Reassembly and racking issues

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Old January 20th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #16
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Lineman, I ordered some Frog Lube today. I have been tired of all that stuff that stinks to high heaven, & ate your grips up, & took the paint off your sites This stuff sounded great, has anyone else used it? If this is as good as everyone says, it is worth it.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #17
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I have treated my dual spring guide rod with Frog Lube. That helps a lot with the binding involved with the short rod/dual spring configuration!! FROG IT!!
I don't have any Frog Lube here, but do have Tetra. Will give that a try.
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Old January 20th, 2013, 03:58 PM   #18
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Glad to hear I'm not the only one having problems, sounds like a good reason to shoot more!! " But Honey I HAVE to shoot it more its not going to break itself in"
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Old January 20th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #19
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love froglube. i like to put a little of the liquid on the polymer too to make it shine.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 11:06 AM   #20
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I put a dab of Frog Lube behind each ear also!!

"I'm to sexy for my pistol!"
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Old January 21st, 2013, 12:24 PM   #21
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Lineman, I am over 80 & my wife can't wait for me to get my order of Frog Lube. Do you put it on after you shower? I do still get a lot of shooting practice in & am looking forward to trying my Shield.

Figured I had better make that a little more clear.

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 03:05 PM   #22
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Wink Just Kidding!!!

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Lineman, I am over 80 & my wife can't wait for me to get my order of Frog Lube. Do you put it on after you shower? I do still get a lot of shooting practice in & am looking forward to trying my Shield.

Figured I had better make that a little more clear.
Before shower, during shower, after shower.....I love Frog Lube!

No need to tell me that I'm not right!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 09:39 AM   #23
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I had to return my 9mm to S&W the spring is defective. It is not the same size consistently and the rear edge does not sit correctly on the rod. It has damaged the frame, note it has approx 50 rds thru it and not taken down by me this is the way it came from the factory. The slide should not require that much force and should definitely not grind the last 1/4 inch to lock open.
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Old February 1st, 2013, 09:10 AM   #24
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I had to return my 9mm to S&W the spring is defective. It is not the same size consistently and the rear edge does not sit correctly on the rod. It has damaged the frame, note it has approx 50 rds thru it and not taken down by me this is the way it came from the factory. The slide should not require that much force and should definitely not grind the last 1/4 inch to lock open.
When I got my shield, the first thing I noticed was it was just covered in oil and had pieces of cardboard dust in it (there was a plug inserted so the slide was open the whole time). I took mine apart to clean it and noticed difficulty getting the take down arm back up. That last 1/4 of an inch (maybe 1/8 of an inch) is really rough and did make a slight grinding noise.
Everything looked to be seated correctly though. I'll have to break it down again and take another look.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 09:34 AM   #25
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Reassembly issues

Yesterday picked up my NIB M&P 9 shield with NO SAFETY, just like my M&P9pro 4.25 & M&P9c both with no thumb safety. How in the world could I image it would be the hardest gun I ever owned & it would be a nightmare to reassemble. Googled how to reassemble the M&P shield & got the S&W Forum which Im a member of. Was amazed at all who had the same problem. But unfortunately with all the helpful suggestions mine still remains unassembled. I called S&W that evening and was able to get some in tech support, before they closed for the holiday weekend. Paul gave me the same advice as did the forum, & told him did it all. He said that there have been some issues with the recoil guide rod, and would send me a replacement Monday. Well I guess I have to wait to see if that will be the fix. If not???
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Old July 4th, 2014, 06:28 PM   #26
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Handi-Racker.com

Found this site and product thanks to another M&P Shield owner. Looks like an interesting product that will help with racking.
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Found this site and product thanks to another M&P Shield owner. Looks like an interesting product that will help with racking.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 06:23 PM   #28
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Yesterday picked up my NIB M&P 9 shield with NO SAFETY, just like my M&P9pro 4.25 & M&P9c both with no thumb safety. How in the world could I image it would be the hardest gun I ever owned & it would be a nightmare to reassemble. Googled how to reassemble the M&P shield & got the S&W Forum which Im a member of. Was amazed at all who had the same problem. But unfortunately with all the helpful suggestions mine still remains unassembled. I called S&W that evening and was able to get some in tech support, before they closed for the holiday weekend. Paul gave me the same advice as did the forum, & told him did it all. He said that there have been some issues with the recoil guide rod, and would send me a replacement Monday. Well I guess I have to wait to see if that will be the fix. If not???
Received replacement RGR yesterday & guess what? Still have the same problem. Called S&W, requested a return shipping label, sent to me email as we were on the phone. Took it to FED-X same day, now the wait.
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Old July 12th, 2014, 10:31 PM   #29
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gene1...... I hope you don't mind me saying this Sir but good on yer, that you are still getting out there to shoot and are still buying guns. I hope I still have that vitality when I get to your age......impressive!

Like all of you I also found it difficult at first to pull back the slide enough to flip up the slide lock. Until I realized that...well, if you don't rack it back hard- all the way- the first time and you sorta just rack it back "normally" until it stops....... it stops prematurely. It feels like it's there...like it has hit it's furthest rearward movement but then you realize it's not enough to flip the stop lever up. Moving it back from that position is harder also because you are already holding it against tension.

The best bet is to try rack it back as hard as you can the first time...all the way and be ready to flip the lever. The over the top method is definitely best.

That said, I'm blessed that don't have arthritis etc and my arms etc are still strong, so I really feel for you folks who are having issues because it definitely is a stout spring to move.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #30
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The springs are not as smooth as they should be, and the flat spring's edges dig into the shaft of the assy. The second stage is really gritty too. Grease it well with your choice of slippery stuff (Mobile 1 oil from the auto parts store is A+ too but that's a different story), lock it open (use empty mag to help and the push-pull method for girls), leave it open for a few days to a week, then fire at least 500 rounds through it and practice racking it at home a few hundred to a thousand times This will reduce it to a normal level of resistance and smoothness.
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