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Old November 22nd, 2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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Beyond field stripping?

My M&P 40 has roughly 800 rounds through it. So after a 100 rounds or so, I've been field stripping it and cleaning/lubing. At which point is it recommended to go beyond just the basic break down and take apart and clean some of the inner most parts? 1000rds? 5000rds? Is it something the average joe can do or does it need to be sent to a reputable gunsmith? I did look through some of the past topics with no luck.
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Old November 22nd, 2014, 08:05 PM   #2
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I did a detail strip of my '07 M&P9 this year after seven years and untold thousands of rounds down range.

The two spots I found needed the most attention were the striker channel with powder fouling and brass flakes, and the extractor channel and extractor with a lot of powder fouling.

That said; the pistol was still functioning flawlessly.

I may do the same to my two newer ones after a few more years.

You've barely got yours dirty as yet.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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I had a feeling it was not due yet, but just wanted to play it safe & ask for other opinions. No major issues with it yet and I want to be sure it stays in tip top shape.
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Old November 24th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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I use brake cleaner to clean out what the brush/patch won't get. You can see the crud run out. Once the crud stops running I set it down and let it dry. Then I hit it again and see if more crud comes out.

Then I let it dry, hit it with some Rem-Oil (to put some protection back on the metal surfaces that the brake cleaner removed) and the wipe off the excess Rem-Oil and lube up with my usual Mobil 1 and reassemble.
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Old November 25th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #5
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Just saying....

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