thoughts on m&p15 family

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by DCortez, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. DCortez

    DCortez TGT Addict

    Jan 28, 2009
    Houston, Cy-Fair
  2. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    I gave up on S&W a long time ago. Not sure who owned them at the time, but when the 629 series came out I bought one. It was recalled, as was many of their guns back then.
  3. ConnRadd

    ConnRadd Active Member

    I had the M&P AR-15 OR and never had any issues with it. Ended up selling it to get me a LR-308. I would buy another M&P AR-15...
  4. GM.Chief

    GM.Chief Well-Known

    Mar 16, 2009
    Why you looking at that Ray? Thought you just couldn't get into the whole black gun thing and my b-day isn't for a few months? LOL
  5. Okierifleman

    Okierifleman Active Member

    Mar 14, 2009
    There are better entry level black rifles out there.
  6. gladi8r

    gladi8r Active Member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Troy Tx
    I know when they first came out they had alot of issues now the newer ones all have cut feed ramps and properly staked gas key bolts. I looked at one the other day for a buddy and seen alot of improvment in fit and finish. You can get a rock river which is a good ar for the same price if not cheaper at academys. Also you could get Lmts if you find one for 1100 to 1300. I guess it depends on what your looking for, mags and ammo for the ar platform have gone down along with parts. Magpul now makes a buis system for less than 100 bucks for front and back I have the rear and think it is great i put it on my LR 308.
  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    I have one (flat top) & that is considerably higher than I paid at Gander Mt. & it included BUIS.
  8. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

    Feb 12, 2009
    Longview, TX
    I currently have a M&P15 flat top and absolutely love it. It has gone from stock to tricked out with quad-rails, scope, laser etc, etc. Had 2 Bushmasters and decided to sell but kept the S & W. The M&P seems a little looser fit between the upper and lower but time and time again I have taken it down for cleaning and when I go back to the range the thing still shoots perfect without having to re-zero. Bought one of those little rubber wedges.......pain in the butt.....threw it away. Knock on wood I have never had any type of failure to do anything. Shoots cheap ammo just as well as high dollar stuff.....not as accurate.....but no problems with cycling. Maybe I just lucked out but I would not hesitate to get another one if the price was right.
  9. okie556

    okie556 Well-Known

    Feb 12, 2009
    Longview, TX

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  10. phatcyclist

    phatcyclist Active Member

    Feb 22, 2008
    Austin, TX
    I have a pretty standard M&P15 M4gery. I've put a MIAD grip, cheap quad rail setup and the Trijicon night sights on it. It works well and it's never had an issue. I bought it when they were fairly new to the market but it has the feed-ramp cuts and the gas key is properly staked.


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