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Spare M&P 9MM Pro?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by Linux3, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Linux3

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    I shoot IDPA and USPSA and a local club IDPA'ish thing pretty often.
    I do some travel to matches like the NY IDPA and I'm planning to TRY to get a squad for the S&W Indoor.
    My question is, is it a waste of money to buy a second M&P 9MM Pro as a backup?

    The pistol has been rock solid but I put over 10,000 a year through it and I hate the idea of being 4 hours away and DQ because the gun broke.

    Or am I just being paranoid?
     
  2. RH45

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    Even though I only have maybe 2k through mine, I picked up another one to drag around as a backup.

    It's better to have a backup, and not need it, rather than need one, and not have it!:wow:
     


  3. ET.

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    Honestly, I don't think buying any M&P is a waste of money. A second to back up your competition gun makes good sense to me. It makes more sense than most of my gun purchases in the last three years now that I think of it.:embarassed:
     
  4. RH45

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    I broke my striker on my primary Pro, Friday night, and our state USPSA match was yesterday.

    I pulled the striker out of my backup gun, and used it in my primary gun, and a friend of mine that wasn't shooting the match yesterday, was kind enough to let me borrow the striker out of one of his M&Ps, to put in my back up gun.

    My M&P ran flawless. I wish I could have said the same for me!:wow:
     
  5. Linux3

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    I think I have been talked into it.

    And I've had days like that too.
     
  6. RH45

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    I sent S&W an email on Friday night, telling them I'd broken the striker on my Pro, and I had an email yesterday saying that a replacement is on the way!!:thumbsup:
     
  7. kilroy2721

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    When I started to shoot competition years ago I was always paranoid about my handgun breaking down during a match and not being able to finish it. So I started to buy a backup.

    Even though I am now starting to shoot revolvers and they never break I am still buying a backup.

    If you don't buy a backup...then at least keep a spare set of parts.
     
  8. up1911fan

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    I think it's a good idea to have a backup to your comp guns.
     
  9. Brad737

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    :rofl:

     
  10. kilroy2721

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    Well ok...I will admit I have had the fiber optic from the front sight break but I had a spare on hand.