Post By OldVet
January 8th, 2013 03:53 PM
Well, well, well - I bought an M&P9 VTAC and the trigger is 2 lbs too heavy, but...
Just before Thanksgiving, I saw the dark earth - don't know why they call it that - it's really light earth, M&P9 fs with the VTAC package. I'm so tired of black guns - there's nothing wrong with black, I'm just a little bored with it, that's all.
I really liked this gun, so I dug into my gift Christmas gift fund and guess what! There was enough to swing the deal! And that's ok, it's a Christmas gift fund for me.
So I shoot the gun, really enjoy it, but the trigger.....Something is just not right here. But guess what! It has a fantastic reset! It even clicks out loud and the reset is even too! Of course you can't hear it when you're shooting it, but you can feel the tactile reset. I found it most gratifying to hear that click in dry fire.
So I measure the trigger pull and it's a whopping 8.5 lbs! It's supposed to be 6.5 lbs, or 6 lbs, I can't remember which now. Here's a S&W pic - it's just like mine and every bit as good of a pic as I could make:
So today I finally got around to calling S&W. The guy says, "Hmmm, that shouldn't be. I'll send you a shipping label and we can get it in here and see why the trigger is so heavy."
Well, of course, it would have been better if it was right to start with, but I must say S&W has excellent customer service, at least in my case they did.
And now the wait begins .
I'm too young to be this old!
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January 8th, 2013 05:41 PM
Congrats on the new gun. Hopefully they can get it fixed and returned in short order.
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January 8th, 2013 05:55 PM
Congrats on the new pistol . I considered a Vtac but couldn't justify the added expense at the time.
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January 8th, 2013 06:01 PM
I really want to try the M&P out and love the VTac model as well. I have heard the PVD finish on the slide is fragile. Keep me updated on this Tangle, I always like your in depth critique and methodical reviews.
January 8th, 2013 06:10 PM
Glad to hear S&W still thinks enough of their customers to behave responsibly. Sadly rare company policy these days. Keep us in the loop.
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January 8th, 2013 06:48 PM
January 8th, 2013 06:50 PM
Do I see an "evil black gun" loophole here?
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January 8th, 2013 09:58 PM
I think I saw the Military Arms Channel review on the VTac and he reported that the finish was wearing during draws on the first preliminary testing. I hope the finish is better on yours because it is a very attractive weapon. Both Kydex and leather rigs were used during the video.
January 8th, 2013 10:02 PM
You might be surprised at how soon you get your pistol back. I had to send my M&P back to the factory to correct issues with early unlocking a while back, and S&W had it back to me very quickly considering when I had sent it. I had it back about two weeks after dropping it off at my local FedEx. It had been in transit to the factory for the majority of those two weeks with the bit of delay due to how FedEx had routed it and Sandy tearing up the east coast at that time. Had it not been for that, I would've had it back much sooner, because the tracking timestamps show S&W shipping it back, repaired, about a day and a half after receiving it.
Originally Posted by Tangle
ETA: In addition to replacing the barrel, they had also tweaked the trigger and smoothed it out a bit. All in all, I have been very pleased with their customer service.
January 8th, 2013 10:50 PM
Had the VTAC model and liked it but decided it was a little too big, so I traded it for my XD9SC. The XD is much smaller, but very accurate and is the OD Green model. Guys at the range really liked it on my first trip with it and it has quickly become my favorite of all the guns I've had--- and I've had more than my share in the last 2 1/2 years! Good luck with the Smith; it's a neat gun.
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January 9th, 2013 12:52 AM
How do you like the sights? They look a little "busy" to me, as in a lot of things to line up.
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