M&P 40 Compact

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    M&P 40 Compact

    Just purchased a M&P 40 Compact & plan on taking it out to the range this weekend. Do I need to oil or lube it before I put some ammo down the pipe?

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    You "should" strip it down and run a rag down the barrel, wipe it down,(basically clean the gun), then go shoot it.
    My lacksadaisical brother did not, proir to shooting his M&P9c and it ran fine, but I scolded(called him a ninny) after I found out.
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    I would always clean and lightly lube a gun I just bought, new or used, just to be sure. It is a good idea to field strip it and look at all of the parts to make sure all is well with it, just so that you have a point of reference should something not look right sometime after shooting (whether it be the first time or subsequent times). But that's me.
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    Yes, you need to clean and oil a new gun before shooting.
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    Page 31 of my M&P Safety and Instruction Manual says: "Before using your firearm for the first time, it should be
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    yup. field strip. light oil. re-assemble. have fun and always be safe.

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    Just saw them for sale online for $399 free shipping. That's a darn good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchsox View Post
    Just saw them for sale online for $399 free shipping. That's a darn good price.
    Not to hijack, but do you think the sale has anything to do with S&W getting ready to ship the rest of the M&P line with the upgraded Shield trigger?

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    Yep clean her and lube up then shoot the snot out of it.
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    Just traded a Glock 23 for this one:

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    Quote Originally Posted by accessbob View Post
    Just traded a Glock 23 for this one:

    Haven't seen one with the white lettering, looks nice. Do you like having the thumb safety on it?

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    what do you use for the white lettering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasKA View Post
    what do you use for the white lettering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasKA View Post
    what do you use for the white lettering?
    White fingernail polish.

    1. Wipe it down with Isopropyl Alcohol.
    2. Liberally apply the fingernail polish so the engraved part is basically a glob.
    3. Almost immediately take something an old credit card and scrape it across the glob.
    4. Take a paper towel and moisten it with NON-ACETONE fingernail polish remover and lightly rub over the area, cleaning off the excess polish but being careful to not push to firmly so you don't remove what you just applied.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johns381 View Post
    Do you like having the thumb safety on it?
    Because my hands are small, it won't be in the way and I just need to have practice in sweeping it when drawing. I would prefer one without but to me the Glock vs. M&P was so stacked to the M&P side that I took the trade I could get.
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