Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FAQ: Is It True That The S&W M&P Jams A Lot?

Ask The Michigan Firearms Instructor
Q: Hey Rick, I heard that the Smith and Wesson 9mm M and P compact jams a lot. Is that true?

A: No. The Smith and Wesson Military and Police model is a fine defensive firearm. I have shot that firearm on many occasions and have not experienced any issues with the ones I operated. Please ensure that you are loading the correct caliber, verify you are holding it correctly, and confirm that you are properly cleaning and maintaining it after each use. If necessary, contact me for a shooting lesson. I'd be happy to work with you.

You are strongly encouraged to not only conduct your own independent research but to also consult with a competent and qualified attorney before acting upon any information in this article. Laws covering self-defense, lethal force, firearms, and the Michigan Concealed Pistol License and their enforcement are always subject to change due to laws being amended, politics conducted in the Prosecutor's Office, and election results at all levels of government. Ignorance of the law, legally speaking, is not a valid excuse for running afoul of it. The penalties and fines imposed upon violators of firearms related offenses are stiff and severe.

About The Author
Rick Ector is a National Rifle Association credentialed Firearms Trainer, who provides Michigan CCW Class training in Detroit for students at his firearms school - Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit.

Ector is a recognized expert in firearm safety and has been featured extensively in the national and local media: Associated Press, UPI, NRAnews, Guns Digest, Tactical-Life, The Truth About Guns, The Politics Daily, Fox News Detroit, The Detroit News, The Detroit Examiner, WJLB, WGPR, and the UrbanShooterPodcast.

For more info about free shooting lessons for women and Michigan CCW Classes, please contact:

Rick's Firearm Academy of Detroit
Phone: 313.733.74

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