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Old March 9th, 2017, 01:19 PM   #1
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Guide Rod fell apart

While reassembling my M&P shield 9mm my guide rod fell apart. It hit me in my chest and left a small bruise. Anyways why would it have done this. also what actions should I take from this point forward.
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Old March 9th, 2017, 05:51 PM   #2
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Call S&W customer service and they will most likely put one in the mail for you. Yours isn't the first to come apart.

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Old March 9th, 2017, 07:56 PM   #3
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Old March 9th, 2017, 08:36 PM   #4
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Welcome to M&P forums, from commie NY state, where the politicians are free to tax you to death.

Call S&W, they will likely want you to send the gun back to them.
Prolly not a bad idea, so they can check for any other damage to the gun.
Last thing they want or need is a lawsuit.
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Old March 10th, 2017, 11:03 AM   #5
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Welcome....Smith will either send you a new guide rod or ask you to send it in. It might be a little quicker to get one from someplace like Brownells, Midway USA, Midwest Gun Works, Speed Shooters Specialties, etc.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 12:08 AM   #6
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I ended up calling S&W. They mailed me one immediately. They asked for my name and address, then told me I would receive a new one free of charge in 10 days. So I guess that solves that. Hopefully the new one will fare better than the last one...
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I ended up calling S&W. They mailed me one immediately. They asked for my name and address, then told me I would receive a new one free of charge in 10 days. So I guess that solves that. Hopefully the new one will fare better than the last one...
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Thats so awesome....!!!! I hope the gun will work fine for you after that.
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