8 Best M&P Sport 2 Upgrades
Tricking out your Smith Wesson M&P 15 Sport 2 to the next level doesn't cost an arm or a leg.
There are tons of accessories available to turn this basic model AR15 into a high performing rifle. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars buying fancy parts that don't actually make the rifle better besides the aesthetics.
We put together of list of the 8 best M&P 15 Sport 2 upgrades that will significantly improve the rifle's handling, recoil performance, and accuracy.
Let's take a look
Improves Handling & Control
Magpul BAD Lever - Adds Ambi Capability
The battery assist device is a must have accessory for any AR15 owners. We recommend the Magpul BAD Lever
Reload Way Faster - The battery assist device cuts down the reload speed by extending the bolt release paddle to the right side of the rifle, allowing the trigger finger to operate the bolt from the fire control / ready position.
Improved Manual Of Arms - Significantly improved the speed and efficiency of weapon manipulation and clearing malfunction.
One-Handed Operation - Lock the bolt to the rear with the index finger without getting off the pistol grip
Magpul MOE SL MLOK Handguard - Mounts Accessories
You don't need a super fancy and expensive handguard, all you need is something like the 2-piece drop-in Magpul MOE SL handguard that pops right on the delta ring without spending a ton of money.
Cutout For A2 Front Sight - MP15 delta front sight removal is not required, the Magpul MOE SL top rail piece has made room for that to fit seamlessly.
M LOK Compatible - Mount any MLOK accessories like lights, laser, and grips you want at the 2, 6, and 10 O'clock positions.
Heat Resistant - Added riveted aluminum heat shield to protect the shooter's hand from barrel heat.
Magpul CTR Stock - Enhances Stability
M&P15's default factory stock needs to go period. We highly recommend the Mil-Spec model the Magpul CTR stock or the Magpul ACS.
Low Drag & Snag Free - A high-quality stock transforms the M&P15 into a low drag, snag-free, and fast action sporting rifle
Added Sling Attachment Points - Use any push-button QD sling configuration as you like.
Replacing it with a drop-in rock-solid stock eliminates the annoying wobble and stabilizes the rifle better on the shooter's shoulder.
Surefire MB566 Muzzle Brake - Mitigates Recoil
Swap out the boring A2 birdcage muzzle device with a Surefire MB566 muzzle brake! Your shooting experience will change forever.
Reducing muzzle flip and muzzle rise significantly to get follow up shots on target FAST! This muzzle brake minimizes side blast and rearward concussion effects for the shooter.
Compatible With Surefire Suppressor with multiple bearing surfaces for superior suppressor can alignment.
There are tons of grip on the market to enhance the handling of a AR15 rifle, the BCM Gunfighter grip is our favorite.
Enhanced Grip Handling - Adding a grip enhances the handguard grip ergonomics for driving the muzzle faster to the target, and the shooter can naturally grip the gun and operate a weapon light at the same time.
Reduced Sway - Gripping the handguard the right way like a C clamp grip helps reduce sway by providing better grip leverage
Way Better Recoil Control - Handling the recoil like a boss. A good foregrip + a good grip helps reduce horizontal and vertical muzzle shift for faster follow up shots (Helps even more if using a muzzle brake)
Timney Single Stage Trigger - Smooth Trigger Pull
Wanting to shoot fast? this is like borrowing Jerry Mulick's fast trigger finger and put it on yours. We recommend the Timney AR15 single stage 3lb trigger.
Quick Installation - Drop-in trigger kit is very easy to install. Two trigger pins and you are done!, no gunsmithing or fitting required.
Shoot Faster - The single-stage trigger significantly improves the trigger pull down to and eliminates trigger pre-travel for faster trigger reset & faster follow up shots.
Reduced Trigger Pull Weight - Reduce trigger pull weight from that nasty 8 lbs pull to just 3 lbs pull. It feels more smooth and crisp like a traditional bolt action rifle.
Geissele Super 42 Braided Buffer Spring - Enhanced Reliability
Get rid of that spring twanggg... sound and increase the service life and the reliability of the M&P 15 buffer spring. We recommend the Geissele Super 42 Braided Spring with H1 or H2 buffer.
Increased Cycle Life - Operating ONLY at around ~35% of its maximum stress load compared to a standard spring. The springs flex separately from each other like a harmonic damper and energy absorber to displace excess energy to prevent spring failure.
Improved Reliability - The Braided wire improves weapon cycling performance and increases bolt return force to ensure proper round chambering when dealing with a dirt or steel case ammo
Eliminated Spring Twang Sound - The braided wire spring kills the annoying twang sound and preserves spring harmonics inside the buffer tube.
Holosun 510C - Get On Target Fast
As optics technology continues to improve, the demand is up, the quality is up and the price keeps dropping. Adding an optic to the M&P 15 Sport 2 makes shooting a lot more fun and cool than using just iron sights. We recommend the Holosun 510C as the mid tier option, and the Aimpoint Micro T2 as the top tier option
You can go with either low power variable optics for CQB and mid-range shooting or just get a reflex red dot. Please check out our red dot sight guide for more information.
Point & Shoot – Wherever the dot is placed is where the bullet is going. Parallax-free reticle with unlimited eye relief lets the shooter instantly place the dot on the target with both eyes open
Multi-Purpose – Use it on any firearm is a good indication of how useful the optic is, using the improved QD mount with an adjustable clamping force to go on any firearm including heavy caliber centerfire rifles