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So I got my M&P 9mm. Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet but it feels great in my hand and I'm excited to get out to the range.



Anyway I see a few posts about the mag release tab getting worn down or something and then the mag starts dropping out on its own.



I noticed my M&P has a lot of resistance when inserting a mag, moreso than any other gun I own. I also noticed that the mag release tab is scraping up the mag (pictured below) quite a bit. I'm wondering if this is the problem or the solution? All I know is when two pieces of metal scrape each other that much either one will wear out or they both will.



Is this normal?



p.s. yes, enjoy my laundry tub in the background 8)



 

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I have a full size 40 cal and none of my mags have the marks yours does. I have

about 4-500 rnds through it. I would call SW and ask. They are very helpful.

Don't let this give you a bad taste about MP. I had several problems with P40

KAHR before it straightened out. Good luck Let us know what you found out.
 

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I am horrible at finding, and then guiding, members to the thread that would help answer their questions, but there's a recent post that described a conversation that an M&P owner with mag drop problems had with a Smith representative. He stated that the guys at Smith had bulked up the mag catch by adding the melonite treatment to it. I think this is a relatively recent addition to the frame. What are the first three letters of your serial number? I guess they've fixed the weak catch problem by making it too darn tough, to the point it doesn't drop the mags...it eats them.
 

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M&Pdoggy said:
p.s. yes, enjoy my laundry tub in the background 8)









Also...I do not recommend solving the problem by scrubbing the mags in your laundry tub. I know I'll never make that mistake again. :oops:
 

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ravedavewave said:
I am horrible at finding, and then guiding, members to the thread that would help answer their questions, but there's a recent post that described a conversation that an M&P owner with mag drop problems had with a Smith representative. He stated that the guys at Smith had bulked up the mag catch by adding the melonite treatment to it. I think this is a relatively recent addition to the frame. What are the first three letters of your serial number? I guess they've fixed the weak catch problem by making it too darn tough, to the point it doesn't drop the mags...it eats them.


My serial number is MPMxxx and the inside of it is stamped REV N. I purchased it July 7th.
 

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Got the same model on almost the same day and apparently were from the same batch of serial#s MPMXXXX. I'll have to check my mags tomorrow and see if they're getting these scratches or not. Not sure if it takes alot of force to push the mag in or not since this is my first firearm. Where "inside" of it was the REV N marking?
 
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