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Posted: 4/29/2011 8:46:23 AM EDT
I'm going with a friend and he is looking at a used M&P.  Are there any things in particular I should look for or be aware of before purchasing?  This is his first pistol.  This gun is being sold at a gunstore, not a private sale.  
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:54:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:56:38 AM EDT
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Pull the trigger slowly and watch the aft end of the slide.



what is he looking for?  I am generously interested, as I am in the market for an M&P, used or otherwise.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 8:57:39 AM EDT
Off the top of my head, rust, corrosion, and that all the parts move like they should. If it was carried expect holster wear but that's not a big deal.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:00:05 AM EDT
field strip and look for corrosion, unusual wear, cracks, etc. Obviously, you should do a function check as well such as making sure the slide locks back on an empty mag, etc... That's all I can help you with...I'm not an expert on buying used guns.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:00:20 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:02:43 AM EDT
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Pull the trigger slowly and watch the aft end of the slide.



what is he looking for?  I am generously interested, as I am in the market for an M&P, used or otherwise.


Watch the slide move up and down.



I'm not retarded, but I still don't get it. Can you maybe expand on this a little?

Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:08:57 AM EDT
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Pull the trigger slowly and watch the aft end of the slide.



what is he looking for?  I am generously interested, as I am in the market for an M&P, used or otherwise.


Watch the slide move up and down.



I'm not retarded, but I still don't get it. Can you maybe expand on this a little?





You must seek the answer within, my child.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:13:51 AM EDT





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Pull the trigger slowly and watch the aft end of the slide.











what is he looking for?  I am generously interested, as I am in the market for an M&P, used or otherwise.






Watch the slide move up and down.











I'm not retarded, but I still don't get it. Can you maybe expand on this a little?








Slightly retarded here and I don't get it either.


 



Thanks for the help guys.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:18:24 AM EDT
my guess that he is looking for excessive wear on the rails.
Link Posted: 4/29/2011 9:31:17 AM EDT
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