GUN Bushmaster Texas M4 Carbine vs. S&W M&P15

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  1. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    so I just got back from Navy boot camp. Time to buy an AR. Military discount FTW.

    Don’t feel like building my own. I have narrowed it down to these two.
    Bushmaster Texas M4 Carbine
    http://www.gtdist.com/ProductDetail.aspx?PartNumber=BFM-BCWA3F16M4TX

    S&W M&P15
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/31/products_id/36913

    they are very similar, if not identical in terms of specs.

    I was leaning towards the m&p, but the Bushy is a little cheaper, comes with a case, and best of all has a freaking Texas stamp. Being a native Texan, this is freaking awesome.
    Let me know what you think OT, and its good to be back.
     
  2. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    and holy shit, you have to have a sub to see the main forum? this place must be like 23534543 times better now.
     
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  4. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    so does OT not care about ar's anymore?
     
  5. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    The S&W MP15 comes with a case, as well. It's a hardshell single-rifle case, looks like a Dosko but there is no manu stamped on it.


    S&W also has a $100 mail-in rebate on theirs.
     
  6. BagdHoe

    BagdHoe Draggg it!!

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    I have the S&W M&P 15. That is my vote.
     
  7. SnakeEater

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    either or will work just fine
     
  8. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    S&W > Bushy.
     
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    I wish I wasn't at work right now.... I REALLY want to see this Texas stamped AR..:eek5:
     
  10. Ebtromba

    Ebtromba Active Member

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    sadly there is no picture of the texas stamp.

    anyone know where the S&W is in stock and reasonably priced? who knows when buds will get more in
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    quite a few authorized S&W dealers within 25 miles of Cleveland. Give em a call:


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    I would get a flat top AR so you can attach optics. The A2 style w/ fixed carry handle are fine I guess if you only want to shoot iron sights.

    I'd look at Doublestar/JT distributing Get a flat top with a low profile gas block (no front sight tower).
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'd go with whatever was cheapest.
     
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    Caveat: S&W AR magwells don't work with PMags.

    I would love a Bushy Texas stamped AR.
     
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    someone started that rumor, but I have found it to be untrue. I own a MP15 and it had no problem eating my friends pmags.
     
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    I've tested this rumor, it is untrue. S&W now makes an optics ready model that is on the cheap, if that interests you. I would recommend an M&P-15 to anyone, mine has been great.
     
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    Damn... I would love to get that Texas lower but I don't think Bushmaster sells them by itself.
     
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    Oh Hiya!
    I had my M P 15 for a little less than 2 months, but I love it. I don't have anything to compare it to though :dunno:
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Neither of the ARs he listed are A2.

    :werd:

    Performance and reliability wise they will likely be identical.
     
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    I am going to stick with iron sights and the carry handle for a while.

    and I bought like 4 PMags at a gun show a couple months ago, and if they don't fit in the rifle I buy I will indeed be very pissed....
     
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    i picked up a S&W15t every one around me had some of the other modles just not the 15t so i got a store to order it for me and they had it in 3 days just an idea
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    I was under the impression that the Texas Bushmaster is only sold to LEO since GT Dist only sells to LEO.... And correct me if I am wrong, but the Texas Bushy is only available through GT Dist.
     
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    just got off the phone with them, they will sell the Texas M4 to anyone.

    I can buy pretty much anything there though, since I'm in the military
     

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