The Smith and Wesson M&P15 Sport is a semi-automatic, gas-operated rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. Gas operated feeding systems capture gases released from the firing of a round, and use this energy to push the bolt rearward, thereby ejecting the spent casing and chambering a new round. Smith and Wesson is the largest manufacturer of handguns in the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company was founded in 1852 by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson.
The M&P15 features a six-position telescoping buttstock, chrome-lined gas key and bolt carrier, and 30-round detachable magazine. The M&P15 also includes an adjustable A2 post front sight, and adjustable dual aperture rear sight. The M&P15 also utilizes a melonite barrel finish and a hard coat black anodized receiver finish. Melonite is a metallic mineral closely associated with nickel (technically, a telluride of nickel). The M&P15 also includes a muzzle break for reduced muzzle jump and felt recoil.
The M&P15 is recommended by S&W for competitive, recreational, and law enforcement applications.
|Sights:||Adjustable A2 front post; adjustable dual aperture rear|
|Features:||Muzzle brake; telescoping buttstock; adjustable sights; and melonite finish|
|Twist:||1 in 8"|