After shooting at the range today while cleaning my pistol, I noticed a problem. The slide release button on the right hand side broke off the lever. I saw something out of the corner of my eye while shooting but I dismissed it as the shell casing or some flecks of unburnt powder. I called S&W and they are sending me a label to send it to them. I'm pretty easy on the pistol, it sits in a safe or goes to the range. I clean it after every use. I don't carry it daily or keep it in a holster. This is the second problem I've had with this pistol. I also had the mag release problem. A new mag release was sent to me by S&W and that seems to be taken care of. I have only had this pistol since the beginning of August last summer. I'm starting to loose faith in this pistol's reliabiltiy. Am I being paranoid or is 2 pretty serious problems in 7 months crazy? I'm considerin g selling it after S&W returns it after fixing it.
Sorry to hear about your problems. I have a full size M&P9 that I have had for about a year. I have 2500 rounds through it without any problems whatsoever. This gun has been perfect. I was not to wild about the trigger when I first bought it but after about 600 rounds it broke in nicely. I couldn't ask for anything better. The opinions of others sometimes should be taken with a grain of salt, any gun could have problems. Smith and Wesson has one of the best Customer Service.
If you don't trust it, or aren't comfortable with it then get rid of it. Buy something that will/may be more reliable and that you feel for comfortable with. Just my .02
Sorry to hear about the problems. I too have a M&P 9 full size, and it has been flawless so far for the first 650 rounds. Maybe you just happened to get a lemon? Unfortunately, this is possible with any item from any manufacturer, no matter what their reputation. I hope they fix it fast for you and that it's the last of your issues.
I have a compact 9mm M&P. The only problems we've had with it are the slide has locked back a couple of times with a round left in the mag. And is it just me or does this gun get dirtier than others for some reason? I can shoot 50 out of the M&P and it will look worse than my XD after 500! I was real impressed with the M&P when I first saw it and it's fun to shoot. I guess I'm just not as impressed as I was before I bought it.
It took 6 days after talking to S&W to get the return stamp. I sent it overnight that day and they received the next morning. I went to a range that rents guns and shot an XD and a Glock. I shot better with both of them then I do with my M&P. I especially liked the glock and its short trigger. I'm not saying M&P's are bad or S&W is bad. I have a 686 and love it. The M&P just isn't for me.
Return Stamp? Will you please elaborate? Are you having warranty work done?
Ive never shot well with a Glock. I shot just fine with the M&P but I don't like it for other reasons. It's my wifes gun and I'm glad she doesn't like it either. Next week we will be trading it for an XD9SC.
Yes it is getting warranty work done. Check the first post. They sent me a shipping label with their address and pre pid postage with UPS to send it back.
I have the M&P 40 and the M&P 40 cmpact. I have shot about 900 rounds through each gun with out any problems. Each gun has fuctioned as advertised. I believe you just may have gotten a lemon. Your problem isn't a common issue among other M&P gun owners that I talk to at the gun range.
Sorry to hear about the M&P, but enjoy the XD. Both of mine are flawless, save for a few locked back slides with a round left in my XD45, just like your M&P. I think it has as much to do with technique as the gun. Sometimes I sneak my support hand thumb up close to the slide lock, and bump it. I changed my grip a bit, and got better groups, and no more issues.
That said, my XD9SC has been absolutely 100% from day one.
The locked slide may well have been b/c of my grip, nevertheless I don't think trading it in for another XD will be a mistake. In case some of you aren't already aware, I LOVE my XD, and I haven't read or heard anyone say a negative word about the 9SC. The M&P's are a fine gun I just like the XDs more. I will say this.. the M&P has one heck of an ejector pin. I would be surprised to see one of those break.