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|August 7th, 2012, 06:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Hard to Carry the Shield Plus 1?
I tried to find a thread about this but did not see one, if there is, then I am sorry for the duplicate.
I am a new gun owner of the Shield 9mm. It all works great, Mags stiff to fill.
The issue I wonder about is that when I try to put the either Mag in with the slide closed as if try to load plus one, the mags really do not want to go in.
Is this just because the gun is new (about 100 rounds) or is there a reason to be concerned. Of course the other choice is I don't know what I am doing since I am new to guns.
Thank you for any help.
|August 7th, 2012, 06:16 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2012
Its new. Give it a smack and it will go in just fine. If you were not doing a +1 you could put it in with the slide open and have no problem. As the mags relax it will become easier.
|August 7th, 2012, 07:37 PM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2012
Thanks for the reply. I will give it a slap (as long as I don't get arrested for pistol cruelty ). I guess being new to guns makes me timid. I will give it some time.
Thank you again.
|August 8th, 2012, 03:46 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: St Petersburg, FL
Guns are tools, built for ugly work, or for sport. They're gonna get dirty, scratched, banged around and holster-worn. The mag springs will break in.
Suggestion, since you're new to guns...
1) Buy a thousand rounds of practice ammo over the course of the next few months.
2) Load both mags to capacity.
3) Discharge all 1000 rounds down the pipe into a target... some in close, and some out as far as 15 yards, some stationary, some moving, some in day-light, and some at dusk/dark.
4) Reload the mags, empty the mags (down the barrel), reload the mags, empty the mags. etc, etc
By the time you get through 142 magazine reloads (1000 rounds, 7 at a time), those springs will be broken in, and your proficiency with your firearm will be greatly improved!
Somewhere around 500, clean it! After 1000, clean it again, fire 100-200 rounds of carry ammo through it, clean it again, and THEN it will be ready for defensive use.
THEN.... Repeat the above at least four times per year until that gun is worn out. In 30-40 years, you'll need a new M&P.
|August 8th, 2012, 07:31 AM||#6|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I like it
Thanks for taking the time to respond Jeff,
That puts a good light on it for me.
I have to remember as you said "Guns are tools, built for ugly work, or for sport. They're gonna get dirty, scratched, banged around and holster-worn. The mag springs will break in."
I have to get over the hump and get the right attitude about it. So I will head out and pick up more ammo and shoot the thing and then reapeat as directed :LOL: This does make me feel better. Thanks again.
|August 8th, 2012, 11:12 AM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2011
|November 24th, 2012, 05:44 AM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Goshen, Oh
I find I just have to get used to slapping it in. I was used to a Kahr CM9 previously which the mag slid in very easily when carrying the +1 and it has taken a little bit of adjustment to get used to slapping in the mag on the Shield. It's just something to adjust to that is a little different.
|November 24th, 2012, 08:39 AM||#10|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Learning the skills required to effectively defend yourself, much like learning the skills required for building a sturdy house, can't be acheived without good instruction. While buying a hammer and 1000 nails is a great start, you'll want to spend some time learning how to properly use that hardware.
Before you start randomly ponding nails into a board you'll need some good training, followed with a generous amount of supervised practice. So, instead of blasting 1000 rounds into a target, find a good trainer, learn how to shoot your firearm, then practice what you've learned while punching holes in paper.
Driving rounds down range may prove usefull for coaxing your pistol to function properly, but without some good instruction, all that "practice" will do little to improve the shooter.
Last edited by KRWeiss; November 25th, 2012 at 06:48 AM.
|November 25th, 2012, 02:45 PM||#11|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Michigan
I had this problem with all my mags for my M&P9c. I took the mags apart and filed off between a 1/16" to 1/8" from the legs of the follower. They all load easily right to the top now and it's also easy to insert the mags with the slide closed. They all work 100% too.
|November 26th, 2012, 10:12 AM||#12|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: San Antonio, Tx
All of mine were stiff at first. Load em up, let em sit for a few days and don't be afraid to tap the mag firmly on the bottom to seat it. You won't break it.
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