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AUtigR24
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Happy Hour
Member since Apr 2011
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Did I make a good decision?

Local gun shop was running a lot of specials on Black Friday. One being a S&W M&P 15 for $599. I went to the store to pick it up and ended up leaving with a Mossberg MMR Tactical 5.56. I spent nearly an hour in the shop trying to make up my mind. I got the Mossberg for $667 out the door with 100 rounds of .223

The M&P 15 would have been about 20 bucks cheaper after taxes.

Seemed like a good deal on the gun and it felt a lot better and already has the quad rail and dust cover.

The M&P had no forward assist no dust cover but does have a cl barrel where the Mossberg doesn't.

Did I make the right decision?


NicoBlues
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I eat frogs
Member since Dec 2009
15005 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
Just me, but i would never get a mossberg over a Smith.

Should be fine though


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RATeamWannabe
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
17245 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
Nope


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ZacAttack
Mississippi St. Fan
The Land Mass
Member since Oct 2012
5092 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
I don't know a lot about AR-15's, but in general S&W > mossberg


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TigerTatorTots
LSU Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Jul 2009
68915 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
I'm not familiar with Mossberg AR15s...haven't really heard much about them


Ice Cream Sammich
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Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Did I make a good decision?
I was not aware that they made any assault rifles.


Dead End
USA Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2013
2204 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
They haven't been making them for very long. I don't know much about them though. Good luck.


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KBeezy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2004
13156 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
Sounds like you were looking at a S&W sporter model for that price

The one with no forward assist?

If so, then you did well to go with the MMR in my opinion

Honestly, the biggest difference in the two rifles would favor the mossberg and it is the rail system. It has a better quad rail on the mossberg and it is a true free float. The S&W uses a standard m4 rail that attaches to the barrel

Free float barrel vs not


chrisman17
New Orleans, LA
Member since Dec 2007
1002 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
At that price point I think you narrowed it down to two can't miss budget ars. The angle of the grip on the mmr reminds me of the new bcm grips.


Lpmann3
Arizona Fan
Tucson
Member since Dec 2012
270 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
I could care less about a forward assist. I'm of the mindset that if it doesn't fully chamber...tap, rack, bang.

However, an ar without a dust cover doesn't make sense. Imo your asking for trouble. A dirty at is a really expensive club.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3001 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
I don't doubt the opinion of the OB when assessing the quality of AR's as I've yet to jump into the AR market. Nevertheless, I'm having a hard time adjusting to the idea that spending $657 on a 22LR gets one a budget AR…… Guess I've got too much of a "cheap streak" in me.
quote:

At that price point I think you narrowed it down to two can't miss budget ars.


Lpmann3
Arizona Fan
Tucson
Member since Dec 2012
270 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
a .223 is not a 22LR. I went back and reread the entire thread to make sure that I didn't miss something and there is no mention anywhere in the thread that says anything about a 22LR. I did look at a Mossberg 22LR ar yesterday for 237, but you won't touch a .223 for that price.


burgeman
Southeastern LA Fan
Member since Jun 2008
6979 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
Ehhhh...


Langston
LSU Fan
Cenla
Member since Nov 2010
6223 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
Yes, I think you did okay. If it was the regular M&P it would run around a grand and I would never pass it up for a mossberg, but for the sport, you did good.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3001 posts

re: Did I make a good decision?
quote:

a .223 is not a 22LR. I went back and reread the entire thread to make sure that I didn't miss something and there is no mention anywhere in the thread that says anything about a 22LR.

You're entirely right. Guess I was in the midst of a brain fart or something similar. Since that's the case, just ignore my rant. Given that, the OP did ok.


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