Gun Storage Question...

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by ZeusEcho, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Lifetime Supporting Member

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    My M&P40 came with this paper around the gun. Should the paper be used when the gun is stored in the case or can it be discarded? :confused:

    Noob question I know :p
     

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    The paper provides some anti corrosion protection. When a pistol leaves the factory, it may sit in the case for quite some time, thus the paper.

    If the pistol is going to just be stored, pick up a silicone impregneted "sock" and keep it in that. They cost around five bucks or so and they're cheap insurance. If the firearm is for home/self defense, just keep it away from moisture, keep it clean and lubricated and it will be fine.
     

  3. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Cool thanks! For now it's my only firearm so it will be stored in the house for personal protection. I will keep it clean and lubricated and I also got a silicone cloth to wipe it down before storage.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member

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    It sounds like you're good to go.
     
  5. armsvault

    armsvault New Member

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    Have you had a chance to shoot it yet? If so, what did you think?
     
  6. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Sure did...today...check out the Range Report I posted in the RR Forum. :cool:

    I love it! :D

    Here's a better picture of it...
     

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  7. indy_kid

    indy_kid New Member

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    I have one in .40 also. I like it just a bit better than the Glock 23 I used to have. A lot of folks don't like the .40, but it's the caliber for me!
     
  8. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Nice. I picked .40 as compromise between the 9mm and .45. It's the first firearm I've owned and I already see a Kimber SS 1911 in my future. :D

    What is it about the M&P that you liked better than the Glock? My father in law has a G23 so I should get a chance to shoot that soon also.
     
  9. WDB

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    The paper wrap is for long term storage but has little value on your M&P it is stainless steel and polly so not a lot of corrosion issues to be concerned with.

    I expect if you get to shoot a Glock you will quickly understand the differences between that and your M&P. For me it's the grip angle, the ability to change the grip size with the palm swell inserts, the trigger is a huge improvement over the Glock trigger, the action seems smoother and the sights are far better. I have a M&P 45 and a 9mm compact. I carry the 45 most of the time, I carry the 9mm when in shorts and a tee shirt.
     
  10. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the intel WDB! LOL...ADD Posterchild :D