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Old June 9th, 2016, 04:32 AM   #1
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Little help on a chop and bob please?

Hello,

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.

Thank you,

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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

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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
Thank you very much for taking the time to find that thread and post it for me to look over. I read every last post and although I've discovered a new way to do it, there are still no detail that tell me how exactly to do this. I think I may be able to figure it out.

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.
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