M&P Monday: The Second Week

5-May-08 – 17:06 by ToddG

3,269 rounds
0 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 0 parts breakages

As our M&P Test continues towards the goal of 50,000 rounds in six months, there’s very little to report.  The gun is chugging along without any stoppages or malfunctions of any kind so far.  

Shooting this past Wednesday, I scored a personal best on the F.A.S.T. drill (4.59 seconds) shooting with this gun.  The action resets incredibly fast.  The last time I measured my splits with a timer, I was pulling some 0.12’s.

A number of readers asked for trigger pull weights.

  • New (after trigger job): 6½ lbs
  • After 1,000 rounds: 6¼ lbs
  • After 1,700 rounds: 6 lbs
  • After 3,269 rounds: 5? lbs

The gun hasn’t been cleaned in the past 2,750 rounds, so a little maintenance might drop it down just a touch more.

The pistol is shooting a few inches high at 25 yards, in part because of the sight picture I use (“driving the dot” instead of using the top edge of the front sight).  I’ve got a new front sight on the way which should alleviate that.

Rogers Shooting SchoolNext week’s report will be coming after my first day at Rogers Shooting School!  The great folks at Rogers have invited pistol-training.com to a week long class to help put this M&P through its paces.  Known around the world for its grueling 2,500-3,000 round shooting program as well as the elite teams that train there regularly, Rogers Shooting School should be a great way to assess how the M&P performs under stress.  Look forward to reports over the next two weeks.

Train hard & stay safe!  ToddG

  1. 6 Responses to “M&P Monday: The Second Week”

  2. As always, I’m interesting to hear of the M&Ps performance, especially in your upcoming class. I just finished a three day Gunsite Defensive pistol class and my M&P 40 continues to please me. I didn’t shoot near as much as you plan to but enough to warrant taping a finger or two to maintain a comfort level.

    The only malfunctions in my pistol so far goes back to a double feed that was probably brought on by my lack of attention, and a mis-fired squib load that I blame on the ammo, not the weapon that resulted in a failure to extract.

    By JoeB on May 5, 2008

  3. Great to hear your new one is going strong Todd. I, and I’m sure everyone else, can’t wait to hear about your trip to Rogers, you lucky dog. Shoot well.

    By chefdog on May 5, 2008

  4. have fun at Rogers dude, I’m jealous. Nice F.A.S.T video by the way. I always thought you were old and fat?

    By rob on May 6, 2008

  5. Todd,
    When you talk about “driving the dot” you mean you place the dot over your desired POI? Is the slight difference between the top of the blade and the dot enough to affect the POA/POI?? I usually don’t shoot beyond 15 yds so I’ve never noticed, but I use the dot to aim as well and it seems to work fine. I guess I shouldn’t worry until I’m good enough to notice huh?

    By chefdog on May 6, 2008

  6. chefdog — You’re doing it exactly the way I do. At 25yd, it usually results in an inch or two change in elevation. If necessary, you can get a higher front sight to alleviate the problem, but I’ve actually received quite a few guns from factories that shoot just fine using this sight picture.

    By ToddG on May 7, 2008

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