I really can't complain about this rifle. Well either of them actually. I have 2 of the earlier Sport models. The one in for repairs is the very first version of the Sport when they were putting 1/8 twist barrels with 5R rifling in them. The 2nd one I have is when they first switched to the 1/9 twist rate and 6 groove(?) rifling. Both have been good rifles and have a lot of rounds through them. The one in for repair did recently go through 3 days of training classes and about 1700 rounds. Not bad for a 7+ year old rifle with an already fairly high round count.
The only other issue I have had with the 2 guns is one of them, forget which right now, had a hammer pin back out during a 3 gun match. Put the pin back in, put target pasters over the pin ends and finished the match! Of course I put some threaded pins in after that.
I can't complain, my S&W beginner rifles have been pretty darn good.
Plus I got I before the oblunder assault weapon ban!