Gun Report

Smith & Wesson M&P 15T .223 Rem.

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Though visually superb we discovered problems that kept the M&P from scoring higher. We would have the manufacturer refit the trigger set pins and tune the cycling components.

Smith & Wesson M&P 15T .223 Rem.

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
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The forend rail on the Smith & Wesson was superbly machined with a labyrinth of cooling holes, cooling fins and was treated to some nice graphics, too. It was also longer, offering 9 inches of usable rail.
The rear sight was easy to lift into place. A button on the left side was used to fold it way. There were two different apertures of typical A2 dimensions. Windage adjustment was held by a sturdy ball detent.
The front sight needed to be rotated with a supplied wrench for elevation adjustment. This should not be a problem unless you make a radical change in your ammunition. Then again, we wish it could be adjusted without a tool. The forend was free floating, but we would have liked a swivel stud mounted on the lower rail.

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