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    Hello from Oregon!

    Hi all,

    I just purchased a a new Smith&Wesson M&P 9 yesterday, took it out, shot it and almost fell head over heels for this gun. It shoots incredibly well as far as shot placement goes (and my handgund skills are nothing to write home about, that's why I bought it, for practice). It does however, eject the shells back in my face, and has the occasional misfeed. In any case, I "googled" the ejection problem and your forum came up. I found what appear to be some great suggestions for solving the problem, so thanks for that! I really like the gun, and will be much happier if it is a problem I can fix (shooter's fault) as opposed to having to send it in (gun's fault). Sounds positive, ran about a 150 rounds through it this weekend, a total blast!!!

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    Welcome. What County Sheriff in OR will you have to go through for you CCW? I found it varies a lot in OR?
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    Welcome from Alabama! I have an M&P 9 also, and love it.
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    Welcome from the deep south (Gulf Coast, Mississippi). I think you'll like that little pistol. Some pistols are finicky about their diet, so buy different brands, try them in a clean gun, and see what works best. One of the primary causes I've seen from autoloaders, particularly with novice shooters, is the tendency to not provide a strong base for the pistol to push back on. I tell my new shooters to "be a rock" behind the pistol, to avoid limp wristing it. If you don't provide a good support for that weapon to push back against, you will have malfunctions from time to time. Enjoy it, and be safe.

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    Thanks all! I do really like the gun, I'll try different ammo and grip, etc to see what I can do. It puts the bullet where I tell it, I like that. As for carry here, I need to research a little more. As far as I know, it's a state permit, one or two day class. It's all about the legal aspect of if, less on the "how to." I grew up shooting all sorts of guns, but for a long time have been a big fan of shotguns and rifles. I just bought this pistol to sharpen up a little on the handgun skills. I have a little ways to go for the handling of the thing. It's one thing to pop off a few rounds in a controlled environment, quite another to pack a loaded gun, I reckon. I'll figure that part out then get the ccw, or get it and pack later. My favorite thing about shooting is looking at the progress over time, getting the little holes in the target closer to the middle, and to each other over time. I'm glad to find a site like this, for any number of reasons!

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