for take down bolt issues (4 week turnaround). It was a S&W problem, not an Academy problem. more

    June 3, 2017
    markdido
  • 40

    Spanner wrench screw bad design
    The spanner bolt screw that the small hex screw that you unscrew to take barrel off unscewed from the barrel leaving hex screw in the spanner screw. Looks like they used loktite as red color on thread but it didn't ...hold the screw in place. Other than that goes bang with cheap ammo. more

    April 21, 2017
    bruce54
  • 20

    Troubles right away.
    Maybe its just my bad luck, but I purchased this hand gun and took it to the range right away. First it would not fire at all, nothing, so I had the Range Gun Smith to take a look at it. He said it would probably require... better ammo, so we used the more expensive ammo, then it fired but jam. Second shot, Jam, Third shot, Jam. So the Gun Smith oiled it, Fired again, and it Jam again. It Jams on every shot. With a Fire Arm you can't just exchange it, and the place you purchase it from can't help you much. You have to send it thru the mail to the manufacturer to have it looked at and repaired. I called today to get a status update because Smith and Wesson received it back a week ago. They told me it hasn't been looked at yet. They need more time, its usually a 3 to 4 week turn a round to get your weapon back to you. more

    March 1, 2017
    22 phinkster
  • 100

    Best 22 pistol I have ever shot.
    I have fired cheap ammo with not one malfunction. Everyone that has tried my gun wants one.

    January 5, 2017
    Billnamvet
  • 20

    Unable to use
    Purchased the gun, attempted to clean and oil it and the take down bolt head stripped. Not sure if the bolt is cross threaded or just over tightened from the factory. Called S&W today and it will be at least a 3 week... turnaround before I can even try out my purchase. Needless to say I'm quite disappointed. After a quick forum search seems others have experienced the same issue. Ironically some reviews have also had the bolt coming loose on it's own from use. Academy's staff was helpful and friendly and this is in no way their fault. more

    November 16, 2016
    Shane2863
  • 100

    Great Target Pistol!
    I bought mine about 2-3 weeks ago. I've fired 1200-1300 rounds, mostly Aguila. Initially, the pistol would not eject any brand rounds. I made a minor adjustment to the ejector and have had no issues since. It is MUC...H more accurate than I am! I would strongly recommend it! Yes, you do have to remove an Allen screw to field strip it. At least there is no mallet required. It's a modular pistol with after market accessories. more

    October 11, 2016
    Odeshi
  • 100

    Good Enough
    The sights are a help to old eyes. No trouble hitting two inch target at 15 and 30 yards. No issues with three different ammo brands. Trigger guard interferes with people who have big hands or fingers but a non-issue. Gr...ip feels good. Reduced load "quiet" ammo will not cycle the action dependably but won't in any other auto pistol either, and the piece was not designed for reduced loads. Accuracy seems comparable to the Ruger and Browning pistols and is better than the Walther .22's and cheap revolvers like Heritage. more

    June 6, 2016
    Algernondockstrader
  • 80

    Very accurate but a bit picky on ammo
    Ok, probably a bit early to judge, but purchased and initially ran the Winchester m22 ammo with no issues...then came the CCI quiet-22. Well, first shot was a FTE; then the next...in fact, it seemed it was always FTE. Ra...n 150 rounds of federal range...no issues, then back to the CCI quiet 22 (which has a very low velocity btw)...same problem with a failure to eject. Took apart for cleaning.....easy process (though I wish the Allen wrench tool was not required) inspected and cleaned...ensuring the proper lubricant was in the right places...etc. I would still recommend basis the construction, light trigger, excellent sights and accuracy out of the box, just ensure you review other comments on ammo (there seems to be some similar issues out there on the forums) Hey, it made the wife happy as she was grouping better than I was with my Glock 43!...Happy Wife, Happy Life! I do (and always have) appreciate the staff at Academy. Very professional and helpful more

    May 21, 2016
    GunsnRoses
  • 100

    Nice pistol
    I bought this pistol a few days ago. I have only shot about 500 rounds so far but the gun has been flawless. It is very accurate out of the box, extremely easy to disassemble and reassemble , the trigger and sights are g...reat. I think it's a very nice gun. Highly recommended more

    April 23, 2016
    Dag1
  • 100

    Great target gun
    I was thrown off a little the first time I took this pistol to the shooting range because a had shot 50 rounds thru a Taurus Judge before I took it out of my bag. After I go going I moved my target back 5 yards and was b...lown away be the accuracy of this firearm. Cleaning is very simple using the tool provided at purchase for break down. I have to give this one 5 stars. more

    March 21, 2016
    TRay1960