NRA Gun of the Week: Smith & Wesson M&P15T Rifle

posted on April 29, 2017

Smith & Wesson has grown its line of AR-platform rifles to include some 40 variants, and the subject of this week’s Gun Of The Week video—the M&P15T—is a carbine ideally suited for use in a defensive role. Light, handy and eminently controllable due to its 5.56x45 mm NATO chambering, the M&P15T features a quad-rail handguard with numbered Picatinny slots, assisting shooters who have preferred locations for the installation of accessories such as lights, lasers or foregrips. The M&P15T also comes from S&W with a 16” Armornite-treated barrel, a six-position adjustable buttstock, Magpul MBUS polymer sights and an integral trigger guard.



For more on the M&P line of rifles, visit, but first take a minute to check out this video hosted by American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz.

Model: M&P15T
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Action Type: gas-operated, semi-automatic center-fire rifle
Chambering: 5.56x45 mm NATO
Receiver: aluminum alloy
Barrel: 16”, Armornite finish
Trigger: 5-lb., 8-oz. pull
Weight: 4 lbs. 2 ozs.
Furniture: six-position collapsible buttstock, quad-rail handguard
MSRP: $1,159


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