The new Smith & Wesson M&P15 SPORT II

| 25 April 2016

The original Smith & Wesson M&P Sport was a competitively priced and fairly well spec’d rifle, considering it was S&Ws entry-level AR15 and they had a number of more expensive variants they needed to sell. To cut the price, Smith & Wesson omitted a few things and saved money where they could. Visually, they could easily be identified by the lack of forward assist and dust cover. Two items that arguably aren’t needed and while they might save a few cents, I wasn’t sure that having to source these uppers was a significant cost saving. They certainly aren’t produced in the numbers that the standard upper receiver is.

Anyway, fast forward to 2016 and S&W have decided that the M&P Sport needed an upgrade, and a facelift. Welcome back forward assist and dust cover.

Smith & Wesson announced in January that it had expanded its popular M&P family of Modern Sporting Rifles with the introduction of the M&P15 SPORT II — a 2nd generation M&P15 SPORT rifle. Backed by the company’s reputation for high quality components and consistent, proven reliability, the new M&P15 SPORT II offers enhanced upgrades to the original, industry leading M&P15 SPORT rifle. Delivering a ready-to-go package with the additional features of a forward bolt assist and dust cover, the M&P15 SPORT II provides added value to this already time-tested platform.

Dependable, accurate and engineered for a wide variety of recreational, sport shooting and professional applications, the M&P15 SPORT II provides the best combination of price and function. Manufactured on a forged upper and lower receiver constructed of 7075 T6 aluminum, the new M&P15 SPORT II is as rugged as it is capable. Chambered in 5.56NATO, the new rifle has been fitted with a 16-inch barrel comprised of 4140 steel with a 1 in 9-inch twist. For added longevity, the rifle features a durable corrosion resistant Armornite® finish along with a chrome-lined bolt carrier, gas key and firing pin.

The M&P15 SPORT II comes with an adjustable, folding Magpul® MBUS® rear sight and an adjustable A2-post front sight. The standard rifle has been furnished with a six-position telescopic butt stock and a 30-round PMAG®. The MSR measures 35 inches with the stock fully extended and 32 inches collapsed. The M&P15 SPORT II has an unloaded weight of 6.5 pounds and is standard with an A2-style flash suppressor and a forged, integral trigger guard.

M&P™ 15 Sport II

The M&P15 Sport™ II was developed with all the same great features found in the M&P15 Sport, now with the addition of a dust cover and forward assist.

Features and Specs

  • Armornite® Finish (Durable Corrosion Resistant Finish)
  • Chromed Firing Pin
  • 30 Round PMAG®
  • 6-Position Collapsible Stock
  • Rifling: 1/9, 6 groove
  • Action:Gas Operated Semi Auto
  • Capacity:30+1 Rounds
  • Barrel Length:16” (40.64 cm)
  • Front Sight:Adj. A2 Post
  • Rear Sight:Folding Magpul® MBUS®
  • Overall Length:35.0” (88.90 cm) Extended, 32.0” (81.28 cm) Collapsed
  • Grip:Polymer
  • Weight:6.45 lbs. (2,925.7 g)
  • Barrel Material:4140 Steel
  • Upper Material:7075 T6
  • Lower Material:Aluminum
  • Finish:Matte Black

S&W Sport 2



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