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Old 06-14-2011, 09:43 AM   #41
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I purchased my Glock 21 back in '92, its been with me ever since. Its been a flawless dependable firearm. I would be happy to hand this down, its utilitarian but its quite beautiful to those who appreciate the simplicity of its design.

To each his own, I love the peformance and straightforward design of the Glock 21.

Its got me to get a Glock 17 in black and tomorrow I'm pickin up a OD framed 17 which is hard to come by nowadays.
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I have a Springfield XDm .45acp that is the most accurate .45 I have
ever shot.
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I can't speak from first hand experiance, but my friend who is currently in training to be LEO has an FNP-45 and he says it is an amazing firearm, accurate, reliable, plus they look good for a plastic gun. With 15 rounds of .45 acp, the 9mm has no more argument (in a full sized pistol)... I don't know if it is subconsious or what but all of the plastic guns I like are made in the usa, and I don't like any of them that arent... except the usp but other than the usp i only like American guns (pistols anyway). I just noticed that while writing this post lol.

Indy fan, Are we gonna get a range report on that m&p?
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Indy fan, Are we gonna get a range report on that m&p?
Soon as I find time to shoot, for now enjoy some more pictures (those are Tru-Dot night sights by the way)

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Nice pics, did you figure out why the slide was releasing when putting in a new mag? Did you field strip and clean it? Mist be less of an issue when you shoot it. Looking forward to an update after range time.
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Nice pics, did you figure out why the slide was releasing when putting in a new mag? Did you field strip and clean it? Mist be less of an issue when you shoot it. Looking forward to an update after range time.
I did clean it, what was causing the "auto-foward" issue was my hand slapping the bottom of the frame tool when I insert in a new mag. It causes a shock wave in the frame of the gun, which causes the slide stop to drop and causes the auto forward. If I don't hit the frame tool then there is no shock wave and no auto-forward, I think this is a pretty cool thing even if it is a defect. I'm still gonna contact S&W about this though.

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I have the M&P 45 (In fact I have 2). Great guns, no issues at all. Still love my 1911 but the M&P will do the job. I ended up adding the Viridian green laser (C5L) to mine.
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Official word from S&W customer service:

"The auto-forwarding feature is intentional for Tactical Reloading. If you put in the magazine gently, it will not drop the slide release by itself. If you slam the magazine inside forcefully, the slide will release by itself. "
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a metal frame single stack is great for the range. a double stack is great for defense. they make some double stack 1911 styles, but you gotta have some biiiig ol hands for that. ive shot all types of 45s and i like all metal just bc the weight helps with the kick. go shoot both and see what you like.
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"The auto-forwarding feature is intentional for Tactical Reloading. If you put in the magazine gently, it will not drop the slide release by itself. If you slam the magazine inside forcefully, the slide will release by itself. "
That sounds kinda dirty. Gotta have RELEASE, LOL.
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