New Gun Any Good ?

New Gun Any Good ?

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    New Gun Any Good ?

    Well I bought a new gun for armed guard job .
    Its a SMITH A WESSON MP 9mm paid 400$
    1. is this gun realible
    2. accurate
    3. long lasting
    any info would be appreciated , I would of gotten a 1911 9mm
    but they are more $$ than I wanted to spend . thanks


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    M&P? They have an excellent reputation, and Smith usually builds a respectable weapon.

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    yes I belive that was the model (hair dryer) gun

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    I own one in .40 and like it very much.
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    I recommend you join MP-Pistol.com. You will get a lot of useful information about your concerns. The DC forum and the M&P forum are my two favorites of the four gun related forums I frequent.
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    Every gun is different; if you are going to bet your life on it, I would test it at the range first, then take it to an IDPA match or something similar to test it in real world conditions. Only then would I trust it....
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    You could pick any two absolutely identical firearms and one could function reliably and one could be a dog.
    One firearm could have a function problem and the other identical one may not.

    So...you do need to shoot the firearm that you purchased enough for you to trust it and develop a lot of confidence in it.
    And then you need to maintain it.
    Keep it clean. Keep the rails lubricated.
    Take good care of your magazines.
    And it will serve you well.

    One suggestion:

    When you are breaking in your firearm if you have any function related problems while shooting - put a mark on that magazine.
    If the same magazine is in your firearm when you have numerous function related failures then scrap that bum magazine or make sure that you never carry that mag on the job.

    You should have at least 5 extra magazines for your firearm.
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    I was planning on having aleast a couple more mags .
    Iwas planning on runing aleast 400 rounds is that going to be enuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENZIN View Post
    I was planning on having aleast a couple more mags .
    Iwas planning on runing aleast 400 rounds is that going to be enuff?
    It depends on how those 400 go. I don't believe in carrying a gun that has any failures. If you have a few during the first few hundred, no big deal...if you continue to have 1 every 30 or 40 or 50 rounds, then it is.

    If you have to trust your life to a weapon, you need to know that it is trustworthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BENZIN View Post
    1. is this gun realible
    2. accurate
    3. long lasting
    With all due respect, are these not questions you needed to ask before purchasing the gun? That said, the gun does have a pretty good reputation so far. I hope you enjoy yours.
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    It should be a decent gun for your intended purpose. As the others have stated above, once you get it, then you'll need to break it in and be sure it is reliable and you are too when handling it.

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    The general rule of thumb is a 200 round break in period. Get some bargain table factory ammo and lube your pistol up and go shoot. Note any magazine that gives you trouble like QKShooter said to do. Then run a box of your favorite carry load through and you should be all set to go, providing your carry load functioned without a hitch.
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    clean it, oil it, shoot it...repeat...
    until you are comfortable with the firearm, and confident with it.
    then find some good SD ammo and refer to line 1.
    after that, it is ready to carry....
    purchase extra mags, and keep practicing...
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    Very good and reliable gun. I like my 40 compact a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnisaly View Post
    With all due respect, are these not questions you needed to ask before purchasing the gun? That said, the gun does have a pretty good reputation so far. I hope you enjoy yours.
    Kinda what I was thinking. At this point you already own the gun. What if all comments were negative?

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