Smith & Wesson SW22 VICTORY Named 2017 American Hunter Handgun of the Year

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Smith & Wesson SW22 VICTORY Named
2017 American Hunter Handgun of the Year

Smith & Wesson® SW22 Victory® Receives NRA Golden Bullseye Award

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., (April 25, 2017) – ( – Smith & Wesson Corp. today announced that the Smith & Wesson SW22 Victory has been selected as the 2017 American Hunter Handgun of the Year by the National Rifle Association Publications’ Golden Bullseye Awards.  The SW22 Victory pistol was selected by a seven-member committee made up of editors, designers and senior NRA Publications staff.

Smith & Wesson SW22 VICTORY

“To be selected for the Golden Bullseye Awards, a firearm must be thoroughly tested and reviewed by an NRA Publications staff member or regular contributor and prove to be reliable in the field,” said Doug Hamlin, Executive Director of NRA Publications. “The design and function of the firearm must be innovative and the styling and value must benefit the shooter and/or enthusiast.”

“When we set about designing the SW22 Victory, we knew we wanted to make a semiautomatic .22 pistol with features that enriched the shooting experience,” said Jan Mladek, General Manager of Smith & Wesson and M&P Brands. “It had to be accurate, easy to maintain, highly functional and affordable. We feel that we hit our mark with the SW22 Victory, and are honored that the Golden Bullseye selection committee from the National Rifle Association agrees. We are very proud to accept this honor on behalf of the amazing people that work hard to make Smith & Wesson firearms the very best in the industry.”

The SW22 Victory pistol is constructed on a single-action, enclosed hammer-fired, blowback semi-automatic design. Chambered in .22 LR, the pistol features a match-grade, interchangeable barrel for superb accuracy with a simple one-screw takedown design, a light crisp trigger and an adjustable trigger stop. It is equipped with a fiber-optic front sight and an adjustable fiber-optic rear sight, a stainless-steel frame and a textured grip. It comes with a picatinny-style rail for mounting optics, and two ten-round magazines. It is also available with a threaded barrel, or in Kryptek® camouflage. MSRP starts at $409.00. Learn more about the SW22 Victory at, or at your local authorized Smith & Wesson retailer.

About Smith & Wesson

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products, and training to the U.S. consumer and law enforcement markets, as well as global military and law enforcement customers. The company’s firearm division brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, Performance Center® and Thompson/Center Arms™. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to