How to Take Apart a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0
This video will show you how to disassemble and reassemble a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0. Most Smith & Wesson handguns takedown in a similar manner. Smith & Wesson handguns are some of our most popular selling firearms. They are affordable and reliable.
When cleaning your firearm, it is always important to practice the 4 Firearm Safety Rules.
- Always make sure that the firearm is unloaded before you start taking it apart.
- Make sure that wherever you are cleaning, you are able to always keep the firearm pointed in a safe direction.
- Keep your finger off the trigger. Do not touch the trigger unless it is required to take your firearm apart.
- Know your target and what is beyond.
Option 1 for Field Stripping a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0
1. Make sure the firearm is unloaded
You will do this by pushing the magazine release and removing the magazine. After that, you will lock the slide back by pulling the slide to the rear of the gun and pushing up on the slide stop. You will want to look inside the gun to make sure there is not a round in the chamber.
2. Push the takedown lever down
This lever is located on the left side of the firearm. It will move downward in a clockwise direction.
3. Release the slide slowly
You will do this by pulling slightly back on the slide and letting the slide release slowly forward
4. Pull the trigger
This method requires you to pull the trigger to release the slide. Once you do that, the slide will slide forward off the frame of the firearm. Many people do not like having to pull the trigger to release the slide so there is another way to take this firearm apart which we will discuss now.
Option 2 for Field Stripping a Smith & Wesson M&P 2.0
1-2. You will do steps one and two in the same manner as the method above states.
3. Push down the takedown lever retaining wire
This is inside the handle of the gun by the trigger. The instructor will show you exactly where that wire is in the video.
4. Release the slide
You can release the slide in the same manner as stated above but this time the slide will slide completely off the frame. This option is considered safer since you do not have to pull the trigger.
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