The DTI Echo 316 and M&P 15 Sport are both AR-15 models manufactured by two different American manufacturers, namely Del-Ton Incorporated and Smith & Wesson. While these two rifles have major differences (which will be listed later on in this review), both rifles have almost similar configuration since they belong to the same AR-15 model.

While AR-15 type rifles have been around since the late 20th century and have also been mired in controversy in the past few years due to incidents involving some of its users most especially in the United States, this type of rifle still remains a favorite pick among American gun users and enthusiasts for its versatility, ergonomics, design, and recoil.

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The AR-15 has also been very popular for being an accurate rifle compared to the esteemed AK-47 and the rifle is used by both the police, the military, and by civilians alike. 

The Del-Ton Echo 316

Del-Ton Incorporated is a North Carolina-based company that was founded with an enthusiasm for all things related to AR-15 rifles. Initially, they only sold custom rifle kits, rifle parts, upgrades, optics, and accessories. Soon, they began manufacturing their own rifles as demand for AR-15 rifles constantly grew and the craftsmanship of their products showed their expertise when it came to AR-15 models, and the Del-Ton Echo 316 is no exception to such expertise.

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This rifle features a 16” barrel made of chrome moly vanadium with a manganese phosphated finish and a 1×9 twist. The Del-Ton Echo 316 also comes with one magazine and a CA-approved gun lock. This rifle can be purchased directly at Del-Ton Incorporated’s online store for about $675.00 although take note that this rifle is not available in some US states such as California and New York due to local state gun laws.

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The Smith and Wesson M&P 15 Sport

Smith & Wesson has been a well-known manufacturer of firearms in the United States ever since it was founded in 1856, and has continued making guns in the present. In fact, the M&P initials in M&P 15 Sport mean “military and police,” and these initials were used to pay homage to the Smith & Wesson .38 Military & Police revolver.

While the Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport, first produced in 2006, is used by police, and government units in the United States such as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the West Virginia State Police, Smith & Wesson prides the M&P 15 Sport as the “ideal modern sporting rifle built to perform multiple uses for various conditions” and this rifle could also be purchased for civilian use, such as home defense and hunting.

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Just like the Del-Ton Echo 316, the M&P Sport features a 16” long barrel with a 6 groove, 1×9 barrel twist. The M&P Sport 15 can be purchased directly from Smith and Wesson’s online website for about $752.00 although its availability depends on state and local laws and regulations. 

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