I just bought a new Smith & Wesson M&P15 .223/5.56 and i feel it is a good entry level gun to the AR world.
Mine is the sport model i believe and it came with just basic furniture 6 position adjustable stock and just a smooth plastic fore grip.
It has the mounting rail on top rather than the carry handle which i like.
The first thing i would like to do to it is find a better pistol grip. I have severe arthritis in my hands so i would like to find something a little more comfortable than the hard plastic one that came with the gun. I know you can get rubberized grips for pistols but not sure about AR's.
Then i would like to add a rail system to replace the fore grip so i can mount a light and possibly a laser site.
The last thing i would like to do is add a scope of some sort. I need something small that does not look stupid on the gun but has a lot of power.
I am not a big fan of the illuminated scopes and i think they are even illegal here.
I need a scope with some adjustable magnification though because this gun is also gonna be used for hunting.
If any of you have an idea of a good setup for me let me know. I have googled this stuff and found a lot of good looking parts, but i am not sure if they will interchange with the S&W. I would like to have some other stuff as well like mags and dust covers and such. If any of you know a "one stop shop" that would be great if you could post the link.
Thanks for all the help !!!