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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Whilst piddling around on the internet I came across the Smith & Wesson M&P rifles. Uhh, when did S&W start making AR-15 style rifles? Are they any good (I was surprised when S&W started making 1911's, but I heard they are great, so maybe this will be another Colt rip-off that works well).
 
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All I can give is a "heard from a friend" report. :p One of my friends encountered one at the range last week and got to test fire it. He said it seemed solid, but he's not a big AR buff or anything. Anyway, I think they started making them within the last year, along with the new M&P pistol.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I've been looking and considering buying the MP 15 T model. Grerat revies on some mag's and guns and ammo TV. Held one at the gun store.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
For what they are, they are way overpriced. If you want a good, basic AR15, get a Bushmaster, Stag Arms, Rock River Arms, I could go on and on. There are many excellent quality AR15 manufacturers that wont cost you an arm and a leg. I personally use Bushmaster because they have fantastic customer support. Colt, Armalite, and I'm sure S&W are all top quality, but they are crazy for what they charge for them. If you think they are superior just because they cost $300+ more, you're kidding yourself.
 
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Don't forget that Colt rifles differ greatly in the compatibility of parts when compared with every other AR15 manufacturer.

But I can't deny that Colts seem to hold their value well.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Krackels said:
Don't forget that Colt rifles differ greatly in the compatibility of parts when compared with every other AR15 manufacturer.

But I can't deny that Colts seem to hold their value well.
They do hold their value, but because of the name and nothing more.
 
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XD45ACP said:
For what they are, they are way overpriced. If you want a good, basic AR15, get a Bushmaster, Stag Arms, Rock River Arms, I could go on and on. There are many excellent quality AR15 manufacturers that wont cost you an arm and a leg. I personally use Bushmaster because they have fantastic customer support.
+A because I have a Bushmaster too!:mrgreen:

No really it puzzles me to see how some manufacturers can charge several hundreds $$ more than others on what is essentially an identical product. As a consumer I think that's insane. Of course the only thing I can do in this equation is to not support such price differential by not buying these over priced products.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
XD45ACP said:
If you think they are superior just because they cost $300+ more, you're kidding yourself.
While S&W's MSRPs are outrageous, I was looking at a M&P15A ($1300 MSRP) and a Rock River Mid-Length A2 this morning and there was only $50 difference between the two.
 
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Now that is good price. My Bushmaster M4 is about comparable to the tactical CAR A4 there and costs me slightly less than that one. You should get one, especially the retractable stock model. Who knows when the politicians decide they are going to pull another AWB stunt again.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Thought about building my own, but with parts and such I would rather pay the extra $50 bucks to have it done right.
 
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JD McDorce said:
While S&W's MSRPs are outrageous, I was looking at a M&P15A ($1300 MSRP) and a Rock River Mid-Length A2 this morning and there was only $50 difference between the two.
+1.

I'll tell you, I am quite impressed with what S&W has been doing lately. They are really trying to resurrect themselves as a competitor in the firearms market. Their 1911's are very high quality and I got a chance to fondle one of their AR's a couple weeks ago...very well made.
 
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