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SB30
03-01-2012, 7:47 PM
Thinking about getting the SW M&P 15.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_786008_-1_772660_772659_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/811040_01_md.jpg

Thoughts? Anyone have one?

Arkangel
03-01-2012, 7:53 PM
People seem to like them. The Sport version is very popular. Is that the Piston model?

hornswaggled
03-01-2012, 7:54 PM
I got one last year for $650 at Discount Gun Mart's annual sale. Great little rifle. No dust cover or forward assist, but I'm not a pro door kicker so doesn't really matter.

hornswaggled
03-01-2012, 7:56 PM
Actually mine is the sport DI model so not exactly what you posted.

SB30
03-01-2012, 8:07 PM
Several versions available to me. Pictured above is the piston system (PS). Thinking that or the RC.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_790054_-1_772660_772659_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/images/firearms/detail_md/151009_01_md.jpg

Cylarz
03-01-2012, 8:33 PM
I own one and don't particularly care for it, to be honest. It seems to jam (usually with a spent casing "stovepiping" in the ejection mechanism) a little too often for my taste.

I have found that using .22LR rounds specifically designed for AR-style rifles tends to aid with this problem. Naturally, they're more expensive than the "regular" stuff.

p2rider426
03-01-2012, 8:40 PM
I have an M&P 15 Sport like one of the posters above. Never had a single FTF or FTE in about 800 rounds of 5 different kinds of cheap .223 and some M855. Fantastic rifle in my experience so far.

chaff5150
03-01-2012, 9:06 PM
The M&P 15 Sport has been trouble free so far. I've run new production Wolf Classic exclusively since I've bought it and so far no problems. Sure its dirty, but if you clean it after every use, it'll be fine. With a mil spec 5.56 chamber... its not as finicky as commercial .223's so blast away using any ammo you wish.

wizdumb
03-01-2012, 9:14 PM
I've had my M&P-15 for over two years now, it's been rock solid since day one. Never a problem of any kind, even running steel cased Wolf or Tula ammo.

Cylarz
03-01-2012, 9:17 PM
I use this stuff:

http://wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000173&dir=18|831|1034

darmog
03-01-2012, 10:41 PM
I use this stuff:

http://wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=100000173&dir=18|831|1034

Think you're confusing the rifle that's being talked about, a regular M&P 15 that shoots 5.56/.223 ammo with the M&P 15-22 which is the .22LR version of the big boy M&P 15.

Munny$hot
03-01-2012, 10:51 PM
They rent one at a range I go to and talk about a torture test. Looks like they shoot the living poop out of it, never cleaned it since it was new, it actually had a florescent green ooze leaking out of the front of the barrel and the only reason it stop running is someone removed the bolt/carrier out of it to get a more expensive pistol AR back up. The upper and lower had no wobble or play which was amazing since it been ran over with a truck several times. I don't own one and if I was in the market for an AR an M&P would be at the top of my list because of the great value for the money.

Horta
03-01-2012, 10:54 PM
My M&P 15 has operated flawlessly. I did replace the stock trigger with a Geissele SSA. That has been a very worthwhile upgrade. I also have a .458 Socom upper that fits and operates very well with the M&P 15 lower. It may not “technically” be mil spec, but it seems to fit other uppers just fine.

ErikTheRed
03-02-2012, 1:54 AM
I don't own one but I'm a professional Googler. I don't think you can beat it for the $$$. I built my own AR to "save money"...... probably shoulda bought an M&P-15 and had enough left over for the LCP I want.

MrPlink
03-02-2012, 3:56 AM
I own one and don't particularly care for it, to be honest. It seems to jam (usually with a spent casing "stovepiping" in the ejection mechanism) a little too often for my taste.

I have found that using .22LR rounds specifically designed for AR-style rifles tends to aid with this problem. Naturally, they're more expensive than the "regular" stuff.

lol, we are talking about the big boy version here, not the 15-22 rimfire!
And FWIW just dont feed it crappy remmy gold bullet and the time (which your owners manual will tell you) and those things run like champs.

I cant count the thousands of rounds Ive put through mine with the only failures or stopages I could count on one hand.

ArcherDog
03-02-2012, 5:58 AM
I'm hoping to buy one in the next few weeks.

Santa Cruz Armory
03-02-2012, 6:14 AM
We have a BNIB M&P15 sport available for $659. We can ship it to your FFL for a bit more if you'd like. PM me if you're interested.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=531280

Link to the S&W site w/ rifle info (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_786043_-1_772660_772659_757784_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y)

SB30
03-02-2012, 6:22 AM
That settles it. I was just contemplating and now I'm sold. I'll head to Camp Pendleton and get one.

ZX-10R
03-02-2012, 6:52 AM
Get it!

Arkangel
03-02-2012, 7:20 AM
That settles it. I was just contemplating and now I'm sold. I'll head to Camp Pendleton and get one.

Remember the pictures, which version did you settle on?

SB30
03-02-2012, 7:41 AM
Remember the pictures, which version did you settle on?
The PS seems to be the one. Like the fact of the piston and not getting the chamber dirty and dry with exhaust.

Drivedabizness
03-02-2012, 8:15 AM
I bought the M&P 15T. Seems like a great value and mine shoots great. About 1000 rds downrange so far and not the slightest hint of any malfunction.

I did invest $9 on a J&P 4# trigger spring kit. Really made a difference.

