M&P 9mm totally malfunctioned

M&P 9mm totally malfunctioned

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    M&P 9mm totally malfunctioned

    I was at an IDPA match yesterday. There was one participant who had an M&P 9mm and was going through his stage. I have never seen a gun malfunction so much. Stove top, failure to feed, would not go into battery and a few other things....and there was a maximum of 31 shots. Fortunately, he had enough ammo to clear everything and finish, but wow.

    Now in all fairness, his gun did not malfunction at all the rest of the match, but it was not a pretty sight when it did so many times in one stage.
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    Coulda been any one of a dozen or so reasons from crappy handloads to worn out springs. The M&P is rock solid, always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolck View Post
    Coulda been any one of a dozen or so reasons from crappy handloads to worn out springs. The M&P is rock solid, always.
    I agree. It was just that this poor guy was struggling so much. We all commiserated with him afterwards. He had no idea what the problem was at that stage. The gun was flawless the rest of the day.
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    If I had to guess, I'd say he changed ammo after that first stage.

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    Maybe he was distracted by the guy who was wearing clothes plucked from the hamper?
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    OMG!!! All M&P's must be crap! I'm getting rid of both of mine ASAP!!!

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    Its very possible that the stage required movement that was less than ergonomic. Meaning that at that particular stage he was limp wristing.

    I've seen it happen before.
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    Let's not forget the ever-present possibility of a over-confident, under-skilled, first-time, read-it-on-the-internet...GUN PLUMBER carving on his previously perfectly functional S&W M&P.
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    Saw that happen with a Glock at an IDPA match. Worn out spring. Guy replaced the spring and the gun ran fine.

    You could argue that worn out springs are more likely to happen to Glocks and M&Ps because they get shot so much. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilowatt3 View Post
    OMG!!! All M&P's must be crap! I'm getting rid of both of mine ASAP!!!
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    Are you sure it wasn't a Glock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Its very possible that the stage required movement that was less than ergonomic. Meaning that at that particular stage he was limp wristing.

    I've seen it happen before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    If I had to guess, I'd say he changed ammo after that first stage.

    Lousy ammo makes for a lousy day of shooting.
    This would be my bet. My M&P 9 has been 100% reliable with everything I've put in it, cast bullets, HP's, whatever. I saw malfunctions at one IDPA match that were definitely handload related. You could easily hear the differences between rounds even through hearing protection. During a match isn't the best time to experiment with new handloads, especially in the same magazine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    If I had to guess, I'd say he changed ammo after that first stage.

    Lousy ammo makes for a lousy day of shooting.
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    BTDT, myself, at my first IPSC match, years ago. Learned some excellent, fundamental things that day. It's lame to be limp, being one of them. A bad batch of ammo can ruin an otherwise great outing, is another. Ain't it the truth.

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    Everything I've ever feed it with that mag and the two that came with it breezed right through.
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    Both my M&Ps (40/40c) choked on Fiocchi ammo, mostly that it wouldn't feed and get hung up on the ramp, a tap to the back of the slide would bring it into battery but it was annoying having to do that every 2-3 rounds. They gobble up everything else w/o issue though.
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