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|June 9th, 2016, 05:32 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2012
Little help on a chop and bob please?
I am going to be taking one of my FS M&Ps and chopping it. Being a DIY type my whole life, I am certain it will turn out fine. There is one issue though; how are some of these guys using the frame tool, to hold the back strap on, instead of permanently glueing it on?
Any help with that would be greatly appreciated.
|June 9th, 2016, 07:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington State - +-94mi east of the Cascade Curtain
Here's another thread on a Chop.
Another chopped full size.
Also, if you haven't heard about it: ATEI & Cole Partnerships Releases “Hybrid” Kit for M&P Handguns
Last edited by NCW Ray; June 9th, 2016 at 07:27 AM. Reason: additional info added
|June 9th, 2016, 01:45 PM||#3|
Join Date: Jun 2012
As far as the hybrid goes, I was actually excited about it for a whole year. The problem is, all I have is a compact and a 5" CORE. I don't think I'd mind carrying a 5" CORE slide on the compact frame, but I'd prefer the 4 and a quarter. So I set off to buy a 4.25" slide and realized I'd be better off just buying the whole thing. With the deal I got on a used M&P, it wasn't much more expensive than the hybrid. So now that I have two FS M&Ps, I figure I may as well just chop the non CORE frame and use it as a compact. Now I can sell my compact and get my money back plus some, for the new FS. Also, I can mount a surefire to the chopped frame. The compact frame is too short.
I may be over intellectualizing some of this, but it's pretty much just how it all worked out and I'm happy with the way it worked out. I wouldn't mind just carrying a FS but I have a lean athletic build and it is difficult to conceal a FS frame without printing. I don't wear loose cloths and live in a very dry and hot area.
With all of that said, I think having a 4.25 and a 5" core, with one frame chopped for concealment, is a lot better than having an extra adapter and spring and only a 5" CORE and a compact. Plus after I sell my compact, I actually MADE money on this thing.
BTW, the M&P I will be selling is the one I stippled myself. It has a skull on it. SO if anyone wants an original stippled design, let me know.
My first stipple job on my M&P9c!
Last, I would still appreciate it if anyone could tell me how to use the tool to hold the back strap on. At the very least, how to use a set screw. Thanks.