This is a discussion on M&P Frame Blems within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have noticed this on quite a few of the new style frames that have the thumb safety plugs...
I have noticed this on quite a few of the new style frames that have the thumb safety plugs
Probably has to do with the factory trying to keep up with overwhelming demand and the usual resultant dip in QA.
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^^^ Yep, production sped up to meet demand, something has to give. ^^^
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The top picture is a common defect in plastic parts. It is a burn mark caused by improper mold venting or processing issues.
Still one of the best guns available though.
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send those to S&W and ask "whats up?"
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It's a polymer gun. They're not supposed to be pretty.....