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This is a discussion on M&P Blowing Up? within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; Originally Posted by WolfiesM&P/C40' post='247315' date='Mar 14 2010, 12:54 PM Sir I was concerned enough to join and ask, because I am a S&W M&P ...


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Old March 14th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #16
 
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Sir I was concerned enough to join and ask, because I am a S&W M&P c40 owner, the shop Arizona Tactical Phoenix Arizona. (which is the Law Enforcement side of Shooters World. http://www.azshootersworld.com. feel free to stop by, remember it's the law enforcement side, the general shop was great. their address is

3828 North 28th Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85017-4733

(602) 266-2600

I really wish I could have gotten the name of the sales person, But I didn't.




Probably the same guy that told me he'd be happy to sell me a rail mounted light, but I shouldn't use it to light up someone who's in my house or semi truck sleeper because I could get charged with brandishing. I explained that I alredy had 2 flashlights for initial ID, and if I was going to use a weapon mounted light, we had already established that the person on the other end didn't belong there! Went back one more time and got treated like unwashed rif-raf as I'm not tactical enough, not carrying a Glock, hairs to long, beard made me look like a nut job, or some such, and haven't gone back since. No great loss! I believe AZ Tactical is a seperate business, renting space from Shooter's. Shooter's has decent people...



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Old March 15th, 2010, 01:22 AM   #17
 
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All firearms are capable of going KaBoom. These guys sound like they have an agenda.
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Old March 15th, 2010, 02:25 AM   #18
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I went into a much respected firearms dealer in Phoenix AZ today looking for a IWB holster for my M&P c40. I was advised that They didnít carry any supplies for the M&P due to their history of ďblowing upĒ The sales person advised that Law enforcement departments who had switched from Glock to the M&P experienced malfunctions and barrel explosions. I have had my M&P for at least 3 years without any problems; however, Iím still concerned. Has anyone heard of an M&P blowing up?


Sounds like either this dealer is getting special incentives from Glock, one of those people who believe the Glock is the end all be all of polymer pistols or just plain ignorant about the M&P.



I do not begrudge people who like Glocks or any other competitor to the M&P because a person should be comfortable with what they shoot. However it is just juvenile to spread unsubstantiated rumors just because you do not like a particular brand.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:27 AM   #19
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This is something that has some credence. One of the local gun dealers said he would not put a Smith & Wesson Shield in his case, new or used because of the number of guns that have blown up. I asked because my Shield blew up the first of December and S&W are claiming it was a hot load. Too many M&Pís blowing up to make me comfortable anymore. Here is a picture of my gun.

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Old January 17th, 2015, 11:56 AM   #20
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There have been very few M&P's that have blown up, but any gun can KB with a hot load. Interesting that you post this picture with absolutely no details as to what happened.

Reminds me of one I ran onto where the owner claimed their new M&P blew up on new factory ammo, finally shown that it was a bad reload that blew it up. That person continued to blame the gun even after the truth came out.
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Old January 17th, 2015, 04:35 PM   #21
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GWCustoms... You're making the rounds to ALL the forums with this post, aren't you?

G56... Check the other S&W forum site for a bit more info.

Just goes to prove that when someone has something negative happen, they'll post it to every forum they can join.

Within a Month, This 1 incident posted to (let's say 10?) various forums will be seen as an epidemic by someone who will say "I've seen recent reports of Shield KaBooms on numerous Forums... Should I be afraid?"
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Old February 5th, 2015, 05:41 AM   #22
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This is something that has some credence. One of the local gun dealers said he would not put a Smith & Wesson Shield in his case, new or used because of the number of guns that have blown up. I asked because my Shield blew up the first of December and S&W are claiming it was a hot load. Too many M&Pís blowing up to make me comfortable anymore. Here is a picture of my gun.

That looks just like my Glock did when a "hot" reload K-BOOMED
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Old February 6th, 2015, 01:27 AM   #23
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Wow, a first time poster resurrecting a 5 year-old thread!
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Old February 8th, 2015, 01:22 PM   #24
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I was wondering how that happened!

Also, everyone knows Chris Costa started this rumor after getting 'Butthurt' over S&W NOT resigning his contract for this calendar year.

For the record, that was right before Costa signed a contract with Glock and went on Tour in Japan for an AIRSOFT company!

Chris Costa is now the buttend of a lot of jokes in the tactical training community.
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I have and shoot my M&P's A LOT and they run exactly as advertised and then some... I run factory +p and have run +p+ loads with no issue. My wife also runs a Shield .40 and has no no issues.

I guess my truck would eventually blow up too if i ran a lot of shine through the tank instead of stopping at premium lol
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I agree. There might be a bad one in a lot of 1000, but for a large number to be blowing up, I doubt it.

99% of all gun 'Kabooms' can be blamed on ammo. I know Magtech 9mm had some problems awhile back, as well as, BVAC 10mm ammo. BVAC was blowing the slides out of 1911s and not just the Delta Elites!
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I agree. There might be a bad one in a lot of 1000, but for a large number to be blowing up, I doubt it.

99% of all gun 'Kabooms' can be blamed on ammo. I know Magtech 9mm had some problems awhile back, as well as, BVAC 10mm ammo. BVAC was blowing the slides out of 1911s and not just the Delta Elites!
There's a recent report of a Shield blowing up on Magtech ammo, Magtech is paying for the damages.
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there are more reports of Glocks going "kaBOOM" than with M&P's...most of the "kaBOOMS" seem to be .40S&W, I could be wrong...
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Old February 23rd, 2015, 11:16 AM   #29
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Here's the Glock problem, all that unsupported area on the case, because of all the problems they have decreased, but not eliminated that problem. The 40's blew up more often due to the higher pressures in that caliber. Photo shows the typical problem, large unsupported area on the side of the case, get one that's just a bit hot or has a weakened case for some reason, it blows out that area of the case, often peeling down the feed ramp as shown here.
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...The 40's blew up more often due to the higher pressures in that caliber...
I keep hearing and reading that all over the place, but not following at all. I'm not a .40 guy at all - don't even own one. But it seems like this "high pressure" issue is tossed around as a slam on the .40 pretty regularly in a lot of places.

Isn't SAAMI spec for .40S&W the same as standard 9mm, at 35,000PSI...? Which would make it even lower than the 9mm+P's 38,500PSI, for that matter...?
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