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Posted: 1/13/2009 4:19:16 PM EST
Was in the local Academy and there was an S&W AR-15 for 1199.00. I do not have the model number and I am not up to speed on S&W products. Have a uncle that wants in on the AR action before it is too late. I believe the price is about $200.00 higher than usual, but given what is going on, it looks to me to be a great price. Feedback.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2009 4:31:19 PM EST
Yes it is about $200 over the norm, but like you mentioned given everything in the gun industry it is an OK deal.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2009 4:33:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/13/2009 4:34:06 PM EST by glazer1972]
I that if it is the one with the rails or the flip up rear site it may not be as bad as you think.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2009 4:49:44 PM EST
At Academy, I believe that is going to be this version: Smith & Wesson M&P

Should have the removable handle.

After going round and round with my local Academy, including being misled about "holding" weapons and having one sold out from under me, I understand that they now have a VERY limited supply of ARs period (but who doesn't?).

If they can find an M&P15 OR (Optics-Ready, no carry handle, no front sight) it should run you about $900.00, but they could not tell me when or if they would ever get anymore.

I picked up the one in the link above and have not been disappointed. The nearest gun seller had that rifle advertised for at least $100 more, so I wasn't too stung on the price.

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Link Posted: 1/13/2009 4:52:44 PM EST
I didn't buy one there but I went in and asked them when they got their trucks in. Their suggestion was to come in at opening the next morning. If they got one in then you would be the first in line to get it.
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Link Posted: 1/13/2009 5:13:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By MagnumSPI:
At Academy, I believe that is going to be this version: Smith & Wesson M&P

Should have the removable handle.



I bought that same one locally right after the election for $979, so yeah it's getting crazy right now.


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Link Posted: 2/8/2009 7:07:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By MagnumSPI:
At Academy, I believe that is going to be this version: Smith & Wesson M&P

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Saw that one at Academy yesterday (Houston S59/Gessner) $1299.

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Link Posted: 2/8/2009 8:19:12 AM EST
I have two M&P 15s the "A" and the "T" and they are both great rifles. As long as the serial # is over 5XXX your good to go as you will be getting an in house S&W gun, the early ones had lots of issues with out of spec parts, fitting, etc. That is a high price for the entry level model but nowadays what can you do?

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