SB30
03-02-2012, 9:14 AM
Thanks for all the input!

Netzman
03-02-2012, 9:36 AM
I bought the M&P 15 sport and have abused it decently. Although I only have just over 500 rounds through it, most of that was in rapid succession and being drug through the dirt during Run & Gun exercises. Here's a little clip.

http://youtu.be/MCvYQU4LF-o

(I know I know, safety, I'm an idiot; but that's why we train!)

SA227driver
03-02-2012, 10:47 AM
+1 for the S&W M&P15T. Bought it for $1,000 from yzErnie in the Commercial Sales forum. Glad I spent the extra to get what I wanted. Love the Magpul flip up sights. It has run flawlessly. What made me decide on S&W was there great warranty service.

SB30
03-02-2012, 2:10 PM
Don't have the PS in stock so it's back-ordered. Damn delays!

p2rider426
03-02-2012, 2:20 PM
+1 for the S&W M&P15T. Bought it for $1,000 from yzErnie in the Commercial Sales forum. Glad I spent the extra to get what I wanted. Love the Magpul flip up sights. It has run flawlessly. What made me decide on S&W was there great warranty service.

My dad and I bought our M&P 15 Sport off yzErnie. Great guy and great service!

SB30
03-16-2012, 7:59 PM
No PS. Picking up the OSC on Monday. Can't wait!

SB30
03-19-2012, 4:47 PM
FINALLY!!! Longest 10 days of my life!

http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h328/sabrebill30/MP3.jpg

CALI SHOT DOC
03-19-2012, 4:49 PM
what optic are you running?

SB30
03-19-2012, 4:50 PM
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h328/sabrebill30/MP.jpg

Can't get this to rotate.

SB30
03-19-2012, 4:52 PM
what optic are you running?

Tasco

SB30
03-19-2012, 5:03 PM
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h328/sabrebill30/MP.jpg

Can't get this to rotate.

edit: that's better

icenix
03-19-2012, 5:14 PM
The thing I don't get about them is how much could S&W be saving by not including a forward assist and dust cover? Why not just include them. Seems dumb to me. Still, I have heard they are great guns, congrats!!

CALI SHOT DOC
03-19-2012, 5:16 PM
The thing I don't get about them is how much could S&W be saving by not including a forward assist and dust cover? Why not just include them. Seems dumb to me. Still, I have heard they are great guns, congrats!!

I thought the same thing. But oh well I love mine;)

AK all day
03-19-2012, 5:48 PM
I have the Sport model and it's great. Reliable, affordable, accurate, and nice looking. Great gun but the lower seems to be picky on cheap ammo such as Tula, just a note.

SB30
03-19-2012, 6:28 PM
I have the Sport model and it's great. Reliable, affordable, accurate, and nice looking. Great gun but the lower seems to be picky on cheap ammo such as Tula, just a note.Thanks for the heads up!

ArcherDog
03-19-2012, 8:07 PM
Just a question, are these full-featured AR's, capable of being upgraded? I've got one on hold that I'm planning on DROS'ing Saturday, but since I like to tinker with my toys, I was curious if anyone had successfully installed any internal upgrades, new upper/lower/barrel/stock/etc. I assume they are but for the pricepoint I was wondering what they cheaped on.

SB30
03-24-2012, 12:15 PM
Just a question, are these full-featured AR's, capable of being upgraded? I've got one on hold that I'm planning on DROS'ing Saturday, but since I like to tinker with my toys, I was curious if anyone had successfully installed any internal upgrades, new upper/lower/barrel/stock/etc. I assume they are but for the pricepoint I was wondering what they cheaped on.
Not sure. This is my first.

On another note, I'm looking for a front sling. Any recommendations?

KandyRedCoi
03-24-2012, 12:37 PM
Just a question, are these full-featured AR's, capable of being upgraded? I've got one on hold that I'm planning on DROS'ing Saturday, but since I like to tinker with my toys, I was curious if anyone had successfully installed any internal upgrades, new upper/lower/barrel/stock/etc. I assume they are but for the pricepoint I was wondering what they cheaped on.

good question, i also want to know :)

InkHammer
03-24-2012, 12:57 PM
Archer dog, yes they are "full feature ". They are perfectly capable of being modified and upgraded , just like any AR15. They are not out of spec or have proprietary parts or any of that jazz. I have installed a quad rail, magpul moe grip, a vltor BCM gunfighter charging handle, and have a magpul STR stock on the way! Buffer tube is mil-spec, bcg is from LMT , m4 cut feed ramps , and let's just say is a solid rifle from a major maker with a lifetime warranty. The only difference is no FOrward assist or dust cover. Some care about that, some don't. I already had a long list of items I wanted with /for the rifle so I went with the sport. I bought an aimpoint comp m2, and sure fire light as well as other goodies! The rifle is actually a little lighter w/o the FA and dust cover, so if you are gonna hang a bunch of gear, it adds up. Smith didn't really cheap out on anything IMO, they have the production capabilities to make most everything in house and can pass the savings to us, and still have a kickass rifle! Also consider that they have probably made more money on this model than any other considering the sheer volume of sales, when factoring in the lower msrp they made a ton of money. Offering a version without those features makes a lot of sense, and I am very happy with my purchase ! I actually wanted melonite over chrome bbl and the 5r rifling is nice too.
Oh sb30 , I don't know what you mean by front sling, but I recommend the vickers combat 2point sling from blue force.