S&W Releases Victory Target Model

The addition to the popular .22LR pistol line is a competition gun right out of the box.

The new SW22 Victory Target Model comes with grips with a thumb rest for left- or right-handed shooters.
The new SW22 Victory Target Model comes with grips with a thumb rest for left- or right-handed shooters.mfg photo

When Smith&Wesson introduced it’s SW22 Victory line of rimfire pistols a few years ago, it almost immediately took a spot among the favorite and affordable .22LR handguns on the market alongside the Ruger Mark and Browning BuckMark lines of pistols.

In fact, one could argue it was the impetus for the updated Ruger Mark IV, which has also seen great success since its release.

Now, S&W has released a Target version of the popular semi-auto plinker.

The new SW22 Victory Target Model incorporates features designed for competitive target shooting, including target sights, custom grips with a thumb rest, and a polished feed ramp, plus a bunch of other features that make it a competition gun right out of the box.

The other side of the SW22 Victory Target Model pistol.
The other side of the new SW22 Victory Target Model pistol.mfg photo

“Since the launch of the SW22 Victory pistol in 2015, our customers have asked for a model specifically built for target shooting competitions,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of S&W and M&P brands, in a release. “With that in mind, we designed the new SW22 Victory Target Model with target grips and sights to provide our customers with an ideal target shooting pistol.”

Other features include:

  • 5.5" bull barrel
  • Target trigger with adjustable trigger stop
  • Black blade front sight and adjustable rear target sight
  • Textured, polymer target thumb rest grip panels for both right- and left-handed shooters
  • Picatinny-style top rail for use with an optic

Like the other Victory models, the Target Model comes with two 10+1 round magazines. MSRP: $429.

For those in Massachusetts, the Target Model is listed on the Formal Target Shooting Roster, so it will be in your gun shops.