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Got the "inside info" from a friend who's a gun writer. He was told 1-2 months for 14 round magazines. 8)
 

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I can't even get the full 10 into one of my mags. I managed to wedge in all 10 one time but then couldnt get the clip to snap into place in the gun.
 

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MPower said:
I can't even get the full 10 into one of my mags. I managed to wedge in all 10 one time but then couldnt get the clip to snap into place in the gun.


What is a clip?



Set mag butt on hard service and use a little elbow grease. Once you get it in it will get easier every time. Store them with the 10 rounds in there and you will be good to go.



Remember that the 9 is on the bottom of the mag. One time I felt like I had 10 in there when I only had 9. When you put the 10th round in the mag the hole above the 9 that has a 10 markling will show the 10th round.



As far as snapping into place in the gun. If the slide is engaged it will be a little hard. Again grasp the top of the slide and use a little elbow grease to puch the mag in. It will go in. If the slide is locked back the full mags will slide in like butter.
 

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MPower said:
I can't even get the full 10 into one of my mags. I managed to wedge in all 10 one time but then couldnt get the clip to snap into place in the gun.


What is a clip?



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Eviedently a clip is what someone new to pistols mistakingly calls a magazine.



Can I ever be forgiven for this newb mistake? Golly geez I sure hope so.
 

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I was wondering about why the M&P45 only came with 10rd mags.. I remember seeing a press release saying they would come with 14rd mags.. Why did they release the 10rd version before the 14rd version?



With the 14rd mag version coming out, my next gun purchase is leaning towards the M&P45 now instead of the 686 I have been looking at...



Mmmmm M&P45 for Christmas...




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I was wondering about why the M&P45 only came with 10rd mags.. I remember seeing a press release saying they would come with 14rd mags.. Why did they release the 10rd version before the 14rd version?


Uh...no. You read a press release saying 14 round mags would be available.



There is no way, barring a revolutionary new technology that replaces metallic coil springs, that 14 rounds can be fit in a standard M&P45 mag well, flush with the bottom of the grip.
 

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your mistakes have been forgiven

When new to this forum I to said the "C" word I got a group beating like you and I am still here so take it with a smile brother
 

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RAM Engineer said:
[quote name='ben2112']I was wondering about why the M&P45 only came with 10rd mags.. I remember seeing a press release saying they would come with 14rd mags.. Why did they release the 10rd version before the 14rd version?


Uh...no. You read a press release saying 14 round mags would be available.



There is no way, barring a revolutionary new technology that replaces metallic coil springs, that 14 rounds can be fit in a standard M&P45 mag well, flush with the bottom of the grip.[/quote]



Ok.. I read it wrong.. :oops:





Both M&P45 models feature a 4.5-inch barrel with an overall length of 8.05 inches. The full size pistols will ship with a 10+1 capacity, with an option for 14+1 capacity.



I guess the 10rd is standard and the 14rd mag is like an extended mag.. But still, I think I see an M&P 45 as a nice Christmas gift..




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Talked with a S&W rep at the factory that was supposed to be the person most knowledgeable on the MP.45 about a locking block problem. He advised that there would soon be a 14 round magazine avaliable for the MP .45. Clearly it will have an extended base in order to add 4 more rounds. He was proud that S&W would have the largest capacity .45 on the market and this would give you nearly a whole box of .45s hanging on your gun belt. Let's see.....along with a radio, cuffs, ASP, OC, gloves, Taser, flashlight and knife, I can hardly wait. :roll:
 

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Talked with a S&W rep at the factory that was supposed to be the person most knowledgeable on the MP.45 about a locking block problem. He advised that there would soon be a 14 round magazine avaliable for the MP .45. Clearly it will have an extended base in order to add 4 more rounds. He was proud that S&W would have the largest capacity .45 on the market and this would give you nearly a whole box of .45s hanging on your gun belt. Let's see.....along with a radio, cuffs, ASP, OC, gloves, flashlight and knife, I can hardly wait. :roll:


As a normal,concealed or duty belt, carry I'd agree, but on a proper drop leg (listening safariland?) or on the nightstand, I'd love the 14 rounders.
 

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I'm quite happy with ten rounds and a great grip. The 4566TSW I carry on-duty now is 8+1 and I don't feel under gunned with that. A 10+1 M&P45 would only be an improvement on that. I don't think extreme capacity is necessary in any handgun (though it can be fun), but it is especially redundant in a .45ACP IMO.



When I was at the local cop shop today I looked at a Glock 21 and Glock 21SF just to compare to the M&P45. I will grant Glock the SF is a much improved grip over the regular 21, but they still both felt like bars of soap compared to the M&P45.
 

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Triggerman66 said:
Talked with a S&W rep at the factory that was supposed to be the person most knowledgeable on the MP.45 about a locking block problem.


What problem are you having with your locking block?
 

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[quote name='Triggerman66']Talked with a S&W rep at the factory that was supposed to be the person most knowledgeable on the MP.45 about a locking block problem.


What problem are you having with your locking block?[/quote]



The leading horizontal edge of the block was deformed to the point that I could not get the slide / barrel assembly back on the frame after cleaning. The bottom of the barrel feed ramp would catch on the leading edge of the block. This was after less than 500 rounds of factory hard ball. Appears the part is too soft. Sent it to the factory for repair. Great pistol until this issue came up.
 

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Triggerman66 said:
[quote name='Bradd_D'][quote name='Triggerman66']Talked with a S&W rep at the factory that was supposed to be the person most knowledgeable on the MP.45 about a locking block problem.


What problem are you having with your locking block?[/quote]



The leading horizontal edge of the block was deformed to the point that I could not get the slide / barrel assembly back on the frame after cleaning. The bottom of the barrel feed ramp would catch on the leading edge of the block. This was after less than 500 rounds of factory hard ball. Appears the part is too soft. Sent it to the factory for repair. Great pistol until this issue came up.[/quote]



I'll have to keep an eye on mine.
 

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He was proud that S&W would have the largest capacity .45 on the market
Hmm.. maybe the largest capacity 45 in plastic, but Para has been offering 14+1 45s since the mid-90's.



I was surprised they only came with 10rd mags. The Glocks and XDs have 13 round mags, and the M&P duplicates the Glock capaities in the other two calibers. I agree with :|
 

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El Cid said:
[quote name='Triggerman66'] He was proud that S&W would have the largest capacity .45 on the market
Hmm.. maybe the largest capacity 45 in plastic, but Para has been offering 14+1 45s since the mid-90's.



I was surprised they only came with 10rd mags. The Glocks and XDs have 13 round mags, and the M&P duplicates the Glock capaities in the other two calibers. I agree with :|[/quote]



Yep, and the Glock has a grip that feels like a large bar of soap in order to get 13 rounds in the mag. The XD has a longer grip (and the XD grip has never been comfortable to me). The M&P grip with the small backstrap feels almost as small as a 9 or 40 with the medium insert and smaller than the 9 or 40 with the large insert.
 

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The MP45 is not a true double column magazine. More like "one-and-half" column. That's why the round indicators on the back of the mag look so screwed-up. They sacrificed a couple of rounds in order to get the excellent ergonomics so it doesn't feel like "a plastic 2x4" like the Glock or XD. I think it was worth it. (Obviously--I bought one!)
 
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