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  1. M&P Mag Drop Problems

    I have been reading about M&P pistols dropping mags at random and was wondering if that problem has been solved and what are your experienses with the M&P line. I really want an M&P they fit great in my hand but dont want to risk having mag drops when I really need the pistol to preform.

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    No problems for me...

    Between us, my wife I have three M&P9's used for instruction classes and range shooting. Two of them have had several thousand rounds each through them. We have had zero problems of any kind. They just work.

    My wife handled and shot Glocks, XD's, M&P's... and chose an M&P9 JG. I sent it to the S&W Performance Center for their M&P Action Package which included a new sear and some tweaking. She is very happy with it.

    I liked her pistol enough that I bought an M&P9 Pro Series pistol and, being disappointed with it initially, had Apex do their Level-2 trigger job on it. REALLY nice!

    Out of the box, the trigger is certainly serviceable and a good argument can be made that you shouldn't mess with it, especially if it is a defensive weapon. In our case, the M&P's are range toys only.

    If you like the M&P, I don't think you will regret going in that direction.
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    M&P45 and 40c. Not an issue with either. Carry the 40c almost every day and have never had any magazine release problems. Pushing a fully loaded magazine into the gun with the slide fully forward and closed requires some force to seat it fully, but once it clicks it stays.

    Check the dates on the posts or reports etc. They did make a small change to the magazine. The edge that passes over the mag catch when inserting has a slight indent to ease insertion and eliminate mag catch hangup on the newer mags. I have an older magazine for my 45 that does not have that indent and I noted the slight hang when trying a fast mag swap. I fixed it with a Dremmel by removing some material on the edge to make it more blade like and then softening the edge so it was not sharp. I works just like the others that have the indent now.
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    Afterthought...

    For more info, maybe more than you can handle, you should check out the MP-Pistol forums:

    The #1 Compact, Full Size, and Modified M&P Pistol Source :: MP-Pistol.com

    Click on the "M&P Room" tab near the top of the linked page.

    Let us know what you decide.
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    The M&P is a outstanding firearm I have owned two of them(fullsize 40,Compact 9)soon to be a 40C or another 9C. The one thing you hear people ***** about when it comes to the M&P is the trigger. The stock pull weight is around 5-7 pounds(maybe more if you live in the Masshole state or other states that have laws on that). But you can get that down to a 3-3.5 pound trigger pull or a competition trigger job that brings it down to 2.25 pounds. The New Hampshire state police duty issuse weapon is the M&P 45. Cant go wrong with the M&P! But it comes down to what you like as a shooter in the end. You will have people who will try and tell you to get everygun under the sun because it's the best lol.

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    I think that problem was only with the early 40's and it was fixed quickly. I think they replaced the frames because it was a mag well problem. So far, over 500 LEO depts have switched over the the M&P line so they must be doing something right.
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    I have the M&P 40 never had an issue with it, had it almost a year and had several thousand rounds through it, like everyone else says, theyre great weapons, preform well. Never heard of random mag drops from it until now. Id recommend it to anyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    The M&P is a outstanding firearm I have owned two of them(fullsize 40,Compact 9)soon to be a 40C or another 9C. The one thing you hear people ***** about when it comes to the M&P is the trigger. The stock pull weight is around 5-7 pounds(maybe more if you live in the Masshole state or other states that have laws on that). But you can get that down to a 3-3.5 pound trigger pull or a competition trigger job that brings it down to 2.25 pounds. The New Hampshire state police duty issuse weapon is the M&P 45. Cant go wrong with the M&P! But it comes down to what you like as a shooter in the end. You will have people who will try and tell you to get everygun under the sun because it's the best lol.
    Apex Tactical has a collection of kits that will fix or adjust trigger pull without altering stock parts. The kits have drop in parts that fit and work well. If the firearm has to be sent back for service for some reason, the drop in parts can be removed so warranty issues do not arise.

    I've installed 3 and have had no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6shootercarry View Post
    Apex Tactical has a collection of kits that will fix or adjust trigger pull without altering stock parts. The kits have drop in parts that fit and work well. If the firearm has to be sent back for service for some reason, the drop in parts can be removed so warranty issues do not arise.

    I've installed 3 and have had no issues.

    Welcome to Apex Tactical Specialties, Inc.
    Yeah I have been looking at something like that but I would want a gun smith to do it. Smith & Wesson is backed up and the wait time is 3-6 weeks for a trigger job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    Yeah I have been looking at something like that but I would want a gun smith to do it. Smith & Wesson is backed up and the wait time is 3-6 weeks for a trigger job.
    A couple of things.

    The trigger on an M&P with the Apex DCAEK is significantly better than one with the S&W Performance Center action work and sear. I am sitting here with one of each within reach and a new one that is going to Apex tomorrow.

    After watching the videos, I figured I COULD install the Apex package myself but TO ME it was worth what it cost to have Apex do the work. It's not that Apex charges too much, it's the shipping back and forth that makes it expensive.

    I can't say enough good things about Apex. Their stuff is excellent and they are wonderful to deal with.
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