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M&P9c any issues

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by camsdaddy, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. camsdaddy

    camsdaddy Active Member

    Aug 12, 2007
    I have a S&W M&P 9C. I have had it for a few weeks and have shot several hundred rounds through it. I find I shoot it better than other guns that I have had longer. It carries well, shoots well, decent capacity, feels great in my hand and has been 100% reliable. I was talking to a friend the other day and he quickly told me I should sell it. Went on to tell me how certain schools are no longer allowing training with the 9mm M&P. Mentioned that the "sears are breaking at 1500 rounds" which is why everyone installs appex kits. I took it with a grain of salt this guy believes that there is only one polymer pistol in the world that you should trust your life to. I know he is biased and its hard to argue due to some of the round counts he has through some of his guns. I just wonder if anyone has had any problems with their 9mm M&P's. I know with S&W's customer service that any issue would be repaired I just dont want to risk it happening when I need it.
  2. pingpingping

    pingpingping New Member

    Feb 16, 2008
    Waldron, MO
    That guy is drinking kool-aid. You are good to go, my friend.
  3. Rich_S

    Rich_S New Member

    Feb 13, 2012
    I have about 3500-4000 rounds through my M&P9c without one single issue. This guy is full of bull.
  4. Mike1234567

    Mike1234567 member

    Jul 6, 2010
    Alamo City
    A very quick/shallow google search found nothing for "M&P9c sear break" (without the "quotes"). I think you're okay and, maybe, your friend should avoid passing bad info.:)

    I suspect your buddy secretly has M&P envy.:D
  5. jon_in_wv

    jon_in_wv Senior Member

    Jul 8, 2006
    Your friend is full of crap. The reason people replace the sear is they like don't like the factory trigger. My personal M&P 9C had about 8000 rounds downrange before the recoil spring and mag release springs started to get a little soft. S&W replaced both. I also installed a heavier trigger return spring and a Apex RAM. I've have one FTF in the first couple mags but it has been very reliable otherwise. I'm sure I'm knocking on around 10,000 rounds now. I quit keeping track.
    Come to think of it I haven't even replaced the mag springs. I should do that.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2012
  6. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Dec 27, 2002
    northern california
    It does sound like your friend had partaken heavily of the kool-aid.

    While the early M&Ps did have problems with things like their strikers and backstraps, these have been addressed. Even their less than optimal striker block and trigger action in general seem to be getting better...I do credit Apex Tactical parts for influencing this.

    Most folks add Apex Tactical parts to optimize the trigger function. The result of installation is a very consistent improvement over the factory variances.

    Be aware that the M&P design was optimized around the .40 S&W cartridge. Folks shooting the M&P9 in competition have discovered extractor problems under heavy use...Apex Tactical offers an optimized 9mm extractor to address this. They also have a redesigned 9mm Bar-Sto barrel in the works for folks who need that level of accuracy
  7. HarcyPervin

    HarcyPervin Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    don't listen to the glock fanboys, your m&p is a better gun.... (i'm assuming that is what he was suggesting...)

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