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M&P or Colt?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by Restless28, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. I have been eyeing the Optics Ready M&P for $679. I have also been thinking of picking up another Colt LE6920 for $973.

    Both of these prices are at LE levels.

    I already have a set of MagPul backup sights.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. SJC 3081

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    Serious use the Colt and you know why. For a plinker the S&W.
     


  3. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Restless, Get the M&P. Good quality , good manufacturer, accurate and reliable. Use the money you'll save and buy extra ammo.
     
  4. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    For the extra $200, I'd rather have the Colt, mostly because I don't like the gas block on the M&P OR.

    OP, bear in mind that it is suggested to NOT use Magpul irons on railed gas blocks. The extra heat can damage the polymer. Even Magpul says not to do it.
     
  5. K. Foster

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    Totally agree.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  7. fivestar

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    I've got a Smith Optics Ready and its my duty rifle. Never had an issue since brand new. Id buy another in a second if I had the cash.

    Then again, when I bought my Smith, you couldn't find a Colt, and if you could they were $1300+. If I were buying one today, I might opt for the Colt. The only reason though is for that all important pony on the side.
     
  8. stopatrain

    stopatrain Lifetime Member

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    Buy the Colt you will not be sorry. Buy the S&W and later wonder why you didn't get the Colt.
     
  9. eric1

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    I had the M&P OR and really liked it. That being said for a little extra I'd go Colt.
     
  10. cowboy1964

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    I don't think the Colt is worth $300 more if money is tight. The M&P is a really good AR.
     
  11. Matthew Courtney

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    Be cautious when taking value advice from a guy who rounds $296 to $200.:wavey:
     
  12. JDennis

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    I personally don't think you can go wrong either way. I chose the M&P. My gunshop had both the M&P and Colt, both were about $100 apart in price. Both were nice to handle, both has Magpul equipment, but ultimately I prefered the 5r 1/8 barrel over the 1/7
     
  13. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

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    I went through this as well earlier this spring and I just saved a few more pennies and went with the Colt. It just felt like the right thing to do to me.
     
  14. SJC 3081

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    The Colt has a 1/7 4150 barrel that is MPI. It has also has a HP MPI bolt. The Colt meets all of the Army's TDP except being select fire. Also the 4150 steel barrel as compared the 4140 S&W barrel will handle higher temps before bursting as compared to the S&W barrel.
    Also you can sell the Colts removable carry handle for $75 offsetting the price even further.
     
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  15. WoodenPlank

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    ....DAMMIT!



    :whistling:


    When I posted that, I was horribly under-caffeinated. Not my fault, really.
     
  16. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

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    Can I Borrow $296?



    I'll pay you back the $200 I owe you right away!:rofl:

    You should see me struggle when my daughter needs help with her algebra home work. I basically redirect her to the directions and explanations in the book until she gets it.
     
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  17. WoodenPlank

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    Keep that up, and the cattle prod gets used on YOU... :tongueout:
     
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  18. LA_357SIG

    LA_357SIG Milspectacular

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    I believe barrel profile has more impact than barrel material. And I seriously doubt a semi auto AR-15 will ever see the rate of fire needed to cause a catastrophic barrel failure caused by heat.
     
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  19. SJC 3081

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    I also doubt a semi auto Ar will ever burst, but there is reason the Colt costs more and it is not cosmetic.
    Also your barrel profile argument is irrelevant as we are comparing gov model profile barrels.