What's not good about the Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 MOE edition? It's just fantastic. Incredibly accurate, highly durable, easy to maintain, cheap to shoot, and if you want to step up to the big boy 5.56 you'll be perfectly comfortable holding and operating a true AR-15. This it not a rifle purely for beginners - I recommend it for hunting, survival, target shooting, you name it. Very highly impressed by this rifle and will enjoy mine for years to come.