M&P owners - take down lever trouble?

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    M&P owners - take down lever trouble?

    So pretty much everytime I go to take my M&P apart I have a little trouble. After I lock the slide back, I flip the take down lever down and it always pops back up on it own!?! I usually have to hold it down and akwardly release the slide. This shouldn't be like this right? I thought it should stay down. Anyone else have this problem? Its just pretty annoying really, just seems it should stay down.
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    Mine stays down.

    I would call S&W customer service.
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    I have the full size M&P 40 and have noticed this on occasion. Not a real problem for me but as you say, a bit annoying.
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    It should stay down, I think some of them have a little casting burr that prevents it from staying down, and I think I've also read reports that pushing the guide rod up or down while the slide is locked back helps the situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fastk9dad View Post
    It should stay down, I think some of them have a little casting burr that prevents it from staying down, and I think I've also read reports that pushing the guide rod up or down while the slide is locked back helps the situation.
    Ya, I've tried that. It works but I still have to hold the guide rod down too while releasing the slide. Seems I'm not the only one. Maybe I should just call S&W. Really would rather not have to send it in for somethin silly like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miller_man View Post
    Ya, I've tried that. It works but I still have to hold the guide rod down too while releasing the slide. Seems I'm not the only one. Maybe I should just call S&W. Really would rather not have to send it in for somethin silly like that.
    I would recommend calling S&W. Their customer service is fantastic. You paid for a handgun with a lifetime warranty (assuming you're the original owner), avail yourself of said warranty if you need to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miller_man View Post
    Ya, I've tried that. It works but I still have to hold the guide rod down too while releasing the slide. Seems I'm not the only one. Maybe I should just call S&W. Really would rather not have to send it in for somethin silly like that.
    Take out he take down lever and see if it has a casting burr. Many people have just taken a file to it to get rid of the burr. I think there was a thread on this on the S&W forums.

    If you call S&W you don't have to send it in, you can just ask them to send you a new take down lever first to see if that cures the problem.
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    Had the same problem with mine. It is a burr on the take down lever as others have suggested. Here is a video on how to fix it. Worked for me.

    Smith & Wesson M&P 9c Takedown Lever Fix - YouTube
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    Mine does the same occasionally, I just hold it down. Easy to fix, just not worth my time to do it as it's not really a problem.
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    My 9 does it. My 357 does not. I just haven't gotten around to fixing it. It is a pain, but sending it in and doing without it would be a bigger pain.

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    It will go away with wear. Until then,just hold down the lever with your right thumb and then disassemble.It's not even worth talking about.
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    Is this problem only showing up in newer production guns?
    Mine are at least 4yrs old (9c & 45fs) and don't have this issue.
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    My m&p9c does the same thing. Yes its annoying but im used to it. Learned to take it down that way. Doesnt effect the gun tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    My 9 does it. My 357 does not. I just haven't gotten around to fixing it. It is a pain, but sending it in and doing without it would be a bigger pain.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fish View Post
    It will go away with wear. Until then,just hold down the lever with your right thumb and then disassemble.It's not even worth talking about.
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    Mine does the same occasionally, I just hold it down. Easy to fix, just not worth my time to do it as it's not really a problem.

    ^^^^^YEP^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is where were at.
    Hold it down until the slide is past and you'll be fine.
    I would not send something in for a minor thing like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoleShtr View Post
    Had the same problem with mine. It is a burr on the take down lever as others have suggested. Here is a video on how to fix it. Worked for me.

    Smith & Wesson M&P 9c Takedown Lever Fix - YouTube
    Thanks for the link, I'll check it out. Seems like a nice, easy fix.
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