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I don't have one, don't need one, not gonna get one, but if you're on a budget and want an AR15, this rifle looks like a really good buy. Currently, going for about 500 bucks.

I ran across thes vids and just thought I'd share.





 
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we should all have like 10 ARs by now Big Grin no excuse not to...

quality / cost curve is amazing at this point

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Posts: 7501 | Location: Florida | Registered: September 20, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have two of the original M&P Sports. Think I paid $550.00 for them a few yers back. The originals did not have forward assist or dust covers. Never saw this has a problem. Fun and reliable rifles.
 
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I too have an original Sport and I can't remember what I paid for it. I think around $600. It's been flawless and is a blast to shoot. At the current price for the Sport II I'd jump on it if I wanted another AR.

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Pretty amazing meltdown video. The M&P held up pretty well -- in the league of some other rifles he tested....er..abused. Too bad he didn't cut apart the barrel for inspection, as the Lucky Gunner folks did with their steel- vs. brass-cased ammo test.
 
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I added one to the collection as part of my “Hillary Hedge Fund” back in 2016. Fun rifle that reignited the AR bug in me.
 
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I have a friend who has one, and it's a very nice AR. His is absolutely reliable, nicely finished, and very accurate.

They are nice guns, with a good warranty, and generally go between $500 and $520 at the Orlando gun show.



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I added one to the collection as part of my “Hillary Hedge Fund” back in 2016. Fun rifle that reignited the AR bug in me.


LOL!!! I did the same thing since I did not anticipate the outcome of the election. Mine has been a fun, reliable rifle. I plan to change out the stock for a Magpul. The trigger is pretty good. These are a great value at today's prices. If I didn't have one I would get one.
 
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If you want to do something to improve the rifle, put in an H or H2 buffer. In the first video I posted, it was mentioned that the rifle has a carbine buffer (3.0 ounces), and that the rifle seems overgassed. This is a rifle which needs a heavier buffer.

If it were me, I'd put in an H2 buffer, especially if shooting 5.56 ammo, not .223 ammo.

You can get a heavier buffer for 25 or 30 bucks.
 
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The second vid is impressive. I did not watch the first one.

The MP kill test was what you would hope for in something you have a ton of trust in. "It will Keeeel"! Wink

830 rds in maybe 5 mins. full auto Eek



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Interesting how the rate of fire slowed down as the gun heated up.



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I added one to the collection as part of my “Hillary Hedge Fund” back in 2016. Fun rifle that reignited the AR bug in me.


LOL!!! I did the same thing since I did not anticipate the outcome of the election. Mine has been a fun, reliable rifle. I plan to change out the stock for a Magpul. The trigger is pretty good. These are a great value at today's prices. If I didn't have one I would get one.


Same here, bought a Colt and a Smith Sport II. Both still NIB! I use my Armalite most of the time.


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Solid AR-15 and pretty much my first recommendation to someone wanting a $500-ish rifle without building yourself.

Plus you get S&W warranty.
 
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Sounds like I made a good purchase a few months back! Smile
 
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Have had one for about three years and it is my go to AR when we go plinking....About 2000 rounds through it with zero issues. I do clean mine often and keep the BCG covered with a nice coating of Slide-Glide Lite grease....Mark
 
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My brother in law is a cop in a small town with a small budget for equipment. They bought several of these a few years ago and so far they haven't had any problems with them. Last year on black Friday they were around $400. I would have bought a truck load of them if I could.


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Wow, interesting timing. They just had them on sale at Sportsman's Warehouse and I picked one up. My first real rifle.

We have been having coyote issues here lately and felt like I needed something. Nice to know I made a good choice.


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My go to AR is a Smith Tactical. I know it doesn't put me in the uber cool operator club, but it has been an excellent rifle with MOA accuracy and absolute reliability through over 5K rounds. I put an H2 buffer in mine and changed the trigger out for a LaRue. I recently installed an M-Lok rail and a VG Gamma muzzle device and the recoil impulse is as flat as my 5th grade girl friend.

If you consider the lifetime warranty, its hard to beat the entry Smith.


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How does it compare to a PSA kit or build? Those are 450 bucks right now.





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At the below $500 I would go the S&W Route KCW.

Nothing wrong with PSA either. S&W would be my choice.



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