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Old March 13th, 2010, 07:14 PM   #1
 
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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 didn’t carry any supplies for the M&P due to their history of “blowing up” 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, I’m still concerned. Has anyone heard of an M&P blowing up?
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Old March 13th, 2010, 07:22 PM   #2
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That just might be the most outrageous rumor yet about the M&P brand. EVERYONE in the firearms world has heard of the infamous Glock KB's, and now some moron is trying to affix that label to M&P's.



According to S&W's own stock holder's reports, they are winning over 80% of the LE agency bids that in which the participate, and with over 600 agencies now carrying M&P's, we would surely have heard of this kind of issue.



I declare shenanigans.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 07:23 PM   #3
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Leads me to beleive that they area much respected for something besides their wisdom.
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Old March 13th, 2010, 09:34 PM   #4
 
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The only thing I can think of would be the LA Sheriff (I think it was the Sheriff department) department problems. Which, was caused by modification of the pistol.
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I just found this. Check out the post dated Feb, 27 2010.



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TO: ALL SWORN PERSONNEL



SUBJECT: SMITH & WESSON PISTOLS RE-APPROVED FOR OPTIONAL USE



THE FOLLOWING SMITH AND WESSON M&P [MILITARY AND POLICE] PISTOLS HAVE BEEN RE-APPROVED AS DEPARTMENT AUTHORIZED OPTIONAL HANDGUNS FOR ON-DUTY AND OFF-DUTY USE BY SWORN PERSONNEL.



FOR ON-DUTY USE:

SMITH AND WESSON M&P 9MM PISTOL (17 ROUND MAGAZINE) WITHOUT MAGAZINE DISCONNECT AND WITHOUT MANUAL THUMB SAFETY.



FOR OFF-DUTY/BACKUP USE:

SMITH AND WESSON M&P 9MM COMPACT (12 ROUND MAGAZINE) WITHOUT MAGAZINE DISCONNECT AND WITHOUT MANUAL THUMB SAFETY.



SMITH AND WESSON M&P PISTOLS IN 45 CALIBER ARE NOT AUTHORIZED.



SWORN PERSONNEL WHO COMPLETED TRAINING TO CARRY THE SMITH & WESSON M&P PISTOL PRIOR TO APRIL 28, 2009 MUST BRING THEIR M&P PISTOL TO BISCAILUZ ARMORY DURING FEBRUARY 2010, FOR INSTALLATION OF A NEW EXTRACTOR AND TEST-FIRING PRIOR TO CARRYING THAT PISTOL ON-DUTY OR OFF-DUTY.



SWORN PERSONNEL MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AN INSTRUCTIONAL AND QUALIFICATION COURSE PER MPP 3-01/210.05 BEFORE CARRYING ANY AUTHORIZED OPTIONAL PISTOL.



NOTE: THE M&P PISTOL IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED SMITH AND WESSON PISTOLS. PERSONNEL TRAINED ON OTHER SMITH AND WESSON PISTOL MODELS MUST ATTEND DEPARTMENT MANDATED INSTRUCTION BEFORE CARRYING THE M&P PISTOL.



EXTRACTOR REPLACEMENT WILL OCCUR AT BISCAILUZ ARMORY ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:



02-02-2010TUESDAY0700-1300 HRS

02-04-2010THURSDAY0700-1300 HRS

02-10-2010WEDNESDAY 0700-1300 HRS

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02-16-2010TUESDAY0700-1300 HRS

02-17-2010WEDNESDAY 0700-1300 HRS

02-18-2010THURSDAY0700-1300 HRS

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PISTOL TEST FIRING MUST OCCUR IMMEDIATELY AFTER EXTRACTOR REPLACEMENT.



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Originally Posted by WolfiesM&P/C40' post='247186' date='Mar 13 2010, 11:14 PM
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 didn’t carry any supplies for the M&P due to their history of “blowing up” 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, I’m still concerned. Has anyone heard of an M&P blowing up?


Sounds like another blind coolaid drinker to me. I've gone and searched hard on the web for any stories about the M&P and kabooms and every time the Glock keeps coming up. If there is a report of an M&P going boom I can't find it. Now granted other guns have blown up in the shooter's hand, but Glock seems to do it more than any other gun. Also, there is a reason why you are not supposed to shoot reloads through a stock Glock and need to purchase a aftermarket barrel to do so.



Take a look at the Gen4 Glock and tell me Glock isn't concerned with losing LE sales to the M&P.
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Yes .... Someone always tries to bring you down with negatives when your company is on/or near the top and doing well. Just ask Toyota...



"The mind, is a terrible thing to waste".





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This thread should be moved over to "The Joke of The Day" sub-forum.
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So,you should have asked him if they sell supplies for the Glockabooms then.



The guys here at "my" local gun shop like their Glocks,but they step right up to sell me anything I want for my M&P's. ...and we do enjoy poking fun at each other
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If the OP is concerned enough to join this forum and post such a RUMOR as his one and only posting he should be concerned enough to name the respected shop in question.



I would be more than happy to visit said respected establishment and validate, or not as the case may be, the claim.



More details OP.
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So,you should have asked him if they sell supplies for the Glockabooms then.



The guys here at "my" local gun shop like their Glocks,but they step right up to sell me anything I want for my M&P's. ...and we do enjoy poking fun at each other


And that's when it's fun. I love the 1911 platform and I have a friend who is die hard Glock, but we always manage to keep the mutual respect there. He recognizes that I like what I like and it works and I do the same to him. Too bad the entire shooting community couldn't be that way.
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And that's when it's fun. I love the 1911 platform and I have a friend who is die hard Glock, but we always manage to keep the mutual respect there. He recognizes that I like what I like and it works and I do the same to him. Too bad the entire shooting community couldn't be that way.


i agree. i've been surprised at the attitude when telling people about my m&P 40c. people act like i'm talking about a hi-point or something.
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Sounds like typical Gun Store Guy Shenanigans. Take a little piece of a story, and extrapolate it into something that has left truth in the dust.



What he's probably referring to is the report of a broken barrel, where the barrel was broken in front of the chamber. As I understand it, that situation came about from the end user deciding to "polish the chamber" of his MnP with a Dremel tool. The goal was to improve feeding and extraction, the end result was removing too much material and wrecking the dimensions of the chamber, thereby causing the breakage.



Is Glock concerned about the MnP? I doubt it. It's awfully difficult to tell a guy who's worldwide backorder of guns is constantly in the tens of thousands of guns that he's doing something wrong.
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If the OP is concerned enough to join this forum and post such a RUMOR as his one and only posting he should be concerned enough to name the respected shop in question.



I would be more than happy to visit said respected establishment and validate, or not as the case may be, the claim.



More details OP.


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.
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Originally Posted by TOF' post='247256' date='Mar 14 2010, 03:37 PM
If the OP is concerned enough to join this forum and post such a RUMOR as his one and only posting he should be concerned enough to name the respected shop in question.



I would be more than happy to visit said respected establishment and validate, or not as the case may be, the claim.



More details OP.
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.
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