Author Topic: Safety Alert: S&W M&P 15-22 Rifles Not Allowed at Appleseeds  (Read 1069 times)

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Safety Alert: S&W M&P 15-22 Rifles Not Allowed at Appleseeds
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:14:22 AM »
PLEASE READ -- students with Smith & Wesson MP15-22 rifles
(15th September, 2016) As directed by our national office, effective immediately, Project Appleseed will not be allowing S&W MP15-22 rifles on the line at any of its events until further notice. This follows an unusual number of out-of-battery discharge incidents at our events involving this model.

We cannot be certain of the actual cause and we are in close contact with the manufacturer to investigate this issue. However, while we wait for guidance from the manufacturer, we would be remiss in not taking preventative action, as safety of our students and instructors and their families is paramount.

If this poses a problem for any of our students, please contact us. We can usually arrange a loaner rifle, free of charge. If this is unacceptable or impossible, we will be glad to transfer or refund your registration.

We will keep you updated on this issue as it develops. Please feel free to contact us for clarification.
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1st Appleseed:           04/20/2013 - Palm Bay, FL
Rifleman:                   02/01/2014 - Palm Bay, FL
Cleared 1st Redcoat:   02/02/2014 - Palm Bay, FL
1st KD:  Palm Bay 8/14
1st IBC:  Dunnellon 4/15
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Re: Safety Alert: S&W M&P 15-22 Rifles Not Allowed at Appleseeds
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 01:10:44 AM »
Any changes to this policy yet?

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Re: Safety Alert: S&W M&P 15-22 Rifles Not Allowed at Appleseeds
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2016, 01:32:23 AM »
Not yet.  I have spoken with a V.P. at S&W, about an OOBD I witnessed, and they are also examining rifles that have exhibited OOBDs.

I expect a resolution will be forthcoming.  As soon as I hear anything, I will post a follow-up.

- Gary
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1st Appleseed:           04/20/2013 - Palm Bay, FL
Rifleman:                   02/01/2014 - Palm Bay, FL
Cleared 1st Redcoat:   02/02/2014 - Palm Bay, FL
1st KD:  Palm Bay 8/14
1st IBC:  Dunnellon 4/15
Palm Bay 4/17 KD Rifleman
NRA Certified (Rifle and Pistol Instructor, RSO)
 
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Re: Safety Alert: S&W M&P 15-22 Rifles Not Allowed at Appleseeds
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 04:21:00 PM »
Thanks for following thru on this, Gary. It will be good to get to the resolution stage of this interaction. Thanks for all you do, and for the manner in which you do it.
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