by now you all have heard of this place called Sigonella. i was
stationed there in 63 snd 64. i was in the ordinance shop.
4 guys at a time were flown out to a bombing range. we took
some firearms and ammo, you can guess what we took and
a few others.
good for them i hope they find the inventory to sell, just because
there are crowds doesn't mean things are good if they have nothing to
sell. i'm not a panic buyer, went thru this with primers, when things
settled out i bought what i needed.
i've had 2 rugers still have one and both had problems, call Ruger see
what say. i have sent both back on their dime. They fixed both
and i never had any further problems. They test them with CCI
there is a video on you tube, how to modify an M&P magazine,
basically, cut about 1 1/2 coils of the follower spring and also cut off
some of the bottom of the follower, it makes getting 10 rounds
a little easier with a Lula loader. check out you tube....
i would strip them as mentioned, the analine dye (prefer alcohol analine)
will definitely do it, this will get them to the black you want for sure.
i would recommend a "finish" of some sort to protect what you did.
just be careful with gun cleanerxs.
M&P's do not for the most part have adjustable sights,
yes you can loosen the set screw on the rear sight
but the movement is crude. an adjustable rear sight
can correct a lot of issues, not all but most.