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Old February 10th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #1
 
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Just purchased a used M&P 9mm from GB2 in Allen Park. First off, great bunch of guys and they were incredibly helpful. Paid $435.00 for the pistol, medium backstrap, 2 mags and Novak night sights. Took the gun to a local range and fired off 300 rounds without a hitch.



My question:

Since I have absolutely zero history on this pistol is there anything I just be concerned about as far as the mechanics? I know I just fired off 300 rounds without any issues so should I worry or just put another few 1000 rounds through it and not worry at all? I could take it to a smith and have someone give it a once over but I am quite mechanically inclined and could fix or replace some items. Definitely not comfortable enough for a complete tear down!

I did clean the gun, it was pretty grimy and cleaned out the mags but other than that I have done anything to it save the 300 rounds.



Thanks for any advice!







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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:53 AM   #2
 
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If you are at all mechanically inclined you can fully disassemble an M&P pistol. You might want to start by removing the striker assembly to clean it and the channel it is in and to see if you have the new or old style. Black is old silver is new. Replace if you have a black one.



Besides the folks at M&P Forum your new best friends should include Apex Tactical, Speed Shooter Specialties, and YouTube for how to videos.



Good luck and enjoy your new pistol!
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:22 AM   #3
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Just purchased a used M&P 9mm from GB2 in Allen Park. First off, great bunch of guys and they were incredibly helpful. Paid $435.00 for the pistol, medium backstrap, 2 mags and Novak night sights. Took the gun to a local range and fired off 300 rounds without a hitch.



My question:

Since I have absolutely zero history on this pistol is there anything I just be concerned about as far as the mechanics? I know I just fired off 300 rounds without any issues so should I worry or just put another few 1000 rounds through it and not worry at all? I could take it to a smith and have someone give it a once over but I am quite mechanically inclined and could fix or replace some items. Definitely not comfortable enough for a complete tear down!

I did clean the gun, it was pretty grimy and cleaned out the mags but other than that I have done anything to it save the 300 rounds.



Thanks for any advice!







Mike


If it works, and you like it, just shoot it. No need to tear down every M&P and start replacing parts, if there is no problem to begin with. As far as replacing the firing pin, if you have the box and date code, or the little envelope with the fired brass in it, you should have an approximate date of manufacture. You can then determine the whole thing about replacing the firing pin (very easy to do). Not that your firing pin necessarily needs replacing, just a precautionary measure.



There seems to be a perpetuated myth, that every M&P needs to be bought, tore down to it's frame, and everything inside replaced, including the trigger assy. Not true, although some earilier models had a few issues, which you can read through on some of the older posts in this forum. If it is going bang on every trigger pull, I'd just keep shooting it as is.



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Old February 12th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #4
 
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I didn't get the S&W case or booklets, just a small Plano case. Took it to the range again today and fired off another 300 rounds. Absolutely smooth, no issues what so ever. i did however break it down and cleaned everything. So far no hang-ups at all. I honestly believe in the "if it's not broke don't fix it" mantra...

So far 750 rounds with no issues except for 2 failed to eject rounds. It was garbage ammo so not too concerned.

Thanks again!
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Welcome to the wonderful world of the Smith & Wesson M&P.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:06 PM   #6
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I didn't get the S&W case or booklets, just a small Plano case. Took it to the range again today and fired off another 300 rounds. Absolutely smooth, no issues what so ever. i did however break it down and cleaned everything. So far no hang-ups at all. I honestly believe in the "if it's not broke don't fix it" mantra...

So far 750 rounds with no issues except for 2 failed to eject rounds. It was garbage ammo so not too concerned.

Thanks again!
Actually, assuming it's just the cheap ammo, a couple of FTE's is a good opportunity to learn how to clear a jam and resume shooting, quickly. Good training you'd get in the military, in advanced small arms training or from a professional training course. Just a thought, others might disagree.



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There is another bit of advice. If it ain't broke fix it till it is. But best just to shoot it.
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I know I just fired off 300 rounds without any issues so should I worry ...
You should definitely worry. When the next 1,000 rounds go without a hitch, you should worry even more. Once you hit 10,000 you'll experience an uncontrollable urge to buy another and take the count to 20,000, then 50K and on to 100.



Between the many popular defensive shooting schools and all the IDPA, USPSA, IPSC and 3 gun competitions, you'll spend the rest of your free time away from house and home, always shooting. Before you know it, your wife will find a new "friend" to occupy her time, and your elementary school daughters will be out of the house and married to the kind of guy you've been training to protect her from. Not to worry though, with a little maintenance your guns should still be running flawlessly.



BTW: congratulations on your first 300 rounds.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:30 AM   #9
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If it's not broke don't fix it.I have seen one with thousands of rounds thrue it and it works just fine.I even shoot it at a couple of matches.
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already considering picking up a .40c !
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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #11
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Congrats on the new gun. BTW, you can replace your missing backstraps if you want to see how you like them. Speed Shooter Specialties carries them for $5 a piece.
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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:43 AM   #12
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Congrats on the purchase! That seems like a super fair price for what you got.



For comparison, I sold my M&P9c for $400 with XS sights on it over the weekend to a local buyer.
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