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my full size 40 has 4000k+thru it and last saturday i shot the best groups ever i love this gun but..............while shooting third or fourth mag the mag droped and failed to load next round.long ago i got past dumping clip with hands so i thought it strange.loaded another clip,fired 1 round right hand only ,thumb nowhere release and mag falls right out to ground(damnit).waiting on label from s&w to send it back.my problem is i have carried this gun for months and have trusted my life to it as i see it.i dont know what to do as i have said i love the m&p but can i trust it now?serial #mphxxxx
 

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You know, I'm having the same problem with mine. I tried 4 mags and they all dropped. I looked at the mag release (the little metal piece that locks the mag in) and it was worn. I also have to send mine back in, waiting on the label. It has me thinking whether or not it will happen again (hopefully not when I need it). Once I get it back, I'll take it out a few time and inspect that little metal piece to see if it's wearing out again. I was told someone got a new mag release and it had a little 2 on it but I don't know if that is an upgraded mag release. We'll just have to wait and see if it looks any different.
 

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5,000 Rds Maintenance

Smith & Wesson just certified a few of us at my department to be Armorers and he told us that at 5,000 rounds or 5 years certain things need to be replaced internally also to include the magazine springs. I have to find my Armorers manual and I will post what parts need to be changed. Since you have 4,000 + thru yours maybe it is time for the tune-up.
 

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Re: 5,000 Rds Maintenance

Sgt4474 said:
Smith & Wesson just certified a few of us at my department to be Armorers and he told us that at 5,000 rounds or 5 years certain things need to be replaced internally also to include the magazine springs. I have to find my Armorers manual and I will post what parts need to be changed. Since you have 4,000 + thru yours maybe it is time for the tune-up.
Any way you can post what would need to be replaced?
 

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Keep in mind S&W has a little problem with the mag release. Sounds like yours just finally got around to finding out about it.



Wait and see what they do to it but my guess is they are going to replase the mag release with one that has a "2" stamped on it to indicate it's the upgraded part.



Please keep us posted on the outcome.
 

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Sometimes things are difficult to track but has anyone had a problem with the fullsize 9mm and mags falling out?
 

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choochboost said:
5000 is low. S&W gives that figure but the M&P should last beyond 5000 rounds.


Exactly. These pistols should just be getting broke in at 5000.

I usually change the recoil spring around 5000. Then it should be good to go for another 5000.
 

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UPSguy said:
Sometimes things are difficult to track but has anyone had a problem with the fullsize 9mm and mags falling out?


Most all the mag drop problems are with the .40.



My fullsize 9mm has a #1 mag release. My compact 9mm has a #2 mag release. But I have not had any problems with either of them.
 

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Thanks there YukonGlocker dude. I was hoping it was a .40 problem only since I don't have any of those.



Sgt4474, I am sure many like myself would love to see a copy of S&Ws maintenace and parts replacement list.
 

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YukonGlocker said:
[quote name='choochboost']...The S&W rep told us to ignore the factory recommendation...


Hmmmmmm.

[/quote]Could it have been the same rep who said there wasn't a difference between the grey and black followers? :twisted:
 

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choochboost said:
Looks like I need to keep my mouth shut. :|



He explained it was just the factory's way of covering their butts. I believe him cause there's no way the M&P is only good for 5000 with original parts. Those kind of warnings and recommendations are pretty common in factory literature anyway.
Please don't keep you mouth shut, I was just being my usual off the wall self.
 

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Hey Choochboost, I hope you didn't take my post wrong. I highly respect what you have to say.

I was just making fun of more BS from a S&W rep.
 

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No worries Yukon, I didn't misunderstand the tone of your post. My comment about keeping my mouth shut was more in reference to UPSguy remembering what the same S&W rep told me about the followers. I'm still waiting for a delivery from them so I want them to like me.




So I read (skimmed) through my armorer's manual tonight. I couldn't find anything in there that referenced life expectancy of springs or other parts. I do remember it coming up in the class though.



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UPSguy said:
Sometimes things are difficult to track but has anyone had a problem with the fullsize 9mm and mags falling out?


According to my mental notes ONE person has reported the mag drop problem with a M&P9.
 
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