There are those AR shooters who believe more is better—more rails, more accessories, more stuff hanging off of their carbines. Then there are the minimalists who prefer a streamlined weapon devoid of unnecessary add-ons. These shooters want a dependable AR—nothing more, nothing less. They also do not want to compromise on features just to make the rifle more affordable. This is where Smith & Wesson M&P rifles come into play.

S&W’s ARs are well-tested platforms known for their dependability and accuracy. They are suited for applications that range from sandpit plinking and shooting competitions to tools for those with professions that demand an affordable but reliable rifle. And while S&W offers a number of AR-platform rifles to suit a wide variety of shooters, the M&P15 Sport II is an AR in its purest, unadulterated form that is ready to rock right out of the box or serve as a solid foundation for customization. This is a rifle that adds a lot of value without any compromises.

Scroll through the gallery above to learn about the M&P15 Sport II and five other Smith & Wesson M&P AR rifles.

For more information, visit or call 800-331-0852.

This article was originally published in ‘Black Guns’ 2017. For information on how to subscribe, visit

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