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Smith-Wesson M&P Wrong Magazines

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Barr, Dec 3, 2015.

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  1. Barr

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    Has anyone ever bought an M&P pistol and received the wrong caliber set of magazines?
     
  2. 1KPerDay

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    I'm guessing you have... :)
     
  3. Sunray

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    Difference between one cartridge and another is the follower and the width the lips are. Assuming you bought the thing new, you have a warrantee. Mags don't have a calibre.
     
  4. Barr

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    .45 vs a std 9mm or .40 is different in the length front to back of the magazine. 9mm mags will fall out of a .45 and a .45 mag will not fit in a 9mm for instance.
     
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    I hardly think a snide comment on semantics is helpful. Mags are most certainly cartridge specific, and I believe he clearly got his point across. Also, you spelled caliber wrong. ;)
     
  6. Barr

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    Smith & Wesson will make their warranty good, I am curious if I am the only one that has been affected by a situation like this. It just struck me as very uncommon. I always check over every aspect of a used gun but took it for granted this once that on a new pistol not to check the magazines for caliber.
     
  7. climbnjump

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    Actually yes, that did happen to me back in 2008. It was a 9mm kit including the holster, mag holder, pistol and 2 additional mags. The mag that was in the pistol was a 9mm mag and the other 2 were for .40 S&W.

    I didn't notice the 2 spares were wrong until I got home, but took everything back to the store hoping they'd replace the 2 "bad" mags, but they didn't have any 9mm mags to give me.

    So I called Smith & Wesson and explained. Although only 2 were wrong, they sent me 3 correct ones and told me to keep the .40's. I eventually bought an M&P in .357 Sig, so the "bad" ones have been used in it.
     
  8. JTQ

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    OK, my interest has been piqued. Three posts in, and I still don't know what you have.

    What caliber of M&P did you buy? For what caliber were the mags? Were all the mags for the wrong caliber?
     
  9. Barr

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    Bought a .45 and got two 9mm magazines.
     
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    I once looked at a .40 S&W Glock 22, used that had mags marked for .357 Sig.




    :)
     
  11. Barr

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    The nice thing is the 357 sig is based on the 40 Smith and Wesson cartridge.
     
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    I saw that happen to a Kahr buyer one time. He bought a PM-9 and it came with PM-40 magazines. OOPS! That isn't as big of a deal as a revolver in .44 magnum being shipped with a .357 barrel! :what:
     
  13. Barr

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    After a few mis-steps S&W shipped 4 of the correct magazines. All in all a good warranty experience.
     
  14. 1KPerDay

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    Thanks for the update.
     
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    My M&P9c came with two small backstraps and one large.
     
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    Not magazine related, but I bought a M&P Pro 9mm the other day, and the front tritium sight doesn't glow. :( The rear sight dots do glow though...

    Looks like I'll take it back to the dealer's gunsmith and see if there's anything they can do. I called S&W, and they're closed until January 4th. We'll see what happens.

    Oh, but the trigger feels great though. I can't wait to take it to the range. :)
     
  17. Barr

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    It is remarkable that Smith & Wesson ships thousands of pistols every year and has a low incident rate of accessory mismatch. I am glad we still have another good American gun company making good products.
     
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