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st1264 04-26-2013 12:32 AM

Anyone have a Smith&Wesson M&P15 Sport (budget AR15)
 
Looking at this budget AR15 to get me into the AR15 platform. Anyone have this particular model? The reviews about this rifle have been pretty good online, but I know very little about AR15's. Anyone have one or shot one? Guess it is very basic but dependable. Here's a review:

 Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport | The Truth About GunsThe Truth About Guns

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If anyone has any info on this particular rifle, please post your opinion. PM me if you like. If this is worth the $700 (really good price here in Canada) I can have the rifle and still have cash to mod my Jeep :punk:

(Yes, we can have AR15's in Canada, only for approved range use).

MTJeepTJ 04-26-2013 10:06 AM

Guy i work next to has one. He likes it, he paid 650$ for it a year ago. It has a few options that are not installed. But not vital to non combat shooting. The sport has no forward assist and no gas launcher attachment portion on the barrel. I have a stag ar15 and it has all the stuff his doesnt and i have never used any of them. They are cool to have but not vital and thats why S&W made this rifle, they wanted an affordable ar15 for guys to get started with. I have used my forward assist with my 22lr bolt kit installed but have yet to need it with 5.56/.223 rounds. I say buy it at 700$ as that is a good price.

st1264 04-26-2013 11:47 AM

^ Thanks for the reply. This is the consensus that I've read. The more premium features would be lost on me anyway, as a leisure range shooter. I'm debating whether to buy this rifle or get some AR Fuel black wheels for my 13' Wrangler... :confused:

Wish I had an unlimited income but I owed money this tax season :eek: which has dented my wallet a little bit.

tae73 04-26-2013 01:20 PM

Buy the gun its a better investment, because down the road if you want the wheels sell the gun. You wont lose much if any of price you purchased for the gun.

st1264 04-26-2013 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by tae73 (Post 3686285)
Buy the gun its a better investment, because down the road if you want the wheels sell the gun. You wont lose much if any of price you purchased for the gun.

I was thinking the same thing :thumb:

Magichelmt 04-26-2013 09:38 PM

I have one in my safe. It is not a bad buy at all. I did change the trigger out to a rock river arms national match. The stock trigger is a typical lawyer trigger and was heavy.

st1264 04-27-2013 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Magichelmt (Post 3687844)
I have one in my safe. It is not a bad buy at all. I did change the trigger out to a rock river arms national match. The stock trigger is a typical lawyer trigger and was heavy.

I know nothing about the AR15 platform, how much was this upgrade? Is it a drop in mod or would it be for an advanced user only? Thanks.

st1264 04-27-2013 09:52 PM

Well, I ordered one. Wheels and tires can wait.

Justinpar 04-28-2013 08:24 AM

I have one... I added a Nikon M223 1x4 scope and a JP trigger spring kit. Rifle has had ZERO issues. great buy!

cleveland99 05-02-2013 01:26 PM

I have one and I think its this best out there for the price

st1264 05-02-2013 08:04 PM

Good to hear. Still waiting on it to be shipped to me...

WranglerJR83 05-02-2013 08:11 PM

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I've got one and like it. I wish I would have upgraded a little to have a lo-profile gas block and longer rail, but the gun is crazy accurate and handles just about any ammo I throw at it. It is a good gun. Here is mine as of today. I have added a command arms foregrip, red dot, mako magwell grip, .and a 5" riser with 45 degree offset.



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st1264 05-02-2013 08:39 PM

^ sweet rig up there :thumb:

st1264 05-15-2013 10:14 PM

Got it, waiting for my ammo to come in so I can test er' out.
http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/...ps728db886.jpg

cleveland99 05-15-2013 11:30 PM

Very nice

Magichelmt 05-16-2013 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by st1264 (Post 3689070)
I know nothing about the AR15 platform, how much was this upgrade? Is it a drop in mod or would it be for an advanced user only? Thanks.

Sorry I never made it back to this thread. I shopped around & found one for $90 shipped before the craziness. Now not sure how much. It was not a hard swap. Took a couple of minutes. I think there are even YouTube videos on it. As for the front sight, I changed that out as well with a Yankee hill folding site and gas block to get it out of the way. The front site is pinned with tapered pins that must be pushed out from one direction. That took a little time, but not hard.

st1264 05-16-2013 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Magichelmt (Post 3761937)
Sorry I never made it back to this thread. I shopped around & found one for $90 shipped before the craziness. Now not sure how much. It was not a hard swap. Took a couple of minutes. I think there are even YouTube videos on it. As for the front sight, I changed that out as well with a Yankee hill folding site and gas block to get it out of the way. The front site is pinned with tapered pins that must be pushed out from one direction. That took a little time, but not hard.

You are giving me ideas :whistling:. I haven't shot the rifle yet, still awaiting my ammo to arrive, but the trigger doesn't seem to be that bad in dry firing. How much of an improvement is the new trigger assembly?

I bought a red dot but it's supposed to co-witness with the front sight therefore I'll be keeping it for the time being. It's good to have a rifle platform with endless mods... reminds us of our Wranglers!

tae73 05-16-2013 03:10 PM

Yes they are you can put lots of money in them and lots of money down range with ammo. If you have a place to shoot I recommend some tannerite with watermelons or pumpkings!! Adults and kids get a kick out of seeing stuff explode.


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