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I was just thinking that rather than putting >1000 rounds through your M&P 40 compact to force the mag drop problem to emerge, why not instead cycle a full magazine forcefully in and out of your weapon a few hundred times, then run it out to the range for a few hundred rounds to see what happens. Just costs you a really sore thumb.



Any thoughts from the experts on this?



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When I fire 1000 rounds through it to make sure it is not dropping mags, I am doing it so that I can have confidence in it as a self-defense weapon. Cycling it manually without a malfunction will not similarly boost my confidence. YMMV.
 

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I'd vote for shooting. This not only gets you "dialed-in" to your pistol but may show other problems , as well. Shooting will help wear in the gun, too, smoothing things out. Also, manually cycling rounds through the pistol is not without it's hazards and you always have to worry about "bullet set-back" which will increase pressures quickly in 9mm and 40 S&W.



I got my new 9mm full size today. Off to the range tomorrow




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Just to clarify: I was only advocating cycling the magazine in and out of the weapon, my idea being that this could possibly have the effect of forcing the magazine drop problem to surface a bit earlier if it is going to occur at all. I was not saying that cycling rounds through the weapon was a good idea...it obviously isn't. But, I do agree in general with the comments that the only true test is putting ordnance down range.



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