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Old 07-08-2019, 07:22 PM
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Default 1st gen MP/9 L/E package??? blk PVD

A while back I bought a new MP 9 L/E night sights 3 mags L/E SKU number , the gun has been flawless and had all updates , slide lock , barrel with two dots punched , the gun had a fact black PVD finish over the nitrate type finish . Who were they made for and what contract ? HUL36xx serial sku might be 151219 or 151215 any ideas ? Gun came from a L/E dist new in box like a over run.
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Old 07-08-2019, 07:47 PM
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First, what's "awhile"?

PVD over Nitride makes little sense to me.

You should contact S&W Support to determine what department ordered it, if any. Many manufacturers produce LE units that are never purchased and then sold through commercial channels.
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Old 07-09-2019, 05:13 AM
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I thought the same thing on the PVD , I looked and I bought new 3-10-16 it was from a L/E dist he had a few and wanted a letter head to get it , gun had all updates . Looks almost flat black in color
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Letterhead from who? Was he selling a LE price? Be Safe,
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To get get the L/E SKU gun you needed a letter head from your Dept or chief . Certain Smith guns were L/E package and they are not suppose to sell to every one .
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I was just thinking on this , and still never got much or any info on this L/E sku , with Blk PVD coating , looks flat black .
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Be aware that there seem to be LE Only SKUs and LE SKUs. I'm not sure what the difference is but that's what I was told about my first model M&P 9L with the SKU 305701.

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Old 12-19-2019, 03:56 AM
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To get get the L/E SKU gun you needed a letter head from your Dept or chief . Certain Smith guns were L/E package and they are not suppose to sell to every one .
I’ve purchased my own LE sku guns and never needed a letterhead. Just had to show my LE ID and I bought them from an LE dealer.
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A while back I bought a new MP 9 L/E night sights 3 mags L/E SKU number , the gun has been flawless and had all updates , slide lock , barrel with two dots punched , the gun had a fact black PVD finish over the nitrate type finish . Who were they made for and what contract ? HUL36xx serial sku might be 151219 or 151215 any ideas ? Gun came from a L/E dist new in box like a over run.
They’re not necessarily made for any particular department.
Lots of departments make or let officers buy they’re own guns. I’ve worked for three departments and only one issued guns, and that one also bought through a distributor and not ordered directly from the factory.
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I have just run another Win Nato 1182 plus P 115 through this M/P 9 , which makes about 700 to 800 rds so far and never missed a beat thats not that much but just giving a update .
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