Originally Posted by Cutlass327
Dunno, but he was saying something about reaching a finger in the mag well to hold something there while assembling or whatever...
I do know that I am more on the Ruger side just because the S&W seems to have a history of recalls and such. Also heard that S&W has never had a good reputation with autos as compared to their reputation with revolvers.
Thanks for the reply, as this helps me feel better about the Ruger. I liked it better - trigger was easier, overall weight was lighter, and it looked better (no big ugly safety lever on the side).
Hold on don't go writing off S&W autos. I own an M&P9c and my wife owns the full size. They're terrific guns.
In our models, and this isn't necessary in every model, you have to lower the sear level inside the chamber so that you don't have to pull the trigger during disassembly. It's easy to do. It's just an added "safety feature." It doesn't bother me one way or the other.
There is only a recall going on in Shields, by the way. Not on regular M&Ps. And the recall is just because the gun is relatively new. That's very common on new guns coming out. There's also one on the XDs. It's a pretty common thing and in no way should deter you from a specific handgun. Plus, S&W has a lifetime warranty on all their guns. So anything that might come up in the future will be fixed if you just send it to them.
I love my M&Ps. I have no experience with the Ruger for comparison, though. A lot of people hate the M&P triggers. But I will say it is much nicer when actually firing he gun vs dry firing.
Ad by the way, really only the Sigma series wasn't much to write home about. All heir other semis are good quality.