The next generation of Smith & Wesson’s M&P15 Sport rifles is here with the Sport II. Its features show a return of two classic features, with some new features added to make it more durable.

The 5.56mm M&P15 Sport II features a forward bolt assist and dust cover in the classic AR pattern, which is new from previous Sport models. The triggerguard—a forged, integral component of the receiver—is slightly oversized to accommodated gloves.

The straight-profile, 16-inch barrel is crowned with an A2-style muzzle brake, and is finished with Armornite for corrosion resistance and a long service life. The barrel has six-groove, 1-in-9-inch-twist rifling.

The multi-position collapsible stock gives the M&P15 Sport II an overall length between 32 inches (collapsed) and 35 inches (extended). Internally, the firing pin is chromed to resist corrosion and fouling. In partnership with Magpul, the M&P15 Sport II ships with a Magpul MBUS rear sight (which interfaces well with the adjustable front sight in the fixed front sight post) and a 30-round PMAG.

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