The Best Accessories for Your M&P 15 Sport II Rifle

What is the best part of owning a modular-platform sporting rifle? You can mix and match accessories to meet your needs and tastes. Let’s be honest, adding accessories and swapping out buttstocks, handguards, adding optics, etc. is one of the best parts of owning an AR-15 and the M&P Sport II is no exception.

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About The M&P Sport II

Smith & Wesson’s M&P Sport II ushers in notable improvements over the previous model.

Among these upgrades include a forward assist and dust cover, enhancing the user’s experience when operating the firearm and keeping it clean.

Materially, the Sport II retains many specifications that made the first generation of this rifle so great.

The next generation’s take on the ever-popular AR-15 platform features anodized aluminum receivers, chromed interior parts such as the firing pin, bolt carrier, and gas key, and a 16-inch barrel coated in Smith & Wesson’s trademark Armornite finish. To top it all off, the Sport II comes with a price tag that widely broadens consumer accessibility.

The M&P Sport II is a dependable rifle in its base configuration. Still, its edge comes from the customizing potential that has become a staple with the AR platform.

Below are the 10 best accessories for the M&P Sport II: 

ODIN Works ATLAS Compensator

Take control of your rifle’s recoil and gas expulsion with this tunable compensator from ODIN Works!

The ATLAS is a must-have addition to your custom build. Pull your trigger without a thought for recoil and see your target accuracy skyrocket.

ODIN Works built this product to be as long-lasting and dependable as the rifle upon which it’s equipped. The ATLAS compensator sports a titanium sleeve and a stainless-steel cap and core finished in black nitride.

The .22 caliber model is compatible with the Sport II’s 5.56 NATO cartridges. Its simple, comprehensive design means you can have it installed in a snap.

Beyond its usefulness in reducing recoil and directing the gas flow, this compensator is an attractive addition to the end of your barrel.

Magpul Industries MBUS Flip-Up Backup Sights

While the backup sights that come standard with your Sport II are serviceable, there’s nothing wrong with an improvement!

These lightweight polymer sights can withstand whatever situation you may find yourself in.

With both the front and rear sights being spring-loaded, these backup sights are just as easy to deploy as they are to get out of the way.

These backups are made for the AR platform and lock in effortlessly on 1913 Picatinny rails.

Battery-powered optics can fail out in the field, and when time is of the essence, you don’t have moments to spare removing your unpowered sights. Luckily, these backup sights can co-witness with most red dot sights.

The versatility of the MBUS Flip-Up Backup Sights keeps problems from ever being a thought.

When you take your rifle out into the field, don’t forget to bring backup!

Vortex StrikeFire II Sight

The StrikeFire II red dot sight is a perfect optic for any target, near or far, come Hell or high water!

Our top bundle available on Optics Planet includes the StrikeFire II with a dedicated cantilever mount and the Vortex Micro 3x22mm Magnifier with a flip-mount, all finished in a beautiful anodized matte black.

This red dot sight features a comprehensive two-button interface that controls every aspect of your experience. The 4 MOA reticle can toggle between red and green. It utilizes a 10-point intensity scale for easy viewing during the brightest day or the blackest night.

When using the StrikeFire II, you won’t have to worry about water, fog, or impact damage. This sight is made of aluminum alloy, features fully multi-coated optics, and is purged with nitrogen to ensure that you will see clearly in a wide range of conditions.

Are you hunting the Locke Ness Monster? Bad news for Nessie, this sight is entirely waterproof! Are you gearing up to track down Bigfoot? He’d better hit the gym because this sight is impact-resistant!

No matter what you set your sights on, you can trust Vortex to make the perfect product for the job, and you can trust to handle the rest.

Vortex Viper Riflescope

When the situation demands precision, you deserve a scope you can trust.

This piece of equipment is more remarkable beyond being durable and dependable. It’s so much more than the aircraft-grade aluminum that comprises the 30mm tubing. It’s more than the extra-low dispersion, fully multi-coated lenses featuring a double focal paned reticle.

No, this scope defines itself by its ingenuity and dedication to a seamless long-distance experience.

The Viper allows the user to stay on target while simultaneously making power adjustments with the ViewMag lever. With the help of this scope’s easy-to-use, deadly accurate pop-up dials and reset turret, sighting and zeroing your rifle is a breeze.

