M&P15-22 *** Possible safety issue

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by techsar, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    DESCRIPTION - Please Read This If You Have A M&P15-22 Rimfire Firearm.

    ALL models of M&P15-22 rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1, 2019.

    Smith & Wesson 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. This issue can occur in the following two scenarios:

    1) With a loaded magazine in the firearm and the bolt locked to the rear, depressing the bolt release to allow the bolt to drop freely may ignite the round as the bolt closes without engaging the trigger and with the safety selector in either the safe or the fire position, and may also result in multiple discharges.

    2) With a loaded magazine in the firearm, bolt in the closed position and a round in the chamber and the safety selector in the fire position, depressing the trigger will cause the round to fire normally, however as the bolt cycles, the next round may be ignited by the bolt crushing the rim of the case as it closes, causing multiple discharges.

    We believe that these are isolated incidents, however, any unintended discharge of a firearm has the potential to cause injury. Therefore, we have developed this inspection procedure to ensure that all products in the field are safe to use. We are asking customers to perform the following procedure and to refrain from using their M&P15-22 until the bolt has been inspected and replaced as necessary.

    The out of specification condition has been found only in bolts that were recently manufactured. While our investigation suggests that the incidents are isolated, we have established this inspection procedure as a precautionary matter to ensure that all M&P15-22 firearms in service meet our design specifications. We are asking consumers of all M&P15-22 firearms manufactured before February 1, 2019 to inspect their bolt for this condition.

    The bolt from your M&P15-22 must be inspected to determine whether it exhibits the condition identified in this notice. To determine whether your firearm is affected by this condition, please inspect your firearm by following the inspection instructions provided here.

    If you are uncomfortable in conducting the bolt inspection outlined here, or are unsure whether the condition described in this notice applies to your bolt, please send your bolt to Smith & Wesson for inspection and replacement if necessary.

    If you want Smith & Wesson to perform the inspection, send your bolt to Smith & Wesson for free inspection and replacement (if necessary).

    If you want to perform the bolt inspection yourself, contact us for the free M&P15-22 BOLT INSPECTION GAUGE Part Number: 3012155 OR place an ORDER ONLINE to recieve inspection gauge.

    If the bolt from your firearm is affected by the condition outlined in this notice, please send the bolt to Smith & Wesson. If necessary, your bolt will be replaced at no cost to you. Your bolt will be returned as quickly and efficiently as possible. All shipping and replacement costs will be covered by Smith & Wesson.

    To determine if this consumer advisory applies to your M&P15-22 firearm, please utilize our

    Website For More Information: MP15-22SafetyAlert.com
    Email: MP15-22SafetyAlert@smith-wesson.com
    Customer Service Phone: 1-800-713-0356
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  2. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Ok, to make it a FA, add material to the breach face until it fires multiple rounds .. got it.
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  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Only problem is it will not stop until the mag is empty. Would like to have a decision if this should happen.
  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Things like this makes me glad I'm scared to death of firearms!!!
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Finally a production approved auto weapon.
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  6. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    An outstanding example of why it's essential to keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

    Probably varies with ammo selection. Lots of rim thickness and hardness variation in .22 ammo. Some folks may have the defective bolt and not realize there's a problem. Thanks for the info. I'll post a notice at the range.
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  7. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    It’ll never happen with a good ole revolver.
  8. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Monkey+++

    Thats new, a Slam fire issue on a 22LR. They say manufactured before February 1, 2019,
    so basically every one ever made LOL
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  9. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Monkey+++

    This is very true... Interesting the most reliable firearms are also some of the most basic.
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  10. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Except very unacceptable to fine dust in the mechanism.
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  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Well, after awhile it will improve ones mag swap time.
  12. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Lot of improvised weapons, US grease guns, etc, fired from an open bolt, every time bolt closed, they fired. Easiest system to make and sear catches bolt and holds it. Govt don't like them as they are too easy to make full auto, illegal as far as I remember and if you wish to make a firearm, it must fire from a closed bolt. If it is slam firing from a clearance problem, then it is both illegal and can not be controlled. Worst of all worlds like hot diggity said, may happen with one brand of ammo or one lot and not the next, so it could sneak up on you. Back to the need to always have the head spacing checked on older weapons or any ones you assemble.
    The go-no go gauges and chamber gauges can save your butt. If you reload and are not really sure, ie loaded 10,000 or so rounds, buy and use the case length gauges, they check overall length and head spacing and can save you a lot of problems in using hand loaded ammo in a weapon other than the one it was fired in.
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  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Oh yeah, It happened down in Terrebonne Parish.
    Dude claimed he dropped the 6 shooter on the floor
    Said it went BANG,BANG,BANG 3 times hitting his wife ever single shot!!!
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  14. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    That guy is lying thru his teeth...
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  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Hahaha, He did time.
    techsar likes this.
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