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Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II


Semi-Automatic Civilian Rifle


United States | 2015



"The Smith and Wesson M-and-P semi-automatic rifle has been a well-received civilian market introduction to the AR-15 platform."

Physical
The physical qualities of the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
889 mm
35.00 in
O/A Length
406 mm
15.98 in
Barrel Length
6.42 lb
2.91 kg
Weight
Semi-Automatic; Gas-Operated
Action
5.56 NATO
Caliber(s)
30-round detachable box magazine.
Feed
Over Receiver Iron Sights or Optics.
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II Semi-Automatic Civilian Rifle family line.
M&P 15 Sport II - Base Series Name; base model with Magpul MBUS rear sight; 6-position collapsible stock.
M&P 15 Sport II COMPLIANT - 10-round compliant low-capacity magazine; 101.28oz weight.
M&P 15 Sport II OPTICS READY - Optics-Ready variant; rail over receiver and ahead of forend (near gas block); 30-round PMAG magazine; 104.16oz weight.
M&P 15 Sport II OPTICS READY COMPLIANT - 10-round magazine capacity; accessories rail over receiver and at gas block; 105.6oz weight; fixed stock.
M&P 15 Sport II OR 30 ROUNDS - Optics-ready with CTS-103 dot sight; rail section ahead of forend; 30-round magazine; removeable riser block; 110.56oz weight.
M&P Sport II OR FIXED STOCK COMPLIANT - Optics-ready variant with Crimson Trace CTS-103 red-green dot sight; removeable riser block; integrated rail at gas block; 10-round capacity magazine.
M&P 15 SPORT II COMPLIANT NO FLASH HIDER - 10-round capacity magazine; 109.12oz weight; over-receiver accessories rail; fixed stock.
M&P 15 SPORT II COMPLIANT GRIP - 10-round magazine capacity; 107.04oz weight; over-receiver accessories rail; fixed-stock; ambidextrous safety selector.
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The M&P 15 Sport II is a mid-tier, semi-automatic civilian market AR-15 platform offered by the storied firearms company of Smith & Wesson. The long gun is chambered in 5.56mm and carries an overall length of 35-inches with a 16-inch barrel assembly. The internal action is of gas operation and many features common to AR-15s are found here including a polymer grip, aluminum frame, iron sights, adjustable stock (six-position), and thumb safety.

The general arrangement of the rifle is consistent with the AR-15 approach: there is an upper and lower receiver component. The grip is ergonomically angled to the rear and seated just aft of the trigger and trigger guard. The magazine well is positioned ahead of the action and easily managed with the off-hand. The charging handle sits at the rear of the upper receiver. The shoulder stock extends from the rear of the frame and is adjustable by the firer for maximum comfort and length. The forend uses a ribbed cylindrical design providing a forward grip area for the supporting hand. An iron forward sight is positioned at the front end of the forend. The barrel is capped by a flash hider. Over the gun is a modest section of Picatinny rail for the mounting of optics as needed. The Sport II has a dust cover and forward assist as standard.

Variants in the line include an Optics-Ready (OR) form and a compliant, low-capacity magazine (10-round) offering.

Despite the many offerings available, the M&P 15 has nonetheless made a name for itself in a very crowded AR-15 market.

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