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just bought a m&p 15 sport.....now for the goodies

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marine 97-03, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Well-Known Member

    You should be able to get 2" groups or better at 100 yards. Not match grade but still a solid shooter.
  2. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    It's a simple, stripped down gun, I'd keep it that way. Add what you need, but not any more. Sling, light, small optic and call it good. I too prefer the Magpul forend over quad rails. But, I like the M&P Sport stock handguard as well, much smaller than the Colt M4 style.
  3. Cooldill

    Cooldill Well-Known Member

    Well it's whatever but the M&P-15 feels good naked. I like light when it comes to a rifle especially. I would put on a Bushnell TRS-25 with Magpul BUIS co-witnessed and throw a GI web sling on it. That is all I would need for anything I would ever need it for, saves weight and $$$ for training ammo. My Dad has a Bushmaster patrolman's carbine loaded with rails and bipods and this and that on it while my uncle has an M&P-15 essentially with the setup I just mentioned. You wouldn't believe how much handier the M&P is, it's about 50% lighter easily.

    I don't really expect you to care about my setup or anyone elses, to each his own. The sky is most truly the very highest limit for what many call "the black rifle", know to most as the AR-15!!!
  4. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    I think a sling is a great option
  5. readyeddy

    readyeddy Well-Known Member

    I think you can set up your gun for both HD and accuracy shooting. A light weight 2-7X scope should offer decent eye relief at 2x and long distance capability at 7X. Or if you prefer to go with open sights for HD, use a quick detach mount with BUIS.
  6. justice06rr

    justice06rr Well-Known Member

    $699 is a "little high"? That is actually a steal! I bought one also for $839 last month. That is MSRP for the Sport and I gladly paid it. Congrats on your purchase.

    My only recommendations are a better hanguard, a sling, and a light. The handguards are cheap plastic with no insulation at all. Buy a dual-heatshield one or a Magpul MOE. A sling is a must; I'm sure you know this being a Marine. Last is a light. Every HD/SD gun should have one. Its cheap and effective.

    Here is my setup. Iron sights, quadrail with vertical grip and light.
  7. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member


    Yes, I read your follow up posts where you mentioned some of the things that maybe should have been in the OP.

    Asking people what they like on or in their rifles is going to entirely depend on what they DO with that rifle.

    But the above list is a pretty standard go-to for a general purpose/defensive rifle, although you could stop after the sling, if you really really wanted to go KISS
  8. justice06rr

    justice06rr Well-Known Member

    Training.. well I'm sure he can out-shoot most people out there. The thing with training is that you usually need ammo LOL.

    Ammo of course is a must if you don't mind paying the premium right now.

    If you have the dough I definitely recommend an Aimpoint
  9. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    Ammo is the thing....14.99$ for 20 rounds of wolf. FMJ .....ouch....
  10. Reloadron

    Reloadron Well-Known Member

    Ammunition will come down in price. Several stores like Wal-Mart are beginning to see some 223. So while bulk ammunition in 1,000 round lots have yet to appear given time things should get back to normal.

  11. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    That price can EASILY be beat.
  12. Inazone

    Inazone Well-Known Member

    I bought my Sport on Black Friday for just a few bucks less, and to date, I haven't really modded it. I bought a cheap NcStar 3-9x42 "armored" scope and UTG QD mount (so my crappy eyesight doesn't ruin my fun beyond 50 yards,) a Blackhawk two-point sling, and most recently, a BeamLOKR light that mounts to the barrel rather than to a rail. Total investment on those additions barely cracked $100, leaving more cash on hand for mags and ammo. The scope will probably be coming off soon now that I have another AR with a better scope, as I want to work on my accuracy with the factory sights anyway.

    Speaking of ammo, reliability has been excellent with everything except Tula, which routinely fails to cycle the bolt. No problem with Wolf, Bear or any of the "name brand" store-bought stuff.
  13. joeponds

    joeponds Active Member

    Great S&W it's my go to.
  14. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

    I can find plenty of wolf steel case ...but I'm worried that steel cased ammo could damage the chamber
  15. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

  16. breakingcontact

    breakingcontact Well-Known Member

    I don't need to do lots of "training" with an AR15. Rifles are so much easier to shoot than pistols and I did plenty of government sponsored training with the AR. No I'm not some super 3-gun competitor, I just focus on training more with handguns, which are much more likely to be used for defense and harder to be proficient with.

    So train and kit out your gun to whatever level you find necessary for YOU.
  17. marine 97-03

    marine 97-03 Well-Known Member

  18. 1) Ammo and sling. 2) Red Dot and BUIS. 3) Rails/VFG/Light if you desire. 4) More ammo. Cheers and congrats.
  19. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Mine prints sub MOA, five shot groups, with M855.

    M193, not as good.

    Barnes 55 gr. VorTx is on par with the 855, and kills deer well.

    I suggest an Aimpoint Pro, good sling, lots of ammo.
  20. meanmrmustard

    meanmrmustard Well-Known Member

    Keep looking. I just bought Lake City M855 at $6.99 per 20.

    The Sport will shoot steel, but why go that route? It's an unnecessary evil.

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