Got the call around 3 PM today. Drove over and picked it up.
Have not, yet, cleaned/lubed it yet. I have been taking it apart, looking it over and so far I can say:
I installed the small backstrap for the best feeling/fit to my hand.
I can easily release the slide from locked back with the left side slide release and my right thumb. Not so with the right side slide release and left thumb. Won't budge. I'm right handed anyway.
This M&P has the tightest fit between the barrel and slide of any I've bought so far. With the slide off the frame, no recoil spring/guide in the slide, the barrel will stay in the firing position unless you jiggle the slide. Nice tight fit.
I can't seen any slide movement with the trigger is pulled (dry firing). I can push the slide to the left all the way, dry fire it and the slide doesn't move towards the other side. Same if the slide is all the way to the right side.
There is more side to side movement at the front rails/slide than at the rear.
This PC pistol has a lighter trigger than my 1.0 9MM but the trigger pull is not as crisp and the reset is not as tight/precise as the older 1.0. When you pull the trigger on the 2.0 PC .40 the trigger bumps to a stop. Pull some more and it move rearwards so more and stops again. The second time it stops when you pull the trigger it will release the striker. If you hold the trigger back, rack the slide, slowly ride the trigger forward till you hear/feel the sear/striker reset then there is noticeable rear trigger movement to release the striker for the next dry fire/shot. The 1.0 trigger pulls to the rear and stops. When you apply enough force to get it to move again it releases the striker. Very crisp, just heavy. On reset once you feel the sear/striker reset and stop forward trigger movement when you apply rearward force to the trigger it releases the striker for the next shot with no visible rearward travel before the release (most/best M&P stock trigger for that I've had/shot - only the Apex triggers are as good on my other 2.0's).
I cannot tell if the striker has the 10 degree angle on it or not. It not I've got one in the parts tray since I ordered a spare awhile back, but I want to measure the trigger pull and shoot it as is first, before replacing the striker.
The striker block has that nice rounded bevel to the outer edges like the 9MM PC pistol and the Apex striker blocks I've bought in the past.
Left side view
Left side view, slide locked back. Easy to see the port on the left side of the barrel and the three ports on the left side of the slide.
Green painted recoil spring.
Easy to see the rounded edges of the striker block.
Barrel sitting in the slide without dropping down. As I said up top, never had one that tight before. Surprised me. Hope it points to a greater chance of nice groups.
Different angle of the same thing.
I was really hoping to go to the range tomorrow but I did something today and pinched a nerve in my back. Been pretty painful, off and on, all day. Sitting here now with two tylenol in me and a heating pad on my back. The stupid thing right at the moment the pain stabbed me in the back was picking up a toothbrush with toothpaste on it to start brushing my teeth. No idea what I'd done previously to get the ball rolling.
I looked for my left over ammo (from the FNS adventures a few years back)and cannot find any of the factory ammo. Put some reloads in a range bag in case I do feel like running over to the range tomorrow.