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Old April 10th, 2009, 05:05 AM   #16
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Ha Ha. "Before you say your M&P isn't accurate"... Shoot a few rounds through and old Colt Combat Commander. I was happy to hit a coffee can at 10 yrds. With any of my M&P's I keep groups the size of a pop can at 10 yards easy. It was like going from a spear to a compond bow.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #17
 
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At this past weekend's local USPSA match, one stage started with a paper target and two poppers at 20 yards. Yes, 60 feet away. That's two shots for the target and one each for the metal poppers. If you can hit them.



I was able to hit the paper and poppers with 5 shots, and that was with my little 4" non-compensated barrel on my customized 9FS Spec Ops Pro.



I saw one fella got through two entire magazines until he finished that one part of the stage, and good thing for him, he was carrying 7 magazines.



The target kaleva tom uploaded works. My daughter has done well with it, and we're passing it around at our range for others to use.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 09:18 PM   #18
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Shot this today. M&P Pro, Atlanta Arms & Ammo 147gr JHP Team Glock load, 25yds, five shots. The target was upside down so the numbers are off. My point of aim was at the bottom of the black where I put the red X for the picture. It's about 1.25" and while all five were good shots, several were just off a tiny bit, so I know the gun is capable of more. I have a .100" wide Dawson FO front sight and had to use a smaller target to get the size right. With the narrow front blade it's not perfectly set up for bullseye, but perfect (for me) for USPSA matches.



If you gun isn't shooting, check your technique, check your ammo and maybe let somebody else give it a try.



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Old April 17th, 2009, 06:00 AM   #19
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Shot this today. M&P Pro, Atlanta Arms & Ammo 147gr JHP Team Glock load, 25yds, five shots. The target was upside down so the numbers are off. My point of aim was at the bottom of the black where I put the red X for the picture. It's about 1.25" and while all five were good shots, several were just off a tiny bit, so I know the gun is capable of more. I have a .100" wide Dawson FO front sight and had to use a smaller target to get the size right. With the narrow front blade it's not perfectly set up for bullseye, but perfect (for me) for USPSA matches.



If you gun isn't shooting, check your technique, check your ammo and maybe let somebody else give it a try.





Yesterday at the gun range I shot my PRO at about that same distance with pretty much the same results. I was in the black on all but one round shooting through the full magazine. This pistol is dead on accurate and makes me look good. The more I shoot my pro the more I like it.

I took my PRO, CZ 75B, 686 revolver and my MP 9c, but, as usual, 80% of the time I shot the PRO. By far my favorite range pistol!
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Old April 30th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #20
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Was there ever a problem with the early production 40 fs barrels? I have an early one a series 08xx and every part has been revised and replaced since I bought it I just purchased a sear block and the sear and disconector look diffret more changes now I wondering what else I need to upgrade any help?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:57 PM   #21
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My M&P 9c was shooting low right. I am a right handed shooter. I have shot a few hundred rounds out of it and it was always low right.



I noticed the rear sight was off center so I decided to move the rear sight. Now it shoots low LEFT, but not as far left as it was to the right, so I consider it an improvement.



I will work on it some more shortly. I also plan to do more dry fire and some of the other drills mentioned here.
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Old November 5th, 2009, 09:17 PM   #22
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I have shot a few hundred rounds out of it and it was always low right.
Odds are, it's not the gun that was low right.



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I decided to move the rear sight.
But now your sights are off.



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I also plan to do more dry fire and some of the other drills mentioned here.
Good idea, 3 times more dry fire then live fire. You'll learn better trigger control, for free!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 02:23 PM   #23
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Odds are, it's not the gun that was low right.





But now your sights are off.





Good idea, 3 times more dry fire then live fire. You'll learn better trigger control, for free!


The rear sight was not centered, which is why I moved it. I need to move it back a little, so it is centered. I just moved it too much.



I have other pistols that I shoot dead on with at the same distance, but they, of course have different triggers than my M&P.



It is very possible that I am not squeezing the trigger correctly.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #24
 
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I got an M&P 40 wed. for my birthday. My previous guns are a browning buckmark 22(to get comfy with gun handling and shooting) and a hand me down S&W model 36 .38. I was hoping the 40 would help me be a better marksman, but after reading a couple threads here, it seems I've developed a few bad shooting techniques. Many of my shots were lowand/or left.The M&P shoots nice and feels good, but I was more on site with the .38. I'll work on some of the drills and techniques you guys have suggested, and hopefully learn to shot more closely to the M&P's capabilities. Thanks for the tips.
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Odds are, it's not the gun that was low right.





But now your sights are off.


Are the M&Ps sighted in from the factory then? I just ask because both of my sights (front expecially) are noticeably off - front is to the left about 1/16" and the rear to the right just a hair. Adds up to about 3" to the right at 10-12 feet. I was planning on adjusting the sights, but if they're correct and i'm shooting to the right then I know I need to practice more. If the sights ARE off, then I'll go ahead with my adjustment.
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Old August 5th, 2013, 02:42 PM   #26
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I had a lot of concerns about my guns accuracy. I did many tests using rests and different ammo. I have been a Sig shooter for years, and bar none they are tack drivers. My MP on the other hand did not perform as well. There was something going on but I couldn't until recently put my finger on it. But now I know the sights were shifting under fire. Not much, just a little. Confirmed this using electric callipers, but it seems the front post had a 3/1000 wiggle to it. Tight to the touch but it shifted during firing. Needless to say I replaced it and shot a 4" 25m group and a 10" 50m group using 124g FMJ geco.
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Glad to hear you found your problem.
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I had a lot of concerns about my guns accuracy......... it seems the front post had a 3/1000 wiggle to it.... shifted during firing. Needless to say I replaced it and shot a 4" 25m group and a 10" 50m group using 124g FMJ geco.
A M&P 0.003" front sight wiggle is good for 1/2" error at 25M......what did you attribute the other seven-fold, 3.5" of inaccuracy too ?
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Old August 6th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #29
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I shoot 3 shot groups with my 9mm fs.. its very rare if 2 of the 3 bullets do not touch same hole. I mainly shoot at 20' -25', The indoor range dosnt have a fixed target boards so i just run the trolly out and let them fly. I have changed sights 3 times and each time i have improved my groupings. I shoot a fastfire 3 right now and am happy with the results, I am no more accurate then i was with my previous m&p Trijicon night sights but i ts 100% easier to acquire target.

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A M&P 0.003" front sight wiggle is good for 1/2" error at 25M......what did you attribute the other seven-fold, 3.5" of inaccuracy too ?
Typo .023" ish, I used electric callipers and a piece of flat stock to measure. Not 100% perfect but the best I could do without a vice.

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