M&p ar15

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by josefsu2000, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    I'm in the market for an AR15... Is the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 a good rifle? Any comments or suggestions are appreciated... Thanks in advance... Happy shooting!
     
  2. ryguy00

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    Yes. I've had the opportunity to shoot the crap out of one. It works just as well as my armalite. But I see some much better prices advertised on the smiths sometimes.
     

  3. Duck4Glocks

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    I'm getting the s&w M&p 15 sport upper. Which is a cheaper rifle but from the research I've done it can take a damn good beating.
     
  4. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    I used to have one, was my very first AR and bought it out of impulse after graduating high school haha but in all seriousness its a great rifle. There may be better ones for a little more or so but the smith I had, I'd compare accuracy wise to my RRA
     
  5. hardluk1

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    Work on your dealers over priceing . many of us have bought them for under 600 dollars. Good basic rifle.
     
  6. dog2000tj

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    If you are looking for just a plinking/range/fun gun than yes it is a fine rifle, not the best, not the worst either. As folks have mentioned they can be had for relatively cheap.

    But have you considered building your own? A lot of folks here have and between the helpful members, sticky and build threads there is a wealth of information available to help you with a build.


    Good luck with whichever route you take :)
     
  7. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    I ended getting the DPMS A-15 rifle basic model. This way I can custom build accessories to it... It shoots great and it was great on the wallet too...
     

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  8. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    I did some upgrades...
     

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  9. BenLuby

    BenLuby New Member

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    So...what bling did you get her, josef? How's that scope?
     
  10. josefsu2000

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    I got a GMG rail system, a Pro Mag rail sling swivel, a Magpul MIAD black grip, a TruGlo riser mount for the green dot and finally a Target Sports Tactical micro green dot with integrated red laser. I did not have a chance to use the green dot yet. I will try it out tomorrow at the range.
     
  11. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Congrats Josef..
     
  12. josefsu2000

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    Also got the Armalite front sight and a MOE MBUS rear sight...
     
  13. BenLuby

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    I look forward to a range report on that. I'm exploring my sight options now, and the more information I can get the better my final decision will be.
     
  14. Duck4Glocks

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    I've had a few red dots but have never used a green dot sight. I'd like to what what you think after your trip to the range.
     
  15. ryguy00

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    you looking for iron sight options or a red dot type option? if you're looking for the red dot type, i'll recommend the BSA PMRS sight. a google search will turn them up for around $50 shipped. I have one on my AR and after several thousand rounds, many of which were fired with a slide fire stock, it has not lost zero. I've had it for about 5 years now and it's still on the original battery too.
     
  16. BenLuby

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    Thanks for that information. How's it work in bright light? I'm in Georgia, and it can get damn hard to see a red dot on some days. Do you use a magnifier with it?
    I just want reliable without having to sell one of the kids. (Well, they can buy the oldest, but he ain't worth much.)
     
  17. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    Where in GA? I live in Woodstock... Happy shooting!
     
  18. BenLuby

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    Ha!! You're way up on 575 neighbor!! I'm in Douglasville, just past Six Flags on 20!! Do you happen to have a good outdoor range up there? If so, in a couple weeks we need to get together and go sling some lead.
     
  19. josefsu2000

    josefsu2000 New Member

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    I have not seen an outdoor range up here. Do you know some in your area? I have never shot outdoors. I would love to do that.
     
  20. BenLuby

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    I have one near, but they frown on unloading at a rapid fire rate, which drives me nuts. The indoor range around here won't let me shoot my AR (already asked).
    Still searching for a good one though.