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Old 10-09-2010, 8:45 PM
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pics of my M&P 9 after 1500 rounds of brown bear in 3 days.

Damn.... That M&P9 is calling my name.. argggg... Have to resist. Bought two guns this month alreadyy... But $539 for a brand new MP9 with three mags and night sights.. argggg.
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A few new pictures of the M&P9. This time with the painted engravings and some grip tape. Sights were also painted.






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Wow that looks really nice, much better than the "crayon" filled ones I've seen. How'd you paint it and then have no over spill? Did you just paint it and spill over and then use rubbing alcohol to clean up the spots? Any tips would be appreciated, I'm contemplating doing something like that. What kind of paint is it in the lettering and on the front sight?
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Wow that looks really nice, much better than the "crayon" filled ones I've seen. How'd you paint it and then have no over spill? Did you just paint it and spill over and then use rubbing alcohol to clean up the spots? Any tips would be appreciated, I'm contemplating doing something like that. What kind of paint is it in the lettering and on the front sight?
I just painted over all of it and cleaned up with some nail polish remover. It takes a long time but it's worth it, as you can see. Lots of Q-tips, and patience is required to do it. If you overdo the nail polish remover while cleaning up, you'll end up taking too much paint out of the engraving, and you'll have to either start all over or touch it up. Took me a total of about 3 hours for both sides of the slide.

I used just regular nail polish for the lettering, and for the sights I went to Michaels and bought some acrylic glow in the dark paint. The front sight is neon orange and the rear sights are neon green.
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Would you be willing to snap a picture from the shooter's perspective of what the rear/front sight look like?
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Would you be willing to snap a picture from the shooter's perspective of what the rear/front sight look like?
Ok. Got a few pictures here. Some with, and some without flash. I have really bad lighting in my room. Only one small desk lamp.









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Awesome, thanks man. I'm repainting my front sight since it chipped and might do something like that as well while I'm at it.
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Awesome, thanks man. I'm repainting my front sight since it chipped and might do something like that as well while I'm at it.
Yep, same thing happened to my M&P. I think it's fairly common that the white paint S&W uses for their sights just pop out easily. After my right side rear dot fell out, I scraped the left side out and repainted with white nail polish. And then the acrylic glow in the dark paint over that. The paints work better with a white background than on black.
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Heres my baby and a little action vid. MP 45
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Yep, same thing happened to my M&P. I think it's fairly common that the white paint S&W uses for their sights just pop out easily. After my right side rear dot fell out, I scraped the left side out and repainted with white nail polish. And then the acrylic glow in the dark paint over that. The paints work better with a white background than on black.
How well does it glow in the dark? Thanks.
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Nice video. Keep them coming. I'm liking that M&P 45.
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Just picked up a pair of M&P9s the other week. After putting over 7k rounds thru my XD in various training classes and environments, I've learned some limitations of the platform and started to look for other systems.

While I will still carry my XD9 for a bit longer (since I'm aware of and can work around its limitations),the M&P9 compact will become my daily carry. I want to put at least 600 rounds thru her in various environments till I trust her. I had a local machine shop mill slide serrations to facilitate handling and the rear milled to accommodate a Trijicon RMR. The same shop also modified the trigger group to reduce pull, shorten the reset and make the reset more positive. With a wood burning kit I stippled my contact points on the grip and I removed some material below the trigger guard for fit.

The last modification I will make to the gun will be to have it milled to accept suppressor sights as a BUIS. With an MRD it takes a while to break the habit of lining up sights. I'll have the sights installed once I'm proficient drawing with the dot.

The full size M&P also received the serrations, trigger job and was milled for a J-point MRD. This gun is my secondary weapon for when I'm carrying a long gun, so the durability requirements were not as strong. Also, the jpoint has a notch in the rear that serves as a rough BUIS for those really bad days. Did the same stipple and material removal on the grip.

For folks interested in the serrations on the slide side/top or for melting in an MRD, I strongly recommend American Tool & Manufacturing in Taylor, MI. Give me a holler if you need a POC there. Turnaround is much quicker and cheaper than other places that do this work. They are CA friendly as well.
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Just picked up a pair of M&P9s the other week. After putting over 7k rounds thru my XD in various training classes and environments, I've learned some limitations of the platform and started to look for other systems.

While I will still carry my XD9 for a bit longer (since I'm aware of and can work around its limitations),the M&P9 compact will become my daily carry. I want to put at least 600 rounds thru her in various environments till I trust her. I had a local machine shop mill slide serrations to facilitate handling and the rear milled to accommodate a Trijicon RMR. The same shop also modified the trigger group to reduce pull, shorten the reset and make the reset more positive. With a wood burning kit I stippled my contact points on the grip and I removed some material below the trigger guard for fit.

