Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22 is quite simply one of the best guns I have ever owned. Why?
Cheap to shoot (if you can find ammo) see note below
Copies my AR platform for practice
AR platform allows crazy modifications
Threaded barrel allows for suppressor
Lightweight for any and all new to the sport (trainer)
No recoil (again great for training)
Low rapport (fairly quiet) new shooters or those sensitive
Adjustable stock (again for younger or smaller shooters)
25 round magazines
$368 for the basic model. with free shipping
Note: You can get 300 rds of free ammo if your state allows
promo from S & W until April 30 with purchase
Read the reviews everywhere and just get one. If you can't stop smiling after one day at the range you are normal.