which is a better first ar-15, LMT or S&W M&P


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datruth
February 8, 2008, 09:27 PM
Im curious about an ar from just about the same reasons everybody else owns one, i familiar with the ar family pretty much, I have a little experience with them:rolleyes:, but if I was going to get one for plinking and of course shtf , what would be the better buy. a rifle from LMT will run me about 1060 but a S&W M&P is about 850 but I heard about a 100 rebate that is available, on another post that got me to thinking. Is the LMT 200 dollars better than a M&P just curious?I heard that some LMT parts are used in the M&P

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skinewmexico
February 8, 2008, 10:39 PM
Comparing an S&W to an LMT is like comparing......I don't know, a Firebird to a Ferrari?

datruth
February 8, 2008, 10:46 PM
are they that different from a quality standpoint?

Gary G23
February 8, 2008, 10:57 PM
LMT uses 4150 barrel steel.
S&W uses 4140 barrel steel.

LMT has M4 feed ramps.
S&W does not.

It would be worth $200 more to me, but hey, it's your money.

H2O MAN
February 8, 2008, 11:02 PM
Colt 6920 or LMT

TheLaxPlayer
February 8, 2008, 11:04 PM
LMT, Colt, and Noveske are tops for quality.

S&W is pretty good but it isn't quite the same level. Still better than bushmaster and rock river though.

Any will treat you just fine target shooting, but if you ever have to rely on the gun, you get at least $200 worth of peace of mind with one of the top brands. Personally my AR is a LMT lower and I'll be getting a Noveske upper when my tax return comes.

DaveInFloweryBranchGA
February 8, 2008, 11:36 PM
LMT is significantly better. S & W is merely a rebranded Stag Arms. Which isn't a bad gun, but not in the same league with LMT.

Regards,

Dave

rangerruck
February 8, 2008, 11:48 PM
LMT is deff a top 10 made ar.

RockyMtnTactical
February 9, 2008, 03:12 AM
S & W is merely a rebranded Stag Arms.

Why does this exact same line keep getting regurgitated on every firearms forum in the world?? It's not true now, and beforehand it wasn't exactly 100% correct... As the OP stated, some LMT parts have been being put in the S&W's...

That said, I would go with the LMT.

takhtakaal
February 9, 2008, 03:16 AM
Oh, heck, Rock, regurgitation is the norm on most gunny forums, especially yarns that haven't even been properly chewed and swallered.

I think someone thinking first AR is going into the deep end of the pool with an LMT, really. I'd do a Bushy and work from there at first.

akodo
February 9, 2008, 02:21 PM
for the less informed on AR matters, what doe LMT stand for?

takhtakaal
February 9, 2008, 02:37 PM
Akodo, I live to serve:

Lewis Machine & Tool (http://www.lewismachine.net)

seektruth
February 9, 2008, 03:32 PM
LMT all the way.

possum
February 9, 2008, 09:38 PM
if there ar's are made like there 40mm m203's, i would take the LMT!

TheLaxPlayer
February 10, 2008, 02:35 AM
They're top notch... SOLID stocks, great parts kits, great bolts, awesome barrels.

IronSightRot671
February 10, 2008, 02:59 AM
I got a Colt AR15 that I price dropped today.. here is the link if your interested. it includes all the following. shipping included as well to your FFL.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=337884

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