Watch: S&W M&P 2.0 Reliability Test
Kevin Felts 05.09.17
The Military Arms channel has a gauntlet test where the handgun is cycled through water, sand, dirt, and finally mud. In this video, they put the S&W M&P 2.0 through a series of tests.
On the first run through the gauntlet, the handgun is rinsed off with water between stages. During the second stage, the handgun is not rinsed off.
The first generation S&W M&P Military Arms channel put through the gauntlet did not do well. The striker channel hydro-locked and the handgun did not fire after being submerged in water. After the hydro-lock, there were several other failures.
Let’s see if the M&P 2.0 does any better than the first generation.
Overall, I was surprised to see how well the S&W M&P 2.0 did during the gauntlet test. The malfunctions appeared easy to clear and the handgun kept shooting. This was probably one of the better gauntlet results I have seen.
However, after the test were over and the handgun was rinsed off, the handgun did not start functioning. I suspect that after a few more thousand rounds the handgun will loosen up and simply washing it off with water would get it back in the game.
It seems S&W brought out their A game with 2.0.