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Old June 13th, 2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Two Newbie Questions

New member and my first post. I recently got the M&P 2.0 (9mm/4.25í/no thumb safety). The gun shot well at the range no problems at all. I love the way it fits my hand. I shot Remington, Winchester white box, and Sellier & Bellot. All were 115 gr, FMJ.

This is my first handgun, but I have shot several different handguns over the years, range rental or used a friendís gun when we went to the range. So Iíve never had to clean or field strip the guns I shot. So before you think Iím a sponge, I paid for all our range expenses and for more than the ammo I shot because I was using my friends guns and ammo.

I have two questions. One is about wear the other is about the position of the guide rod.

Iíve only been able to take the 2.0 to the range once. I cleaned and oiled the gun before I went according to the manual. The picture of the slide is from before I cleaned the gun after I got home from the range. It appears there are metal flakes that were removed when I cleaned the gun. There are two pictures from the inside of the frame after cleaning. Is the amount of wear normal in after 200 rounds? I have no idea if this is normal break-in wear or not.
200 rounds wear 2.jpg
200 Rounds Wear 3.jpg
200 Rounds Wear 4.jpg

When the gun is dry-fired then field stripped, the guide rod is in a different position from when it was reassembled. The barrel lug end of the guide rod is pushed down into the assembly notch of the barrel as pictured in the manual. When field stripped after dry-fire, the barrel lug end has moved up. It is still pressed firmly against the barrel assembly notch but it is not in its original position. It has moved slight up and the rod is now more parallel with the barrel. Is this normal?
1 Before Dry Fire (side).jpg
2 After Dry Fire (side).jpg

Thanks for your input and patience with a newbie gun owner and this long first post.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 03:06 PM   #2
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Welcome to our little corner of the net!

Note those metal flakes are brass color, that's just some brass flakes that have come off the ammo, nothing to be concerned about. The wear you are talking about is perfectly normal.

The recoil spring is going to seek its own resting point, so that's nothing to be concerned about.
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Old June 13th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #3
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G56 is 100% correct.

When my son was still living at home it was his job to clean the firearms after shooting. Now that he is on his own and goes shooting with old dad he doesn't have time.

Damm I screwed up somewhere.

Now I do not clean every time. and some guns like the M&Ps can go a long time between cleanings.
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Old June 14th, 2017, 04:17 PM   #6
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Just be sure when you are reinserting the guide rod after cleaning that it is all the way down against the recoil block. Happy shooting!
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I highly recommend you clean your firearm after every range visit, especially if it is a home defense or CC firearm.

A dirty firearm becomes inaccurate and can also lead to malfunctions which can be dangerous or fatal.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. Your answers and advice are greatly appreciated. I'll be going to the range tomorrow. I've also decided on a place to receive some training. Beyond the basic skills class, an OWB holster with belt attachment is required. So that will be my next search. I'm sure there is a lot of information in this forum. Thanks again.
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