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Gouges near striker block, a concern or not?

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Old March 27th, 2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Gouges near striker block, a concern or not?

Hi there.

Here are a few pics of the area around the striker block on my M&P Pro. I bought the pistol new last Nov and have only shot it once.

To me it looks like someone used a grinder to open up the hole for the striker block.

Just to clarify, I did not notice any issues the one time that it was shot.

Any help would be appreciated.

None of my other M&P's have this issue.

And yes, I have contacted S&W about this.

Thank you for looking.



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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:05 PM   #2
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that looks like someone took a tool to it. just my guess

does the firearm still function fine?
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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:18 PM   #3
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I bought it new from KyGunCo.com. My FFL had it and then me. Nobody else has touched it.

Yes, the gun functions flawless.

I took the slide of my regular M&P to compare and everything on the firing control system looks the same, the piece that hits the striker block to depress it is the same height and everything on both. They both have exact same movements. The reason I say this is that I thought maybe that piece, sorry I don't know the correct term, was out of whack and gouging the slide. It doesn't even come close.
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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:35 PM   #4
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none of my Mps have that nor have i seen that before and it doesn't look like the gun did that by normal shooting.. someone had to have done that to the gun before u purchased it.. and since u bought this as a NEW gun, that is totally unacceptable and SW should take care of it
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Old March 27th, 2015, 08:38 PM   #5
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That spot has a slight radius for the striker block, but it definitely should have a sharp edge to it. It looks broken off, or maybe it was a weak spot. I'd contact S&W, it shouldn't look like that.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 11:36 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the responses.

I sent the same pics to S&W and should know something by Monday or Tuesday.

I will update you then.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 12:42 PM   #7
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Looks like someone was using a tool on it and it slipped, but the striker block just sits in there, no tool needed on that side at all.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 04:32 PM   #8
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Wow! Sounds crazy but it sure looks like the trigger bar is slipping to the side of the striker block pin and wearing away that edge of the slide.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #9
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Am I the only one to notice the striker block has been radiused?

Or am I just seeing this from a bad angle?

The trigger bar isn't hardened enough to do that kind of damage. Remember, melonite has 68hrc.
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Old March 28th, 2015, 10:26 PM   #10
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The striker block does not look stock...
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Old March 29th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #11
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Here's a pic of my stock striker block to compare.

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Old March 29th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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Yeah the edges of the block appear rounded off.
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Old March 29th, 2015, 08:40 PM   #13
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I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that someone tried to dremel, or other powertool, the striker block channel to remove a burr.
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Looks like the stock striker block to me.
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Old March 30th, 2015, 06:53 AM   #15
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Yep. Someone took a tool the striker block and it slipped! S&W will see that right away and either fix it or send it back. Someone tried to change the radius of the Firing Pin Block / Striker block without taking it out the correct way.
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