One of the new products that S&W debuted at SHOT SHOW was the M&P15 Sport Rifle. This is their new entry level M&P rifle, designed to get people shooting for less cash. The big cost saving measures are found on the upper receiver – there is no forward assist, no dust cover, and the rear sight is imported. MSRP on the rifle is $709, which means that you’ll be able to get it for a really good price. The gas key and bolt carrier are chromed, the front sight is a standard A2 adjustable, and the gun comes with an A2 flash hider.
As an entry level rifle this is a pretty good steal; you get the S&W quality M&P15, one of the best AR pattern rifles on the market, you get a slick-side upper, and the total weight of the rifle is 6.5 pounds. If I were buying a base rifle to build on, the M&P15 Sport would be a great platform for it.
You’ve got to feed the beast, however. The M&P15 Sport comes with one 30 round PMag, and accepts .223 and 5.56 ammo. Right now we’re offering a sale on .223 Remington ammo, which is an affordable way to feed your new AR from Smith & Wesson. There were a lot of neat products at SHOT Show from S&W, this rifle has a lot of potential for getting in to the AR market for a reasonable cost.