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Old 08-19-2012, 05:36 PM   #1
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Don't know what happened between when I bought it and now, bt somehow my sights are way off. I've never dropped the gun hard or even messed with the sights at all. I'd let my brother use it for his ccw and now he's telling me that he can't hit anything with it. What do I do?



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Old 08-19-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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why are you shooting at elephants??

and second dont lend your guns to ANYONE if they are going out of your control!! your responsible for that firearm so long as you legally own it. unless you have legally married your brother i would highly recomend to get that gun back if youhavent

anyway, have you tried shooting it??



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Old 08-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #3
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i agree with JonM. i never loan firearms. i will loan my wife before a firearm!

maybe he can't shoot and the gun is just fine.

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The polymer framed, striker fired guns have peculiar triggers that some folks have a hard time mastering. If your brother is right handed, he is probably shooting low left with the M&P. He is jerking the trigger. One more good reason to NOT loan him a gun, he is unwilling to practice enough with it or unable to shoot with sufficient skill to safely use the gun. Get the gun back and tell him he needs to go back to the Lorcin

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Holy cow. I don't think we all have teh entire story here. There is a lot of info missing.

So, this is your M&P that you have shot before.

How was it shooting when you shot it before loaning it to him?

Have you shot it yourself since loaning it to him wiht the same ammo you were using before?

Have you taken it a part and claned it and seen that everything was in good working order after loaning it to him?

What is his level of experience?

I won't loan my guns to just anyone, but there are family members who are gun people and good responsible shooters who I woiuld trust with my guns. I would trust them to use them, and maintain them as their own and return them the way they received them.

I won't tell you not to loan your gun out, because I don't know you or your brother and the level of skill or experience you are at. It's not something I take lightly, but I can't say NEVER.

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The polymer framed, striker fired guns have peculiar triggers that some folks have a hard time mastering. If your brother is right handed, he is probably shooting low left with the M&P. He is jerking the trigger. One more good reason to NOT loan him a gun, he is unwilling to practice enough with it or unable to shoot with sufficient skill to safely use the gun. Get the gun back and tell him he needs to go back to the Lorcin
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where I agree apex have fine products and if you're looking to take your M&P to the next level Apex but for this instance id have to say to the op, you need to get the gun back and fire it yourself to verify the situation it maybe your brother is having an off day and bad habits have set in he's not realizing and he can't hit the broad side of a barn then you're getting all worked up for nothing. I too would question loaning your brother a firearm for ccw purposes. loaner to the range is one thing but having a gun in your name being carried by someone else is asking for trouble if something were to happen that he used that gun and something didn't add up you will be charged as well. that's something you should think about. There was a guy I worked with that always told me "never trust your mother" and it has served me well in many situations.
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Don't know what happened between when I bought it and now, bt somehow my sights are way off. I've never dropped the gun hard or even messed with the sights at all. I'd let my brother use it for his ccw and now he's telling me that he can't hit anything with it. What do I do?
Sounds like your brother doesn't know how to shoot.

You imply that it shot fine (for you) before you leant it to him...and he can't hit the broad side of a barn. You give no indication of shooting it after he had it. What am I missing here?
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Well I would hope that he knows how to shoot because he was in the army for 4years. But no I actually have not shot the pistol myself since the supposed problems started. But thank you all for your feed back. I will b seeing him soon and I hope to shoot it for myself and assess the situation.

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I also agree... NEVER loan a firearm.

However, I also have the same issue with my M&P. I really appreciate Robocop10mm's advice, as thats exactly what I was doing. I find the trigger pull on my M&P to be quite long, which after 1500 rounds, I am still not completely used to. I personally shoot very well with a 1911, and as such will be grabbing an Apex trigger kit as soon as I can, as they supposedly feel more 1911ish. Again, every shooter has their own quirks and preferences. Hope it all works out for you!



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