Warning! Another super serious Shield problem! Must read!

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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:44 AM   #1
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Ok, I've had my new M&P S&W Shield for almost 2 weeks now. It shoots fine... But....



With all the out of battery problems, and other issues being reported. I shot it again today... And, I discovered a serious problem with the gun and wanted to warn everyone...



Beware! When standing on the shooting range this morning, I discovered something horrible...



If I close both or my eyes while holding the Shield in a shooting position, I cannot see the target. However, if I grab one of my Beretta 92s and just barely peak at the target with one eye, then I can see enough of the target to fire the gun with accuracy.



BUT, when I hold the Shield again and close both eyes completely, I just can't see a darn thing.



I will attempt to make a you tube video of this as soon as I can, because I find it to be a serious flaw with this gun. I've also contacted S&W directly. They have issued a call tag for my weapon, and it's being sent off today with overnight shipping. They are extremely panicked and they want to have the gun in their hands as soon as possible.



I don't want to take any chances, so I've decided to let the professionals take a look at the gun to see if this can be replicated at S&W headquarters!.



I will be posting this warning on EVERY gun forum I am a member of, in order to get the word out to everyone. Owners of Kahr firearms who inexplicably hate the new Shield will also receive a certified copy of my warning through registered mail sent through the US Postal Service! I don't want to miss anyone.



I am just SO, SO glad I discovered this flaw in the Shield before I needed to use my weapon in a self defense situation.



You have been warned!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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ROFLMAO
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Old May 9th, 2012, 09:17 AM   #3
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[quote name='ShipWreck' timestamp='1336581884' post='326552']

Ok, I've had my new M&P S&W Shield for almost 2 weeks now. It shoots fine... But....



I don't know how old you are, ShipWreck, but I'm guessing that you're "pretty old"...and your problem with your Shield could definitely stem from your advanced age.



You might try an M&P Compact. They are VERY accurate, even if you're totally blind!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:33 AM   #4
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Crap, mine does this too - thanks for passing it along! This is why I LOVE the Internet...
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:48 AM   #5
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I tried my M&P compact in this condition. It was dead on and had not failures of any kind. I don't know how S&W could have missed this! It's like they forgot about everything they learned with the M&P line when developing the shield.



I think I might have heard a rumor from a stranger on the street who mentioned something about crimson trace developing a sonic line of laser hand grips for low light or when visual conditions are not optimal.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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Okay, I have ANOTHER serious problem now... I was at the Fed Ex place - ready to ship the Shield out.



But, I can't get their front door (at Fed Ex) to open when I push on it. It only opens when I pull on it instead. What the hell?



I kept pushing and pushing... I gave up and went home....



Damn it...



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Old May 9th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #7
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This is an endemic problem with the whole M&P line, the whole S&W line for that matter. I can't hit CRAP out past 20 yards with both eyes closed...



These guns suck
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My Shield has been 100% solid, both eyes open and closed.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:29 PM   #9
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We better build bomb shelters cause these defective guns will not save us. Oh woe is me.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #10
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Thanks for the warning!!! I was planning on buying an M&P Shield tomorrow at my LGS who had reserved one for me........... I think I'll get the Hi-Point instead.
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Seems like everyone needs training from my completely blind neighbor in WA who carries a judge for SD.
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Old May 10th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #12
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Seems like everyone needs training from my completely blind neighbor in WA who carries a judge for SD.


WOW... Finally a person for whom the Judge is a GOOD defensive weapon... BLIND!



Okay, I was wrong when I said that NOBODY should own a piece of crap Judge for self defense...



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Old May 10th, 2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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For those who can't see the target with both eyes closed, PM me and I'll give you my mailing address so you can donate your defective firearm to me.
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Damn, you're supposed to shoot with your eyes open? Well that explains alot.....sheeshh, I learn something new everyday....I'm going to give it a try.



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Okay, I have ANOTHER serious problem now... I was at the Fed Ex place - ready to ship the Shield out.



But, I can't get their front door (at Fed Ex) to open when I push on it. It only opens when I pull on it instead. What the hell?



I kept pushing and pushing... I gave up and went home....



Damn it...





Ship....you worry me.
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