View Full Version : Thinking about buying S&W MP AR15 any advice?

July 23, 2012, 12:41 PM
I am thinking about buying a S&W MP AR15 223/5.56 and wanted to know if it is a good reliable gun that will last a long time? I plan on using it mostly for target shooting and varmint hunting. I figure for the price I can't go wrong. Thanks in advance for your advice.

July 23, 2012, 11:50 PM
Advice??? Buy one!! They are great rifles. I've had mine for 5 years, and in all that time, through thousands of round, I have had only one double feed. No other malfunctions or issues of any kind. Solid, dependable gun from a great company.

Are they top-tier AR's like a Noveske, LMT, or PWS? no, but they are darn close.

July 24, 2012, 03:51 AM
Go for it!!!!!

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July 24, 2012, 06:35 AM
They're great guns; you can buy one with confidence that it'll be durable and reliable.

July 24, 2012, 11:24 AM
Thanks for the info wasn't sure if i should get one with a dust cover and forward assist or if its not really needed

chris in va
July 24, 2012, 12:12 PM
I have the Sport. 2800 reloads, two stoppages due to rounds not sized properly. Highly recommended. The dust cover and forward assist aren't needed for range use.

Really the only thing you'll want to get right away is an insulated foregrip. The stock one is just plastic and gets hot rather quickly. I found one from a Colt for $12 at a gun show.

July 24, 2012, 04:29 PM
Well I went ahead and bought one with open sights (magpul flip style) and quad rail. I am thinking about putting on a scope any suggestions

July 24, 2012, 08:57 PM

For a scope, nikon has the m223 and p223 models. Made for the .223 ballistics.

Good luck and safe shooting.

July 25, 2012, 12:12 PM
I have a sw mp15x. It's been a great shooter and I've had no issues. I have a Leupold Mark AR scope which is also great.

chris in va
July 25, 2012, 03:39 PM
So you got the regular M&P? The Sport doesn't have a quad rail.

July 25, 2012, 05:28 PM
I own three AR's, a DDV4, CMMG, and an M&P 15. The S&W is my "go to" gun for just plain fun and reliability..

July 25, 2012, 07:05 PM
Congrats on the M&P15. Its a great rifle and should serve you a long time.

post some pics!