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Old June 3rd, 2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Beat the snot out of my m&p yesterday...

Part test to see how the new tugsten rod, 17lb spring, and kkm barrel performs, i decided to abuse my gun however possible and see if i could induce a malfunction. I took 500 rounds of winchester white box out for a range day.
Starting with verifying zero on the new barrel with the rmr i wiped every trace of oil out of the gun after it was good to go. Throwing it and buring it in the dirt, racking off the table using the rmr and serrations, etc the pistol functioned flawlessly. Very impressed with M&P's. The only issue i came across was about 400 rounds in enough grit got under the slide catch to where the only way to release the slide in a reload is by either running it off a table or pulling the slide back by hand, which i usually do anyway so it isnt that big of a deal. Anyway, heres some pics of it:







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Old June 4th, 2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Nice.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #3
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Crap... Now you're gonna have to clean all that dirt off.

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Old June 4th, 2014, 06:05 AM   #4
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That's one nice looking tool. How did you like the tungsten rod? I was thinking of doing that too. What kind of spring did you get?
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Old June 4th, 2014, 08:08 AM   #5
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Why are you running a 17lb spring? Seems excessive.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 04:59 PM   #6
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17lb was for this test. I also have a 15 and 13 lb spring to mess with.

As far as the tungsten rod, it was good. Smoothed out the action noticeably.
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Old June 4th, 2014, 08:27 PM   #7
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Now that's a dirty gun! Have fun cleaning it. Nice to know that it still performed well!
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Old June 5th, 2014, 06:41 AM   #8
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That's one sick looking piece man! Good to hear the positive report.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 02:09 PM   #9
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Do you notice an increase in accuracy with the KKM barrel? I have a FS9 on the way and I am always looking to make my guns a little better. I have a Mid 45 and accuracy with the stock barrels is great!

By the way, that gun is HOT!
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Old June 5th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #10
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Can someone educate me on springs and tungsten rods? Does the spring tension affect slide cycle time and felt recoil? What # spring does a standard 5" pro come with from the factory? How does a tungsten rod affect function?

For that matter, can anyone recommend a good resource for learning such things?

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Old June 5th, 2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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It's good to see that the M&P is capable of enduring abuse that most people associate with the that other manufacture that shall remain unnamed.
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Gorgeous.
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Old June 5th, 2014, 05:24 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone. Accuracy was better, though i did take more time zeroing in the RMR which i took more time with. For kicks i shot some rounds out to a 150 yard plate and struck it 7 out of 10 times though that distance is best left for a rifle haha. With the 17 lb spring the slide seemed to return to battery and cycle just a little bit faster but i would guess one who isnt familiar with m&p's wouldnt notice the difference. I mainly did the tungsten rod so i could experiment with different springs, thoughthe entire package overall cycles smoother. The best way to get weight on the end of your gun is by running a light, in my case the surefire x300 ultra. I keep the light on it when its on my nightstand so thats how i shoot it at the range. Im very very happy with the m&p
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Old June 5th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #14
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I will say that for those who are looking to make their gun shoot more accurately, there is no replacement for proper fundamentals or practice/training. Everything i have done to this besides the barrel, were so my interaction with the gun would be improved rather than the effectiveness of the gun on target. The barrel was just a "becauseIDidEverythingElseWhyNot" mod. There is no way you could go wrong by just running the factory barrel.
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Nice weapon!
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