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Well today at the range I happened to notice I little sliver of plastic on the bench after shooting a bunch. I was wondering if it came from my gun so I field stripped it. I was quite surprised to see that it appeared to be a piece from my frame (Rev N). It seems like the slide is hitting it on recoil - the dust cover part of the slide is slamming into the frame just in front of the take down lever. I thought the recoil spring would bind before the slide would hit the frame but I guess not.



This gun has justs over 2000 rounds now and has been flawless to this point. Anyone noticed this problem? I used mostly WWB, CCI and some reloads that are not hot at all. It still functioned fine but now I'm somewhat concerned.
 

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can you post some pics?
 

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See if you can see where the problem is in this pic... a little blury but it's the best I could get.



 

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I think I ruined my eyes looking at the photo, but I do see what you're talking about. I pulled mine out and took the slide off, mine doesn't have a scratch or nick or any other kind of mark at the same location. I can't imagine why yours would be doing that.
 

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The slide is supposed to stop on that part of the frame not on the spring binding, but it is not supposed to be able to damage the frame like what I think I may or may not see in that blurry a$$ picture :wink: I would definitely give S&W a call they will want to take a look at it.



as a side I know they shot 40K through a M&P 40 with no spring changes what so ever and did not get any damage to the frame at all.
 

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coltman1985 said:
Make sure to give us an update!


I will, it's just a bummer that I noticed it Friday late PM so I have to wait a couple days to call. Also- my .40 is my favorate IDPA gun and it's trigger is about 4.5lbs and perfect. I live in MA so if they touch the trigger action I'll lose my mind. MASS sucks!



FWIW I really love this gun for IDPA... if I have to go back to my Glocks or Sigs I'll bum out. My M&P 9mm is a nice back up but the .40 is my favorite so I might just use the M&P 9mm for now.
 

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Dan Burwell said:
The slide is supposed to stop on that part of the frame not on the spring binding, but it is not supposed to be able to damage the frame like what I think I may or may not see in that blurry a$$ picture :wink:


Yeah, sorry about that... but is the slide supposed to "stop" ON that part of the frame or stop just before that part? There is a fair size chunk out of one side and the other side you can easily see a stress crack- another piece is ready to go.



I also checked my 9mm... it seems to look like the slide may be hitting the frame as well.... but no cracks or bulging/distorted plastic in that area.
 

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If you're talking about the recoil abutment, the slide is supposed to hit it. It's what stops the slides rearward travel.
 

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Well S&W CS said that it shouldn't be anything to worry about as the ploymer in the area is beefed up and should be fine. I guess I'll just keep shooting it and keep an eye on it.
 

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Well S&W CS said that it shouldn't be anything to worry about as the ploymer in the area is beefed up and should be fine. I guess I'll just keep shooting it and keep an eye on it.


you said there's a chunk missing and a stress crack..but they said don't worry about it?
 
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