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M&P Monday: Week 26

Monday, October 20th, 2008

53,227 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages As we proudly announced last week, the M&P test continues! In fact, this week was quite a busy one. I attended the outstanding Concealed & Off-Duty Pistol Class put on by David Pennington in South Hill, Virginia. As you can see if you follow the ...

M&P Monday: Week 25

Monday, October 13th, 2008

50,343 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages Bullet #50,000 recovered from M&P Torture Test On Friday 10-October 2008, Smith & Wesson's Senior Vice President Leland Nichols fired round #50,000 at the Smith & Wesson Academy (pictured left). If Leland looks like he knows what he's doing behind a pistol, that's because he ...

M&P Monday: Week 24

Monday, October 6th, 2008

47,618 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages We're fast approaching the end of the M&P 50,000 Round Torture Test, and it looks like we'll actually finish a little ahead of schedule. Nothing particularly exciting to report about this week, except that the ammo fairy dropped over 2,500 rounds of Speer 124gr ...

M&P Monday: Week 23

Monday, September 29th, 2008

45,164 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages Week 23 will have to be remembered as The Week Stuff Broke. I guess putting more than 3,500 rounds in a week through a gun that's been shot as much (and maintained as little) as the M&P Torture Test gun can do that. First, as you may have ...

M&P Monday: Week 22

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

41,659 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakage As promised, we had a special guest star fire round #40,000 through the test gun. Here is the picture: Thanks very much to our good friend Julie Golob (nee Goloski) of Smith & Wesson. If you've been living under a rock and don't know ...

M&P Monday: Week 21

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

39,999 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakage What a busy week! Sorry for the day late post. I was in Canada yesterday. 8) The test gun went on its first international trip. held an Aim Fast, Hit Fast class in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Thanks to RobE and some of the other ...

M&P Monday: Week 20

Monday, September 8th, 2008

38,736 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 1 parts breakage All good things, as they say ... During Week 20, we had the first parts breakage on the test gun. At round 37,427 the trigger spring broke. The gun still fired, but the shooter had to push the trigger forward manually for each shot. The gun had not ...

M&P Monday: Week 19

Monday, September 1st, 2008

35,731 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 0 parts breakages Schedules collided this week and  not quite as much shooting was accomplished. Nonetheless, the gun continues to chug along and is now well over 35,000 rounds. Still not a single stoppage since the suspected maintenance error thirteen weeks and twenty-five thousand rounds ago. With so ...

M&P Monday: Week 18

Monday, August 25th, 2008

34,529 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 0 parts breakages

M&P Monday: Week Seventeen

Monday, August 18th, 2008

32,265 rounds 2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 0 parts breakages As promised, this week includes the fourth accuracy test which was performed at about the 31,000 round point. All results are based on the average of five 5-shot groups fired by hand using a Delta rest as support. Range is 25 yards. Federal 124gr +p ...