M&P9 Torture Test to Continue

15-Oct-08 – 00:27 by ToddG

As promised on Monday, there is exciting news to announce regarding the Smith & Wesson pistol-training.com M&P Torture Test.

The test isn’t over yet.

pistol-training.com and Smith & Wesson have agreed to continue their partnership and the test through SHOT Show 2009, which begins on 15-January in Orlando, Florida. To get the test started, Smith’s Pistol Product Manager, Joe Bergeron, fired round #50,001 during my trip up to the S&W factory and their Shooting Sports Center. (pictured right)

We don’t know how many rounds we’ll go, but our goal is to keep the pace we’ve maintained over the past six months. 

If you’re going to be at the SHOT Show, you’ll be able to see the test pistol at Smith & Wesson’s booth, where it will be on display throughout the show. 

And what happens after SHOT? Well, we’ve got that worked out already, too. But that announcement will be made at SHOT Show. We hope to see you there!

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 14 Responses to “M&P9 Torture Test to Continue”

  2. ~75,000 rounds by SHOT should be no problem at your current pace.

    If you pull 1300-round range sessions 3x/week between now and SHOT you can hit ~100,000 rounds :)

    At any rate, I plan to keep my IR thermometer in my range bag – I want to know how hot that puppy gets!

    By lindertw on Oct 15, 2008

  3. Cool idea!

    By JoeB on Oct 15, 2008

  4. lindertw — That would be a very neat thing to try. We can try to dump a few hundred rounds through the gun quickly and then take temp readings of the chamber and the takedown lever.

    By ToddG on Oct 15, 2008

  5. I’m sure we could help you put some rounds downrange to hit 75,000….both in Ohio next month and perhaps some other times at the NRA range in NoVa.

    By John_Wayne777 on Oct 15, 2008

  6. That’s a lot of lead.

    By Bill Riehl on Oct 15, 2008

  7. Thanks for continuing to shoot the M&P9. I hope we can find out what it really takes to shoot this pistol to death. A good testimony for the strength of polymer pistols in general, and S&W M&P’s in particular.

    By Steve on Oct 15, 2008

  8. Yeah, break 100k so I can stop hearing about Chuck Taylors Glock 17. :)

    By Zaakir on Oct 15, 2008

  9. JW777 — Anyone who wants to put some rounds downrange is welcome to do so, it’s just a matter of being where the gun is at the right time.

    Bill — By my count, around 850# of lead so far.

    By ToddG on Oct 16, 2008

  10. I just purchased a Julie G edition for my wife and after shooting it, I purchased the standard for myself as I was very pleased with the shootability. But I had a concern and was looking for some advice. Between the two weapons (4 mags) 2 of the mags are having problems. As the fired brass ejects it is catching the front brass rim of the next round. Maybe once per 10 rds, loading the mags with no more than 10 rds. Tapping the mags to ensure the rounds are to the backs helps some but I have never had to do that with my Sig 226 or Magnum Research 40. Thanks for your input.

    By basshusker on Oct 17, 2008

  11. Sorry, forgot to mention, same occurence with 115g Whitebox, CCI Blazer, and Federal. 124g seems to occur less.

    By basshusker on Oct 17, 2008

  12. basshusker — I’ll be seeing Julie tomorrow and will be sure to tell her that her JG gun not only landed in your wife’s hands, but inspired you to buy a second M&P.

    As for the malf you’re experiencing, is the spent case getting caught in the ejection port, getting stuck in the chamber, coming part way out of the chamber and then getting stuck with the slide partially open, or ???

    You may also want to hit The mp-pistol.com forum or the M4Carbine.net Handguns section to discuss the details of your problem and get advice from a variety of experienced folks.

    By ToddG on Oct 17, 2008

  13. The rear edge of the brass the was just expended is catching the front rim of the brass (not the bullet) coming out of the mag. I stripped both down and lightly oiled every traveling piece. It appeared that the rails on both were a little dry out of the box. This seemed to resolve any issues as we fired around 600 rounds of CCI, Remington, and Winchester white box total through each weapon with with it only happening with one magazine which I had previously marked. Called S&W and they are emailing me a mailing label and have a replacement mag on the way.

    How heavily do you oil yours? My email is jjkuchar@gmail if you have any comments. Thanks amigo.

    By basshusker on Oct 19, 2008

  14. It’s always a good idea to clean & lube a pistol before shooting it for the first time. Sounds like this was the main culprit.

    I follow the recommended lubrication procedure in the M&P manual, and then put a small drop of oil anywhere else that I see shine/wear.

    By ToddG on Oct 20, 2008

  15. The M&P is typically dry out of the box. I work at a gun store and have had similar issues with customer’s M&Ps. Now, I oil any guns before they hit the range first.

    By Phil on Oct 27, 2008

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