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I recently put a new mp compact in layaway and was wondering if any of you folks have ever had a difficult time disassembling and reassembling your firearm? The reason I ask is because the salesman who sold me mine, couldn't get the gun reassemble. The slide went back about 3/4ths of the way but stopped at the point. He tried to disassemble and reassemble it again, and it jammed again. He then departed to another room in the store reserved for empoyees, returned about 3 minutes later, and said, "It's just stiff." By the way the gun was reassembled at that point. I then went to the front desk to put it in layaway asking no further questions. What would you guys do if it were you? I asked this same question on another gun forum, but being as this is an M&P forum, I thought I would get your perspective on things. Does this behavior typify the M&P? Thanks.
 

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Just takes getting used to, sounds to me like he wasnt familiar with the MP model. I wouldnt think its anything to worry about, again Just takes getting used to.



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I've honestly never had a problem taking mine apart, or putting it back together, and it's the first pistol I've ever owned. Second I've ever taken apart- first being the M9 I shot in the Air Force. It's beyond simple in my opinion.

If you want a gun that's a huge pain in the ass to assemble/reassemble buy a Walther P22.



If I were you I would put a different M&P on layaway. Or, give the other one a try for yourself, and see if it was just the other guy not knowing what he was doing.
 

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I just ordered my M&P40c so I don't know how hard it is to tear down.. But if it is anything like my full size M&P40, I can take it apart and put back together in about 45 secs... VERY easy pistol.. Now.. If you want a difficult pistol.. Get a 410S.. LOL.. Pain in the butt...



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I have an M&P 40c and it is easy to dissassemble/reassemble. Once or twice I have had minor difficulty reassembling the slide. Sometimes it doesn't sit right when you slide it on and you can't pull it back the lock doen the takedown lever. Again this has once happened once or twice and it was when I wasn't paying much attention to lining up the slide on the frame. All I did to remedy this was to pull the slide off the frame and slide it back on again and it went together fine.
 

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Very easy to field strip, that guy must not know how to strip a Glock or XD either...
The M&P can disassemble in the same manner IIRC.



+1 on getting a different compact if possible. Who knows what he did to it in the back room. "It was just stiff" is what I say after persuading something with a hammer....



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sounds to me like he let the takedown lever go back to it's assembled position before trying to put it together.



i.e. operator error.
 

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I'm most likely going to get it out of layaway next Monday or Tuesday. I"m also going ask a different salesman to tear it down and see if he can put it back together. If he can't do so, I'm going to be pretty hot. That's not good business trying to send a guy out the door with a defective gun
. I have heard and seen nothing but good stuff about Smith's compact M&P, can't wait to try it out.
 

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+1 on the take down lever being in the wrong spot!! No big deal, just make sure u do it right... lever should be down...
 

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IF I was the one buying the gun I would have asked for a different gun, not the one he brought back, and I would have asked him to show me how. Two reasons.

1. I don't know what he did in those 3 minutes that he didn't want me to see

2. If he got it back together I'd like to know how to do it myself. He obviously knows how to do it now.
 

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I'm with raz-o. It's probably the take down being in the wrong position...



In fact the dude at the shop where I bought my .40 did the same thing. I didn't consider this to be an issue my case and I wouldn't expect it be anything of consequence in your case.
 

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Don't accept it until you have taken it down and put it back together three or four times. It is not difficult and should only take a couple of minutes once you see how. While it is apart look it over real close. When you get home take it down, clean and lube it then go to the range and have some fun.



The takedown lever likes to go back to lock position and is probably what happened as indicated by Raz-0.



Enjoy, they are great pistols.
 

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I'd say very likely the takedown lever dropped out of position. If I don't keep a finger on mine as I pull the slide back to reassemble, it will stop just short of "normal" position and lock there. At that point, the takedown lever is at about a 45-degree angle. Probably nothing more major than that.
 

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I believe I will also take someone with me who is a little more experienced with semiautos. Two sets of eyes are better than one. Thanks for everyone's interest and advice. I'll let you know how it turns out. I have feeling I'm going to love my little M&P when I get it
 
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