Never fired S&W M&P 15 Sport. Ordered this like last August, it finally just now came in but in the interim I got something a little fancier...nothing wrong with the rifle I just can't justify holding onto two AR platforms.
Pics upcoming but it's the same as every other M&P 15 Sport. Yes, this does have melonite coated barrel.
Details, straight from S&W's site:
Caliber: 5.56 mm NATO
Capacity: 30 Round Detachable Magazine
Barrel Length: 16" / 40.6 cm
Front Sight: Adjustable A2 Post
Rear Sight: Magpul® Folding MBUS
Overall Length: 35" Extended / 32" Collapsed
Stock: 6 Position Telescopic
Weight: 6.45 lbs. / 2,925.7 g
Barrel Material: 4140 Steel
Receiver Material: 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hard Coat Black Anodized
Chromed Components: Gas Key
Price is 1000 even. Comes with two black latest gen 30 round pmags with dust covers, windowless.