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Today I put an additional 200 rounds through my MP 40. 165 FMJ commercial reloads. I did not experience a single malfunction, stoppage, etc. I was short loading the mags to 10 rounds, as the last 5 are hard to hand load.



Groupings were good, but started a little low when focusing on the top of the front sight. Getting used to a new weapon is fun and this is the most well ballanced, (in my hand), pistol that I have owned or shot. The Medium backstrap seemes to work best for my hands. I shot single hand strong, weak, and traditional Weaver. For an S&W 40, the recoil is not hard to control and double tap practice was pretty good, with placement within the 7 ring.



With only 300 rounds through the gun I do not yet have a 100 percent reliability feeling concerning stoppages. My weapon does not have the improved slide stop and I sure wish it did from reading the reports on this and other forums.



I wonder if a local gunsmith could modify the slide stop? This would be a definate improvement. I tried inserting a new mag hard and it failed every time and required me to rack the slide. The weapon was clean and oiled prior to this range visit.



Great forum here and I look forward to watching the threads.
 

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My weapon does not have the improved slide stop and I sure wish it did from reading the reports on this and other forums.



I wonder if a local gunsmith could modify the slide stop? This would be a definate improvement. I tried inserting a new mag hard and it failed every time and required me to rack the slide. The weapon was clean and oiled prior to this range visit.




There isn't an improved slide stop, its new and old. I prefer both. If yours has a bump on it, its the new, if it is flat, its the old.



Jamming a mag in to drop the slide is not reccomended, nor is it safe. Its not the way the stop is supposed to work either, Its kind of a byproduct. The first time that you load a mag in and drop the slide at the same time, and the pistol fires you'll never do it again.





Glad your happy with your purchace. I have well over 7k through mine(I'm around 10K but I lost count) and am still a happy camper. I have the occational reloaded glock brass hiccup, but fine otherwise.
 

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My slide stop is flat. I have read that it can be changed to the new stop, but you must ship back to S&W to have it done. Does it make a big difference? The slide stop was very stiff at first. After 100 rounds, and being cleaned and oiled both before and after the first range visit, it losened up a little.



I personally think a true slide release would be a more user friendly feature. I cut my teeth as a young guy, many moons ago in the Army with the 45 ACP.



I really enjoy this gun. The recoil is very manageable, both sighted and point shooting are fairly accurate for my level of experience. I was shooting indoor, so only FMJ lead free is allowed. I wish S&W had a reload tool for the mags. I have read that the HKS 941 and some Glock reloaders work. But, if you were trying to capture the real M&P market, would you not have, sell or offer a mag reloader? Just my thoughts. The gun is fantastic and has not had a problem in 300 rounds.
 

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Sometimes you can convince them to send one to you. On my ccw I carry the flat one, on my target I use the newer one, it works well if you want a release instead of a stop.



Mag loaders will come, they pistol is still new(under a year).
 
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