Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport III Rifle

Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Select: SWBI), a leader in firearm manufacturing and design, announces today the release of the new M&P15 Sport III rifle.

Designed to perform under various conditions, the Smith & Wesson Sport Series is as versatile as it is reliable. Building on the proven Sport II platform, the next iteration comes equipped with enhancements to increase performance while being offered at a lower price.

The Sport III is a gas-operated semi-auto MSR chambered in 5.56 NATO/223 REM, and is offered in 30+1 and 10+1 capacities. Upgrades to this platform include a 16-inch Armornite® coated barrel with a threaded muzzle, 5R rifling, and a 1:8-inch twist that allows for a wider variety of ammo to be used. The barrel, housed in a free-floating 15-inch M-LOK® handguard with a full-length Picatinny-style rail, offers more options to accessorize than previous generations.

The Sport III utilizes a mid-length gas system to help mitigate felt recoil when shooting and it also ships with a 6-position adjustable stock, polymer grip, bolt forward assist, and chromed firing pin.

  • Free-Float Handguard – Able to mount a multitude of aftermarket accessories.
  • Mid-length Gas System – Users can expect less felt recoil when shooting.
  • 1:8 Twist 5R Rifled Barrel – 5R rifling profile has consistent contact with the projectile, ensuring a more accurate rifle. The 1:8″ twist rate change allows for more variety of ammo to be used.

If you’re looking for your first rifle, or just want to expand the collection, the M&P15 Sport III is a reliable platform for a great price. The new M&P15 Sport III rifle has an MSRP of $799 and is available now at authorized dealers.

S&W M&P15 Sport III Rifle Specifications:

  • WIDTH: 2.5 in
  • LENGTH: 35 in
  • HEIGHT: 8 in
  • WEIGHT: 104.32 oz
  • CALIBER: 5.56 NATO
  • ACTION: GAS OPERATED
  • BARREL LENGTH: 16
  • GRIP: POLYMER
  • SIGHTS: NONE
  • OPTIC READY: YES
  • SAFETY: THUMB SAFETY
  • COLOR/FINISH: BLACK
  • THREADED BARREL: YES
  • BARREL MATERIAL: 4140 CM
  • FRAME: ALUMINUM
  • 10LB TRIGGER: NO
  • STOCK: ADJUSTABLE

Source: S&W news release

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