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Inverted barrel on an m&p 40.....how do I get the slide off?

Customer Question

Inverted barrel on an m&p 40.....how do I get the slide off?
JA: The Gunsmith will know what to do. Please tell me everything you can so the Gunsmith can help you best.
Customer: It's pretty simple, the barrel is upside down and the slide won't come off the body. Weapon is unloaded.
JA: How can the Gunsmith help you with your firearm? Is there anything else the Gunsmith should be aware of?
Customer: Not that I can think of. Thanks.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Hello, and thanks for using Just Answer! My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question and will reply back momentarily.

Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Your issue is not the first time that I've seen this happen. Can you take some photos of what the gun looks like at the moment?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Hopefully these are clear enough......
Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Is there any movement of the slide at all?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
It will move back to lock it open.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Ok let me look at the photos closely...

Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

These questions are always difficult. In order to help you best, I'd need the actual gun in my hands. I think you're going to have to get a rubber mallet, and try to drive the barrel out, while manipulating the slide. I don't see any other way....unless you brought it to a gunsmith to do.

What do you think?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Sounds like a gunsmith is the answer.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

I agree

Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

I can help you find one

Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Just need your city/state

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I can handle that from here, thanks.
Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

Ok, anything else I can help you with?

Expert:  ProShooter replied 7 months ago.

HI...just checking in to see what the status of this situation is....?

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