M&P 15 sport help


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newguy07
January 2, 2012, 06:43 PM
I am waiting on my m&p15 sport to arrive and have a few questions.

-I ordered it 3 weeks ago and the dealer still says his supplier doesn't have any. Neither do most of the online dealers I can find. How far behind is S&W on these rifles?

-I plan to put on a 2 piece quad rail Handguard but this is my first AR and I don't know how. Could someone outline the steps for me? Do I need to buy a handguard removal tool to get the stock one off? I hate to buy something to only use it once.

Thanks.

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fallout mike
January 2, 2012, 09:05 PM
You need no tools for doing that.

OcelotZ3
January 2, 2012, 09:12 PM
One arrived at my LGS a few days ago while I was in there and I asked to see it right as it was going up on the wall. I ended up picking it up.

I like the lack of the forward assist (just use the scallops in the bolt if you think one is necessary). I have an early Colt SP1 without a forward assist and I've never missed it. The rifle looks better without one. The lack of a dust cover is also a non-issue as I don't plan on dragging it through sand.

Apparently they are selling well. They are reasonably priced and seem to be well made. Can't wait to try it out in a few weeks.

2ndtimer
January 2, 2012, 10:07 PM
My understanding is that the M&P 15 Sport is currently on "allocation", which means that the distributors are waiting for them to arrive and they are not getting their full order. My son works at a local hardware store that has a pretty big gun department, and they have several customers that have ordered them and they have no idea when they will actually be received. I lucked out, in that my son showed me the first one they received a couple of months ago, and told me the price on it was $599, so it went home with me. He was pretty excited, too. I don't think they can be beat for the price. He said the next ones will be priced at $629, but I still think they are a bargain at that price, too. I just mounted a Nikon Prostaff 2-7 on mine and am taking it out to the range tomorrow to see how it groups at 100 yards off the bench. My old eyes and iron sights just aren't a fair representation of its accuracy potential.

chris in va
January 3, 2012, 02:57 AM
I got the last of a 100 count order. The store I got it from is a local distributor and he said they sell out within a week and have to wait another six months before getting another shipment in.

David G.
January 3, 2012, 03:53 AM
I ordered one (he in turn ordered two) from my one of my local gun dealers and he hasn't called or emailed me to announce its/their arrival. take this for what it's worth.

hardluk1
January 3, 2012, 07:57 AM
May dealer also said his nomal suppliers were you of stock. Got a call 3 days later say mine was in . He found one some where up north in a suppier and got it. Depends sometimes on how hard the dealers work for you too.. SW located one for him at a supplier. He also got a california model in 5 days later from elliott. They do work well.

IF you mount a scope look to RRA scope mounts. Lower cost than most all others and buy direct from them for the cheapest deal.

Tirod
January 3, 2012, 08:30 AM
All a two piece quad rail will do is put 48" of rail on it. That's about $125 minimum for a light or grip mount.

A $20 rail bolted to the stock handguard would be functionally identical, and you wouldn't bulk it up with ladder guards or be forced to wear gloves.

The Capt
January 3, 2012, 11:38 AM
newguy07.

If you are going to get a carbine length quad rail, you need to decide whether you want a Drop In rail system (which is NOT a permanent modification to the rifle) and this WILL require you to get the hand guard removal tool (unless you want to go through every swear word in the book, like I did, hehehehe...) or if you want a Free Floating quad rail system which DOES require a rifle modification and IS a permanent modification.

I got the Drop In rail system simply because if you get tired of the gun looking one way you can always switch back and forth. I went with the Samson STAR DI stands for: (Standard Tactical Accessory Rail Drop In rail). This is a two piece quad rail system and does NOT require any screws. Trust me, the Hand Guard Removal Tool makes this very easy to do!!! Hope this helps!! :)

http://www.samson-mfg.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SM&Product_Code=STAR-DI&Category_Code=AR-15_Carbine_Rails
http://www.samson-mfg.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SM&Product_Code=LLR-GST-004&Category_Code=

bejay
January 3, 2012, 12:13 PM
would also suggest buying the tool much easier and as long as you own the rifle you may use it more than once.
http://www.palmettostatearmory.com/1843.php

Yellow Box
January 4, 2012, 07:19 PM
the tool is nice to have, especially if you keep changing the front
but its not needed, all depends on how good you are
if you get the tool, buy the other tool sold to remove the rear stock, like a half circle wrench
again that also isnt needed but it makes it easier to remove the castle nut and you wont scratch it up

I bet if you look on amazon you can get both very cheap

jwgml
January 4, 2012, 08:01 PM
$600 at www.fsguns.com

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