M&P Mag Sleeves (picture intensive)

M&P Mag Sleeves (picture intensive)

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    Thumbs up M&P Mag Sleeves (picture intensive)

    Last night I spent some quality range time with my M&P9 fullsize and M&P9 compact. The more I shoot them, the more I love them. Sometimes I wish the M&P had the track record like Glock has, but you have to start somewhere.

    The reason for this thread is to plug the mag sleeves Rich (luvmy40) has been making. He is on his 3rd generation/version of model and has been doing all the kydex work himself. After finally receiving my fullsize mags that were on back order, I gave the mag sleeves a try.

    What can I say... I LOVE them! Rich did a real nice job. The texture, fit, and finish are superb for a garage/basement run operation. They work on the 9mm, .40, and .357 fullsize mags. Rich is making them for $9.00 each, including postage (at the time of this posting). I think this is more than reasonable, especially considering how useful and effective they are. On top of that, Rich is a great guy!

    Now for some pictures...

    Mag Sleeves


    Top View


    Side View


    Compact (flat-bottom) & Fullsize w/Sleeve


    M&Pc w/Sleeve & M&P Fullsize


    Grip on Flat Compact Mag


    Grip on Fullsize Mag w/Sleeve


    If anyone would like high-res pictures, let me know.

    Rich (luvmy40) can be found lurking around DefensiveCarry and MP-Pistol Forum. He's been a little busy trying to fill everyone's order, but if you are interested let him know, and please mention my name Samuel (eagle5).

    Overall: x2!!

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    Those look VERY well made!! Glad you got the chance to wring those guns out some more and you're still pleased with 'em.

    Could be Rich has a nice niche market for those.
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    look very well made carry the shorty in the gun with the fullsize for reloads

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Those look VERY well made!!
    They are well made. I honestly didn't know what to expect. I really think they were worth it, and are one of the best purchases I made for the M&P9c along with good defensive ammo and holsters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    carry the shorty in the gun with the fullsize for reloads
    That is what I intend to do. Only thing I am unsure of is whether or not mag holders will be able to accommodate the sleeves.

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    Someone has some very good 'basement skills'...

    Looks very well made...thanks for the pics...

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    Looks like a grade a job on the sleeves. I checked out the M&P 9 (F&C) a few months ago, very nice guns. I wouldn't worry about the brief track record, they'll get there soon enough and could likely take a sizeable chunk of Glock's customer base. If I didn't already have the G19 nearly paid for and leather on order for it I'd be thinking long and hard about the compact 9.
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    Very nice. Is the kydex seamed together somewhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocky View Post
    Very nice. Is the kydex seamed together somewhere?
    Yes sir it is. Here are some pics...

    Outside Seam


    Inside Seam

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5
    ...The more I shoot them, the more I love them...
    I have to concur. They are a great shootin' gun and they've got that low bore which minimizes muzzle flip.

    Other than what I believe was a piece of debris from the factory assembly that caused a single issue that cleared itself, I now have about 2000 rounds through mine and have had no other problems of any kind - well other than the set back and that's not a shooting problem.
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    Tangle, have you done any work on the trigger? The trigger took some getting used to, especially after coming from the 1911 and XD. I have been considering getting a trigger job done.

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    I've built about 8 1911s from scratch, done extreme trigger jobs on Glocks, and 'safe' trigger work on Sigs and Beretta 92s. So you can just imagine how tempting it is to do some trigger work on my M&P. But so far I've resisted. I had Springfield do a carry trigger job on one of my XDs and I thought it was just too soft.

    Unfortunately you are comparing one of the best triggers (SA 1911) to a service grade trigger. A Glock, M&P, or XD will never equal a 1911 trigger because the 1911 sear and hammer components are in the frame. In the striker fired guns, half of the sear is in the slide and the mating surface is in the frame. That means, due to slide/frame fit and play, there has to be enough sear overlap to ensure slide movement won't cause a sear to release. Hence when you pull the trigger on one of these guns, you feel that long drag between the sears.

    The trigger can be lightened by adjusting springs, and the lightening will reduce the felt trigger drag but it won't decrease the distance the sear has to move to break a shot. Plus, I bet there are a bunch of Glocks around that have reduced power striker springs and the trigger bar no longer engages the firing pin block correctly.

    I personally don't have a problem with the M&P trigger - it's one of the better striker fired triggers. And, it'll probably smooth up a bit with use as it wears in a bit.
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    Trigger Job

    Tangle & Eagle5,
    I'm sure you both have seen the trigger job step-by-step that Dan Burwell has posted several times.
    I used this this procedure on my 40c and can't say enough about it!
    Very simple and highly effective.
    Virtually eliminated over travel (I like a little), Got rid of the double reset and brought my trigger pull down to about 4.5# without removing any material from the seer/striker contact point.
    This pistol will never have a crisp 1911 trigger but it is very nice after a little work.
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    I'm actually pretty happy with my M&P trigger. This is a carry gun and I have never heard of one SD shooting court case that was complicated by leaving the trigger stock.

    And the M&P isn't that bad, well at least it doesn't seem that bad to me.
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    You guys are lucky to have the full metal mags, the 10rd (all we are allowed) metal/plastic M&P mags have a habit of breaking, will have to try to find some pinned all metal ones when I get my M&P.

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