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Old 01-29-2011, 09:15   #1
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S&W M&P AR-15 Sport

Anyone have any experience with the M&P 15 Sport? Looks like a good deal but doesn't have forward assist or a dust cover.

Not sure these days forward assist is even relevant. Whats your take on this?

These things are selling for $659 in my area but not sure how important the forward assist and dust cover are thse days.

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Old 01-29-2011, 13:59   #2
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I'm not sure $659 is a great price. List is $709.

No dust cover?? What a strange thing to cheap out on. Seriously, how much cost could that add to the thing?

It has a 1:8 twist? That's kind of interesting.

For just plinking around I think this is ok. For home defense or serious use I would prefer to stick with something more standard.
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Old 01-29-2011, 14:21   #3
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I haven't seen one in person yet but I think it'll be the best of the bargain basement ARs. They saved $ by removing the dust cover, integrating the trigger guard into the lower and having a Melonite lined barrel, leaving the rest of the components at the typical M&P 15 level of quality. If MSRP is $709 I think you'll see them close to $550 soon enough, that's an incredible price.
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Old 01-29-2011, 15:45   #4
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The barrel is Melonited on the exterior, not the bore, right? But apparently the barrel is NOT chrome-lined?

You can sometimes find a regular M&P 15 (like the OR model) for $700 or less.

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Old 02-03-2011, 23:56   #5
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Barrel is Melonite lined, not chrome lined.
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Old 02-04-2011, 00:31   #6
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Doesn't make any sense. You'd think it would cost S&W more money to create a new upper without a forward assist or dust cover.
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:44   #7
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Doesn't make any sense. You'd think it would cost S&W more money to create a new upper without a forward assist or dust cover.
Not necessarily if they bought out the designs, or a small company that was already producing them.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:40   #8
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Chrome lined barrels are less accurate, AEBE.
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It's not like they built a new revolutionary rifle from the ground up. They figured out a way to cut down production costs on each unit made.
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Not necessarily if they bought out the designs, or a small company that was already producing them.
DPMS Sportical upper receivers?
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