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Old 05-02-2012, 02:49 AM   #1
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I've been checking out an s&w mp15 sport at the gun shop. Done research on them and they seem like they are good rifles. About the only things I've read that people don't like is it doesn't have a dust cover, not many rifles do so don't see a need for it. The other thing is that it doesn't have the forward assist. I could see where this would be nice to have but have read that you can just close it with your finger. If anyone has one of these please let me know your thoughts about it. Also wondering if you can deck them out.

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It's a good AR for $600 (better than most at that price point) and you can upgrade it just like the big boys.

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Dust covers i like because it keeps junk out of the action. Not important on a range gun but it is on a working gun. Especially if its a ranch gun or your dragging it around camping or sleeping outdoors for whatever reason.

Forward assist to me not being there is a plus. I prefer slickside reciever but those are hard to find. Forward assist just gets in the way and increases weight. I feel the same about those ridiculously huge charging handle latches just something else to get hung up on stuff.

The mp15 isnt on my radar but ive never heard anything truly horrid about them

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I've been checking out an s&w mp15 sport at the gun shop. Done research on them and they seem like they are good rifles. About the only things I've read that people don't like is it doesn't have a dust cover, not many rifles do so don't see a need for it. The other thing is that it doesn't have the forward assist. I could see where this would be nice to have but have read that you can just close it with your finger. If anyone has one of these please let me know your thoughts about it. Also wondering if you can deck them out.

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I bought one as my first AR last may and love it. Very accurate and reliable, especially for the price I paid. I put a Yankee hill rail on it and it was money
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I just bought an M&P 15 Sport. Awesome gun for the money. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.

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Nether item is a big deal in the real world ,even many guys severing our country will say they don't close the doors. You will be hard pressed to find any ar that can shoot with the sports for many more dollars too. Just a good solid rifle for the money.

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I'm looking at the m&p sport as well. I can't seem to find any negatives on it. Very one says either dust covers are useless or they like to keep junk out of the bolt. But how much junk does it really keep out? They don't have a perfect seal, most have a space somewhere where the metal clip attaches to the release button on the door. I understand the idea, but I just don't see an apparent use for it.

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i own one....great gun so far. imo it seems to be one of the best AR bargains out there. finding them for $600 happens, but isn't common (then add ship, ffl, checks). the average price is probably about $650. i (over)paid $679, cause i could only find them in stock at one place. i think people are catching on to the great value of this gun. even though i overpaid a bit, i have no regrets....good gun.

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I'm looking at the m&p sport as well. I can't seem to find any negatives on it. Very one says either dust covers are useless or they like to keep junk out of the bolt. But how much junk does it really keep out? They don't have a perfect seal, most have a space somewhere where the metal clip attaches to the release button on the door. I understand the idea, but I just don't see an apparent use for it.
I question the intelligence/experience of folks who say say ejection port covers are useless. Instead I'd talk to soldiers and marines - or anyone who needs to keep the action clean. You might even look at a post in this thread above yours:

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Dust covers i like because it keeps junk out of the action. Not important on a range gun but it is on a working gun. Especially if its a ranch gun or your dragging it around camping or sleeping outdoors for whatever reason...
Anyway, figure out which applications pertain to you and buy what works for you. If you do get a dust cover I suggest closing it during a sandstorm.
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I am an infantry Soldier, the only time you use a dustcover is on the fob when your not in a firefight. If you think about as we roll, lay and run around the dust cover is open junk is flying in everywhere, forward assist unless your in a firefight I wouldn't bother there's really no other use it's for fast remedial action.

I too am looking to buy one, for those of you military and law enforcement smith & Wesson is offering a $100 rebate on them also on their other guns. Look at their site under actions finest.

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