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Just a quick update....



After months of carry and hundreds of rounds fired, here is what the magazine catch now looks like:









S+W replaced the original catch with this one a while back. The original started dropping mags

and was obviously worn, having less than .030" engagement with the magazines.

Discussed here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/08/got-...om-factory.html

and here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/08/got-...om-factory.html

and here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/07/uh-o...sw-mp-land.html



As of today, no noticeable wear and all seems well. I have not had any magazine drop issues at all since the catch was replaced.



Also of note..... the pistol is otherwise functioning flawlessly. No feed issues, accuracy is extraordinary with it's favorite loads, it's easy to shoot well, and it carries like a breeze.

While I was at first wary of the no-external-safety- design, I now have confidence in it. It took a bit of retraining on my part and better trigger discipline, but all is well. I woudl just as soon carry the 9c as my trusty old Colt Commander.



Looking forward to two things....

A decent laser to fit the 9c, and a M+P 45c (I will try to buy the first one I ever see.....)
 

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I have just shy of 5,500 rounds through my M&P9 since installing the replacement mag catch, and haven't had a single drop.
 

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Glad to see its working out. I really think the worst of the mag drop days are behind us. It may continue to pop up (or out :wink: ) as people buy old inventory but it seems S&W has solved this.



carteach0 said:
While I was at first wary of the no-external-safety- design, I now have confidence in it. It took a bit of retraining on my part and better trigger discipline, but all is well.
At the risk of hijacking, I'll say that this is one of the reasons why I like safety-less pistols. I've always maintained that a manual safety may lead to unsafe handling (finger in the trigger guard).
 

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carteach0 said:
Just a quick update....



After months of carry and hundreds of rounds fired, here is what the magazine catch now looks like:









S+W replaced the original catch with this one a while back. The original started dropping mags

and was obviously worn, having less than .030" engagement with the magazines.

Discussed here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/08/got-...om-factory.html

and here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/08/got-...om-factory.html

and here: http://carteach0.blogspot.com/2007/07/uh-o...sw-mp-land.html



As of today, no noticeable wear and all seems well. I have not had any magazine drop issues at all since the catch was replaced.



Also of note..... the pistol is otherwise functioning flawlessly. No feed issues, accuracy is extraordinary with it's favorite loads, it's easy to shoot well, and it carries like a breeze.

While I was at first wary of the no-external-safety- design, I now have confidence in it. It took a bit of retraining on my part and better trigger discipline, but all is well. I woudl just as soon carry the 9c as my trusty old Colt Commander.



Looking forward to two things....

A decent laser to fit the 9c, and a M+P 45c (I will try to buy the first one I ever see.....)






Here is what my catch on my 40 looks like after about 1000 rounds. Is it just me or does my metal part look a little more slanted than yours ?



 
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