Kinda, Ive owned two 622s and three 2206s. Currently, Ive got two 2206s.
The 422, 622, 2206 and 2206TGT are all the same gun except for different options. I couldnt tell you the differences between the 422 & 622, but I think it may be whether or not it has adj. sights. The 2206 is the all stainless steel version, and is much heavier. The 2206TGT is the target version, and it has a different style underlug and is drilled and tapped for a scope mount.
I am a huge fan of these models, and although I prefer the heavier 2206, I think all of them are great shooters with superior elements in their design. Mostly in the way the recoil behaves........ I have not found a pistol I can get back on target faster with. I also love that I can reach all the buttons while retaining my grip, unlike any other semi-auto pistol. And the big one, they aim very well and naturally seem to point where you want them to. As easy as pointing your finger, really.
The lighter 622 & 422 are a little weak in the area of finish durability. Any serious use and they seem to look as though they have been around longer than they actually have. That and the fact that S&W dropped the line, I have no other complaints, and feel that they are superior to many of the current models available from all manufacturers.
I would echo OdTs remarks, and also currently have a 2206TGT. Looked long and hard for it too. The differences in the 422 / 622 were finish. The 422 was an all blue version with the Alliminum Frame, and the 622 was finished clear with the Alluminum Frame to resemble Stainless Steel (with a Stainless-Steel Slide of course).
These are fine guns, why they were discontinued is beyond me. Basically, the design is an improved version of the old model 61 Escort .22 LR pocket auto. I bought my first one new in 1990. I had two 422 models that the finish came off of due to the holster I used, so I sold them. ALL of these guns have worked just fine, I have never had a problem with any of them.
One of the local shops called a couple days ago to tell me one of my orders was in. They then went on to say that by the way we got a neat 22 pistol if you're interested. Turns out it's an unfired 2206TGT, I got it for under three hundred and got them to toss in some extra mags(used but still free- plus they are 12rd). Can't wait to get a day off so I can take it to the outdoor range.
I have 2 of these, wasnt the 622 a 6 inch barrel and the 422 a 4 incher? Mine dont like federal ammo at all, but they are a great little gun, very fast too, you can rattle off 12 rounds in a heartbeat.
I have a 622 that I use for plinking and backpacking. Two friends and I were backpacking in the Monongahela Nationa Forest in West Virginia. Two men had been tailing us for over 2hrs one morning when hiking on an unmarked river trail. My two friends kept on the trail and I doubled back to see what was up. When I came across the two men they saw my 622 on my hip and then said they were following us to see if we had any "pot" we wanted to sell. I have often wondered what would have happened I wasn't carrying a sidearm.
I have used the 622 for shooting rabbits, squirrels, and other small game and varmits. It is surprisingly accurate for a gun I bought as a cheap plinker. The super mild recoil and that it eats any ammo that I put through it has endeared me alot with this pistol.
I have a matched set of 422 Target Models (one 4.5 inch, one 6 inch) both produced in 1988.... 1 bought new, the other 10 years later, but both produced in 1988!
I haven't fired another rimfire pistol I like better; Ruger, SIG, Walther, and even the venerable M41 included.
Smith & Wesson was insane for abandoning the 422, 622, etc. product line.
Used ones go for HIGH $$ here. I just saw a 95% "blue" 6 inch Target Model for $239 in a shop here yesterday. I think that was what I paid for mine NEW in '88! Still worth it, though!
Take Care - Dakotan
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