Help! Got my M&P today, have a question!

Help! Got my M&P today, have a question!

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    Help! Got my M&P today, have a question!

    Got my M&P 45 full size today, and the slide release is really hard to press down! Like...REALLY hard, almost have to use two hands.

    Is this common with a brand new pistol? Or is something wrong??


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    It is fairly common, but irrelevant.

    The proper method to release the slide is to grasp it, pull it to the rear and release it. Forget the slide stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattInFla View Post
    It is fairly common, but irrelevant.

    The proper method to release the slide is to grasp it, pull it to the rear and release it. Forget the slide stop.
    Yes.. This is how I was taught to do it also.

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    The slide release will loosen up with use.
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    Ok thanks guys! I know the proper use is to pull the slide back and release, but I just wanted to make sure all parts of the gun were functional!

    Also, I noticed when the slide is locked back, it almost looks as if the end of the barrel slopes upward a bit...Im assuming this is normal too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadEye09 View Post
    Ok thanks guys! I know the proper use is to pull the slide back and release, but I just wanted to make sure all parts of the gun were functional!

    Also, I noticed when the slide is locked back, it almost looks as if the end of the barrel slopes upward a bit...Im assuming this is normal too?
    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadEye09 View Post
    Ok thanks guys! I know the proper use is to pull the slide back and release, but I just wanted to make sure all parts of the gun were functional!

    Also, I noticed when the slide is locked back, it almost looks as if the end of the barrel slopes upward a bit...Im assuming this is normal too?
    Normal. As the barrel moves back with the slide, the lug under the barrel engages the block in the frame and pulls the rear of the barrel downward. This unlocks the barrel from the slide and allows the slide to continue to travel to the rest by itself.

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    You can use the slide stop or slingshot it. Either method is just fine. Your slide stop will loosen with time. Mine was tight when it was new.

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    Excellent....yall are tons of help!

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    The barrel tilt aids in easy feeding of the next round.
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    congrats on the new M&P,you've got a fine pistol..
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    As most have said its pretty common with most semi autos, not just your M&P, your going to start noticing it more now.

    Have fun with the new blaster!

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    you should try the same thing with a new Kahr. Ain't happening out of the box.
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    My m&p40 with 5xxx rds still the same way. I don't use it so I don't care.

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    The "Slid Stop" on the 5 M&P's we have were extremely stiff. Here's what I did to remedy ours:

    I lubed the notch in the slide where the slide stop comes into contact with it and then repeatedly released the slide with it. After numerous releases I am now able to operate it easily with my thumb. I did put on a pair of gloves to protect my thumb while doing this. I did this to all 5 of the M&P's my family has. All of them can be released by thumb now if the need should arise.

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