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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.

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  1. justice06rr

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    $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.
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  2. Warp

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    Training/ammo
    Sling
    Training/ammo
    Light
    Training/ammo
    Optic
    Training/ammo

    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
     
  3. justice06rr

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    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
     
  4. marine 97-03

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

    Ron
     
  6. Warp

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    That price can EASILY be beat.
     
  7. Inazone

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

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    I can find plenty of wolf steel case ...but I'm worried that steel cased ammo could damage the chamber
     
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    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.
     
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    1) Ammo and sling. 2) Red Dot and BUIS. 3) Rails/VFG/Light if you desire. 4) More ammo. Cheers and congrats.
     
  14. meanmrmustard

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    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.
     
  15. meanmrmustard

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    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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    where did you find it??
     
  17. Al Thompson

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    About the only thing mandatory on my ARs is a different pistol grip. My first carbine course, that M16A2 grip beat my hands to pieces....

    For HD, I find a light is needed and a good RDS helps bunches.

    As for training, you may be surprised at the gaps Uncle Sam has in his POI. With Shootrite just up the road, you have a local resource many of us envy.

    http://shootrite.org/
     
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    LGS, Warrenton Missouri.

    If mines got it, others do too.

    My Walmart has 55 gr 556 for $9.
     
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    Its coming back
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    Slowly but surely .....
     
  20. Zardaia

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    I'd suggest a gripod forgrip. I love em, nice bipod when you want it built into the grip. Gripod in particular's nice, the ones my unit issued split the grip in two when deployed as bipod, and had a habit of accidental activation with little bumps. Gripod does neither.
     
  21. justice06rr

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    Yes.. very slowly.

    I bought 100rd bulk pack of American Eagle 5.56 for $50 at Dicks last week. That's still $.50/rd but I'm not complaining because its in stock. Walmarts in my area have not seen any 223/556 that I know of.
     
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