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Bought my first rifle, M&P 15 Sport $569

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Ocean_glocker, Feb 4, 2012.


  1. Ocean_glocker

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    I finally pulled the trigger on my AR purchase. I have been going back and forth between a few: M&P, Stag (lefty), Bushy Carbon 15. But when a Local dealer posted on another forum that they had a few M&P sports for $570, I had to jump on it.

    I'm looking forward to shooting it tomorrow...

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  2. WoodenPlank

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    Very good price on the sport.
     

  3. 22rtf2

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    Love it!!!

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  4. Patriot III

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    Good for you! Now, go out and shoot the hell out of it. :wavey:
     
  5. fowler

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    Good value leaves room for good site like aimpoint for another 4-5 hundred dollars. Or eotech in same price range. You need to spend that much for a good site to insure reliable performance under combat conditions. As a rule of thumb spend as much for optic as rifle to get some thing you can bet your life on. I prefer the aimpoint with there 5 year battery life over eotech which get about 6months to a year on a battery. Cheap optics are a joke.
     
  6. Ocean_glocker

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    Fowler, I appreciate the advice! What your take on Bushnell? I can get very good pricing on those...
     
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  7. Agent6-3/8

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    You're quite correct, but I'd like to add that a high dollar optic isn't necessarily a must depending on what you're doing with your rifle. Aimpoints and Eotechs are awesome, but not everyone needs one for a range or HD rifle. I agree that most cheap optics are a joke, but my experience with Primary Arms has been exception.
     
  8. JaPes

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    Try shooting with the stock irons for a little while, then decide on an optic. Once you can shoot well using irons, shooting with a dot becomes a convenience not a must.
     
  9. WoodenPlank

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    Absolutely this.
     
  10. TangoFoxtrot

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    Congrats on your purchase! That price is awesome. I paid $610 OTD for my Sport. The rifle shoots b***s accurate right out of the box.:supergrin:
     
  11. Bimmer1

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    Does anyone own both a high end AR and a M&P 15 Sport? I was wondering what most of you think about the long-term durability of the M&P 15 Sport compared to AR's that cost $1,000 and above. Do you see any trouble spots on the Sport that concern you about longevity for average shooting?
     
  12. never enough

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    nice gun!
     
  13. phil evans

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    great price, thats a $100 less than i paid.
     
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    Congrats on your new M&P15!

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  15. The Pirate

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    HARRRRR!!!

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    Good choice!


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  16. JaPes

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    Nope. Longevity is covered by S&W's lifetime warranty (for the original owner).

    My primary use for my 15-Sport is for range fun. I'm just an average citizen putting it to average use in an average environment. :supergrin:
     
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    Hopefully I'll be able to provide an answer this spring. One of these is what I'm thinking of getting in a month or so.
     
  18. 9x94

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    In reality, unless you are military or LEO you are buying this gun for fun, and the one in a million chance you actually need it. Your gun will serve you well in that role. Do not hesitate in buying a budget "knock-off" red dot if you wish. Don't be influenced by people who insist you need a $500 optic on your $500 rifle.
    Enjoy!

     
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  19. phil evans

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    my S&W M&P 15 sport Safety and Information Manual on p.37 says one year warranted for defects in material and workmanship. there is a lifetime service policy("repair without charge") that begins after the one year warranty(i.e. - probably no call tag).
     
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    Yes buy a cheap knock off Chinese reddot and it will fail. Buy a good entry level,(eotech-Aimpoint) price one for $400-500 it will last and can be trusted. A high end optic is near a $1000 on the low end and $1400 up for a Trijicon. $400-$500 will get you a reliable site. Anything less is garbage and not to be trusted. The SW Sport is as good and reliable as any AR system that its based on.
     
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