New: Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport III Rifle

Smith & Wesson today announced its new M&P 15 Sport III rifle—which is not only the next iteration of the proven Sport II platform, but also easy on the wallet with MSRP at $799.

posted on February 27, 2024
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Affordably priced with MSRP at $799, Smith & Wesson’s new M&P 15 Sport III rifle provides a budget-friendly option for those looking for a new MSR without breaking the bank.
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Smith & Wesson announced today the release of its new M&P 15 Sport III rifle that is both feature-rich and affordable with MSRP of $799.

The M&P 15 Sport III has a 5R-rifled barrel with 1:8-inch twist, along with a newly added mid-length gas system—all topped with an A2 flash hider.


Designed to perform under various conditions, the Smith & Wesson Sport Series is versatile and reliable. Building on the proven Sport II platform, the next iteration comes equipped with enhancements to increase performance while being offered at a lower price.

The M&P15 Sport III rifle is a gas-operated semi-automatic MSR chambered in 5.56 mm NATO/.223 Rem. and is offered in 30+1 and 10+1 capacities. Upgrades to this platform include a 16-inch Armornite coated barrel with a threaded muzzle, 5R rifling and a 1:8-inch twist that allows for a wider variety of ammunition to be used.

Smith & Wesson’s M&P 15 Sport III also features a new free-floating handguard with M-Lok on the three o’clock, six o’clock and nine o’clock positions for attaching accessories.


The M&P15 Sport III rifle’s barrel, housed in a free-floating 15-inch M-Lok handguard with a full-length Picatinny-style rail, offers more options to accessorize than previous generations. The Sport III also has a mid-length gas system to help mitigate felt recoil when shooting.

In addition, the M&P15 Sport III rifle ships with a six-position adjustable stock, polymer grip, bolt forward assist and chromed firing pin.

M&P 15 Sport III .223 Rem. side-view
Remaining consistent with its predecessors, the M&P 15 Sport III has a forged lower receiver, forged upper receiver and integral trigger guard.


More from Smith & Wesson: “Lightweight and rugged, the M&P 15 Sport III embodies the best combination of function and form. If you’re looking for your first rifle, or just want to expand your collection, the M&P 15 Sport III is a reliable platform for a great price.”

As mentioned, MSRP for the new Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport III is $799 and it is available now for purchase. Go to to learn more.


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