View Full Version : M&P 15 Sport (California version)

September 10, 2012, 01:05 PM
Wondering what others think about the M&P 15 Sport, CA version (10 round, fixed stock, no suppressor).

It's cheaper than the 30 round, adjustable stock, suppressor standard version.

Would you save and buy the standard?

I don't live in CA.

This would be my first AR.


Father Time
September 10, 2012, 01:36 PM
Don't buy the cali version. At least not if you don't have to.

And BTW Smith and Wesson dosen't sell suppresors or any guns with suppressors. Many of their guns do have threaded barrels so you could add one later but they don't come with one.

September 10, 2012, 02:05 PM
I think he was referring to the flash supressor.

September 10, 2012, 02:11 PM
I see no reason to buy the compliant version unless you plan to move to CA or you expect their plague to spread to free states. :(

September 10, 2012, 02:17 PM
The Sport is cheap enough as it is! I would not get a compliant version unless I was in a compliant state. Even if you don't think you'll ever sell it, if you do, it will be difficult in states that don't require compliance.

Also, I'm 6' and I can't ever remember firing my AR with a fully extended stock.

chris in va
September 10, 2012, 02:18 PM
Mine has been fantastic. There are reports of 1 MOA with handloads.

September 10, 2012, 02:28 PM
Appreciate the prompt replies.

I'm in MD... not sure if it is a free state, but at least it's not California (yet).

Looks like I'll wait for the standard version.


September 10, 2012, 03:31 PM
Yeah buddy, take it from a Kommifornia native here...you DEFINITELY want none what we have going on here. Certainly not if you have an alternative. Best of luck with your new toy when you get it!


September 10, 2012, 04:18 PM
I almost bought a M&P15T cali version a month ago because it was $300 cheaper than the standard version. Drill out that stupid bullet thingy, put in a real part and fire away. That was my plan anyway but when I went to order it someone beat me to it.... Such is life I suppose.

September 11, 2012, 11:17 AM
how much cheaper is the CA compliant model? I bought mine (standard model) for $599.

September 11, 2012, 07:43 PM
$30 by auction end.

September 11, 2012, 10:04 PM
Not cheap enough that you can mess with it and make it how you want it. Maybe $100 cheaper I'd buy one.

September 11, 2012, 10:14 PM