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    M&P15

    I put this in another post but did not get any response. I guess everybody had already left that thread. Just got a new M&P 15. I am a hand gun guy and know very little about long guns. I am looking for advice on what kind of sights I should put on the new gun.(Please don't ask for pictures because I just don't know how to do that.) This will be mostly a fun gun but may see some use for home defense. Should I use iron sights, or red dot, or some kind of scope? I know you guys will give me a lot of good choices.

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    M&P AR's seem to be good rifles. Iron sights are a good choice to start with. Get the basics of shooting a rifle , then consider a optic. Most have irons as backup at the least while using a red dot or scope. Also if intended for HD a good white light mounted is very helpful in target ID.
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    It depends on what you want to do with it. I have two AR 15s. One has a scope and I use it for target shooting and for plinking woodchucks. The other has a red dot and back up iron sights. I use that one for home defense.

    If you want your M&P to do it all I suggest a variable power scope like a 1X4 or a 2X7 that can be used for plinking on high power and HD at low power.

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    Tell us what model rifle you have . Does it now have basic open sights and what do you look to use it for. I have two scopes for my M&P sport. 2-7 redfield for generial use and a 6-18 burris for target /critter use. These lowest cost M&Ps will shoot moa or less if scoped well.

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    Not sure about the model. it is just stamped model M&P 15. It did not have any sights on it at all. It has a 16'' barrel and adjustable stock. I hope to use it as a casual shooter for fun. But I can see it used for home defense in some cases, but my handguns will do most of that job.

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    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/219...-reticle-matte

    Something like this would be nice.

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    Buy the magpul clamp on sights and the 2-7 redfield revolution scope is the same one i have for gereral rifle use. But shop around. A only paid 139.00

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    Irons are good to start with. Since my rifles are more likely to be used for plinking or hunting than anything else, I put a 2-7x burris and a mini red dot on my M&P.

    My Zombie Hunter is the one that's going to get decked out. I ordered a new scope for it last week, so it's going to have that, with a QD base, folding rear iron sight, and a biohazard Eotech mounted on a 45 degree offset rail. I'm also considering a 37mm grenade launcher just for S&G's. lol.

    These things are infinitely customizable. I'd start with a good set of irons, though. Once you have that mastered, you can start playing with different optics to find what you like.
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    Thanks to you all for the advice, thanks also to Spidey, that sounds like what I had in mind. there is a gun show this weekend so I will be out there hunting sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revldm View Post
    Thanks to you all for the advice, thanks also to Spidey, that sounds like what I had in mind. there is a gun show this weekend so I will be out there hunting sights.
    Another important thing to look at while you're out is the base and rings. If you want a mini red dot, like I did, you need the rings with the rail on top. I used the Burris P.E.P.R mount. Comes with standard rings as well as the railed version.

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    Don'r xpect to find a deal or even a good selection at a gun show but atleast size everthing up. You can most time by cheaper on line even after paying shipping.

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