So I went in to pick up my M&P9c today and a few hundred rounds of some 115gr PMC ball ammo went with me.
At first I figured I would strip it and give it a quick cleaning, but when I inspected the internals with the slide back I noticed a good coat of lubricant on the barrel already. I stuck my finger in and checked only to find that it appeared that either the LGS I picked it up at cleaned and oiled it for me or S&W did. Either way I used a pin to drop a little more CLP onto the slide and worked some around under the rail and internals with my pinky.
With everything I had read and heard about this weapon I really wasn't worried about doing more than that.
Then I got into the range and set myself up with the target out to just 10 yards. I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of recoil, but I usually fire my Kimber in .45, so I wasn't worried about it.
I was surprised, to say the least. I've fired a LOT of different 9's and even compared to some full-sized offerings this thing has pretty tame recoil at 115 gr. And the sights...oh man, the sights. So easy to make follow-up shots that I decided to 'Mozambique' the dangerous paper men a few times just because I was that comfortable almost right out of the gate.
I only had time to feed it 100 rounds, but it didn't have any issues. Not one single failure and I didn't even break it down before firing it. Though to be fair I should mention again that it looked like someone else had already cleaned and oiled it (lightly).
This is after the first 2 mags at 10 yards: