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Thanks to row_s for allowing me to post the work of his M&P images on my web site. (See below) This solution was posted by rowe_s in the other slide release thread.



The right slide release on mine was hard. I polished the slide and the release lever with a Dremmel tool buffing wheel and compound in the area where they contact. You can use a magnifying glass to see machine marks at these points. This made a huge difference.



Then I shot a lot of 5 round groups with only loading 5 rounds in the clips. This was to increase the amount of times the catch would engage and hopefully help seat it in. it worked. Couldn't ask for it to work any better now.


We had camera problems, but I think these pictures will show what I did to the slide stop, and the slide. It really works good, I'm not even considering the extended button. Works well with either hand. And when I slam the clip in hard the slide releases without having to use the button. Approximately 7,000 rounds through this piece now. It just keeps getting better. I have plans of sending a few hundred more rounds downrange Saturday, maybe the same Sunday. Most of what I have shot are cast bullets, 180 grain trunciated cone, 7.5 grain Accurate #7, Bullets are from Two Alpha Bullets. They are very good. http://www.twoalphabullets.com/


I would say that you did well with the images. Thanks again for taking the time to allow us to see your modifications to the M&P.

















 

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I noticed on my MPEXXXX series M&P that the trigger bar rests against the right side of the slide release bar when the trigger is not pressed to the. This would present no problem on the last round slide lock as the trigger would be to the rear, but it would add some friction when trying to release a locked back slide after reloading or when having to manually lock the slide back when there is not an empty magazine in it. I don’t know if all other M&Ps are like this. It would have only taken about half a millimeter of additional poly on the front cut in the frame that the trigger goes through, to lift the trigger bar off the slide release bar. I plan to just polish both parts where they come in contact to reduce the friction point. It isn’t really a big problem but the slide does release easier, via the lever, when the trigger bar is not resting on it. Where the slide release on slide contact is usually pretty rough to begin with on most production pistols. A little polishing with 2000 grit sand paper at both contact points will help, or repeated use, using the release, will smooth the parts out. Did you notice that the contact point is not a a 90 degree angle, but is angled in a bit?
 
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