Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Smith & Wesson MP 15 VS DPMS

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ryan.u, Aug 12, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. ryan.u

    ryan.u Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    michigan
    Well guys, I have made up my mind on what kind of rifle to get. I decided I want a AR-15 in the price range of $800. Well now I dont know what to get. a S&W MP 15 or a DPMS. I have a few questions about them though sence they are fairly "cheap" rifles. My main issue is durrablility, How durrable are these rifles? My other question is how well do they work with the cheap ammo (like wolf, siver bear, ect....)

    I am mainly getting this for a close range varmit and target rifle and the possable SHTF rifle, God forbid I need it for that but you never know. :)
     
  2. HGUNHNTR

    HGUNHNTR Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Messages:
    2,541
    Location:
    Georgia
    Between the two, the Smith has the highest quality components by far.
    Why have you narrowed it down to these two? There are some fantastic deals out there right now on rifles that are better quality than either listed. Ie, Spikes and BCM.
     
  3. Heck

    Heck Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Messages:
    295
    Location:
    NW Arkansas
    If I were to buy one right now I think it would be a spikes. I think you just get a little more gun. My dad has had some accuracy issues as well as some short stroking issues with his S&W and it has been back twice. I am sure this was unique to his rifle and am not trying to lable S&W as a whole.
     
  4. ryan.u

    ryan.u Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    michigan
    I havent narrowed it down those those 2. I am open to all options.
     
  5. bri

    bri Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2009
    Messages:
    544
    Location:
    Mound, MN
  6. ryan.u

    ryan.u Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    michigan
    What about Stag AR-15's? They any good?
     
  7. FLAvalanche

    FLAvalanche Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    810
    Location:
    Port Charlotte, Florida
    I have a DPMS flat top that I've been extremely happy with. It's got about 3000 rounds through it so far without a hitch. Eats from the included mags, my Tapco mags, and a few beat up 15 year old military issue mags.

    I don't know about the cheap steel ammo as I won't run it. I know there are a ton of people who don't have problems with it but if the AR was designed to run on steel case ammo the military would supply it. It eats the cheap brass case stuff without an issue.
     
  8. Fremmer

    Fremmer Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Messages:
    2,284
    Does that include S&W's rebate program that's going on right now? Isn't there a rebate program where you can get money or mags or something like that? If so, that might really make a difference.

    Edited to add: from what I hear, the S&W's are good AR-15s. Hearsay, but at least it is consistent hearsay.
     
  9. Mr.Davis

    Mr.Davis Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Messages:
    538
    Love my S&W M&P-15. Never had the first problem out of it. I'm not particularly passionate about the brand, but I can't imagine any other rifle would be better for what I do with it (which admittedly, is basically just shooting at the range).
     
  10. jsimmons

    jsimmons Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    213
    My wife gave me a new M&P15 MOE for our 10th anniversary. I've only put 100 rounds down the pipe, and it was Federal brass, but it was flawless. I've made a few changes to it, including a CTR stock, the enhanced trigger guard, a Troy rear battle sight, a Magpul FVG, and a Yankee-Hill flip-up gasblock sight (with sling swivel).

    There are so many options when considering an AR, you could certainly do worse than a M&P15. For a store-bought gun, it's a fine choice.
     
  11. sectionut

    sectionut Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    NW Ohio
    I've owned my m&p 15 for about a year now and I'd recommend it to anyone. The mag rebate takes quite a while and for me personally, a couple calls. I've fed it over 1000 rounds of store bought and reloads. Not one jam that wasn't my fault (neck sized brass)
     
  12. 308sc

    308sc Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    521
    Location:
    Elgin, South Carolina
    M & P

    i think smith and wesson actually have a $100 rebate going on right now on there ar's
     
  13. berettaman200

    berettaman200 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    62
    Location:
    Potsdam, NY
    I agree. I love my M&P 15. Flawless and badass.
     
  14. migkillertwo

    migkillertwo Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Messages:
    279
  15. sarduy

    sarduy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,519
    Location:
    United States of America
  16. Hanzo581

    Hanzo581 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,442
    Location:
    Chesapeake, Virginia
  17. ryan.u

    ryan.u Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2008
    Messages:
    18
    Location:
    michigan
    I think I will get the M&P for 699, with the 100$ mail in rebate its only 599
     
  18. 308sc

    308sc Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2008
    Messages:
    521
    Location:
    Elgin, South Carolina
    amazing deal ^^^
     
  19. darkknight

    darkknight Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2006
    Messages:
    225
    I recommend the mp15. I have a mp15t (comes with a quad rail) and I love it. Not one jam and it works great. Get yourself one and never look back.
     
  20. jleyring

    jleyring Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    164
    Location:
    Grand Forks, ND
    Bushmaster. Never had a misfire. Little pricey but the gun is great.
     
  21. jsimmons

    jsimmons Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2008
    Messages:
    213
    One note on the M&P15 - I discovered last night that the standard front sight post pins are installed BACKWARDS from what is considered standard. So, if you want to replace the FSP with a different gas block, you have to drive the pins out from right to left instead of the other way.
     
  22. briang2ad

    briang2ad Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2005
    Messages:
    671
    I would suggest buying close to the model you want and waiting to turn it into a mall ninja toy. If you DON'T want a front sight post, get the OR version. And why buy a nice MOE one and change out all that nice stock stuff??? I'd likely get one WITH SIGHTS and detachable rear 'handle'. Gives you more options.

    The choices are really AMAZING. and.., it would take you three months of constant study to figure it out. Flip sights, flat tops, carbine length, mid length, chromed vs. unchromed, special chambers, widely difffering barrel profiles, etc. etc.

    In this case, there are really too many options for a novice buyer. Even if you stay oin the $800 range you will get about 10 opinions. As you can see, even if you narrow it to 2, people will tell you to get something different!
     
  23. CraigC
    • Contributing Member

    CraigC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,252
    Location:
    West Tennessee
    I agree and folks are so biased toward what 'they' bought that it's difficult to know what to think and probably fairly easy to buy the wrong one. I've been studying on it for two or three years on and off and still don't have a clear picture. I had all but decided on an M&P15 "T" model but when CDNN got the OR version on sale for $599 after rebate, I had to jump on that.
     
  24. berettaprofessor

    berettaprofessor Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,824
    Location:
    Kansas
    Good God...glad you finally bit. Think of the poor neglected little 223 cartridges who were just sitting around unused all that time.
     
  25. CraigC
    • Contributing Member

    CraigC Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2006
    Messages:
    14,252
    Location:
    West Tennessee
    Well, I'm primarily a single action revolver and levergun shooter so I've always had a lot of things higher on the priority list than the AR. I knew that I could have another custom sixgun built for what I've already put into this AR and that has always weighed heavy. Priorities. I also wanted to wait until I could do it right, rather than just slap one together out of the cheapest components available, just to have one. That and my days of impulse purchases are long gone.


    Mine was the same way.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page