Anyone else out there have a S&W Victory 22?

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Anyone else out there have a S&W Victory 22?

#1 Post by NoEyeDeer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:19 pm

I bought the threaded barrel version when they first came out. The front sight was slightly off the center line of the barrel. You could adjust the windage enough to allow for it, but the plain rail without the fiber would always shoot off.

I finally got around to sending it in, and they replaced the barrel, which was the only way to fix it. I asked them to update any other parts that had been revised, and the additional thing they replaced was the hammer.

I know the ejector can be slightly off, but I can't figure out why they would replace the hammer.

Took the day off and went to the range. Windy as it was I had no problems hitting skeet at 75 yards from a rest. The thing finally shoots like a good target 22 should.

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#2 Post by Maccabee » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:48 pm

I have one and enjoy shooting it. I upgraded the trigger and grips and put a red dot on it as well. A really fun plinker for sure.

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#3 Post by ICanEatFiftyEggs » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:46 pm

I've had one since March. I accessorized immediately with a Volq compensated barrel and TK stuff including a trigger. I like it, I'm just not sure that I love it yet. It was originally intended for my daughter but she took to the Ruger MK instead. I wanted to put a reflex sight but couldn't decide which and now I've blown the funds on other things that go bang. I plan on getting a sight eventually and will use it for 22 open steel shooting.
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#4 Post by NoEyeDeer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 am

Any ideas on why they would replace the hammer? I've never had any manufacturer do that before?

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#5 Post by ICanEatFiftyEggs » Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:12 am

NoEyeDeer wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 am
Any ideas on why they would replace the hammer? I've never had any manufacturer do that before?
No idea, sorry. Maybe it was slightly out of spec or change in spec. I wouldn’t think the hammer would impact accuracy. Any time I’ve changed hammers it’s been to change trigger action. Does it feel the same?
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#6 Post by spara » Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:01 pm

I'v installed a Tandemkross trigger, extended mag release and the C-More mount. I put a 8 MOA C-More red dot on it and I also removed the magazine disconnect. It's ready to race.

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#7 Post by NoEyeDeer » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:25 pm

ICanEatFiftyEggs wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:12 am
No idea, sorry. Maybe it was slightly out of spec or change in spec. I wouldn’t think the hammer would impact accuracy. Any time I’ve changed hammers it’s been to change trigger action. Does it feel the same?
I can't tell really. It has a very light trigger and most of my others are 8# pulls.

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#8 Post by lsj74 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:25 pm

I have one and it has been reliable.
My only complaint is the cheap plastic grips.

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Anyone else out there have a S&W Victory 22?

#9 Post by DamnYankee » Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:27 am

lsj74 wrote:I have one and it has been reliable.
My only complaint is the cheap plastic grips.
This. The stock grip seems to lack basic ergonomics. I feel like I’m holding on to a piece of lumber.

That tandemkross trigger and doing something about the grip are both on my list. I don’t know that I shoot well enough to justify a barrel upgrade.

Definitely fun to shoot suppressed though.

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#10 Post by Bucolic » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:44 am

I don’t know how these feel but you can find a variety of grips here: https://www.altamontco.com/pistol-grips ... 2-victory/

I am a big Altamont fan. I have at least four sets of their grips and two rifle stocks. Every one has fit beautifully and has an excellent finish. YMMV.
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#11 Post by DamnYankee » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:32 pm

In ogling that trigger on Tandemkross’s website, I came to find that they also sell aftermarket grips for the Victory. Altamont, as well as a couple models of their own.

Their hive grip is quite popular.

https://www.tandemkross.com/hiveGrip-fo ... p_351.html

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#12 Post by Maccabee » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:41 am

DamnYankee wrote: Their hive grip is quite popular.

https://www.tandemkross.com/hiveGrip-fo ... p_351.html
Love the hive grip. Highly recommended.

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