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Old June 6th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #1
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took the fs 40 for her first official range trip

So I took her out the other day to our local range, which btw is one awesome place I had never been to an official range, I always shoot at back yards and ranches, but this was a great experience.
Let me start by saying this is my second time shooting my m&p and I learned a few things, first off I need more practice than I thought, compared to my baby eagle this thing is alot lighter and I found I had poor control of it, id shoot high left then far right, so then my buddy gave me some quick tips on how to hold my gun and it helped a ton but I was still a bit off , honestly the m&p made me miss the smooth shooting of the baby eagle thing shoots like butter, but I still love the m&p after the first 100 rounds it just felt better and better, I also learned that I want an apex trigger now lol, my buddy lent me his gun and it was night and day diff. Ill post pics of the targets soon. Now the bad, I had three ftf, I did see striker marks on the primer but no boom. On one my buddy pulled the trigger and heard the click and it went off when he was about to eject the round. It was winchester white box. Overall I had alot of fun, I will be back for sure they even have a section for kids to shoot their 22lr and bow and arrow for adults and kids, place is like the chuck e cheese of gun ranges very family oriented.
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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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You'll get some very experienced folks to weigh in shortly, but I'll comment from the perspective of a newbie with 1000 rounds through my 40.

Apex stuff has a great reputation, but just hold off for 1000 rounds and then make a decision. The trigger really improves with rounds down range (I assume this is a new gun).

The FTF is very unusual for an M&P. Is this a new handgun? Did you perhaps get lube in the striker channel last time you cleaned it? The M&P have a reputation for feeding, firing, extracting and ejecting just about anything.

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Old June 6th, 2014, 07:40 PM   #3
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You'll get come very experienced folks to weigh in shortly, but I'll comment from the perspective of a newbie with 1000 rounds through my 40.

Apex stuff has a great reputation, but just hold off for 1000 rounds and then make a decision. The trigger really improves with rounds down range (I assume this is a new gun).

The FTF is very unusual for and M&P. Is this a new handgun? Did you perhaps get lube in the striker channel last time you cleaned it? The M&P have a reputation for feeding, firing, extracting and ejecting just about anything.
I use remoil to clean it and yes it is brand new I just bought it this year. Im going to fire some more rounds through it to make sure it is the gun for sure, thing is I had about 4 boxes of ammo the 3 ftf came from the first box which was the eldest box that I had left over from when I first bought the gun, the other three boxes were new and I had no issues.so I think ill give it another chance.
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The striker & striker channel needs to be clean and dry, in other words free of lube. Read the manual about how to lube the M&P. Try different ammo if the striker is clean/dry.
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The striker & striker channel needs to be clean and dry, in other words free of lube. Read the manual about how to lube the M&P. Try different ammo if the striker is clean/dry.
Might have been the issue I never lube that part of the gun but I do use a generous amount when I clean the rest of the gun and I did forget to wipe her down before use. I will tru everything under the sun before calling s&w, I dont want to go weeks without my gun, but thanks the helo is appreciated
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Run it completely bare dry except one tiny drop on each of the 4 small rail sections. Then report back after you fire 200 rounds through it.
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I had two failure to ejects in the 200 rounds with my bran new 40c. Not sure what ammo it was probably the cheapest stuff I could find. now I have 1600 rounds through it and not one hic up.
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Run it completely bare dry except one tiny drop on each of the 4 small rail sections.
RTFM (page 24); there are seven points that get lubrication.
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Glad all went well for you.
For your buddy, here is a safety tip from the M&P manual page 19:

If a cartridge fails to fire, wait ten seconds while keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.
Keep your finger off the trigger and out of the trigger guard.
Remove the magazine.
Grasp the serrated sides of the slide from the rear and briskly pull the slide
fully rearward to eject the misfired round. Do not obstruct the ejection port,
and do not attempt to catch the round by placing your hand over the
ejection port (FIGURE 11). Also, remember that any time you release the slide while a magazine containing cartridges is in the pistol, you will have reloaded the chamber.
In order to lock the slide in the open position, allow the slide to move slightly forward from the rearmost position while pressing upward on the slide
stop (FIGURE 12). You are now able to safely check the barrel chamber and bore visually for any obstructions. You must be certain there are no cartridges in the chamber or obstructions in the barrel.

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I had three ftf, I did see striker marks on the primer but no boom. On one my buddy pulled the trigger and heard the click and it went off when he was about to eject the round.
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