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M&p 40 reliability.

This is a discussion on M&p 40 reliability. within the MP Full Size Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I have a used m&p 40 i like alot better then my glock 23 as in looks but what is more reliable?...


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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:12 PM   #1
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M&p 40 reliability.

I have a used m&p 40 i like alot better then my glock 23 as in looks but what is more reliable?
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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #2
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Flip a coin. I believe a full size duty gun should be more reliable, but the 23 is known for being very reliable also.
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Old April 25th, 2017, 02:23 AM   #3
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One thing to keep in mind is the M&P was designed for .40 and the glock simply "upsized" their 9mm handguns.

Not saying the glock isn't reliable, but you hear more issues about 40 glocks (not functioning properly with wml, kabooms with early gen guns, more wear and tear) than their 9 counterparts or M&P 40's.


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Old April 25th, 2017, 05:58 AM   #4
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I've got to ask why the question on reliability? Has it ever given you an issue? If so, S&W will fix it for you and you can move on. Many people, including police, carry these and their lives depend on them so at least from their perspective, they are reliable.

I've got several thousand down the pipe of my M&P40fs and never had an issue - not one. And I'm a light user compared to many on this board. Like any auto, change springs when required and keep it reasonably clean and you should never have a problem.
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Old April 25th, 2017, 09:30 AM   #5
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I've never had any malfunctions with my Full Size, Compact, Shield or M2.0 so IMO the M&P 40 is just as reliable as the Glock's, Sig's, and HK's.
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Old April 25th, 2017, 02:02 PM   #6
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Never had any issues with any of my M&P's.
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Old April 26th, 2017, 08:58 AM   #7
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100% with all of my full-size and compact M&Ps.

As was stated, the 40 S&W was cartridge on which the M&P 40/9 was based, which makes it an easier shooter than the Glock, which was based on the 9mm cartridge, and simply beefed up for the 40 S&W. All this to say that on paper, the M&P should be as good as it gets for a .40 S&W polymer handgun.



12-yard, 3-shot group... Not too shabby for a 100% reliable polymer pistol.
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