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Smith & Wesson M&P15-Sport in .223 / 5.56 811036
Smith & Wesson M&P15-Sport in .223 / 5.56


 
Smith & Wesson M&P15-Sport in .223 / 5.56 (811036)
Retail $820.00
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Product Code: 811036
 

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The Affordable Modern Sporting Rifle. The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport is an entry level rifle offered at an incredibly affordable price. If one were to piece together and build an AR-15 equivalent to the Sport, using the least expensive components available on the market, it is doubtful that it would save any money over buying this factory built Smith & Wesson.

The primary difference would be that the rifle cobbled together with parts from various manufacturers would lack an implied comprehensive warranty. At least with the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport you know you are buying a rifle that a reputable manufacturer will stand behind.

Did Smith & Wesson cut any corners to get the M&P15 Sport price down so low? It is a valid question that many customers frequently ask, but this is certainly not the case. One of the most notable differences has to do with the lower receiver. Typical MIL-SPEC lowers have a cut-out at the trigger guard that requires a separate piece to fill in the gap, and this must be pinned in place.

With the M&P15 Sport, Smith & Wesson manufactured a forged lower receiver with an integral triggerguard built in as one single unit. Not only is this configuration more solid, but it's also more comfortable for the shooting hand during prolonged fire due to the fact the MIL-SPEC trigger has a tendency to blister the knuckle of your middle finger. The integrated trigger guard has also been oversized to accommodate winter gloves.

In addition to the lower receiver modification, there is no chrome lined barrel, no dust cover and the M&P15 Sport lacks a forward assist assembly.
Sacrificing the dust cover and forward assist was a cost savings no-brainer for Smith & Wesson. The average hunter or gun enthusiast is less likely to need an AR-15 to fight communist aggression in the jungles of Southeast Asia, or for that matter terrorists in sand storms, so the M&P15 Sport will predictably live out its days in a corner gun safe.

For the average beginning shooter, the forward assist has an equal likelihood of turning minor and easily correctable malfunctions, such as a double feed, into an expensive trip to their local gunsmith. New users tend to follow the Hollywood example of pounding the forward assist with the force of Thor's hammer, rather than gently nudging a round forward into battery.

In a pinch, a quick tip is to reach down through the ejection port and use the scallops on the bolt to simply press it forward, manually seating a sticky round. Regardless, proper maintenance of the rifle will in all likelihood render the necessity for a forward assist completely unnecessary.

At the heart of the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport is a direct gas impingement system. Impingement is the standard that the U.S. military's M-16 and law enforcement AR-15 rifles are based on.

While many argue that it has a tendency to accumulate more gases and fouling in the action that piston driven systems, again if properly maintained, impingement systems are nevertheless supremely reliable. In addition, direct impingement is far more cost effective, weighs less and tends to be more accurate.

To compensate for the lack of a chrome lined barrel, Smith & Wesson has black Melonited their 16" 4140 steel standard contour barrel and claims that the bare bones approach has no effect on durability. In testing and development, the company has run a combined total of 170,000 rounds, using different types of ammo, through two different Sport rifles without any damage to the Melonite finish.

The bolt carrier and gas key, however, have been chromed for added durability. For maximum accuracy potential, the barrel employs 5R rifling technology.

For those unfamiliar with the process, 5R rifling was developed in Russia and uses five lands plus grooves, instead of the traditional six. In addition, each land is cut at a 65- degree angle instead of the harsh 90- degree angle found on standard rifling. The benefits are less bullet deformation because the edges of each land do not cut into the bullet jacket.

5R also potentially carries the advantage of higher velocities. Moreover, when the jacket is less deformed, there will be less jacket fouling in the grooves. This in turn leads to better consistency of accuracy from shot to shot, greater bullet stability over multiple shots and ultimately a rifle that is easier to clean.

Suffice it to say, a 5R barrel is more technologically advanced than the majority of barrels seen on other AR-15's selling for twice the price. It has a 1:9" barrel twist that is capable of stabilizing heavy 75- grain match bullets, while also firing standard 55- grain military ball equally well.

The Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport includes a Magpul 30-round P-Mag, a 6- position telescoping buttstock, T- markings on the Picatinny flat top rail for mounting optics , a folding Magpul MBUS rear sight, an adjustable A2 front sight, a bayonet lug and proper staking of the castle nut plus gas key.

The gun weighs in at 6.45 pounds and is backed by the company's lifetime service policy. Overall, the Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport is a highly accurate, reliable and well built rifle capable of matching the performance of AR-15's that sell for hundreds more.
Features
7075 T6: Upper & Lower Receivers
16" w/ Match Grade 5R Rifling: 1-in-9" Twist, 4140 Steel Barrel with Melonite Finish, Chrome Lined Gas Key & Bolt Carrier
6- Position: Telescopic Stock
Hard Coat: Black Anodized Receiver & Barrel Finish
Magpul P-Mag: (1) 30- Round
Sights: A2 Adjustable Front with Magpul MBUS Rear
Mil-Spec: Flash Suppressor
Caliber: .223 / 5.56
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Warranty: Lifetime


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