Sporting waterproof construction and having been purged with argon, this optic will stay crystal clear through a myriad of weather conditions and temperature fluctuations.

Get your Viper Riflescope today and set your sights on precision!

Vortex 30mm Cantilever Riflescope Ring Mount

Even with killer optics, your scope won’t do you much good without a proper mounting rig.

Especially with the AR platform, it is imperative to implement a cantilever scope mount with your equipment. This is due to the flat design of the rifle’s top from the buttstock to the barrel.

With the cantilever design, sighting your scope feels natural and doesn’t leave your neck strained.

This mount is a perfect fit for an optic like the Viper Riflescope. Similar to the Viper and your M&P Sport II, the mount is also made of aluminum metal.

Featuring two 30mm rings, this cantilever mount is one solid, sturdy piece of equipment and an essential component to your sporting rifle build.

5.11 Tactical VTAC Two-Point Sling

When having all of these top-quality accessories add weight to your rifle, it’s important to have the ability to relax.

With this adjustable combat sling from 5.11 Tactical, you can quickly switch gears from resting to ready to fire.

This sling is compatible with almost any firearm, and it will work great with your Sport II.

The VTAC is available in a padded model that supports two color options for increased comfort and customizability.

Installation of this sling is as easy as can be with a dual-buckle system featured in the rear and the front for unquestioned support.

Also be sure to check out our guide to the best rifle slings for AR-15.

Midwest Industries Gen2 Two-Piece Drop-In Handguard

Why settle for a standard plastic handguard when you could have one in full aluminum with four complete Picatinny rails?

The rest of your rifle isn’t compensating for plastic, so neither should your handguard.

With the Gen2 Two-Piece Drop-In Handguard from Midwest Industries, you can realize the full customizable extent of your rifle.

The best part is, installation couldn’t be more straightforward!

Skip the trip to the gunsmith. This handguard does just as its name suggests. After removing your current handguard, drop each piece into place with the help of the labeled guidance markings present on the guard and fasten it down.

The tactical advantage provided to you by four rows of Picatinny rails unlocks almost infinite potential in customizing your M&P Sport II.

Keep reading to see one thing we suggest attaching to your new set of rails.

Magpul AFG2 Angled Foregrip

Having a more compact and streamlined design than the first generation, the AFG2 offers increased firing stability and grip support compared to the competition.

Vertical foregrips don’t consider the natural form the user’s hands want to position themselves in.

By implementing an angled foregrip, the user can position their support hand nearer the center of the barrel’s mass.

Using a foregrip can literally save the user’s skin, especially if the barrel is hot from extensive use. The AFG2 provides stability and prevents slippage, so the shooter stays on target and keeps their hand safe.

Magpul’s AFG2 is designed to integrate with 1913 Picatinny rails, which won’t be a problem for your build if you’re using Midwest Industries’ Gen2 Drop-In Handguards!

Magpul MOE-Plus AR-15 Gun Grip

Returning with a drop-in solution to improve your shooting experience, Magpul re-enters the list.

The MOE-Plus is a versatile replacement part that warrants consideration even if you’re happy with your Sport II’s original grip.

Underneath the molded rubber texturing lies a single piece of polymer that has been rounded out around the edges to minimize your grip catching on other equipment.

Beyond its beautiful, sturdy design, the real edge this part brings to the table lies in its inclusion of a central storage compartment.

Users can outfit this grip even further by installing specialized storage cores to hold more of what you need without leading to excess clutter.

Are you worried you may run out of battery life for your Vortex StrikeFire II? Always have a spare ready with the MOE-Plus from Magpul!

Hogue OverMold Collapsible Buttstock

Bring a finishing touch of comfort, stability, and style to your M&P Sport II with this stock!

This stock allows the user to adjust the length while also providing more opportunities for sling attachment.

By featuring a skeletonized design, this stock is lightweight and provides ergonomic handling.

The OverMold Buttstock is made of a tasteful combination of polymer and rubber that provides both padding and rigidity.

Mil-spec buffer tubes integrate perfectly with this stock. The OverMold is designed to eliminate movement along the tube by creating a friction fit.