The last modification I will make to the gun will be to have it milled to accept suppressor sights as a BUIS. With an MRD it takes a while to break the habit of lining up sights. I'll have the sights installed once I'm proficient drawing with the dot.

The full size M&P also received the serrations, trigger job and was milled for a J-point MRD. This gun is my secondary weapon for when I'm carrying a long gun, so the durability requirements were not as strong. Also, the jpoint has a notch in the rear that serves as a rough BUIS for those really bad days. Did the same stipple and material removal on the grip.

For folks interested in the serrations on the slide side/top or for melting in an MRD, I strongly recommend American Tool & Manufacturing in Taylor, MI. Give me a holler if you need a POC there. Turnaround is much quicker and cheaper than other places that do this work. They are CA friendly as well.
Those look pretty sweet. Do you carry them with the reflex sights on as well though? Seems like it might add a bit of bulk to carrying it daily.
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Those look pretty sweet. Do you carry them with the reflex sights on as well though? Seems like it might add a bit of bulk to carrying it daily.
The optics will stay on permanently. Milling the slide to accept the MRDs removes the rear sight mounting points completely. This is the price to pay if you want to minimize the height over bore. Some brands make a platform/adapter that will allow you to mount the MRD without permanent mods to the slide. The height, however, makes them feel awkward to me.

The j-point is the lowest profile MRD on the market. I'm in the process of cutting up my Safariland holster so that it will fit.

The RMR doesn't seem to add much bulk to the overall profile. While my Raven holster has not arrived, it seems to fit well on the other folks I know that have similar configurations.
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That stippling!! I think that is up next for my M&P. Nice!!
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Just ordered my M&P last night over the 1911
Sold the XD so I need a 9mm replacement to shoot while I save up.
Your gun is awesome, by the way! It's pretty much how I'm going to set up mine.
I'm going to strip the black coating off the barrel, SS Guiderod + 15lb ISMI, 10-8 rear + F/O front.


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Just ordered my M&P last night over the 1911
Sold the XD so I need a 9mm replacement to shoot while I save up.
Your gun is awesome, by the way! It's pretty much how I'm going to set up mine.
I'm going to strip the black coating off the barrel, SS Guiderod + 15lb ISMI, 10-8 rear + F/O front.

But don't forget the most important part, Apex Tactical's DCAEK, RAM and Extractor
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I was actually planning on waiting for the forward sitting sear / revised trigger bar to come out (I have long fingers). Definitely planning on getting the RAM & working the stock trigger some though. Is the extractor necessary on all revisions of the pistol? I thought S&W fixed the later released pistols.

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I was actually planning on waiting for the forward sitting sear / revised trigger bar to come out (I have long fingers). Definitely planning on getting the RAM & working the stock trigger some though. Is the extractor necessary on all revisions of the pistol? I thought S&W fixed the later released pistols.

Probably not, but this thing will probably outlive the rest of the gun

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Mine with an idiot light, LaserMax Guide Rod Laser. Helps me acquire the targets I missed 3x times faster, LOL... Other than that, stock .40S&W.
Have you had a chance to put many rounds through it? How is the LaserMax holding up?
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Have you had a chance to put many rounds through it? How is the LaserMax holding up?

For the M&P, I'd go with the Crimson Trace Grips myself
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I went through 4 pages and haven't seen one M&P with Dark Earth color frame yet... I guess that will be my next gun then.
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Yeah, except I really like your grip, a lot & don't think I would want to change it. You have a sweet M&P. I have a lot invested in the Glock 40, but hmmm.

I dunno, has me thinking.....
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Yeah, except I really like your grip, a lot & don't think I would want to change it. You have a sweet M&P. I have a lot invested in the Glock 40, but hmmm.

I dunno, has me thinking.....


Too bad you didn't get a chance to shoot it yesterday, it would make your decision easier
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But don't forget the most important part, Apex Tactical's DCAEK, RAM and Extractor

This. I want to get some night sights also, but can't seem to find a well-known/recommended gunsmith in the Napa area for the Apex parts/night sights... Though I was recommended Russell at Center Mass in Vacaville where I shoot.
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Haha... figured there was an M&P picture thread somewhere... I guess I can play too... haven't done anything else to it yet, but while I had the grease pencils out the other night...









We'll see if grease pencil can stand up to the rigors of a class setting though. Handgun class in Feb, rimfire carbine class maybe in Apr.
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Just when you look at the amount you're paying for the tiny objects you're getting. I know all that you mentioned costs a lot of money, but I can't help but feel like a couple tiny pieces of metal, regardless of how intricate or how much design hours went into them cost too much in the end. I'm just looking at this in terms of actual size of the object vs how much money they cost. I know you can't realistically look at products that way, but stuff this small just makes it difficult not to.

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