MP loose rattling slide?

MP loose rattling slide?

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    MP loose rattling slide?

    I checked out an MP the other day at the range,a rental to see if I would like it for a future purchase,Is it common for these to have such loose slides that rattle,it was worse then the old 1911's ever thought of being!I wasn't impressed!I'm sure it was beat to heck but it worried me whether it could take punishment or not this pistol looked in poor health,wasn't as accurate as any of my pistols and like I said rattled like it was about to fall apart.


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    Definitely not the norm. I have two, one a long slide I bought used (well used I might add) and the other a FS .45. Both lock up tight. I am sure the range pistol is pretty used and abused, might even have some frame rail damage. Both of mine have slight movement if I grip hard and try to move it from side to side, but no rattle.
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    Well, if you are deliberately shaking the gun from side to side vigorously, yes, it will indeed rattle. Both of my MP pistols will rattle quite a bit if shook that way.

    But it has no deterimental effect on the handgun at all. It is just a bit startling, that is all. I can shake my Glock, or either of my SIG's like that, and they don't make a sound.

    However, if I shake either of my new Walther PPS pistols, they will rattle in a very similar manner. I think that this is just the way that more modern guns are being designed these days.

    My favorite pistols are my S&W M&P's and my Walther PPS's. Yet, they are my only handguns that will rattle if shook hard.

    So don't worry at all. This is a sign of progress, and more modern technology at work.

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    Say What?!?!?! A range rental gun that rattles? Say it's not true!!!!

    If someone posted a thread about a range rental Glock falling apart, would we then assume that Glocks can't hold up to any amount of punishment.

    You may want to do a little more research into the M&P line of pistols. One thing you would learn is that unlike pistols, the four frame rails can be easily replaced and the pistol would be about as tight as new.
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    Who knows how many rds that gun has put down range. All guns loosen with use. Check out a new one at a store to see what they're really like. I remember my GI 1911 rattled like crazy, but it was left over from WWII.
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    I have three mags, two 12 rounds and a 10'er for a 9c. One of the 12's rattles when I have 12 rounds in it, has from day one. The rattle sounds and looks like it's around #6. If I take one round out, the rattle stops. I use it at the range and never have any problems with it. Just rattles abit.

    Really missed the boat on this one. Wrong rattle......

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    Quote Originally Posted by gglass View Post
    ... the four frame rails can be easily replaced and the pistol would be about as tight as new.
    Armourers chime in but there is no less stainless steel on an M&P than on a Glock. I believe that the M&P is more SS-reinforced. The four rails on the chassis are SS. Maybe it's true of the Glock?
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    Mine rattles if i Shake it hard... but it is tight as ever. its' got 2000+rounds through it.
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    Armourers chime in but there is no less stainless steel on an M&P than on a Glock. I believe that the M&P is more SS-reinforced. The four rails on the chassis are SS. Maybe it's true of the Glock?

    True for Glocks? No, the rails are not replaceable. If a rail were to wear prematurely or break, the entire frame would have to be replaced.

    Rail issues have been a problem for Glock in recent years with a few government agencies... Story here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSCPLer View Post
    I have three mags, two 12 rounds and a 10'er for a 9c. One of the 12's rattles when I have 12 rounds in it, has from day one. The rattle sounds and looks like it's around #6. If I take one round out, the rattle stops. I use it at the range and never have any problems with it. Just rattles abit.

    Really missed the boat on this one. Wrong rattle......


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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    ^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^


    is what came to my mind.


    Are you sure its not your mags???
    this is a great point... My mags rattle if i shake them hard..
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    No, that is not it. The M&P's will still rattle a little, even if one removes the mag from the handgun.

    You really have to shake it violently, though, to hear anything.

    Perhaps this range gun ECHOONE tried has issues. With the popularity of the M&P, a range gun could conceivable have a lot of rounds through it.

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    I actually noticed this with the M&P45c I fondled at the store yesterday. I found it a bit strange but when I shook it, it did rattle a bit. I didn't shake it violently but I didn't exactly shake it lightly either. I only handled one so I couldn't tell if it was just a issue with the one I was handling or a issue inherent in the line. When I go back to buy my .45c I'll check a few to see if they all rattle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I actually noticed this with the M&P45c I fondled at the store yesterday. I found it a bit strange but when I shook it, it did rattle a bit. I didn't shake it violently but I didn't exactly shake it lightly either. I only handled one so I couldn't tell if it was just a issue with the one I was handling or a issue inherent in the line. When I go back to buy my .45c I'll check a few to see if they all rattle.
    I will do a shake test for you guys when I get back and see how mine are. I never paid much attention, my are just flat our boring and go bang every time.
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    Just for GPs I shook my G30 and it rattled too. But then I realized it was the cartridges in the mag. I quess it won't be a problem unless I'm doing the salsa.
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