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New M&P 15 Questions

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by HotRoderX, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    Been a while since I last posted but today I got a M&P 15 Sport. I was wondering if anyone knows a good guide on how to clean and lube it? Also just any general info for a first time AR/Rifle Owner. I have owned a few 22 rifles but never anything like the AR.

    Whats yall's opinion on the M&P 15 Sport I was looking for a good entry level AR-15 that would not break the bank. I did shoot a few rounds thought it early today (around 10) seems solid.

    Thanks for all the help.
  2. bmoore


    Jan 15, 2006
    Under a regime.
    The Sport seems to be a great rifle, I do not own one but had a flawless M&P15. I use Mpro7 down my bore and run a bore snake through it. I pull the BCG group apart and either soak it in seafoam or odorless mineral spirits for a couple hours then use compressed air/wipe it off. If it is not that dirty I hit it with Mpro7, then hit it with compressed air/wipe it off.

    I lube the bolt with 50/50 Mobil 1 10-30 and ATF. I use a light film of grease on the 4 BCG rails or sometimes I use Mobil1 20W-50 Vtwin on the rails, it works really well. Every few range trips I blow the fire control group out with compressed air and hit with a short blast of aerosol Remoil.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2012

  3. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    Thanks guys for the help. I gotta go thought and read the AR15 sight ... I cant wait to get it to the range. I only got to shoot 10 rounds thought it but that trigger feels so sweet. I am really excited.
  4. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Just remember 95% of the crap on that Other Site is just that, crap.

    Remove the bolt carrier group. Wipe it down with CLP or lube of your choice. Doesn't need to be dripping. Get some on the bolt head and cam pin. Insert, work charging handle 3-4 times. Apply 2-3 drops through the holes in the side of the bolt seen through the ejection port. Charge 3 times.

    You're done.
  5. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    Like most things these days: youtube

    [ame=""]AR-15 Cleaning - YouTube[/ame]
  6. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

    Mar 14, 2005
    My sister wanted an AR15 of her own for recreation only. We ended up getting her a M&P Sport.

    Its reliable and accurate. It likes to be run wet. Some CLP on a boresnake and a couple of drops in the witness holes to lube the BCG every few hundred rounds will keep it running for a long time.

    She only comes in town about twice a year and thats the only time it gets a very thorough cleaning.
  7. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    This, but ease the bolt back a bit before trying the bit in bold. You want to be able to see the stainless steel gas rings through the 2 witness holes before dribbling some lube in there.

    For lube, buy a bottle of SLIP 2k and don't look back.
  8. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lake Charles
    On all matters AR function, reliability, and maintenance related, Plank is the go to guy. For cooking advice....
  9. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

    Jan 15, 2011
    Thanks guys for all the advice and help. I cant wait to get it out to the range to see how it does. What I have read the Sport Models are really good rifles.
  10. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Far West, USA
    Congrats, the Sport is a solid rifle.

    Minimum cleaning is wiping the bolt carrier group down with a rag and then cover it in CLP or whatever gun oil and wipe off the excess. That will keep the gun running, remember oil/lube is much more critical than cleaning.
  11. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

    Sep 10, 2008
    Nowhereville, USA
    I own a S&W M&P Sport and its a great rifle. Its accurate, reliable and of good quality. Its just as good as my Colt LE6920. If not better.
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
  13. blastfact


    Aug 15, 2011
    Just clean and lube it up.