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Old 06-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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S&W M&P Semi-Auto Pistols Quiz!

S&W M&P Semi-Auto Pistols Quiz!

I am semi-retired and I am taking a self-passed and self-taught Armorers course and now I am on the Ruger Double Action Revolvers. I hope to become a part-time light Gunsmith in the near future.

There are over 60 quiz questions covering this firearm and I have answered most of them hopefully correctly but during my study and research I am having some problems related to some of the following quiz questions. I have conflicting answers.

Can you help me determine the correct answers for these few quiz questions? Please correct my wrong answers!

Thanks for your help.

Note #1. All Models of the S&W M&P pistols have thumb safeties. - True or False

Note #2. M&P stands for
a) Mark and Paul
b) Military and Police
c) Mini Pistol
d) Maryland and Pennsylvania

Note #3. The M&P pistol utilizes a
a) locked breech link lock system
b) Smith dual lock system
c) locked breech cam lock system
d) straight blowback system

Note #4. The steel insert in the frame acts as a
a) toggle
b) link
c) cam
d) balancing weight in the frame
e) none of the above

Note #5. The barrel and slide move rearward together for a short distance after the gun is fired. - True or false.

Note #6. What turns off the firing pin blocking safety?
a) The top of the sear
b) The top of the trigger bow (bar)
c) There is no firing pin blocking safety
d) The manual thumb safety

Note #7. What gun part moves out of engagement with the striker, causing the striker to move forward and hit the primer when the trigger is pulled?
a) The sear
b) The trigger bow (bar)
c) The rotator disc
d) The connector rod

Note #8.What could cause a low feed situation when multiple shots are fired quickly (rapid fire)?
a) Your finger being in the way of the slide
b) The gap between the top of the magazine box and the feed ramp
c) A weak recoil spring
d) None of the above

Note #9. What does the shoulder on the extractor do?
a) Holds the rotator cuff
b) Grabs the rim of the cartridge firmly
c) Prevents the extractor from coming out of the gun if there is a blowout
d) All of the above

Last edited by bill74; 06-25-2012 at 05:06 AM.
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