Guns Sub-$1K ARs – the Haggard on the S&W David Reeder October 3, 2014 Join the Conversation We recently ran an article about inexpensive AR15s. One of those that came up was, not surprisingly, the M&P 15 Sport. Turns out not too long ago Chuck Haggard, one of the guys over at The Tactical Wire, recently did an evaluation on that very weapon. He shot a variety of ammunition through it and made sure to get it nice and dirty. I know Haggard, and I'm confident he was ‘driving it like he stole it' (probably while scowling and making grumpy noises). “Ran perfectly, and I was trying to make it choke. Shot in very dusty range conditions, asymmetric prone with the ejection port down, lots of dust and sand floating around due to muzzle blast, various mags including old GI issue, several different types of ammo including under-powered (ammo), Wolf, Tula and PMC, hot 5.56 spec M193 and M855, and Hornady's Custom SP load for KHP (Kansas Highway Patrol). The crudded up ejection port pic was after I picked up a handful of sand and gravel, dumped it onto the closed bolt/ejection port, then did a 30 round mag dump followed by a mag of five round NSRs. It took five loads of dirt and gravel over the (in-battery) carbine. Ran like a top, holds zero (optic).” You can read the whole review here. Chuck advises since the original article ran he's put at least 400 more rounds though it with zero malfunctions. Explore RECOILweb:Coldplay - Pure ImaginationMorale Patch Monday - the Hook & Loop SocietyCombat Flip Flops: CFF Amputee Retrofit Strap5.11 Knives and Lights from SHOT NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.