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9MM Shield - Slide Lock Problem

This is a discussion on 9MM Shield - Slide Lock Problem within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Originally Posted by Jaysq Yes, I use the lever, it is a safety feature to keep you from having to pull the trigger. I have ...


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Old December 15th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #16
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Yes, I use the lever, it is a safety feature to keep you from having to pull the trigger. I have heard of way too many accidental shootings while cleaning guns. I don't think you can be too safe and it doesn't shoot off the frame.
A little , but +2!
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Old December 15th, 2013, 05:16 PM   #17
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Pulling the trigger is the way to go.
Pulling the trigger is bypassing a safety device......Are you advising us to bypass safety? IMO there can never be too much safety when handing firearms, maybe that is why I have lived 74 years.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 01:36 AM   #18
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Yeah this did slide a bit sideways, shortcuts on safety is never a good idea. Again thanks for the help.
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Old December 16th, 2013, 02:53 AM   #19
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Thanks for the help guys--this little devil is a lot harder than my full size M&P 9
The smaller the gun, the harder to manipulate. The same recoil forces must be handled in a shorter distance and smaller package. So heavier rate springs are required than a full-size gun.

OFF TOPIC... This is why smaller guns are HORRIBLE for female shooters. They kick more, AND they're harder to manipulate.

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Old December 16th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #20
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Says the man with an odd limp.

Concerning NDs with the "Glock way" of weapon takedown, the saying is: "There are those who have, and those who will." But, S&W has offered us a simple way to tip the balance toward a "those who won't" category. Then Gaston's fanboys, who would enslave us to the infamous "Glock way" (ignoring well documented incidents), carelessly subvert S&W's efforts.
So you guys don't check to see if your weapon is empty before taking apart your firearm? You have to be a complete nimrod to shoot yourself while disassembling your gun. Sorry, but if you're not smart enough to check to see if your weapon is unloaded before taking it apart please stay away from guns.

Pulling the trigger on an UNLOADED Shield is as safe as doing it on a S & W Sigma and a Glock, all of which I own.
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Great. Now we have another newb who thinks he's smarter than everyone else, yet refuses to follow safety procedures set forth in the manual, and he's trying to take our guns away.
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Great. Now we have another newb who thinks he's smarter than everyone else, yet refuses to follow safety procedures set forth in the manual, and he's trying to take our guns away.
It's called common sense. Who would even begin to take apart any firearm without checking to see if it's empty?
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It's called common sense. Who would even begin to take apart any firearm without checking to see if it's empty?
A number of qualified Glock armorer's who should apparently know better...
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Old December 16th, 2013, 07:29 PM   #24
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So you guys don't check to see if your weapon is empty before taking apart your firearm? You have to be a complete nimrod to shoot yourself while disassembling your gun. Sorry, but if you're not smart enough to check to see if your weapon is unloaded before taking it apart please stay away from guns.



Pulling the trigger on an UNLOADED Shield is as safe as doing it on a S & W Sigma and a Glock, all of which I own.

I'm with this guy.


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A number of qualified Glock armorer's who should apparently know better...
And it happens almost every day in police depts. around the country, but some folks prefer the denial method of firearm safety.
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It's called common sense. Who would even begin to take apart any firearm without checking to see if it's empty?
There is nothing common about sense!!
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>>>>You actually use the lever?I just pull the trigger after letting the slide back down just like a Glock. Have to hold onto the slide or it will shoot off the frame.<<<<

This thread got a bit off subject when I said to make sure the deactivation lever is in the correct position before breaking it down. Several said to just pull the trigger.....

While most of us have had or still have guns that you have to pull the trigger to break them down, S&W came out with a Safety Feature on the Shield that prevents you from having to pull the trigger. This does not mean that you should not make sure your weapon is empty before getting to this point, it is just an additional safety feature that other guns do not have. Or at least that I know of. I think it is important to remember we have a lot of new/first time gun owners here and the last thing any of us should be recommending to them is to bypass a new safety feature.

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Slide locks open

I've got a new Shield and my slide locked in the open position after 10 rounds. I showed an employee and he released it easily. I assumed I just didn't yank hard enough on the slide. Today it locked open with two rounds in the mag. I dropped the mag and the slide released about a second later. I replaced the mag and fired another round. The slide locked open again with the last round sitting at the top of the mag. The gun smith was at the range so I showed it to him. He tinkered with it a while. Didn't find any problem but said it looked like the follower is not always releasing the slide. Just going to shoot it some more and see what happens. Not real confident in my carry gun!

And ditto's on the super stiff slide. And it's impossible to cram all 8 rounds in the mag. 6 is all I can get in there.
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